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Old 09-14-2014, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default rebuilt vs used td04

I am new and this is my first post. I have searched the forums and have had trouble finding a clear answer. Is a rebuilt turbo better or a used td04 as a stock replacement on my 06 wrx wagon. I am looking at purchasing a rebuilt pnp turbo from Richstage4 on eBay. I heard pnp is a good upgrade from stock if you are not going to go the full route bigger turbo,injectors etc.... I mean are rebuilds reliable at all? Also what other parts should be replaced along with the turbo. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-14-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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PNP is a good upgrade and not all rebuilds are equal...garbage in garbage out is a good term and you pay for what you get
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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What route would you go if you were in my shoes? Pros and cons of both possibly. Richstage4 is asking 450 for ceramic coated pnp rebuilds and is looking to buy old turbos for 100 bucks. I am currently running a cobb ap with a TP stg 2 custom tune from Eric. Borla TBE, STI TMIC and I am going to add an up pipe when I do the swap. As far as power mods I don't have any further plans. Just drivetrain and possibly suspension.

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Old 09-14-2014, 10:35 PM   #4
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This is not eBay customer support. If you want to go on eBay, god bless, but don't look for help on that here. If you buy a used turbo for $100 and it craps out, you are out $100 and you can go buy another one, but OEM is OEM and they'll not likely crap out.
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