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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby tx240s14 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:27 am

What about fuel pressure regulators? Any experience with the eBay ones? They're like $35 compared to the $150 name brands


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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby WDRacing » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:31 am

I don't know if I'd rely on something as critical as the fuel pressure regulator unless it was a proven brand. We're talking about something that can destroy a motor in a VERY short time if it malfunctions. Better safe then sorry in this area.

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby Chris28 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:08 pm

I'm running one of the fpr's with a built in gauge, not sure if it's a Megan Racing one or a generic ebay one, but I did buy it from ebay. It's been fine as long as I've had it, but I have also heard horror stories about it. As long as you visually check the fuel pressure with the gauge before you drive it, as well as have a wideband to monitor the ratio you should be fine.

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby slikklogic » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:21 pm

i think ima give the godspeed turbo a shot on ebay. with a ssac bottom mount manifold..looks ok.and ive never had a problem with ebay before. i have a 99 civic pushing 400whp with a garret turbo and aem mangement on a ebay ramhorn and 3in dp with flex..i braced the manifold with 1/4in steel and braced the wg flange cuz it cracked night before my dyno tune -_-..the dp took a good couple of hard hits before it cracked lol jus welded it back together and stopped trying to b flush and picked the car up..no problems other wise that i didnt provoke.

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby GTR PrYdE » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:22 pm

tx240s14 wrote:What about fuel pressure regulators? Any experience with the eBay ones? They're like $35 compared to the $150 name brands
Late reply to this but I've been using a MK1 fpr from eBay that's been holding up ok, but I'll change to a fuel lab fpr next round of mods because WD is right, if it fails under boost your motors toast

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby slikklogic » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:21 pm

i have the ebay turbo installed. its a emusa turbo.seems realy good quality, i have a garrett on my other car..so far i had 500 surge filled miles till i had a bov..still no shaft play or dot of oil..note dont buy ebay oil feed they leak like a mofo from there seal points

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Postby Chris28 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:10 pm

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EMUSA cast iron top mount t3/t4 manifold. Flanges are all level, I'll probably slot the flange in between runners so it's less likely to warp. Only complaint: the t3 footprint holes are tapped all the way to the inside of the manifold. The manifold comes with studs, but one of them never "bottoms out" so you can't use a stud. For $80 shipped I'm not complaining though. I'll update with more pictures once it's installed.

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby aynillio76 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:26 am

i just ordered that manifold recently, just waiting for UPS. Let me know how it mounts up.

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby draheim240 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:36 am

Any more info on these chinacharger kits? I may get one and in lookin at the cxracing ebay specail for 1200.

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Postby Chaotic_Warlord » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:42 am

draheim240 wrote:Any more info on these chinacharger kits? I may get one and in lookin at the cxracing ebay specail for 1200.
Dude for $1200 you could get a quality manifold and a used baby turbo from the junkyard and you can get a manual boost controller for cheap. I'm all for budget kits but $1200 can damn near get you the Greddy kit without the turbo.

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby draheim240 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:12 pm

True, i guess with some used sr injectors, z32 maf, ebay intercooler kit, used t25/t28 and a decent manifold you can do it pretty cheap, tuning with just a rom tune would be suffecient i guess for like 8 psi?

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby Chris28 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:08 pm

The key to any cheap setup is the tune, everything else is personal preference. That being said...

The "generic" Ebay setup is a bottom mount setup, the safe way to do it is to use OEM stuff for the key parts. Here's my recipe for a reliable/cheap/fun setup on a DE. It's been said before, but I feel like typing.

stock mafs
sr 370cc injectors
OEM t25/t28
ROM tune (EFI Specialist, Enthalpy, JWT)
XS Power/SSA (Ebay) bottom mount manifold
Ebay SR turbo outlet
Ebay SR downpipe
Ebay FMIC kit
Cheapest legitimate BOV you can find


This setup will run you around a grand buying most of the stuff new, it will be cheaper if you get deals locally, and will get you a safe 225whp. You can spend a little more money and get bigger injectors/mafs, that will lay the groundwork for future setups that support more hp, the stock block can handle around 300whp with a safe tune.

Note - the stock mafs and 370cc injectors max out around the same time, so I wouldn't bother with a z32 mafs unless you go with 550cc's or bigger.

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby draheim240 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:14 pm

Thanks for this ^

already started piecing this together. appreciate the help.

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby draheim240 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:12 pm

Would you bother running the coolant lines, and teeing them off of the lines under the intake mani? I know for longevity it's ideal, but wouldn't a cool off period (turbo timer) be enough?

