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    Why so cheap?

    Saw this T25 turbo on ebay for 103.

    www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362530902565

    Can anyone think why its so cheap?

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    Re: Why so cheap?

    Cheap chinese made turbo.

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    Re: Why so cheap?

    one word "chinese"

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    Re: Why so cheap?

    Ask yourself - genuine US Garrett - new - over 700......this one - new - 130. You could buy 4 and get 30,000 miles out of each..... maybe? Wanna risk it for a biscuit?

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    Re: Why so cheap?

    Might kill your engine the first time one let’s go though.

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    Re: Why so cheap?

    I spent 8 times as much as this on a turbo technics one recently. I might have been tempted by the ebay one if I saw it first, but on second thoughts - maybe not!

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    Re: Why so cheap?

    I spent more than that entire ebay turbo one costs on a "cheap" compressor wheel and housing...

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    Re: Why so cheap?

    Some Chinese things are pretty good...Electronics and stuff. I would be highly suspicious of the turbine balancing, materials and bearings used in these. I would say a good bet for a joke/fun time on a snotter or go kart. Not for your pride and joy.

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    Re: Why so cheap?

    Well ive bought one, lots of familiar branded names stuff is made in china i suspect,

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