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Turbo Upgrades and Rebuild services

Journal Bearing and Ball Bearing Turbocharger Rebuilds

For smaller jobs we charge $80 to rebuild each journal bearing turbo plus the cost of parts.  For industrial turbochargers we charge $300 plus the cost of parts.  We also offer to rebuild ball bearing turbochargers. Rebuild kits range from $55 to $300. We use only the best quality of materials to prolong the life of your turbocharger.  Email, message, or call us to get an exact quote on a rebuild service for your turbo.

Turbocharger Service Policy

At Turbo Lab, we take care to provide our customers high quality services personalized for their unique needs. We are available to take your order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our staff members are professional, courteous and efficient.

Machining/upgrading to bigger compressor and turbine wheels

We offer to machine your factory turbo to bigger wheels so you can make more power without having to change your turbo setup. We offer machining service for $80 to $120 depending one what turbo your are having machined.

Machining and Rebuild

We offer to combine machining and rebuild services. We can offer to machine one cover and rebuild for $160 and both covers and rebuild for $240, plus the cost of parts. Call us for an price quote on your turbo upgrade. Our contact info is at the bottom of this page.

We can offer to machine turbine housing to larger sizes to upgrade them and to also repair them. Here is an example of a tdo5h turbine housing that had the tdo5h turbine shaft break inside the housing, we were able to machine it out 8 more millimeters to a tdo6h4 turbine shaft. (before 49mm x 55mm after 58mm x 67mm) We offer this machining service for 80$.

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We offer compressor and turbine upgrades for many different turbos on the market. We also offer billet compressor wheels upgrades as well. Turbochargers that we are most familiar with upgrading are MHI, Garrett, PTE, Comp, Holset, Ko3, Ko4, and ko6.  The vehicles thats we are familiar with upgrading these turbochargers are Audi, Buick Grand National, Eagle talon, Plymouth Laser, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi 3000 gt, Evolution 7, 8, and 9, toyota MR2, Honda civic, BMW and more.  We are currently working on making it possible to turn 335i tdo3 turbos into tdo4HL 19ts. So far this is the most challenging project we have yet to take on, but we hope to offer this service in the near future.  Whatever project you want to throw at us we are happy to take on.

Evo8 and Evo9

We offer Evo 9 20g conversion for $280 which includes a rebuild and machining. We offer additional options such as a billet 30r and 20g compressor wheel with extended tips(+75). Antisurge housing(+100), Tdo6sl2R turbine upgrade and turbine housing machining (+200). We offer a billet 20g and anti-surge housing for 300$ shipped. Or we can offer to sell you a brand new evo9 20g with tdo6hR turbine with billet 20g compressor wheel with extended tips for 1000$ shipped. This turbo comes with a new Wastegate actuator of your choice of 18 and 22 psi, but you will have to let us know ahead of time, because we do not stock this turbo.

DSM Turbo Upgrades

We offer a 14b or 16g to 20g conversion for 240$ which includes a rebuild, machining,  and shipping. We offer this service with a cast 20g compressor wheel for $240. If your core turbine needs a turbine shaft it is an additional $60 for a new tdo5h turbine shaft. We offer options for this turbo such as a billet extended tip compressor wheel(+$75), new evo3 turbine housing(+$100), and a tdo6 compressor housing(+$40), and a new wastegate actuator for tdo6 compressor housing (+$60).

Turbo Upgrades for Audi

We offer to machine ko3 turbos to ko4 and ko6 compressor compressor and turbine wheels. We use a billet 49mm x 61mm extended tip compressor wheel in our ko3 to ko6 upgrades. We machine the turbine housing from the ko3 turbine (40mm x 45mm) to use a factory ko4/ko6 turbine shaft 44.4 mm x  50 mm and we can also offer that turbine in an after market 9 blade turbine as well. This upgrade we offer for $550 for parts and labor.

Turbo Upgrade for WRX, STI, and Legacy GT

We have options for VF turbos such as the billet extended tip 49.6mm x 62mm x 65mm compressor wheel which we offer ins 6 and 11 blade. We also offer MHI turbochargers for the Subaru. We can offer a new MHI turbo and make any billet combination for a Subaru turbo for $800. We can make 16g, 20g, 60-1, and wheels that are in between that are 56mm x 75mm 7 blade and 6 blade, which are comparable to an FP Green. We can offer tdo5h, tdo6sl2, tdo6h, tdo6h4 turbine upgrades.

Turbo Upgrades for an Evo X

We can offer the same turbo upgrades for the Evo X as the DSM turbos, because they are forward rotation. The only difference in the EvoX, is that I can recommend bigger compressor upgrades like the 25g (60.5 mm x 78 mm billet and cast options) and 35r (61.4 mm x 82 mm also offered in billet 7 blade).

MHI Options: Evo8, Evo9, SRT4 stage 3

Billet Compressor Wheels and Turbine Options

16g billet extended tip ($155)

20g 6, 7, 11 blade extended tip 52.6 x 68 x 71 ($155)

30r 6 and 11 blade extended tip 53.11 x 71 x 74 ($155)

6 blade 56.5 x 73 x 76.85 ($155)

25g 6 blade 60.5 x 78 ($155)

 

Reverse Turbine options:

Tdo5hR 49mm x 55mm    ($75)

Tdo6sl2R 54mm x 61mm ($100)

Tdo6h4R 58mm x 67mm ($150)

MHI Options: DSM, Miata, Honda, MR2, 3kgt,

Billet Compressor Wheels and Turbine Options

16g billet extended tip ($155)

20g 6, 7, 11 blade extended tip 52.6 x 68 x 71 ($155)

30r 6 blade extended tip 53.11 x 71 x 74 ($155)

7 blade 55.11 x 75 ($155)

6 blade 56.24 x 75 ($155)

60-1 11 blade 58 x 76 x 80.5 ($155)

25g 6 blade 60.5 x 78 ($155)

GT35 7 blade 60.24 x 82.32 x 84.31 ($155)

 

Forward Turbine options:

Tdo4HL 46.5 mm x 52mm 11 blade turbines ($100)

Tdo5h 49mm x 55mm 12 blade ($75)

Tdo6sl2 54mm x 61mm 11 blade ($100)

Tdo6h4 58mm x 67mm 11 blade ($100)

Garrett Options

Billet Compressor Wheel Options 

GTX3582 62.45 x 82.36 x 86.03

GTX3584 63.35 x 84 x 87.5  (6.3mm shaft bore. 2.35mm superback which means it works for a ball bearing turbo, but for a journal bearing turbo it needs a spacer.)

Turbine Options

6262 turbine 10 blade 62mm x 68mm

Ptrim turbine 10 blade or 11 blade 65mm x 74mm

 

Holsets

Compressor wheel Options

Hx35

7 blade 54 x 78mm

7 blade 56 x 78mm

Hx40

6 and 7 blade  58mm x 83mm

7 blade and 6 blade 60mm x 86mm hx40 Pro

7 blade 66 x 84mm (billet wheel only)

Turbine Wheel Options

Hx35 – 60mm x 70mm 10 and 12 blade

Hx40 – 64mm x 74mm 12 blade

HX40 -67mm x 76mm 12 blade

 Contact us at:

Email: TurboLabAmerica@gmail.com

Representatives: Ian 276 952 5997

Austin: 276 952 7965

 voicemail: 313-33T-URBO(8-8726)

 

 

 

261 thoughts on “Turbo Upgrades and Rebuild services

  1. Israel serrano

    I have a stock evo 8 turbo. Your site doesnt say exactly what services are provided for it. What can you do to it and how much does it cost to rebuild and install a bigger wheel from 20G.

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    1. Austin Post author

      Sorry we are currently updating our site. We can offer the 20g conversion and rebuild for the evo8 and evo9 for $260. We offer billet wheel option for $350 which includes a billet 6,7, or 11 blade extended tip wheel, machining, and a rebuild. If you want an antisurge compressor housing its $40 more to the total cost of the previous prices mentioned. I hope to update our store soon so we have the information available.

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          1. Jaime

            I have a precision 5858 turbo I want to know cost of standard rebuild, all seals and all that to freshen up.

          2. Austin Post author

            225$ for a basic rebuild, if it needs a turbine shaft, I have to upgrade it to the 6262 turbine because the 5858 turbine isn’t available. If it needs a shafts the cost to replace the shaft and machine the turbine housing is 180 more.

    2. Chris

      06 legacy gt ihi vf40 available upgrades I wanna be able to spool quicker with less lag but yet still be reliable what are my options.

