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Old 12-17-2011, 11:22 AM   #26
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Exhaust: 0 moving parts
Intercooler: 0 moving parts
Turbo: **** ton of moving parts.


Hey guys my Godspeed pet rock has never failed, I'm sure that their nuclear reactor would be of the same build quality.
I don't believe by any means it would be a good idea to buy one and just bolt it on. But with a rebuild using quality bearings and seals why would there be a problem?
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:27 AM   #27
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I don't believe by any means it would be a good idea to buy one and just bolt it on. But with a rebuild using quality bearings and seals why would there be a problem?
Call a turbo rebuild shop and ask them.

No one. No one on nasioc has the direct knowledge or experience to answer this question.

You'll get "i rebuilt mine and it blew up."

Or

"i rebuilt mine and it's lasted 35k miles."

But you won't know the conditions of each operation, or the initial quality (or lack there of) on the original turbo.

One of the many problems with low budget parts is a lack of quality control. You could buy 2 items from the same batch and get one perfect item and one with q baby zebra for it's turbine.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:42 AM   #28
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I like the rebuild "new " idea.....
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:14 PM   #29
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Call a turbo rebuild shop and ask them.

No one. No one on nasioc has the direct knowledge or experience to answer this question.

You'll get "i rebuilt mine and it blew up."

Or

"i rebuilt mine and it's lasted 35k miles."

But you won't know the conditions of each operation, or the initial quality (or lack there of) on the original turbo.

One of the many problems with low budget parts is a lack of quality control. You could buy 2 items from the same batch and get one perfect item and one with q baby zebra for it's turbine.
Oh i understand completely, quality control is the main thing. But from what i've read so far it seems like the biggest issues with these cheap turbo's are the low quality bearings and seals. That's not to say that if those problems were fixed that something else might not show up later down the road.

I ask these questions because i have no experience with turbo's. I've been brought up on big v8's and f-bodies. The world of turbo's is completely new to me.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:26 PM   #30
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Same here..... Who is a high quality rebuild shop that will not laugh at the idea?
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:08 PM   #31
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I guess that I can chime in here. I bought a chicom knockoff turbo from one of the Ebay sellers because of the price. I did not trust it though, and td05 turbos are easy to rebuild so I decided to take it apart and "rebuild" it. The bearing was crap. One of the snap rings was installed backwards and the o ring grooves had obviously not been cleaned prior to the o ring being installed. That being said I bought a Mitshbishi kit, cleaned everything within an inch of its life, and "rebuilt" the turbo prior to having a friend check the balance. Everything appeared to be fine so I installed it and the car has run for about 2 low mile yet very hard years. Not bad for $350 total cost.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:03 PM   #32
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junk,
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:55 AM   #33
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Been running mine for 10k now with no rebuild. I posted a thread a while back called "Godspeed 20??!?!?". Check it out.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #34
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Been running mine for 10k now with no rebuild. I posted a thread a while back called "Godspeed 20??!?!?". Check it out.
Is 10k miles an accomplishment?(serious question)

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:38 PM   #35
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For something that people say will blow in a month I think so yes. There are name brand turbos that blow before that because of defective parts. I'm not saying that Godspeed is a great turbo by any stretch of the imagination. But in a pinch for your daily driver, c'mon now. Ever buy the cereal in the bag and not in the box because you know you need to start saving money?
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:41 PM   #36
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For something that people say will blow in a month I think so yes. There are name brand turbos that blow before that because of defective parts. I'm not saying that Godspeed is a great turbo by any stretch of the imagination. But in a pinch for your daily driver, c'mon now. Ever buy the cereal in the bag and not in the box because you know you need to start saving money?
I like cereal in the bag. It tastes the same!
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OMGHi2U cheap rebuild

i've been looking at cheap-o turbos on ebay and i'm going to put this experiment to the test. cheap-o 20g with a 7mm hot side that i'm going to ceramic coat, port and polish, weld the waste gate shut, install new seals, new bearings, a new spool wheel, and a braided oil feed line. this should run me around $500 which is roughly a third of the cost of a "name brand" turbo. in the end it will either be a success or a failure.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:28 AM   #38
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i would NEVER EVER cheap out on my car,let alone a freaking turbo!geez
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:59 AM   #39
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I've had one before, and install a godspeed kit onto a friends car.I wouldn't say they are a terrible brand or turbo, but like most people will say you get what you pay for. But out of the ebay turbos, Godspeed is beginning to have a name for the "better" end parts of ebay.
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@elbertmurphy

if you really got the money to play around with an ebay junk turbo and aftermarket quality rebuild kit... i would love to see what happens with this @ midish-high boost levels, the 18-25psi range...

