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      05-15-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Garrett vs Precision turbos?

Local tuners up here in Canada are saying to stay away from Precision turbos. What's the say out here? Reasons?
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Local tuners up here in Canada are saying to stay away from Precision turbos. What's the say out here? Reasons?
I used a Precision turbo in the Grand National. Thrust bearing went bad right away, so they sent me a new one and told me to use a remote oil filter housing, and it seemed to work okay since. I have heard good things about them. I don't know if the same guy is there...Harry Hruska, or something like that?
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Thanks for the info. Not the same guy. Been to 2 shops and they 'mostly' tune vw/audi's. Their advice was to stay away from precision, get Garrett and pay the extra to get it. Btw, these shops are not interested in tuning or selling me anything before someone calls them biased.
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Precision makes aftermarket turbos and Garret manufactures OEM turbos.

Both are good, at the end of the day if I was trying to make something go fast I would probably choose Precision.
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Garrett also makes "aftermarket" turbos.
My buddy runs a Precision turbo on his camaro. It made 830rwhp @ 19psi on a dynojet on a 95F 75% humidity day. No real issues as far as I know of. Precision is a very reputable company.

Edit: actually, my friend is in the middle of a new build with a new turbo. It's a garrett hot side with a precision cold side. Here's a pic next to a 2L DR Pepper

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just get a Borg Warner EFR and be done with it.
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