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      1. Austin Post author

        There are a lot of billet wheel options between 40 and 52mm. we usually just build MHI 16gs and 20gs for subarus. They are a lot easier to rebuild, i feel like they are more reliable. I dont know the VF series very well. I know they have tiny turbine wheels, that is the main think they I do not like so much about them.

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    3. Dennis Gayler

      I have an 09′ Mitsubishi Ralliart and I would like to upgrade it for more power. How much would that cost?

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      1. Austin Post author

        We do a 50mm x 62 x 65 billet compressor upgrade + 9 blade turbine upgrade and rebuild for 500$.

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    1. Austin Post author

      Its 700$ to do the pair, this includes 2 tdo4hL 11 blade turbines 46.5mm x 52mm, cast 19t compressor wheels, rebuild labor, and machining. If you want the billet wheel option its $800 for everything. For the billet wheel options, we have billet extended tip 19t compressor wheels in 11 and 6 blade. The 11 blade wheels would favor spool up and lower boost levels (22-25 psi would be the peak). The 6 blade wheels would favor higher boost levels (25-30 psi) and would be capable of more power. Im waiting on a set of 11 blade rotation assemblies to get back from balancing. I will have those pictures in about 1.5 to 2 weeks so you can see what they look like. We also can get 20t (47mm x 58mm x 61mm offered in 6 and 11 blade) and 20t (50mm x 61mm x 64mm 6 blade) upgraded compressor wheels but we haven’t had them tested and don’t know what they are capable of. As for the 20t and 20t upgrade, it may require me buying new compressor housings because the housing is not big enough to be able to have a bigger size pipe put in the compressor housing.

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    1. Austin Post author

      The turbine wheels are all inconel. The turbine shafts need to with stand really high temperatures, that why inconel is used. Or are you talking about the aluminum billet wheels that are machined from solid aluminum?

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  2. Marc Sherman

    Dear Sir,

    Is your 60-1 a Garrett equivalent?
    Inducer / Exducer :59 mm / 76.2 mm
    Hub Length: 37.6 mm
    Bore size: 6.35 mm

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    1. Austin Post author

      Our billet wheel 60-1 are a little different. Our cast 60-1 are equivalent to the garrett wheels. The MHI 11 blade we offer is 58mm x 76 with is a 3076 11 blade billet wheel. We can get that for a garrett shaft bore as well. We have a lot of garrett compressor wheel options, it just depends what your power goals are, and I can match you with the wheel you need. The 60-1 flows ~65 lb per min.

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  3. Jon Council

    Well, here’s my situation Austin. I have a 2001 VW Golf TDI with a stock VNT 15 (GT1749va) turbo. I’m looking for an upgrade that will be both a bolt-on option, durable, and reasonably priced that can: 1) Run up to 30 psi, 2) Can sustain boost levels into the low 5K rpm range, 3) Avoid EGT/EMP issues while doing this. Having done extensive research, I’ve come up with two options: Using a VNT17 frame from a Euro PD150 Golf (GT1749vb), and putting in a GT18 hotside turbine with a 52mm-56mm compressor in a VNT-22 frame from a T4 TDI VW Transporter. Or, using a complete VNT17 frame on both sides, but machine out the shell 1mm or so for extra flow, and use a billet 38mm Compressor with the standard 49mm turbine. (I was told if you use a billet compressor on the VNT 17, the beefier shaft diameter prevents you from upgrading the turbine beyond stock due to clearance issues with the VNT vanes. A third alternative is using a VNT18 frame from a 2000’s era Mercedes Sprinter CDI, but that requires an adapter to bolt up to my stock manifold. Same with the VNT20 from a 150/180hp Euro VW/Audi TDI V6 from the same early 2000’s era. What options seem the most feasible here with the requirements I’ve set forth? What cost roughly would they be to do? I will be buying this turbo fairly soon as my current one is throwing codes and going into limp mode due to a sticking vane actuator…spiking boost levels. With nearly 350K miles on the turbo, it’s only a matter of time before it goes….and I’d rather dispatch it peacefully than have it go more “violently”. Your response/input is greatly appreciated. (I’ve had pretty bad experiences with people not responding to email messages with other companies)

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    1. Austin Post author

      Hello Jon,

      Glad to hear from you. This sounds like it maybe a little more involved than most turbo companies are used to doing, but your in luck because im willing to find out what I can do for you. I need to ask you some questions though. Call me on monday.

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      1. Jon Council

        Thanks Austin for, first responding to my message (many companies don’t even do that) and second, being proactive is offering to help. I don’t have your phone number (and I tried to find it on this site), but saw you had told others on another message board that you’re really so busy it was easier to do messages back and forth. So I need a number to call you on…

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      2. Jon Council

        Ooops, I forget I just said what I did about your number….I just saw it at the end before the comment section. Doh!! Will call Monday morning… Thanks!

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      3. Jon Council

        Okay Austin, I have some info and references about the GT1749vb upgrades you can use. It turns out that the turbine side can be machined out if you have an cnc machine, and it can take various sizes of turbine wheels. Here are a few web pages on the subject and how it was done:

        http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=206363 (From a former builder of hybrid/ re-machined TDI turbos)

        http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=116643&page=2
        (Discussion about a GT17 based hybrid turbo available in 5 stages, starting with a complete GT17 housing modded for bigger compressor/turbines in the lower stages, to upgraded housings from GT22/25 in the upper stages) Mine would be VT2 level, using a GT17 housing and 17/20 or 18/20 turbine/comp wheels.)

        Turbine wheels references– http://turbomaster.info/eng/applications/turbine.php

        Compressor wheels references– http://turbomaster.info/eng/applications/compressor.php

        What you use depends on how much you machine the turbine frame and installing the center section that gives you the room for the larger turbine wheel. Then there’s no need to clip the vanes. I can try to find more, but several tuners have don ethis reliably…just have to find those that have. Hope this helps…let me know what you think.

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  4. Jacob

    Hello, I am interested in your 20t upgrade for two 3kgt td04-9b turbos. I would like the billet wheels. I saw in your previous posts about how your having to upgrade the housings to accomodate the largest 20t wheels. Id be interested in this only if the housing were able to be bolted on without any modification on my part.

    Thanks!

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  5. rob konecni

    I have a evo 8 turbo looking to make 400hp I’m interested in the rebuild to a 20g what are all of the upgrades available such as turbine housing as well thank you for your time also what the turn around time on a rebuild if I send you my turbo

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    1. Austin Post author

      We have billet compressor wheel options in 6, 7, and 11 blade that are extended tip. I can offer a tdo6sl2 turbine upgrade or clipping of the factory turbine as well. The only turbo we have results from is the tdo5hR 20g (nonbillet and unclipped) which made 493 whp on e85. The tdo6sl2R 20g with extended tip would be a good one to go with, but its probably rated for above your power goals. The tdo5hR turbine limited the flow of the engine at 6500 rpm where it wouldnt pull any farther. Having a tdo6sl2 turbine or clipped tdo5hR turbine will help that too. The price range is $280-$450. The $450 would be the tdo6sl2R 20g with a billet compressor wheel as well, i would go with the 6 or 7 blade.

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  6. Nathan

    Hello, I have a custom build VNT20 turbo that was installed on my Jetta when I bought it. The compressor oil seal started leaking and I managed to break the turbine shaft while disassembling it. At this point I need someone who can correctly identify and acquire a replacement turbine, plus take care of the rebuild, balance, etc. The car was tuned for this turbo and so I would like to keep it the same if at all possible. Is this something you would be willing to do? Thanks.

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    1. Austin Post author

      I have rebuilt one of them before. The rebuild kit looks really similar to the ko3 turbos. I have rebuilt a lot of ko3 and ko4 turbos and have bought turbine shafts for them. Im not sure if this one takes the some shaft as the k series turbos or not. Im not sure if i can get the VNT20 turbine or if its the same as the k series. Do you have any info on that?

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      1. Nathan

        The turbine wheel dimensions are identical to a GT22 turbine, PN 434716-0005, that I found on a website. The trouble is that they don’t publish all of the dimensions. I have measured dimensions and pictures that I can send if it would be helpful. So far I have not been able to find a set of dimensions for an actual VNT20 turbine.

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        1. Austin Post author

          I can get the gt22 turbine, but i would need to turbine to take measurements. The catalog that i have has 6 versions of the gt22 turbine and there is also a gt2260 turbine they offer. The gt2260 turbine is 50mm x 45mm the regular gt22 turbines are around 50mm x 42mm. How many blades does yours have. most of them are 9 blade, but 1 is a 12 blade.

