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post #1 of 3 Old 01-03-2008, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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turbo bearing types?advantages?

What is the advantage to a ballbearing turbo compaired to a reg bearing version.When does it become necessary.Will one last longer than the other and is it worth the extra expense.

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I have never used one myself but have herd they do last longer due to a better bearing system. Had a buddy back in the day whos car for some reason ATE turbos, he siad the BB turbo lasted almost twice as long and he claimed it spooled a tad bit earlier. Its all second hand info but it only makes sence that if its easier to turn it will turn with less effort (spool up faster) and last longer.

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It will spin a little easier/freer, if thats a word....And it will also spin up about 400rpm quicker +/-....I don't totally dig the longer life, but I can see how it would be beneficial. I've had the same stock T3 on my merkur for 235k, and it still works fine...If you take care of stuff it will last, keep the oil changed, don't shut it down after whaling on it, common sense...Although, if you can afford it then by all means, go with it...

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