Originally Posted by elbertmurphy
what is the average life span on kinugawas? i see junior is saying they're good and a lot of guys buying them but then i see a post saying it lasted a year and starts to **** the bed. people use blouch turbos for years and have no issues. the bottom line is in the end of the day you get what you pay for. blouch is proven kinugawa is trying to make a name for it's self but so far it's been a spotty performance record. i'd rather pay big bucks one time and have peace of mind that my turbo isn't going to died after a year unless something out of the ordinary happens rather then 800ish every 1-3 years. the kinugawa 25g is very apealing but where is the proven power? i'm not down playing kinugawa, i'm looking to be sold on them.
Blouch 18g blown in less then a year. FPred blown in 6 months.... need I go on? I changed these off of friends cars. It happens to ANY turbo. Luck of draw and proper installation. I know people who got like two years out of ebay $300 turbos so your blanket statement means nothing to me. I got 80k (5years) hard miles out of a fake green.