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  7. chad verhey

    hello I need your 14b to 20g service the turbo currently works fine with very little side to side or in and out play just not enough power for me I saw it cost 240.00 for this? is their any other cost not included or is that the price out the door?

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    1. Austin Post author

      240 is the price shipped and converted. This includes a rebuild, machining, cast 20g compressor wheel, and all the labor involved. It does not include a turbine shaft. About 90 percent of the time the turbine shafts have to be replaced. Your turbine shaft should be good because your turbo is still good. The 14b shafts are right hand thread and the nut can come off (without loctite) at 22 psi, so i usually just replace them. I can add loctite, but we had one still spin the nut loose at 30 psi, otherwise we never had issues. We sell new tdo5h turbines for 60. There is a chance your turbo could have had the shaft replaced with a left hand thread one.

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    2. Austin Post author

      The only other thing you may need to buy is a new tdo5h turbine which we sell for 75$, because the factory 14b shaft is right hand thread and the nut can come off. Yes its 240 if you dont need/want the turbine shaft, shipping is included in the 240

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  8. Miguel Amador

    Hey there Austin. I’m looking into upgrading my TD04 13G turbos from my Stealth RT turbo. I’m looking into having them upgraded to 15g’s, possibly using billet compressor wheels. What would the cost of this be? I also have a set of stock TD04 9b turbos I might get rebuilt or upgrade to something that will get me close to 500 awhp. Let me know your suggestion and price.
    And do you guys accept cores?

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    1. Austin Post author

      We dont have any 3kgt cores. When you ask if we accept cores, do you mean do we buy cores? Sometimes we do. For the 15gs, it really depends on what turbines you want to run for the price. For the full out 19ts or 20ts its 800 for everything(includes rebuild, new tdo4HL turbines,billet 20t or 19t wheels). For the 15gs its 240 each turbo, which comes out to 480 to rebuild and machine 2 turbos to the 15g billet wheels. I would just go as big as possible if you go for 500 hp. I would build 20ts.

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    1. Austin Post author

      There is a 46mm compressor wheel and 50 x 61mm wheel that we use. The biggest we can go for the turbine is 45mm x 50mm.

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    1. Austin Post author

      We can upgrade it from 48mm all the way to 60mm, just depends on how much power you want to make and how much spool time your willing to sacrifice.

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  9. Stevan Garcia

    Austin,
    i have been reading some of the comments on the various services that you all offer. i just bought a used 14b with some minor damage to a blade or two on the compressor wheel. i was going to rebuild until i learned that the damage effects balancing…makes sense. so at this point im interested in doing the 20g conversion. Also, i have seen some upgrades for the 13g’s on stealths and 3000gts. i just bought an auto dsm with the 13g in it, Is this the same turbo? If so, can those same upgrades..i.e. 15g, 16t, 19t be done to my 13g and yield the same projected power? or, does that expected power apply to twin turbo applications only. im curious about this since everybody and their momma does 20g or 16g, holset and fp. i dont necessarily want to follow everyone else,s foot steps. i apologize for the rambling.

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  10. Sam L

    Hi Austin, just had a quick question on if you could rebuild an ihi vf22 and add the billet wheel? Also if there are any other upgrades you can do to the turbo.

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  11. Josh G

    Austin,

    I’m looking at upgrading my EVO III big 16G to a 20G but I was wondering if you could use the compressor housing with a 3inch inlet? Also the cast manifold will that rust or does it need to be painted? And last question would the rebuild still be 240 if I’m planning on switching from internally gated to external on the O2?

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  12. Steven

    I have a 06 Mazdaspeed 6 with the k04 what is my options for the upgrades on that and how much would it cost to have done say to make the best K series turbo/max out stock options on it as i don’t want to have to go to a different manifold for a larger turbo. Also do you do the 360 degree thrust bearing upgrade on the rebuilds?!

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    1. Austin Post author

      We charge 550$ for the Upgrade with the 50 x 62 x 65mm billet wheel, + turbine wheel clipping, + balancing, + rebuild. We use upgraded rebuild kits which you can see Here

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  13. Amarie

    Hi Austin. I have a turbo that needs a rebuild. It is a Garrett 56T GT2871R. It was leaking oil and causing alot of exhaust smoke. How much do
    you charge to rebuild?

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  14. miguel lujan

    i want to upgrade to the best performance for my srt 4 stage 3 turbo, biggest billet compressor can use to the stock stage 3 compressor housing, or you tell me what is the best for this turbo, thanks!!!

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    1. Austin Post author

      The Evo 9 20g compressor wheel is the largest wheel i would go with for the SRT4 stage 3 upgrade. This wheel is offered in cast and billet 6, 7, and 11 blade. This turbo we usually make 415 hp to 450hp Max to the wheels.

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  15. Pip

    I have a PTE 60 trim T3/T4 turbo on my DSM. It has always leaked from around where the bottom oil return line goes since I can remember. Is this a thrust bearing failure?
    Thanks

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  16. Eric

    Hopefully you can help me out here, I currently have a fp td06sl2 20g w/ cast wheel on a rally car and with the 34mm restrictor it pretty much sucks. To help widen the power band I was thinking to switch to a td05h and a better comp wheel but all the different # of blades and what not is confusing to me. Would more or less comp blades help at lower rpms, would extended tip help? Would more or less turbine blades help with spool up? Can I even get parts for a now discontinued fp turbo?

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  17. Larry C.

    I have a stock TD05 out of a 1988 Conquest. The engine is completely stock and I would like to modify this turbo to increase the boost pressure keeping a relatively fast spool time. I am thinking that a 14lb boost should be safe for the stock engine. Would you agree? I did talk to Ian and he thought $250. With that in mind, what modifications would be done to get this finished and your turn around time? Thanks!

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  18. Carlos

    I have the stock 12a turbo out of my conquest and was looking to see what it would cost for stock rebuild. No damage to either wheels, just a lot of play. Also what would a 16g upgrade option run?

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  19. Brandon Sharman

    Hey I have a hairdryer td04 13g 5cm2 my plans is to rebuild and change compressor wheel. Do you balance? So how much balance and machine to accept new wheel. Also for exhaust side its 5cm I think is OK for 1.6 civic engine looking for quick spool, any suggestions appreciated thanks

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  20. Brian

    Hi Austin I have a 2000 VW Jetta TDI with the ALH motor I was wondering if you offer any rebuild service for this turbo and if so how much is the cost?
    My second question is do you do any up grades to these turbos?
    Thanks and I like the videos.
    Brian Bonacum

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  21. Jakob Hunter

    I’ve got an extra ebay evo3 16g turbo, brand new sitting in a box in my garage. Anything cool you can do to it?

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  22. Jakob Hunter

    I’ve got an extra ebay evo3 16g turbo, brand new sitting in a box in my garage. Anything cool you can do to it? If not it’s staying as a paperweight

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  23. Shannigan

    I’m interested in buying a 35R center I have a GT3582R Turbo turbine wheel was damaged.
    What gains would I see if I choose to get the billet wheel upgrade.
    My current setup is:
    Suzuki GSXR1300 fully modded motor.
    AMS 2000 boost control
    500hp @30psi boost (lots of heat in the motor)
    Thanks
    Shannigan

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  24. David

    I have a pte 5031 journal bearing turbo no shaft play turbo has been perfect for the 3 years ive had it running 28-32psi on it. Its running out of steem thought. Wondering if there are any upgrades i could do to it…ball bearings or maybe a different shaft and blades anything? Im looking to make 500-600 wheel lofty for a 50 trim i know but my true goal is just ridicules spool with a nice punch. 4 cyl

    Thank you,

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    1. Austin Post author

      You need something close to a 35r or 6262 in size to make it to hight 500 hp range. I can make your turbo into a ball bearing gtx35r for 700. But if you didnt want to go ball bearing, i could make the same GTX35 in journal bearing for 500. If you didnt want to go billet wheel, we could go with a cast compressor wheel and offer a 35r compressor journal bearing with a 6262 turbine for $450. The prices include machining both housings, rebuild parts, and labor.

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      1. David

        Are you talking Precision? 6262 and a 35r garret? so one side is garret one side is precision 6262? Have you done something like this before or will this be one of a kind?

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        1. Austin Post author

          I have built a lot of them Some of Garrett and Precision parts are the same, the 6262 and gt35r use the Garrett T350 turbine. the 6262 compressor is just a little larger than the gt35r on the inducer, the exducer of both is 82mm. What are we working with for a core? i can build you a complete turbo and in some cases it makes more sense.

