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the turbo would probably be fine for a couple of thousand miles. but there is no way in hell I would trust a no name charger. they can do more harm than good. I have heard some good stories, and I have also heard horror stories.

with that said, I have a question about the manifold: some turbo manis/downpipes have nice thick flanges (say 0.5"), but have thin walled tubing which will eventually crack. how is the tubing thickness on the turbo manifold? does it look like it will repeatedly be able to stand up to the heat cycles and abuse? it certainly looks nice from the pics, although its impossible to tell.
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Its 3mm thick really heavy duty

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Not really worried about the turbo I have read about alot of people running it with no issue

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to each their own; we could sit here and have a debate till we both croak. I know there are some junk Chinese turbos out there; BUT, with the quality of everything else in this kit, I am definitely interested to hear your experience with this charger.

with that said, that is good to hear about the manifold. glad to see some of these budget companies really trying to improve on quality and bridge that gap between a quality part/kit an a good value.
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How soon are you looking to start the install now that you have the entire kit? Are you still waiting on parts or trying to find someone who will tune it once it is all together?

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Im waiting on my motor to get back from the machine shop.

He is pretty backed up which sucks but he's the best so ill stick it out.

As far as tuning I'm going to be doing that. Blkaltezza is gonna provide me a base map and I'm gonna tune from that

Ill be happy to pass along the map to anyone with the manage and this kit though

I heard they have only a few kits left. A lot of people are buying and apparently this kit is huge over in the UK a lot of guys tracking with it. I saw a video on youtube last night ill have to provide the link when i have time

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Oh man, hope he gets more by summer. That or I have to convince my wife to let me get it before he runs out! lol

Are you planning on keeping your IS capable of passing smog since its a Daily? or what are the requirements of your state for that? One of the things I'm wondering about is the exhaust. Since its 3" downpipe, a custom exhaust is needed like you said, are you planning on keeping a Cat in there somewhere? Worst case scenario is I have to pay off for smog, but I would rather not if I don't have to. I heard metal cats might work, but I have heard stock ones won't; they'll melt.

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Gotta pass the dreaded obd2 test

All systems must run and pass

So yes I wont stop till i have a cel free turbo is

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Anyone else get a kit yet?! Curious to see what others think

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Should have mine early march, talked to Nick and he is working with me on getting the Kit after tax returns. So stoked though! Hes a great guy it seems. If nothing else, XS power seems to have a much better Support than any of the other kits. All I hear is complaints about Mo at SRT. Glad Nick is on the ball!

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By the way, I was reading up on some of your other threads, did you decide to go for the GE or GTE head gasket?

And are you still planning on doing a fuel return?

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No fuel return needed for my boost psi and im gonna go gte headgasket

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Man this just keeps getting better!!! I was cruising ebay the other day and stumbled on this

Lexus IS300 GS300 with 2JZGE Performance Turbo Down Pipe Pipes V Band Clamp | eBay

Now since this turbo kit has to have the exhaust modified i was looking for a megan y pipe that i could cut and adapt but this is bolt up!!! No exhaust shop needed or custom work for me to weld! I recieved it today and the down pipes are identical. Bonus is this has a flex pipe for 200 you cant go wrong. I actually emailed the seller and got it for 175 shipped to my door! 100% bolt up now


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Great find! That will make it easier to throw a high flow cat on there as well so you can pass emissions. It looks like it has one less bung for 02, is that true? or is that just the angle of the shot?

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Yeah it does have one less o2 bung. And no o2 bung on the mid so i will just have to weld them on. No biggie much easier than modifying the y pipe and way less time wasted

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