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Old 07-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by subysportSTI View Post
Just like you mentioned, the valve seats look to be a different type of metal and the hinges on the clamps look pretty cheap. I'll post a few pics a little later. So if i'm understanding correctly I only need to use one valve seat from the uppipe to wastegate connection?

I know its risky running cheap parts like this wastegate. Do you guys think I should cut my losses and buy the real deal?
I'm guessing the valve would fail shut, which would make you overboost. You have to weigh the consequences of that... On a tuned car you probably have the overboost fuel cut set appropriately, so it might not be a big deal. But then you have the hassle of waiting for the new part and doing the install again. Personally I'd stick with the real thing, buying a used one from the FS forums if cost is an issue.
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