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          1. David

            Bulls Eye 50 Trim tdo4b i believe. The only issue i see is the compressor housing being just way to small for my goals. That would be for you professionals to determine though. It would be a shame to tare apart my fully functional precision 5031 to accomplish this purpose. I do have a Bullseye 50 Trim at my disposal. Originally you guys were going to machine the housing to fit a HX40 untill i asked for another build option.

          2. Austin Post author

            The TO4B covers are pretty small only .60 a/r. We do Have New GTX3582R Compressor Housings and Wheels to do Builds now, but we are in the Process of Getting TO4S Compressor Plates for easy Upgrade Packages. The HX40 is an Option, I have all the Parts to Make new HX40’s minus the Turbine Housings.

          3. David

            which would make the power goal easier and be more cost effective Frankenstein 35r62 or HX40 Austin. You make the call and i will ship the parts and payment. Thank you,

          4. Austin Post author

            Can You Email me Some Pictures of Parts we are Looking at for the Build, so i have an Idea of the best options? Our email is turbolabamerica@gmail.com. Both are Great turbos. I prefer the holset though because it has a larger Inducer of the turbine wheel which seems to help with spool up.

  25. john graff

    Hi!

    93 Saab 900 Turbo currently running a Mitsu TE 05 12b. Bought another Mitsu needing a rebuild and would like to go to a 16G wheel. Ballpark price if you do these?

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    1. Austin Post author

      The TEO5 turbos are wierd they have a unibearing and they are an unreliable design. The last one that I had, I did a cartridge replacement. I recommend doing the cartridge replacement + upgrade. The last one i made to a tdo6h 20g with a billet wheel. For you I can Build a new Cartridge and Upgrade the compressor wheel to a 16g for $400.

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  26. Bob

    I have an hks 7460r kai, current blade is reverse style 52/74 on the comp side and it has a 60/54 turbine. Any kind of way we could get something a tad bigger say gtx 3076r size, to fit in there cooperatively and make more than the turbo can as it sits now and possibly port the hot side?

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    1. Austin Post author

      If the shaft bore is 6.0, then i can offer a GTX3076 compressor wheel. Details are Reverse Rotation. 58mm x 76mm x 80.5. 11 blade billet wheel.

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      1. Bob

        I believe it is how much would it be for the swapped compressor wheel, turbo has only a few thousand miles on it so I’m not too concerned about a rebuild. And thanks for the reply in advance.

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  27. Dave

    Hey Turbo Lab,

    I have a TDO4HL 4S 19T which turbine housing is cast to the manifold in one peice. It’s a twin scroll turbine housing. turbo spools 1750rpm and we make 300whp at 23psi on a 2.0T.

    What upgrades are available to produce about 400whp and pricing IF this turbo can b ed modded?

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      Im not sure if you can break 400 hp with the Tdo4 series, But I do have an Upgrade for you turbo. We have a 9 blade tdo4hl turbine shaft and 50 x 62 x 65 billet compressor wheel. We offer this upgrade, machining + rebuild (upgraded rebuild kit) + billet wheel + turbine wheel for $425.

      Reply
  28. Mike burnie

    Hey I have a ko3 or ko3s that I believe has blown seals what can you offer to rebuild and upgrade without machining I also switched that out for k04 f21 do you offer anything that will run the same tune at 28psi? 1.8t 386cc injectors 3″maf 3″dp and full exhaust catless can you email me info ?

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      1. Mike burnie

        I have a 01 Jetta that I swapped out the ko3s for the ko4 but am looking into rebuilding the ko3s. I have it apart and see that the blades are damaged on both compressor wheel and turbine wheel. I would like to buy both and if I can upgrade then I will… What can you offer??

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  29. alvaro martinez

    Hello Austin,
    I have a 62-1 ball bearing turbonetics turbo. I got it off a friend and i installed it but seems like seals are no good. what would it run me to replace the seals on it or what do you recommend me do at this point. thanks.

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      I can rebuild it for $180. I guess yours is a single ball bearing. I havent seen a turbonetics dual ballbearing turbo yet.

      Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      180 to 550 at the Most. It depends if how many parts it needs, or if it needs a cartridge replacement. I have 1 cartridge replacement on hand.

      Reply
  30. Jose Galarza

    Hi, can I please get a price on the following.

    1. Evo 8 turbo upgraded to 11 blade 3076
    2. does not have the 10.5 housing
    thanks

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      We have 10.5 Evo 9 Turbine Housings Available, the Evo 8 turbine Housing Cant Be machined to the TDO6H Turbine Wheel. We do that Upgrade for $550, and with a purchase turbine housing for $675.

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  31. Ernest

    I have a evo 8 was thinking of upgrading to a evo 9 turbo but I am trying to keep cost down. What do you suggest as a smart way to go with either doing something with the evo 8 turbo (rebuilding and upgrading) vs buying a evo 9 turbo?

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      It depends on how much your willing to spend. It would be most beneifitial for us to make it into a billet 20g for $350. We could add Evo 9 tdo6sl2 turbine housing and turbine upgrade for another $275.

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  32. Ernest

    which would be the most bang for my buck. So basically upgrade compressor and go to the 10.5 hotside. I am new to turbo cars so bare with me. So with what you are offering is building a evo9 turbo with billet 20g with my current evo 8 turbo? What is the cost of buying a evo 9?

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  33. Stefan Mohammed

    I was looking into HRC Super 20Gs (TD05H 10cm2 turbine mated to TD06H 20G compressor) until they stopped production on that turbo. I was impressed with the spool of the turbo (power coming in around 3200rpm on a 2.3L volvo 5cyl) and the price point. Can you provide something with a T3 flange with similar spool and flow characteristics?

    I’m looking to make around 370-400WHP. I’d be using an external wastegate so there would be no need for an internal gate and I’d ideally like the turbine exit to be a V-band style, although that is not a necessity.

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  34. Mitch

    Just curious if you offer rebuilding and upgrade services for the td04-14t off of my 06 Volvo S60? Was looking to upgrade to a 18 or 19t compressor along with machining the turbine house to redrill and tap downpipe flange that the bolt broke off in?

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      im not so sure i can grab the factory compressor housing with my machine unless i grind on the housing. i can buy a new compressor housing though for a 19t (46mm x 60), i can also get 20t and 50 x 62mm compressor wheels. We also have 9 blade tdo4HL turbines that fit these turbos. I can remove the bolt also. We also have upgraded rebuild kits for these turbos. Is this turbo a TDO4 or TDO4HL. I have never seen one that had the tdo4 shaft in the volvo.

      If you want me to do the rebuild and Upgrade to a 19t, you are looking at $345 which includes me buy the compressor housing, if i have to.

      Reply
      1. Omar K

        I just sent you an email about an interesting project I had in mind… Let me know what you think, thanks!

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  35. racer x

    I have a idea I am thinking about a turbo for a gtr I look fwd to talking with you guys more about this.

    Reply
  36. Mitch

    Do you rebuild turbos of off diesel trucks to in particular the bog-Warner sequential turbos off of a 6.4 ford powerstroke? Also what kind of upgrades could you offer for them?

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  37. Jorge

    Currently own a TD05H 16g turbo and would like to get a price quote on upgrading it to a 20g and upgrading the compressor wheel.

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      280$ for a rebuild and upgrade to a cast wheel 20g and 350 to rebuild and go to a billet wheel 20g are the base prics. if you turbo need more than that like a cartridge we do have those parts also, though not always neccesary to replace.

      Reply
  38. juan carlos

    I own a 2009 335i. Have you guys been able to do tdo3 into tdo4HL 19ts. If so what is the average power the new turbos can make. Whats the cost?

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      we offer a 40mm x 56mm billet wheel and clip the shafts. i cannot do the 19ts yet. Maybe in a few more years i will have the machinery.

      Reply
  39. Phil

    Can you do anything with the 135i turbos. Same as the 335 turbos. If you can what can you do as far as a upgrade and how much?

    Reply
  40. Papa Lion

    What if any upgrades are available for the twin turbo 335i/xi? Is there a wastegate fix option?

