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      03-18-2013, 06:23 PM   #89
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And mine is still under the knife up north at Vargas I will be picking her up hopefully this week or next and then straight to GIAC. In for JP's results too, haha.
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      03-18-2013, 10:35 PM   #90
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excited to read all you beta testers reviews
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      03-19-2013, 01:03 AM   #91
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Looks like rader1 recieved his set

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      03-19-2013, 03:32 PM   #92
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mine are in as well... i will have them in hand at 5
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Any idea on when the pre-order list will start to ship?
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After he gets feedback from us beta testers. I'll have feedback very soon
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How long to break them in before you can put it on the dyno??
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After he gets feedback from us beta testers. I'll have feedback very soon
How long to break them in before you can put it on the dyno??
I don't believe there is a break in period for turbos? Is there really?
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How long to break them in before you can put it on the dyno??
no break in period, but before any dyno I will adjust the tune to my liking etc. Once that is all set I'll get to the dyno. Hopefully next weekend
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Thanks JP for being so prompt with everything. As you know, the sooner you get the information back to Vargas, the sooner the rest of us preorder guys will get our turbos. I appreciate your efforts.
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And the sooner I can order mine! Thanks for the reply!
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No break in period on turbos
i thought i remembered something about a stg 1 tester that didn't break them in (as in, a couple of days gentle driving, not a full 1000mi break in) and destroyed them'? many months ago.
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i thought i remembered something about a stg 1 tester that didn't break them in (as in, a couple of days gentle driving, not a full 1000mi break in) and destroyed them'? many months ago.
We had a rear intake tube come off and destroy the rear turbo. Spit the turbine wheel head out the exhaust. We wont have that problem anymore. They all come with the bracket to hold it on.
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Just figured with everything being brand new ie seals,bearings and such you would want them to seat really well before running them up thats all. I dont think it would hurt? I know i will be taking it easy for the first few hundred miles.
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When do you think the car will be buttoned back up by?
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Just figured with everything being brand new ie seals,bearings and such you would want them to seat really well before running them up thats all. I dont think it would hurt? I know i will be taking it easy for the first few hundred miles.
Piston rings are completely different then turbo seals. One thing you can do (and I do personally) is prime the oil feed by pulling the fuel pump fuse, cranking over for 10 seconds.

These bearings are completely different than a crank bearing as well.

Even on that note, when you break in a freshly built motor you break it in HARD.
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Just figured with everything being brand new ie seals,bearings and such you would want them to seat really well before running them up thats all. I dont think it would hurt? I know i will be taking it easy for the first few hundred miles.
There's nothing to break in. These are journal bearing turbos, not pistons in a combustion chamber where rings need to be sealed properly.....
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We had a rear intake tube come off and destroy the rear turbo. Spit the turbine wheel head out the exhaust. We wont have that problem anymore. They all come with the bracket to hold it on.
So there will not be an additional charge of $25 for the bracket?
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Of course not. I have stated multiple times each set comes with one. If you want to buy a bracket separately for your stock or upgraded turbos, they are $25.
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Nice, apparently I'm used to other vendors who charge additional for their "revisions".
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When do you think the car will be buttoned back up by?
It should be buttoned up tomorrow, and then I'll pick it up thursday morning. that's if everything goes as planned
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