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Old 02-22-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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Question Kamak Turbos

stumbled across these turbos' reading through the forums. Any one local has personal experience with them?

these are the two i would be interested in:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Turbocharger-SUB...item3ef7664137

http://cgi.ebay.com/Turbocharger-SUB...item3ef76640ea

do you guys have any good/bad reviews or advice concerning them? my 06 WRX is my DD, and i am not interested in a dyno queen.

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Old 02-22-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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I don't know anything specifically about the company offering the turbochargers however I will give you the info I can based upon what I know about the actual turbos you noted.

Recommendation between the two would be for the unit with the improved bearings. Turbo bearing failure is irritating and time consuming to fix. Also expensive due to labor.

The Mitsubishi TD05H turbine housing is moderate in size however has a lot more flow potential than the stock housing.
The 18G compressor wheel will flow a significant amount more air without causing a large amount of lag as well.

Should be able to produce solid HP all the way to redline at moderate boost without tapering too much.

You will of course want to get supporting mods as well.
I'm sure you already planned for that though.

Expect about 280 to 340 WHP depending on supporting mods and boost levels on our crappy gas of 92 octane.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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very interesting. they appear to be genuine turbos, not ebay knockoffs. it appears they have the same bearing (journaled) so neither would necessarily be better than the other in that regard. i would probably go for the subaru one for 800
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:01 PM   #4
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They are both Subaru turbos. From the research i have done, most of the turbos sold in the states, are manufactured by the company who makes the the Kamak turbos. Many sites have confirmed that, but i'll never know for sure.

The first turbo is a TD05H 18G 8cm2 T518Z (Greddy T518Z compressor wheel)

the second is a TD05H-18G 8cm2 the descritption indicates:
Compressor wheel: 50.3 / 68mm ( Greddy T518Z 18G wheel )
Turbine Wheel : 49.1 / 55.8mm ( TD05H Turbine wheel)

any insight on the difference, or which would net better results (longevity, and overall performance characteristics)?

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Old 02-22-2010, 06:33 PM   #5
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Try this...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ighlight=kando

They are the same turbos as Kando, Kinugawa and a few others. I put their 18g into a legacy gt and its still running well after 6K or so miles, drives very nice. My BIL is hard on cars and if it was crap, it would have blown up by now. I'm surprised he hasn't fried the trans yet.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:04 PM   #6
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I've read the posts in that thread, and was wondering if someone can educate me on the 2, above listed turbos

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