    Reply
  41. Edgar Garza

    Hi Juan Carlos I have a GT35 67 mm that I need to repair it’s making a bit of noice
    what is the procedure to send it to you, and the turn around time from the day you receive to complete, and aprox price?
    Please advice,

    Thank you so much
    Sincerely
    Edgar

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  42. Edgar Garza

    I have a GT35 67 mm that I need to repair it’s making a bit of noice
    what is the procedure to send it to you, and the turn around time from the day you receive to complete, and aprox price?
    Please provide a Tel
    Please advice,

    Thank you so much
    Sincerely
    Edgar

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  43. David hesson

    I an in need of a hx40 rebuild. I was going to try it myself but may be interested in a upgrade. How much would it run? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      Yes 180$. We also Offer an Upgrade and rebuild service to the Billet 67 x 88 compressor wheel for 450$.

      Reply
  44. oscar

    Austin how much to rebuild and upgrade this t3 Garrett T3 “60” Trim compressor wheel
    TE04H turbine wheel in bored to TD04 housing for 3000gt
    listing on ebay are similar.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/300945817026?vxp=mtr
    GT368SX
    Compressor Wheel T3 “60” Trim 46.482mm by 60.1218mm. 1.830 Inducer Diameter (in.),
    2.367 Exducer Diameter (in.)
    Turbine TE04h Exducer Diameter (in.)1.8 Inducer Diameter 2.01(in.) Housing TD04-6cm2

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    1. Austin Post author

      I always thought the 9 blade KO4 turbine was a myth. Because there is a smaller 9 blade ko3 or ko4 turbine. Do you know where a 9 blade 45 x 50 ko4 turbine can be bought? Does it exist?

      Reply
  45. David

    Have a pte 6262 that may need a center section or at least seals ect rebuild not sure if the shaft is bend and blades are damaged. So im thinking a complete center section perhaps. What could you guys whip up?

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      Is the compressor Wheel usable? I could Machine the Compressor Housing for a GTX3582R Billet Wheel, and Make a new CHRA for 450$.

      Reply
      1. David

        I think the compressor wheel is usable still, ill just send the center section for a basic rebuild. I was gonna go with the bolt on housing but not sure itll work. Itll be to much work pushing all that boost through the small housing. Quote on basic center section rebuild your kits look to run about 80 bux. Ill need everything re build again as well. Address to ship the stuff to, and your average turn around time if possible please.

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  46. Martin

    TD04LR SRT-4 stock turbo.

    Do you offer larger wheels and what needs to be done to the housing to run a larger billet wheel?

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      I do not. I recommend going with the Stage 3 manifold and using and evo 8 or evo 9 turbo.

      Reply
  47. oscar

    Austin how much to rebuild and upgrade this t3 Garrett T3 “60” Trim compressor wheel
    TE04H turbine wheel in bored to TD04 housing for 3000gt
    listing on ebay are similar.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/300945817026?vxp=mtr
    GT368SX
    Compressor Wheel T3 “60” Trim 46.482mm by 60.1218mm. 1.830 Inducer Diameter (in.),
    2.367 Exducer Diameter (in.)
    Turbine TE04h Exducer Diameter (in.)1.8 Inducer Diameter 2.01(in.) Housing TD04-6cm2

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  48. stanley

    i had a STS turbo with .60 cold side and .36 hot side. any idea which category is this turbo? t3t4? and which rebuilt kit could be used? thanks

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      If you measure the shaft bore where the Compressor wheel sits, it will measure 6.30mm or 7.93mm. If your shaft is 6.30mm, then your turbo takes this rebuild kit: this one. If your turbo has a 7.93mm shaft bore then it takes this rebuild kit

      The Definition of a T3/T4 turbo is that it has a T3 turbine 56mm x 65mm with a T4 series compressor wheel, most commonly a 60-1 59mm x 76mm 7 blade.

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  49. Kristaps

    Made an upgrade for my Holset HE351VE, billet compressor wheel 60.5x86mm
    Spool up is about 200RPM faster than stock, EGT is lower, engine breathes much easier, had to mention, that this turbo runs on AUDI 2.5L TDI 5cyl. engine
    Thanks Austin!

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    1. Austin Post author

      If that is the same turbo as the 2.0 jetta, i can do the turbo upgrade for $650, which includes machining the compressor housing for 50 x 62 x 65 billet compressor wheel and ko4 44.5 x50 turbine wheel which we will have clipped. This turbo we had someone make 366 hp at 24 psi. We also had someone make around the 400 hp mark on e85.

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    1. Austin Post author

      In that case, I have a Customer’s Turbo Here that I will be upgrading. Im supposed to do it this weekend. Im not sure what software is out there for the VW. I know someone does offer tuning upgrades for the VW, but thats all i know. You could just use a picky back system like SAFC II, but its best to try and use a reputable company that uses a chip and can offer to do the tuning if you have that available.

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  50. Charlie

    Reflecttuning.com -Ian …k0mpessed file he rights for k04 hybrids
    Cheap reaptble tuning on forums or go with big company

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  51. Aneesh Patel

    Hi there! I have a very old (6+ years/original owner) original GT3582r in my DSM (https://youtu.be/l87zEYGPWCk) and it CONSUMES a quart of oil over a 3K interval-especially when cold (It did it since 2011 back when it was in my EVO 8). It’s only coming from the intake side so it goes through my whole intercooler, pipes, engine, etc. Other than that, it performs VERY well and there are no bearing issues. The turbine wheel has some FOD damage, but it’s been like that for a bit. Can you fix those two issues under the Garrett CHRA warranty program? Also, are the CHRAs you have for sale on Amazon (GT3582r) covered under the OEM warranty? Let me know and I’ll buy it right away and send you this one. Thanks!

    Aneesh

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    1. Austin Post author

      I can machine the ford 5 bolt turbine housing for a holset hx35 or hx40. The hx40 is kind of big though. I can also machine the turbine housing to fit a Ball bearing GT30r or GT35r. I have all the parts to build the turbos.

      For upgrading the factory turbo, you are kind of limited. I could probably upgrade the shaft, and maybe the compressor wheel. But the problem is the thrust bearing would still be a weaker 270 degree thrust bearing unless i do some changing to allow me to get rid of the carbon seal parts, which may mean that i might not be able to use the compressor housing. I havent went that far with one before i have only rebuild them.

      Another thing that we can do is upgrade a garrett turbo around the turbine housing also. For example 60-1 or gt35 journal bearing.

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      1. Taylor

        How much would something like that cost? Its either i upgrade the stock turbo or im going with a 50 trim t3/t4. The goal is 350 whp. Motor is 2.3 svo.

        Reply
        1. Austin Post author

          It maybe more cost effective to buy the to4e50. it depends on which to4e50 you get. some of them on ebay have a .58 and not a .63 as they claim. If you wanted up us to do an upgrade it would be $450 to 700 depending on which upgrade you want to go with.

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  52. Hai

    I have a 2011 BMW 335d and like to know what type of upgrades is available. I’m looking at keeping the stock appeal, but like an increased in hp in the range of 150+.

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  53. sean

    Hello, I have a JDM Toyota CT26 Ceramic turbo. I just recently purchased a T04E 46 Trim compressor wheel. I was wondering how much it would cost to have you machine the compressor housing for the new compressor wheel to fit? Also, how long does the process take? Thanks

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    1. Austin Post author

      The CT turbos with the ceramic turbine are really difficult to work with. It isnt something that i want to do. The problem is if you need to remove the turbine housing, if you ever so slightly touch the turbine trying to removed the turbine housing, then the shaft breaks at the ceramic connection to the shaft. On top of that people were telling me that if you boost over 14 psi, then the shaft will break off.

      it wouldnt be so bad if i could get a replacement turbine wheel for that, but i have not even been able to do that. Those turbos are really difficult to find parts for to make matters even worse.

      I know very little about the CT series, I have worked on a few, all of the turbos with the ceramic turbine wheels that i messed with i have not been able to Repair. I could have custom turbine wheels made to replace or upgrade, but i would have to see that it is worth it.

      What car is the turbo for?

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  54. John L

    I have an evo x turbo that I am looking to upgrade. What upgrade path would you recommend for more top end power and less low end or just a bit slower to spool? Do the compressor and turbine upgrades include housings or are the existing housings machined to fit?
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      I would probably go with an a factory turbine housing machined to tdo6 turbine 55mm x 65mm and a 56 x 76 map ef3 compressor wheel. this turbo is good for around 450hp. We have people that spool the 25g turbos really well, and they make really good power 580 hp plus, but the problem is the evo x turbine housing is only machineable to tdo6h, if it is welded, and then it usually cracks, its just a pain to deal with. Then there are aftermarket housings that are 300$, but the problem with those is that they are cast iron and the divider will warp easy and cause a lot of problems.

      The oem evox turbine housing is the best one to go with, though both crack, the nickel oem housing does a much better job of withstanding heat.

