- Apr 19, 2017
Thanks... let me see something. You know what's weird why the 3 series dont have hybrid or TD04 Borg Warner upgrade. I mean you would think our upgrades would have better quality turbos. But I understand from a business stand point... the use of Chinese made products. Cutting cost is a must to a business surviving today. I know Chinese mass produce consumer products... but I will not jump on the bandwagon I say ALL Chinese products are garbage. I feel if your using Chinese made turbine frames or whatever your turbos should not be to expensive. Some of these aftermarket turbo kits are way to much. If I can purchase a frakenturbo 21bi upgrade with metal outlets for 1500 and get the same power level as say pure 600 and last as long then godamnit it's a no brainer. I have a 2010 335i e90 I just bought 1 month ago in good shape. I've been researching companies throughly and yes some are up pricing the same damn product as their competitors at a 20 to 50 percent price increase. Cause the n54 community has blow them up. I look for quality and reliability not popular. Also I know as a car enthusiast for many years price doesnt signify quality.
It is really unfortunate that buyers are forced to keep quiet being held ransom by the turbo companies warranty stipulations. It's a racket in the end and we the people suffer due to dishonest turbo companies. I have yet to see serious long term turbo reviews from any company, whether it's Vargas, Pure, MMP, Steamspeed etc... there are only a rare few short term anecdotes and that's it. But if you PM some of these buyers, you find out there is a darkness behind it all and we in the front of the curtains remain totally ignorant of the reality.
I tried emailing MMP and got zero response. I wanted to ask them if their gen 2 stage 2 turbos were upgraded blades from the gen 1 blades that kept blowing up.... totally honest question and got zero reply...so I won't be dealing with those guys anymore. Steamspeed turbos literally have ZERO info in the ether and no reviews at all...and PURE Cast N54 has a fuzzy chart... are these people serious? At this rate, I should just stop my upgrades and when my turbos go out, just get new stock ones... Seriously feel like saying to all of them, "Fuck off" and just find another make and model to invest upgrades on.
Steamspeed and Tomioka Turbos do not even have the waste gate arms...I guess you are supposed to reuse your old waste gate arms and canisters... and they don't even say it anywhere in the sales pages... wtf??? What kind of shit is this?