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Old 07-21-2005, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default New e-bay FMIC...not made from Burmese Soda cans.

Ok, I'll be the first to post it.

What does everyone think? It even comes with a mounting brackets and it's obviously not made from soda cans.

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Old 07-21-2005, 01:08 PM   #2
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It would be nice if the asshat stated if you lose your fogs or not. As well, since they sourced the kit, they should know/state the CFM of the core.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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Well, at least the shipping is reasonable compared to most ebay vendors.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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looks 100% identical to the TurboXS kit. Even down to the same color hoses.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:11 PM   #5
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I just emailed them. It's not OBX, but the SS auto chrome guys. I'll post if they answer back.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:14 PM   #6
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I think its a turboxs rip-off i like my turbo xs especially cause it was free but you cant beat that price
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:20 PM   #7
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I've seen a lot of turboxs knock-off downpipes/uppipes/racepipes/catbacks on eBay. I wonder if these are the same guys. Kit doesn't look bad from the pics, but then again nothing ever really does until you see it up close.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:24 PM   #8
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That's what I'm wondering...if it is a decent Turbo XS knockoff, it wouldn't be bad for the price.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:26 PM   #9
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Looks pretty good, a guy here on the boards just sent me a beat up TXS FMIC (that he won't take back) or I'd be willing to be the guinea pig for that kit.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:26 PM   #10
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It includes high end rubbers, how could it be bad
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:38 PM   #11
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That is a Turbo XS rip off. I had th kit and know it for a fact. It does work with JDM fog lights as well.

Hell the pics with the red WRX are Turbo XS pics they had on their site.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:04 PM   #12
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That is a Turbo XS rip off. I had th kit and know it for a fact. It does work with JDM fog lights as well.

Hell the pics with the red WRX are Turbo XS pics they had on their site.
How is the kit though? Is the intercooler ok?
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:20 PM   #13
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I just ordered one for only $350, and I talked the owner (Chung) into giving me a larger core. Ready? 4" thick x 24" x 12". Not 2 3/4" thick, not 3" thick, BIG 4" thick core.

The Ebay seller name is GodSpeedGHP and the owners name is Chung in CA.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:24 PM   #14
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these are probably the left over txs front mounts that did not line up....
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:27 PM   #15
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I just ordered one for only $350, and I talked the owner (Chung) into giving me a larger core. Ready? 4" thick x 24" x 12". Not 2 3/4" thick, not 3" thick, BIG 4" thick core.

The Ebay seller name is GodSpeedGHP and the owners name is Chung in CA.
Let us know how it is when you get it.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:34 PM   #16
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wow.. looks like a bargain if it flows well.
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:24 PM   #17
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Both of the installed pictures are actually from a turboxs unit. You can tell by the finish on the intercooler. I dont know why you would take a $25,000 car and put that stone racing/xspower/obx/ssac **** on your car. I'm willing to bet it fits like crap.

I've done an install of the actualy TurboXS unit and it still had fitment problems. I dont even want to know how ****ty that one is.


Notice on most of the **** ebay turbo kits they are pictured on the ground, on top of a cardboard box and a red piece of fabric. These POS kits are being sold out of peoples dorm rooms daily.... lol


Dont waste your money.


This is boltz btw. Im somehow on my sisters account
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:45 PM   #18
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just for reference. Some of the supra guys have tried the ICs with good luck. One person even tried a full ebay kit and did 700rwhp on the kit. The only thing that wasnt ebay was the turbo i think. I think the IC would be fine to honest. For us its a big savings compared to a greddy 3,4 row (1600bucks). The only question is how long will it last?? But since its not really a moving part the only thing that needs to tested is to make sure it holds pressure and doesnt leak.
We have also tried the intake manifolds with no luck yet. Intake manifolds on ebay cost about 700bucks versus starting at 2000bucks with any of the big named intakes.

I dont trust the turbo kits or Intake manifolds or exhaust manifolds yet. stay away from them
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:27 PM   #19
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these are probably the left over txs front mounts that did not line up....
These are made in China

People said plenty bad things about SSauto headers and exhaust, and all I can say is that they fit great, high quality, all welds look awsome, coating is sweet, extra EGT and o2 sensors bung holes everywhere.

I'm sure this IC will be just fine. My car is a drag car, no bumper at all, no ABS, no SRS, no A/C, no power steering, no HVAC controls, no swaybars, etc. So the way it fits on my car won't really say much. I have removed OEM tank, fabbed an aluminum trunk interior to box in my fuel cell, eight point homemade cage, so getting this to fit will be a no-brainer. BIG azz FMIC for $350! See it at E-town for the shootout. Make fun of it all you want.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:37 PM   #20
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You get what you pay for.
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Old 07-21-2005, 10:01 PM   #21
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This is for my 4th turbo suby, I've had plenty of parts, and I disagree with the "get what you pay for" stuff. Back in 2002, I was paying too much for parts nobody wanted one month later (unichip for example). Now we have more to choose from, and way better deals. You can save by shopping. I don't see bad quality, I work with metal every day, cast, weld, polish. You are often paying for just a name, no?
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Old 07-21-2005, 10:20 PM   #22
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but why do they have to bash their competition in the ad like that...
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:42 AM   #23
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See it at E-town for the shootout. Make fun of it all you want.
I'll definitely check it out and take pics of the monster $350 IC! Not a bad deal at all if it's an efficient core.
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Old 07-22-2005, 05:18 AM   #24
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Anyone actually got one and installed one?
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Old 07-22-2005, 05:19 AM   #25
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So Burmese Soda Cans > than Chinese Soda Cans?
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