I do not care if they can support it or not, I would not get a Master Power turbo. T76 is overkill for that power goal but so long as sized properly it should run just fine. One of the 05 Mustang turbo kits comes standard with a Q-trim Turbonetics T76 and those guys do not seem to be complaining about lag or whatever else.
Why no MasterPower...believe in the you get what you pay for? Alotta sucess stories with these turbos...alot, and for the price I dont think one can complain and to top it with a 1yr warrenty (warr work might take a tooth pullin but it still comes standard haha)
I went with one of these cheap turbos (not a ebay superT70 for the record) and I have over 5k on my setup in 3mo boosting as much as 18psi...been great so far. Most turbo cars dont see 5k in 5 years even with the fancy 1000$+ turbos.
If the guy wanted to make say 600+rw I would then spend the money on a nicer turbo with a wheel that can make alotta power, but for this guys goal I still stand behinde my recc of a MP T70 P-Trim. Yeah some of these turbos have failed, as has Garretts, Turbonetics etc, and I have read on tm.com as I'm sure Snipe has that this lil ole 500$ turbo has put cars in the 9s.
Just my take, I was leary about the turbo being so cheap...but it has been a trooper under my hood so far, so thats why I speak highly of it....1st hand experience, not what is said on the internet.
I dont recc tryin to save $$ when going fast by skimping on quality..belive me...but this turbo is VERY good quality for the price. My fabricator (www.rtpaz.com
) was unsure of these "Brazilain" turbos, we disassembled the turbo on spot and to his suprise the internals were almost the same as a Garrett piece in all aspects (I dont have enuff experince when disecting turbo internals but I was happy with his response) He even called Steve Cole over to take a gander, and even he was pleasantly suprised with the quality......So impressed that Rusty has now become a MasterPower dealer. Rusty is no novice by anymeans has built some well known kits such as Trent Ks, Jason Ball, and has done piping for Steve Cole, Big Jay, and BlackMagic if I recall correctly.
I hope this helps shed some light on why I recc the MPT70..there are much better turbos out there, but for someone looking for only 500rw...this turbo should be at the top of your list.