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Brand New 2016 XS Power Turbo Kit - First Review

As some of you may know I'm currently underway in my 02 Sportcross turbo build. After researching my options and talking with a few companies I decided to go with the XS Power kit. I actually got to speak with the owner of XS Power and he told me they are rolling out a new design for 2016 and he would let me be the first to receive it.

I ordered the kit and it took just 4 days to receive it. Today i got it and I have to say I'm impressed.





First lets talk about the manifold. Every single weld is spot on each exhaust port is extremely clean, the T4 mount and collector welds are better than my last SRT manifold and its just freaking beautiful to look at.






The downpipe is the same way. It has 3 o2 bungs which is the same as most so you can support your B1S1 B2S1 and wideband sensor. Again welds are perfect and its heavy duty just like the manifold.It features a slight kick to better clear the firewall as well. My previous kit years ago from a different company was always close and I didn't much like that. The pipe is 3" features a v-band for the turbo and 2 bolt to complete the rest of the system.






The best part which I though would have needed ordering is it came with all of the necessary feed lines,fittings,vacuum lines,gaskets,hardwear,manifold and turbo studs, and even the oil feed adapter for the block.




The BOV is a RS style to the Tial style. I used to have a RS on old kit and I gotta say this looks the exact same. Quality is on point and love the v-band. Wastegate is a 4 bolt HKS style and seems good quality as well.




Turbo is a T4 styled after a Garrett GT35. Its oil feed only and has a ar of Compressor wheel (Front) is a AR of.60 and the exhaust side is a AR of .84. Full spool should be right at 3k. I also opted for the turbo blanket which is very nice.





The intercooler kit couldn't be better. The intercooler is nice and big but not so big that its gonna creat pressure drop. The hot side piping is 2.5 and the cold side is 2.75 which is the same as the stock intake tube so it will be perfect for the MAF readings since nothing is changing.



All in all Im impressed.

If you guys need anything or have questions let me know ill try to help. I hope this post helps others that want to boost but not go crazy in power and price. I plan to roll 8-10psi daily which this will have no problem at all doing

Fuel system and management is all thats left when you buy this kit.

Tons of you are asking me where to get the kit or contact someone. I dont sell the kit i just reviewed it for people to help. For info email this guy

xspowernick@gmail.com
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I have to ask. Why is the manifold divided but the turbo and accompanying gasket not?
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Option for a divided or twin scroll turbo. Most are this way including SRT

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What about the intercooler and piping?
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Looks pretty good, even the bungs look to be stainless. How clean are the welds on the inside?
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Should be here in a couple days. Im gonna add them to the original post when I receive them

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Looks like a sweet Kit! About how much is it? I'm planning on going turbo this summer, and I'm looking to get a kit that will get my foot in the door to boost, and then upgrading individual components from there. I was looking at CX racing, but this seems like a viable option as well. Seems that you could get some solid gains on this without having to worry about quality, whereas that may be a more prominent problem with CX. Let me know your thoughts! Excited to watch this thread!

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Be.Parker - When looking for a kit I did ALOT of research regarding the cx-racing kit. The kit had a couple things I didn't like it and for these reasons I ultimately didn't buy it.

The manifold is tilted back towards the fire wall. In the photos you can see how extremely close it is and I didn't want to have to worry about melting wires or exposing things that shouldn't see that kind of heat, to of which turbo would throw off.

Another is I read from numerous people the turbo oil drain is a pain in the butt. The way the manifold is designed its very very close and the only safe way to run it was to use a hard copper line.

My goal for this is to have a nice reliable vehicle that I can depend on but have fun with at the same time. I want to be able to drive it every single day take a road trip here and there and not worry. I think with my boost goal for 8-10 psi and my expectations this should be a problem with this kit.

Heres my build thread ---- Sportcross - Turbo,GTE,E-Manage, and MORE
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Since I have so many people asking how and where to get this turbo kit heres the email - Tell them Nick sent you over and he will hook it up! xxspower@gmail.com

Glad this is helping so many on here

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Since I have so many people asking how and where to get this turbo kit heres the email - Tell them Nick sent you over and he will hook it up! xxspower@gmail.com

Glad this is helping so many on here
Spoke to the owner as well with that email he was very helpful.

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c1L i think you were the first to get the new manifold when it rolled out. The thing is impressive welds are perfect and its really heavy duty.

Hows your working out?

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Thanks for the response. +REP

I too read a lot of those same things, I didn't know however that this maniforld was less of a worry for melting wires. I did read about the oil return and that was another reason I've been reading around about other option turbos. The main problem is all these non readers posting new threads about these turbos and such makes it hard to search and find effective threads lol, so I'm glad you had this one I could ask about. I'm also looking for the same DD ability with modest power gains, at least to begin with. I'll give the owner an email! Thanks again!

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c1L i think you were the first to get the new manifold when it rolled out. The thing is impressive welds are perfect and its really heavy duty.

Hows your working out?
Yes he sent me one a few months back it was made extremely well. My shop fixed the original manifold i had and actually sold the newer style and regretting it now that my motor blew and i had to take the manifold back off my car. If i have any issue with my first generation style manifold i will def be getting another one of this new style. Very high quality.

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Soo..

Still, how much did YOU pay, and how much would WE expect to pay?
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Also will you have to relocate anything with this kit? I think people were having to bend lines and things on other kits.

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