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      1. John L

        My turbine should be in good shape. How much would the combo you suggested run me? Does the td06 leave enough material to make the turbo last?
        Thanks

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  55. Taylor

    Ok well after a little shopping Ive gound some decent t04e turbos with internal wastegates (my manifold would be difficult to fit external). However the internally wastegated ones do not have the stage 3 wheel. Is it possible to upgrade to one?

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      It depends what size turbine housing it is, weather or not it is worth machining to a stage 3 turbine wheel. Try and go with a .63 turbine housing at minimum, depending on the size of your engine (1.8 to 2.0 liter 4 cyl)

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  56. Douglas Wells

    Hey Austin- Not sure if I spoke to you or your partner on the phone but they were very helpful on my plans for a 2.7T Audi twin K03 rebuild/upgrade. The issue is having a cost-effective upgrade that will give me better flow vs. the stock K03s without having to change MAF, piping diameter or intercoolers. I’m after around 100-125 h.p. improvement vs. stock (250 crank h.p.) and sounds like the larger K04 cast compressor wheel and machining of the cold side housing is the way to go. Do you modify the hot side at all or just keep the same hot side turbine? I’ve heard it’s very small on the K03s, great for quick spool and I really want to keep the instant response of the stock turbos but beyond a Stg 1 flash tune the stock turbos are a bottleneck. I reckon after 150k miles my stock turbos will need some attention so planning on this winter. So can you give me a breakdown of what the actual mods will be and is it $550 per turbo as on your website? Thanks guys!

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      We can rebuild them for 500$ for the pair. Or if you want to do the upgrade, we can upgrade the turbine wheels from 38mm to 44.4mm x 50mm 9 blade turbines, and from 35mm compressor wheels to 42 x 56mm compressor wheels. The cost is 550$ per turbo to upgrade and Rebuild, This includes machining the compressor and turbine housings, and compressor plates and the rebuild. This kind of upgrades takes about 40hrs, but i should be able to cut a lot of the time down with machine with my cnc lathe.

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  57. Jake DePrey

    hey i have a couple of friends who have sent turbos to you guys for rebuilds/upgrades. i have a 2011 TSI VW GTI with the IHI turbo. i was wondering if you guys have any experience with that turbo, i would like to see if you have any upgrade options.
    thanks, jake
    FYI- when google searching Volkswagen shows up as “voltswagen” hahah

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    1. Austin Post author

      I have a turbo off of one of those. Yours is the 2.0 correct? i haven’t looked to see what i can do with it yet. I know i can machine the turbine housing for an MHI tdo5 series, which means that we could put a 16g or 20g in it, we could make a turbo good for 400- 450 hp in MHI form.

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  58. Chris

    Hey guys,

    I have a T04E that is leaking bad. While rebuilding, I was thinking that an upgrade would be perfect. How much would a rebuild/upgrade to a GT35R compressor be with or without a dual ball bearing upgrade?

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      $350 for the Rebuild + the billet wheel upgrade and machining. If it needs a turbine wheel this it would be 450$.

      Reply
  59. Fritzy

    Hey Guys, so I have been researching turbo upgrades for a few weeks now- I am looking to go Hybrid with my stock K04 turbo found in the 2005+ Volvo s40 t5 (v50, c30, c70 etc) From what i have gathered this turbo is a modified version of the standard K04; Is that correct? If so, how can I determine what options I have for compressor upgrades? Have you guys modified any of these turbos before?

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      I have modified a lot of ko3 and ko4 turbos, but I have not modified one of those ko4 turbos before. The largest compressor wheels available is a 50 x 62 x 65mm wheel (5+5 blade), there is also a 7 blade that is 52mm. We have a turbine wheel that is a 9 blade 44.4 x 50mm.

      I dont know much about your turbo, there are 3 different ko4 turbines, so i dont know if i have to machine your turbine housing for a larger shaft or not. There is a 42mm x 50 ko4 turbine also. A cost estimate and rebuild for the compressor wheel upgrade is 350$, and for the compressor turbine upgrade and rebuild is 650$

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    1. Austin Post author

      We offer the Powermax Billet wheel(63.5mm x 88 x 94 11 blade) upgrade for $450, which includes, the billet wheel machining, and the rebuild. If you want to do the 2003 10 blade turbine upgrade the cost is 200$ more which includes the turbine wheel and machining the turbine housing.

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  60. rick

    Good Morning Austin
    I’m want to have my Holset HE 351 CW rebuilt . This is a variable geo turbo correct ?This is for a 2006 Dodge Cummins. Do you have any suggestions on upgrades for fast spool and upper end power. Cost ? Time ?
    Thanks
    Rick

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    1. Austin Post author

      Its the HE351VE that were variable vain, It was on the 6.7 liter engines. the 5.9 2003 to 2006 were not VGT, they were either he351 he351cw or HE341. We do that upgrade for 650$ to 67mm compressor and 67mm turbine wheel. I have a video on youtube Here.

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  61. Jeff sturzen

    Hi, I have a 92 dodge stealth rt twin turbo with stock 9b turbo and am looking to upgrade them to 19ts. I see it is around $800 to do everything for both turbos, what all does that entail. My second question is how are you able to do it so much cheaper than other places. I really like the price but it’s about half of some other locations. Thanks and I look forward to your response.

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    1. Austin Post author

      I do the upgrade and build for 20ts for 1200$, which includes the rebuild, blasting, painting, pressure washining, cnc machining, and balancing. I dont outsource any of the work, I have the tools to do all the work here. But often I dont always take on these jobs, because they are very time consuming. It just depends on the amount of work that I have in currently. 2/3 of my business is product sales, 1/3 is turbo builds. Lately i have had to turn down a lot of turbo build work, because I cant hire anyone to do this kind of work in my area for 2 reasons, no one around me that I know of can do this kind of work, and 2nd i dont believe that I have enough profit margin to make money on paying someone else to do the build.

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  62. Tom bertino

    Can you rebuild my tdo4 9b turbos with a 16 billet wheel? And can you put in ball bearings instead of the sleeve bearings? How much would that cost? I have a 3000 gt. Thank you, tom

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    1. Austin Post author

      We have done a small upgrade like that a 16t, 15g, 15t, they are all around the same size. The 16t is the biggest one that can go in these turbos, without having to resleeve the inlets with pipes. The cost to do the compressor wheel upgrade with rebuild, balancing, billet wheels, machining, and keeping the original turbine wheels is 700$

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    1. Austin Post author

      350$. if it needs a turbine i would have to see if i have a good used one, because i dont buy those turbines new. i usually upgrade them.

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  63. Taylor

    Hi, I was wondering if you guys can upgrade the k04-64 on my Golf R.
    I know there are a few aftermarket companies using k16 wheels to make more power from the stock frame if that helps.

    Im looking to make close to 450 whp

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  64. DaveH

    I have a Sonata with TDO4HL 19T – it’s twin scroll with manifold cast together with the turbine housing. I was curious if machining the hot side would be possible to fit TDO5 152G6 CHRA and compressor housing to use factory EvoX turbo as upgrade to make 400whp. Or to use upgrades from there to make more.

    Is this remotely possible?

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    1. Austin Post author

      Its not possible the tdo5 and tdo4 vband connection where the bearing housing is held into the cartridge is completely different sizes.

      Reply
  65. olin nunn

    How much would it cost to build my 6.0 turbo like one yall did in a video where yall added the 10 vane turbine

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  66. Glenn

    Hello, I’m new to turbos and was wondering what my best option would be? I have a stock evo 8 turbo. I will be using it as my daily driver, and every once in a while an autocross event. any help would be appreciated.

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    1. Austin Post author

      We usually just turn them into billet wheel 20gs for 350$ which includes the rebuild. The factory evo 8 16g compressor wheel is 48.3 x 68mm and the 20g wheel is 52.6 x 68mm.

      Reply
  67. CJ L

    Hi Austin,
    I have a stock KO4 in my volvo s40 t5 thats integrated in the manifold. I want to keep the stock turbo so I dont have to upgrade my manifold and worry about fitment issues as space is tight under the hood. What are my options for more power and performance ?
    Thanks

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    1. Austin Post author

      Im not sure i can upgrade that one. I would have to make custom tools to do it. Im not sure what size it is to begin with and what size it can go to.

      Reply
  68. Lester D

    Hello, I have a PTE 5862 .82ar BB turbo on a 2.0 boxer motor with equal length headers full boost doesn’t come on till 4500 rpm and redline is 6500. Can you guys upgrade anything on the turbo to spool sooner and performe better kind of like the combination of the 6262 and Garret turbo that you talk about in one of the videos? Your expertise is greatly appreciated.