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Postby nhonda5185 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:01 pm

where would i go about finding a .63 oil restrictor. and any suggestions on oil lines? i am just starting on my turbo build and am looking for any of those parts. please let me know if anyone has some they would like to sell. also do you need the oil restrictor with an oem sr20det turbo. I am new to turbo's and 240sx so i apologize if these questions seem obvious :facepalm:

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby Chris28 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:44 am

draheim240 wrote:Would you bother running the coolant lines, and teeing them off of the lines under the intake mani? I know for longevity it's ideal, but wouldn't a cool off period (turbo timer) be enough?
I never ran coolant lines, just make sure you let the turbo cool down before shutting off the engine.
nhonda5185 wrote:where would i go about finding a .63 oil restrictor. and any suggestions on oil lines? i am just starting on my turbo build and am looking for any of those parts. please let me know if anyone has some they would like to sell. also do you need the oil restrictor with an oem sr20det turbo. I am new to turbo's and 240sx so i apologize if these questions seem obvious :facepalm:
Yes you need the restrictor. http://jgsturbo.com/index2.html

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby draheim240 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:01 pm

quick question. when running BOV can you tune to have atmosperic dump on a pull through MAF? or do you HAVE to run recirced?

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby slikklogic » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:27 pm

^ no you dont i havent been recirc for 2k miles.sounds great and car stalls if you step on the clutch and let the rpm fall from anywere above 2500 rpm lol had to raise the idle, and you cant rev up freely without "catching it" cause it will fall right past idle and shut off..aaaaannnnddd its laggy between most shifts..yea ima setup recirc soon lol

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby WDRacing » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:29 am

The car can be tuned to run with an atmospheric BOV, but you'll need a piggy back type controller. You can run your MAF in a blow-thru setup, where the MAF is on the cold side of the FMIC plumbing and the BOV is on the hotside. This is the best way, IMHO, to run a BOV that is vented to the atmosphere.

The easiest option is usually just to vent it back into the system. A sealed system eliminates the vacuum leak gremlin.

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby slikklogic » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:40 am

thats a sneaky bastard too

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby Chris28 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:55 am

Put the EMUSA manifold on last night. All the exhaust stud holes had to be drilled out a little, the manifold didn't slide over the studs without drilling. The top stud on runner #2 had to be trimmed, without cutting part of it off it hits the collector and doesn't allow the manifold seat against the head.

When I was drilling the holes the material pretty much turned into powder as the drill bit went through it. Definitely a poor material, I'm betting it only holds up for a year.
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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby slikklogic » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:36 pm

Hm I ordered a ebay manifold from some no name company on ebay. Came out great everything lined up and all finishes were very smooth.I did weld a small brace between the flanges.been goin good all summer and fall..I did however need ocking tabs..equal lenth style btw

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby VTboyinFL » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:58 pm

We bought an ebay turbo kit for my buddies s14 for like $550 shipped to his door, we installed it and car turned over fine and ran great we set it for around 3 psi because he hadnt built the motor out and he was nervous he would fudge something up. After about 2 months he bought the wiseco piston and rods kits and basically forged his internals for about $700. Over the next couple months we bought a new turbo, manifold, bov, etc. So when you buy these kits from my experience you can run it the way you get it (luckily we didnt have to modify anything on installation) on low psi for a couple months as long as you have intentions of upgrading most of what you bought. But it's always easier to upgrade then buy piece by piece to get where you wanna be. His 95 240 is now running 14 psi with well into the 300's. It's what I plan on doing, ill get a pic of the kit and some names of the replacements.

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby TTkickedin » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:52 pm

Hey KA people. Z32 tt guy.. haven't been over on this side of Nico since I've been here, so with that said... 2012 bump and have a question for you:

Anyone yet have experience with Godspeed t28 turbochargers? They're almost an exact copy of the Garrett GT2860rs. They came out with a bolt on kit for us z32 guys on the vg30dett, and I've only seen one z32 on youtube with this particular kit. The price is good, and doesn't require a 5 bolt downpipe unlike a regular gt2860rs. (they do sell regular 5 bolt t28's too, which is also why I ask...) They also come with a 1 year warranty!

I'm considering trying these out since I'll have another car to DD whenever this car fails, (which I'm assuming it will at some point if i'm putting these on.) But i'm just curious to see what people have to say about them. I was originally looking for the garrett gt2560r's, but these are cheaper and support 600hp as opposed to 500 on the VG. If these things will at least last about a year or more, and I can swap a Garrett CHRA in it, i'll buy them!

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby WDRacing » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:40 am

The key to having a turbo last is having it balanced. The reason the majority of ebay turbo's die quickly is because they aren't balanced. I can't speak for Godspeed but these guys are balanced.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/S13-S14-Turbo-T ... 2a1b3a28af

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Re: The Definitive Ebay/No Name/Chinese/Cheap turbo kit thre

Postby TTkickedin » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:36 am

Thanks for the post. I'll ask ken @Godspeedproject if they balance the turbos before they sell them, then update my post and let everyone know. From what I've heard him say, If the turbo blows, and it's installed by a certified tech, no questions asked on the 1 yr warranty.

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Postby RocksG37 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:34 pm

Hello everyone I'm new in this site. Looking for some help and guidance i have a G37 2012 and I'm trying to put turbo on it also looked into this karocollection brand read some about it. My question is other than T-kit what will i need to buy? I hears people aaying a new computer ,tranny, copper heads.... please help me i would apreceate it..

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Postby WDRacing » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:52 am

You'll want to ask this question in the G37 forum.


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