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What brand turbo are you thinking is the highest quality?

I n your opinion(s), who makes the highest quality, best performing turbo. (NOT turbo kits).
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I sure hope precision is up there because I just got a quicktime turbo kit. The precision turbo itself looks to be a VERY nice piece and I see alot of cars using it. Garret and turbonetics is a well known name also.


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Well Borg-Warner makes some nice turbo's and they are the OE supplier to the Porsche 997

Also my Turbonetics is VERY nice as well...

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Well Borg-Warner makes some nice turbo's and they are the OE supplier to the Porsche 997

Also my Turbonetics is VERY nice as well...
Most of the manufacturers for OEM's make the most durable units (Borg-Warner, Garrett, KKK etc.). They can be pricey…but they are made to hold up to the type of rigors that daily drivers see.

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As far as quality goes - how do you determine that on a head unit? I mean what constitutes a good head unit?

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masterpower

And I agree with millhouse also about OEM turbos.
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ive heard of alot of people having problems with the masterpowers
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As I understand it, each precision turbo is made the purchaser's specifications and they are garrett based turbos. I am no expert but go hang out at any NMRA, ORSCA, FFW event and see what is in the race cars: Precision and Turbonetics 99% of the time that I have seen. In my eyes if they hold up to the sometimes 1000+ HP going through each, that is one good turbo!

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ive heard of alot of people having problems with the masterpowers
They have a high quality standard they have to meet, they are not over priced and I personaly havnt had any problems at all. And will buy another. Ive heard of all turbos having problems at one time or another.
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I still want to know what makes a good turbo - quality of parts, types, etc... It can't be the name that dictates the quality.

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IMO Turbonetics, overall all their turbos are high quality. Some like my y2k all the options are standard, ceramic bb (exclusive to turbonetics) big shafts, polished, billet impeller,vsr balancing, etc etc. Definitely pricey though but when you compare to garret gt series (precisions top of the line in most apps) their not that expensive.Turbonetics actually makes their turbos (kelly aerospace). My .02 Oh almost forgot about their 1 year no questions guarantee no one else that I know of has that.

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I went through a few turbos on my old daily driver before finally spending some real cash. First a Masterpower that only lasted one year before blowing the turbine side oil seal, then a used/old school (unknown builder, Garrett parts) turbo with a clipped wheel, after that started blowing oil on the compressor side I borrowed an OEM Garrett from a friend to hold me over. The Garrett was nothing special but my friend ran it for many years before letting me borrow it and you would have thought it was brand new. After that I decided to open my wallet. I called Turbonetics and told them my engine combination and bought exactly what they recommended. WOW is all I can say! If I could go back in time I would have called them right away. Power band is broader, power is smoother... best of all I have put 20,000+ miles of street use on the turbo with no oil leaks at all. If I didn't go with Turbonetics I would go with a Garrett GT ball bearing turbo.

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check the efficiency islands for the forced inductions heat units. this thing out performed my precision of equall size and spec. check there stuff out
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turbonetics 1st place
precision 2nd
garret 3rd place
this turbos above are good if you are going for 20lb boost or more
master power 4th place
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For me, I see Garrett as crap, look at all the problems with the diesel pu's that used them. The partial thrust bearing idea is some capitalist bean counter's wet dream, and both should be flushed. There are many of their chra's that simply don't have enough bearing to stand up to mods others will. Of course, Masterpower has a high failure rate and crappy warranty procedures that dwarf Garrett's probs, along with all the Chinese stuff.
I like Borg warner, their efficient, they're durable, and sometimes they're even reasonable. Never saw a whole lot of problems with Turbonetics, but I WILL NEVER BUY FROM THEM AGAIN. I waited 4 MONTHS for a turbo from them, THEY NEVER called back, I always had to call them. They're high priced as hell, and think their #### doesn't stink, well I think it does.
Holset is right up there at or near the top for quality and durability, the problem with them is that they're secretive about their performance specs., but the net can figure that out... They also measure a little different than the rest, use different units, etc. Not a problem for anybody with a brain. The really good thing is they're so durable that the market for them used is nil because they generally don't break. Makes them cheap!
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I had a precision 60 trim on a talon about 2 years ago and had no problems it was one of the best turbos i ever had. My brother in law had a turbonetics t76 i think ball bearing on a 408w that made 750 to the wheels, I have heard good thing about the masterpower turbos but have never run one.
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I like Borg warner, their efficient, they're durable, and sometimes they're even reasonable.
Exactly. They provide turbos that are designed to go hundreds of thousands of miles in semi-trucks. How much tougher of an environment is there? The Borg Warner turbos are built like tanks. My Borg Warner ST80, available through www.forcedinductions.com is a friggen heavy monster. You can tell this thing was designed to go rounds...

More and more people are discovering these turbos in the performance world. I think that it will be only shortly before they start turning the performance turbo world upside down.

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Exactly. They provide turbos that are designed to go hundreds of thousands of miles in semi-trucks. How much tougher of an environment is there? The Borg Warner turbos are built like tanks. My Borg Warner ST80, available through www.forcedinductions.com is a friggen heavy monster. You can tell this thing was designed to go rounds...

More and more people are discovering these turbos in the performance world. I think that it will be only shortly before they start turning the performance turbo world upside down.

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I havn't had issues with Precision T3/4 turbo's on my Dart 330...
Garretts vary.. The locals use GT3540 on our 4.0 6's .. But we fitted a T04Z on same engine.. There is no comparison the Z spools about the same rpm and the GT has T3 housing... Price I must say comes into it also..

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