i would consider doing this as an alternative to a "name brand" turbo setup for the time being... i dont see a problem with it.. i know someone with a 35r ebay knockoff on a civ hatch that has about 20k on it running 17psi and daily driven... while i agree about not taking the risk of ****ting on one of our cars by rolling the dice off the bat, i would absoloutly be open to buying one and slapping a rebuild kit in it off top...
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:32 AM   #41
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I have a OBX turbo, which is probably the same exact thing.

Look at this thread:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1280116

It boils down to the turbo needing to be rebuilt before it is ever installed. I sent mine to Evergreen turbo, the guy that owns/works there is very knowledgeable about turbos. My specific one would have seized the second I turned my car on w/o a rebuild. After the rebuild it should last a reasonable time.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:09 AM   #42
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I think there is something going on between the sponsors of this site that sell their version of the 20g and the tbo eBay 20g. The reason I state this is because I personally own the tbo and my best friends gc8 runs one as well. Both of ours have over 15k miles Nd they both run strong. Their waste gates that they come with are garbage as well as the casting. I put a Bloch 20g internal gate on it since the gate they come with feel like they couldn't even hold a pound of boost. My friend threw an external grim speed on his. I ported and polished the exhaust housing and wAstegate port on both. His is a 2.0 mine is a 2.5. I tuned both and his made 347whp on a 2.0 on 23 pounds and mine made 368 before. Running out of injector. We both broke our turbos and clutches in for 500 miles not sure if that has Nything to do with it but they Are both flawless to this date. Just my honest opinion
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Hey fellas just putting my two cents in...i bought a Godspeed 20G turbo from Advan Racing and i will be honest two weeks into it while getting tuned, seals went bad, but called them, got warranty form, new turbo a week later hitting 395whp on mustang dyno...no issues with the replacement great turbo, i suggest anyone to get up....
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I come from the VW community and we have the same impressions on Godspeed parts. The intercoolers and radiators are alright but anytime you are dealing with something as complex as a turbo, there's always the need to take caution. From what I understand the housings are quality but the seals and internals are what seem to fail, especially under high boost levels. Not a bad decision if you can rebuild it for cheap but if you are expecting Garrett or Borg Warner quality out of the box and reliability forget it.
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I got an ebay EVOIII 16g for basically free so I've been running it with no issues at high boost (22-23psi) with no issues for a couple years and 35k+. Until yesterday I've felt like they weren't that bad and that I must have gotten a lucky one..........



This could have been MUCH worse, I got VERY lucky and it didn't hurt anything else. Don't cheap out. Buy quality turbos!!
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:44 PM   #46
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purchased a godspeed 16g off ebay and it wouldn't fit, called them and they said to drill the wholes larger to make it fit and that just created more problems. stay away
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My cousin ran a 72mm or so turbo on his supra and put down 700 plus hp to the wheels with no issues. I believe he said cost him $300 bucks. Had that on for at least 3 years. Now he's running a turbo about the same size only more efficient with e85 and 2000cc injectors. In his experience his turned out fine. One big issue with some of these turbo's is you gotta make sure the oil line flows the right amount. If you have a bigger turbo you may require a better flowing oil line. Some people don't realize this and burn out the turbo quickly. But that's not to say there aren't some crappy turbo's on there. Hit or miss.
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what I heard is that you only get about 25% chance of getting a good turbo with Godspeed
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I'm operating under the assumption that it's the same quality as every other godspeed product: total ****.
I have a godspeed intercooler on my IS300 and its been great, very well made and does not leak.

Guess your overall statement is now invalid huha?
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I have a godspeed intercooler on my IS300 and its been great, very well made and does not leak.

Guess your overall statement is now invalid huha?
Define "great."
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