home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > performance & modifications

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-01-2018, 11:36 PM   #1
89_740Turbo
Board Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: New Jersey
Default Ebay Chinese Turbos

Whats anyones luck here with these Chinese turbo setups they have on Ebay? I know a few people here have experimented with them and just wanted to get some feedback.

I have a LH2.2 740 Turbo I've been working on and eventually I'd like to upgrade from the stock turbo. If these Chinese ones are decent maybe Ill shoot for that. Any experience?
89_740Turbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2018, 12:47 AM   #2
VB242
Mojo Stealer
 
VB242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Default

I have an emusa td05-20g that's supposed to fit a 99 eclipse. It was very easy to reclock, and bolts up to a 90+ manifold. I ended up welding a 2.5"x3" V band adapter to the exhaust and porting the turbine outlet into the adapter. It's probably got 8-10k miles on it so far.
__________________
1980 primer JDM flares franken-242DL, 1989 silver 780 sienna rear spring nivomat delete
VB242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2018, 03:06 AM   #3
89_740Turbo
Board Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: New Jersey
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VB242 View Post
I have an emusa td05-20g that's supposed to fit a 99 eclipse. It was very easy to reclock, and bolts up to a 90+ manifold. I ended up welding a 2.5"x3" V band adapter to the exhaust and porting the turbine outlet into the adapter. It's probably got 8-10k miles on it so far.
Bolts up to a 90+ manifold you say? Now you have me thinking...

Previous owner of my 740 let me know they have a 90+ manifold for me. I'm wondering if one of those turbos will bolt up to that. Not looking for a 20G though haha that will blow my trans up in a second
89_740Turbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2018, 09:59 AM   #4
Marvelous3
Who engineered this?
 
Marvelous3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Atlanta
Default

Choo choo bois are all the rage in the sloppy mechanic v8 world. Longevity is what it is but they're cheap and do the job.
__________________

1990 240dl Kaplhenke Coilover Daily
1991 245+16 Valve Turbo Microsquirt
Need Hyundai or Genesis parts? PM me for Genuine Hyundai or Genesis parts
Marvelous3 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2018, 10:59 AM   #5
woodenpudden
lacks goats
 
woodenpudden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Princess Anne, MD
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 89_740Turbo View Post
Whats anyones luck here with these Chinese turbo setups they have on Ebay? I know a few people here have experimented with them and just wanted to get some feedback.

I have a LH2.2 740 Turbo I've been working on and eventually I'd like to upgrade from the stock turbo. If these Chinese ones are decent maybe Ill shoot for that. Any experience?
Spend your money on something more adjustable than LH2.2
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMFWallace View Post

Flunt delivers!
woodenpudden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 11:48 AM   #6
turbochimp
Board Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Default

I don't have personal experience with them but I've seen others experiences. For every claim of "works awesome!" it seems like there are probably 3+ fails and much sadness within 1-180 days. If swapping out turbos is a menial task for you, it might be a way to go. Everyone I know that starts on ebays ends up with a name brand anyways. If there is anyway you can swing a name brand you probably wont regret it.
turbochimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 11:52 AM   #7
JohnMc
PV Abuser
 
JohnMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Louis
Default

I used a cheap GT30R knockoff for a fairly long while on my '16V turbo version 1' engine, never had any issues with it. It was a cheap ball bearing turbo, so it was ~$400, not $150.
__________________
'63 PV Rat Rod
'93 245 16VT Classic #1141
JohnMc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 09:12 PM   #8
ovlov760
Board Member
 
ovlov760's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Midwest - IL
Default

My one experience with a TD04 has been mostly positive.
__________________
2009 XC70 T6
2011 XC90 R-design
1998 V70 AWD
1966 M-B 230
2006 V70R GT
2011 C30 T5M
2006 XC70
1997 850 T5
1988 760 Turbo
ovlov760 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 09:43 PM   #9
TurboDenny
Why am I here?
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Default

My experience with them has been okay. If they run more than 20 minutes without grenading they will probably be alright.
__________________


Instagram: @itstotesdenny

Quote:
Originally Posted by FreeEMSFred View Post
Nothing's black magic. Basics to moderate power levels are cake, period. Start off rich and retarded, like your president.
TurboDenny is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.