    Reply
    1. Austin Post author

      Im not that familiar with the 5862, Some of the PTE turbos can be converted to ball bearing. You should do boost leak testing first to see if there are leaks causing loss of Spool.

      Reply
  69. Ken Templeton

    Hello. I have a gtx3071r that is starting to let oil leak buy resulting in some smoke at start up. Is it possible to rebuild this turbo or do I have to buy another one. The turbo is on an STI an am making 400 whp. Also, how much would a rebuild be if possible? The turbo is a garett. Thank you in advance. Oh, one last thing, can you make it spool up faster? lol

    Ken Templeton

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    1. Austin Post author

      Those turbos are rebuildable. The cost to rebuild a turbo like that is 250 to 550 depending on what it needs. If its laggy now its because of the poor condition that it is in. It ball bearing, they spool fast as they are.

      Reply
      1. Ken Templeton

        It isnt laggy but it is letting oil go buy and causing some smoke on startup. My tuner said the turbo is fine except for that issue. Im new to this and was wondering if a rebuild would fix the oil problem. Is it possiblle for a turbo to leak oil into the exhaust side?

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  70. Nick

    I have a turbo not sure who made it as I was told pte and Garrett used each other’s parts in the past. On the turbo it says 5252re or 300-5253 so a sc60 turbo. I was looking into getting a turbo good for 700 maybe 800 and be able to set it to 30 psi for now. It will be on my 98 eclipse gsx. I want a street and drag turbo. Car won’t see much track but when it does it would hold fine. Was looking into getting a pte 6266 but thought you guys would be the best way to go. What would be the best route to go and how much

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    1. Austin Post author

      The 6262 is a Great 580 HP+ Turbo. The Only Issue we have seen is the thrust bearing getting over heated, but that can be fixed with our brass to4e rebuild kit . If you want you can send me pictures of your current turbo, i would have an idea what it is good for.

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  71. David

    Hey Austin been trying to get a hold of y’all. I send my turbo in back early April haven’t heard much about the holset being done. Requested a basic rebuild and check over et was mid to end of June please email me when you can thanks!

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  72. Eric

    I have a T04e-46 with a T04b housing with a Stage III turbine wheel. The bearings have given up and the compressor wheel has just grazed the housing. I’d like to have the turbo rebuilt and upgrade the compressor wheel. What can you fit into the T04b housing?

    This is on a Ford 2.3L SOHC engine. The head has been ported with larger valves and a larger cam. However, flow is still poor compared to modern 4v DOHC heads. I run 20-22psi daily on pump gas, more planned for e85. Pump gas with the T04e-46 resulted in 295rwhp. The engine is done making power by 6500rpm, so I need something that will spool relatively quickly, full boost was about 3800 with the T04e-46/Stg III with a .63 turbine housing. I am running a 60-1/F1-65 in a .82 T3 turbine housing and full boost isn’t until 4600rpm. Needless to say it seems a lot slower.

    What are your suggestions and what are the costs associated? The only absolute requirement is that I keep with a 5-bolt Ford T3 turbine housing with internal wastegate passage

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  73. Jasen Burkett

    I have a dodge caliber srt4 turbo: TD04HL4S-20TK32SF-F11.0

    I need to know if you all would just sell me the parts to rebuild it… the seals, etc. the car has 250k on it, and so since I bought it around 242k I am slowly going over the car and replacing all the old stuff.

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  74. taylor

    i have a TD04HL–19T for my genesis coupe i would like upgraded to a billet 20g wheel and if i could an upgraded turbine to TD05 or TD06 tho it the newer turbofold turbine housing cast as part of the manifold design like the srt4/volvo t5r is this possible or would i be better off finding 9blade TD04hl wheel
    thanks

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  75. Jose

    Austin,
    I currently have an 8 blade hx35 in a BEP .55 a/r dsm bolt on housing. I am pretty sure I have reached the limits of the turbo because I am starting to have boost taper off in the upper RPMs. I am running 30 psi and it drops to 27-28 psi by redline. No boost leaks and the car made great power on the dyno. I am looking to upgrade to an HX40. Would it be cheaper to convert my holset into an HX40 and machine the turbine housing or sell it and buy an already built unit without the turbine housing and get my housing machined? Spool is very important to me so I would want the fastest spooling compressor and turbine option. Also, do you repair turbine housing threads? Thanks for your time and I hope to send some business your way in the near future.

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  76. Delfin Reyes

    Hi dear,i have a 2009 ralliar 4b11 turbo whith a td05h and kinugawa 20 up grade,i will like to go a litle biger but not 25g,can you offer housing and wheel whith this specification(like the FP green for example)

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    1. Austin Post author

      I ave tu bins housing machined for the tdo6h shaft, I can make your turbo into an ef4 for 850$ or into an ef3 for 650$. The ef3 is very close to an FP green. It uses a tdo6 shaft and 56 X 75 billet compressor wheel

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  77. Dima

    I sent you an email with a ton of questions, looking to upgrade my turbos over the winter/fall. I need more boost, especially up in the higher rpm where the factory turbos start to die off. Boost tapers from 20psi between 2-4krpm to 13psi at 6k rpm, with the boost solenoid pretty much maxed out.
    I’ll be upgrading the wastegate actutators at the same time from 7psi to 14psi to help control higher boost better and quicker spool up.

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  78. Brian Schuler

    I’m looking into upgrading/rebuilding 3 hx35w for a triple compound system on a 5.9 cummins. Currenly I have 1 8 blade 58mm, and two 7 blade 56mm hx35w turbos. I would like to know how much extra flow your billet 60mm and 62.35mm wheels produce? Is there a reliable penalty on the 62.35mm? Do you offer a quantity discount? I would ultimately be purchasing 3 rebuid kits, three compressor wheels and covers and 1 60x70mm turbine wheel/shaft, because my 58mm turbo is assembly balanced, as I understand it.
    Thanks for your time, and transparency, your site is a grear place to learn about turbos.

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    1. Austin Post author

      I can send you an invoice if you want. I can save you 8% by sending you a paypal invoice directly rather than a buying from ebay

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  79. Brian Schuler

    Oops, just thought about it and the turbos are 54mm 7 blade and 56mm 8 blade. Not 56 and 58. And I fat fingered great*

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  80. Rish

    Hey Austin,
    I have a 2008 BMW 535xi. I’m having the common waste gate problem that the N54 engines have. I’m looking to send them in to you for repair, also with the upgrade for the you provide, will that be okay on a stock car? I don’t want to be blowing any transmissions. Also, could you provide the turnover time and price? and is it for both turbos?

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    1. Austin Post author

      We rebuild them for $225 – $550 depending on what it needs.if you want to do an upgrade you could change out the turbine housing with various sizes such as .82 1.06 t3 or go to a gtx3582r compressor wheel which is a billet 11 blade that is a little larger.

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  81. Desmond Smith

    Hi Austin,
    I’m upgrading to a TD06SL2 20g 8cm on my Subaru and have multiple blade options, but I’m having problems deciding on how many blades is best suited for the fastest spool up and increased top end performance. The blade options are 6+6, 7+7, or 11 blades on the compressor and 12 or 9 blades on the turbine.

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    1. Austin Post author

      For the 2.5 liter STI motor we usually go with the tdo6sl2 20g with the 7 blade compressor wheel. The 9 blade and 11 blade tdo6sl2 (54mm x 61mm) turbines both work well for fast spool and 425-450 hp.

      If you have the 2.0 engine I would lean toward the tdo5h 9 blade (49mm x 56mm)for better spool on the smaller engine.

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  82. Chris

    I have a VF36 turbo which im sure the bearings are gone in it (Makes a whining sound when running). What options would I have to update this turbo from its stock configuration.

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    1. Austin Post author

      When a turbo is whining that means the bearings are worn out or it’s not getting oil. Subaru have a common issue with the screens in the head getting clogged and restricting oil to the turbocharger causing the turbo to wear out.

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  83. Andrew

    Hello I have a Greddy T88-34D and i need it rebuilt and billet compressor wheel installed can you help me and polished compressor housing

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  84. Tyler

    Hey Austin I need my 12a upgraded to a big 16g with a td-05h 9 blade heard from a few that your the guy to talk to. How much would it be and what’s the turn around time frame?

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    1. Austin Post author

      The cost to upgrade and rebuild that would be $390. I can’t get to it until the middle of December, I only need 1-2 weeks to complete the job.

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  85. Richard Oldham Jr

    Ian, Austin –
    Exploring rebuild, upgrade options for GT3076r (2007) turbos in use my P996TT 2002-
    GT3076r turbos installed 2007 with other external mods  to improve performance – 
    EVO Headers, AWE hi- flow 200 cell exhaust, GT2 RS I/C’s , ECU reflash, Samco hi flow kit-
    Engine has not been opened- .mileage 14,000miles – GT3076r turbos have ~10,000mi use-
    Desire more responsiveness, faster spool , less lag (current set-up almost never spools)
    Please advise your recommendation  such as below 
    * GTX3076R Comp Housing 
    * Billet GT3076 Comp Wheel (11 blade extended tip design)
    * 58mm x 76mm x 80.49mm
    * Turbine Housing Size recommend @  .63 .82 1.06 a/r?
    Any other improves ? Balancing, porting –
    Live in Arlington,Va 22207
    Advise cost per turbo, 
    time frame to  complete & return for install (- Car will sit in tech shop )
    Thank you, 

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  86. John

    Hello, I called and left a message but want to contact you here also. I’m at a shop in Colorado. need to replace slowly failing turbos on a 2008 BMW 335xi. Has 111,000 miles. Want the full rebuild with upgraded compressor wheels and wastegates. I need to coordinate this at my shop. What is your turn-around time and cost for this project? How soon can i send them? – John

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    1. Austin Post author

      I currently have 4 upgraded sets built and in stock we do the rebuild, upgrade, and wastegate repair service for 1050 as a service and if you want to purchase the set or do a core exchange we have a $500 core charge.

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      1. John

        OK! this is great news. so i pay $1550 up front and then you return me back the $500 on my Shop card after i send in these cores?

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  87. Heath

    Hey guys,

    I recently bought a new GT35 Journal Bearing oil/water cooled turbo off of ebay. Everything seems to be ok on it. There looks to be some grinding marks on the exhaust turbine, were maybe some metal was removed for balancing, but I don’t know. I bought this turbo because I am on a tight budget. I am kind of worried about this not working for me. I can not afford one these big name turbos. I came across you guys an waneed to see if I send it to you guys, could you make it to were this turbo would work and preform way better than it is now? Also, is it possible to make a Journal Bearing turbo a ball bearing turbo? Do you just remove the journal bearing and install a ball bearing?
    Thank you for any help and info.

    Thanks,
    Heath S.

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    1. Austin Post author

      There are at least 2 variations of the fake gt35r, I need ictures to confirm what can be done with your turbo, I can also tell you weather or not it will have immediate problems based on the version you have, and I can tell you how to fix it before it breaks.

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  88. Fabian Chavez

    Hi Austin, I recently rebuilt my 05 wrx engine (2.0L) with forged internals. I currently have a VF39 off an STI. Im looking to get into the 350-400Hp range. Do you have an option to ugrade the IHI VF39, im also using an external wastegate do you offer a service to weld the internal wastegate? Do you have something available already built, that i could send mine as a core and get credit for it?

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    1. Austin Post author

      There is a small compresssor wheel upgrade for that turbo, but those turbos are limited with the amount of power that they can make. I don’t think there is a shaft upgrade and I’m not sure of the hp capability of that turbo. I just usually build 16g, 20g, or bigger turbochargers for that car. I would recommend the 16g for 350-375 hp and the 20g for 400-425 hp and the tdo6sl2 20g for 425-450 hp. I can make you a billet 16g or 20g with the wastegate flap welded shut for 650$ or with an internal wastegate for 700$

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    1. Austin Post author

      I need to know what you are looking for exactly. Do you want us to do a service or do you want to just buy a billet wheel, compressor housing, and rebuild kit?

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  89. Jeann Vazquez

    Good Morning guys, im looking to buy a 25g comp housing and billet wheel. Also a td06h 9 blade for an evo x turbine.

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    1. Austin Post author

      I do the evo x turbo upgrade as a service. You could send in your compressor housing for machining and i have all the other parts in stock for the build. I have an evo 10 turbine housing, but its machined to tdo6, so i have to machine it to tdo6h. The factory turbine housing is only machineable to tdo6 55mm or tdo6sl2 54mm. The aftermarket turbine housings are machinable to tdo6h. I have 1 aftermarket turbine housing. I need to get more.

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      1. Jeann Vazquez

        No problem. I can send you the chra the turb housing and the comp housing. I figure you can use the turb hous as core.

        Can I get an email with an invoice or something that way I can get the ball rolling.

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  90. Barratt Nielson

    I have the stock turbo in my 2004.5 Dodge Cummins. It is very well used and worn out. Still drives but is sluggish. What are your suggestions for upgrading and putting some life back into this machine?

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    1. Austin Post author

      We usually as the least change the turbine wheel to a 67 x 76 turbine if it’s an he351cw. The compressor wheel and turbine wheel upgrade options are all the same as the h1c and hx40. You can see the upgrade options here.

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  91. Robert

    Good day sir,
    What upgrade options do you have for the 2017 WRX? I want to keep it stock location but make 60+ more hp. The car is already “stage 2” .
    Thanks

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  92. Ken

    Austin,
    Hope all is well I currently have a 2012 Countryman S. I am looking for a turbo upgrade but not quite sold on the the price or power of the JCW turbo. Do you offer options for rebuild of the countryman S turbo? I believe i saw a video of a 50mm or similar to the 47mm jcw? If you have options I am very interested.

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    1. Austin Post author

      We have a 50mm 61 x 65 5 blade and 51mm x62 x66 7 blade compressor upgrade but we don’t have any smaller we had the compressor housing remade to accept these wheels.

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  93. Jamie

    Ian.
    Through random web searching, I see that you can machine different exhaust housings for HX40 turbochargers.

    For reference, I have a 97 eclipse with a 2.4L (auto) and a billet wheel HX40 t4 t/s 17cm housing. I find the 17cm a little too big for the street and I am hoping a 0.82 divided housing would help quicken the spool. I am hoping to stay with the current manifold I have, so a t4 housing would be required.

    I am wondering if you could machine or obtain a 0.82 (ish) T4 twin scroll turbine housing with a 3″ outlet for me?
    I know its been done , but not very common. Wondering if you could be the guy to help.

    Thanks

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    1. Austin Post author

      There is a .81 t4 for a ptrim turbine but the tip height is taller on the ptrim so I have to move in the bearing housing to compensate which moves the turbine wheel out of the flow stream a little bit. It can be done though we usually Machine those housing for the 67 x 76 turbine because the tip height is taller on that turbine and it can be machined without having to move the bearing housing in farther than I want.

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      1. Jamie

        From your response, I am thinking perhaps I should sell this turbo and move to PTE which is available with t4 .82 t/s housings.

        or.

        Move to t3 open housing and manifold.

        Do you have any alternative suggestions?

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        1. Jamie Best

          AUSTIN:

          Concerning that housing that you ordered for me, just wondering if it is external gate and 3″ vband exhaust exit?

          Thanks
          Jamie

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  94. Edgardo

    How much will be to upgrade my turbo’s internals for more HP to use same set up? price with billet compressor and without billet compressor. Bmw X5 50i 2012.

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    1. Austin Post author

      i have not upgraded a set of those yet. i think they are gt22s. I can upgrade them, but i just have not yet.

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  95. David

    What is your turn around times currently for inspecting and rebuilding a turbo? Say it needs bearing cage and new seals, or hopefully just seals (fingers crossed! LOL) Thanks!

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  96. David

    Hello I have 2006 F-250 superduty, and I’m looking to do some upgrades to my turbo. I have herd pros and cons about the 13 vien and 10 vein exhaust wheels. That the 10 vien doesn’t spoil as fast as the 13 vien the 13 vien is a better choice. What would would be a price for having the machine work and a 10 vien exhaust wheel put in and wicked wheel installed on my turbo. Any other advice would also be helpful

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  97. Jose Barros

    I currently have a 6262 and attempting to make it into a 6266 the guy is very knowledgeable that’s doing it but can’t seem to locate a rebuild kit for it. I saw that you carry a rebuild kit for it is a gen2.

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      1. Jose Barros

        Its a gen 2 so it’s not a journal bearing it’s a dual BB turbo 6262 you have rebuild kit for it? and a different wheel to make it a 6266 can you point me in that direction

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  98. JR

    Hey Austin,
    I have a 09 6.7 Cummins, I would like to do some turbo upgrades. I’m not looking for anything crazy but more horsepower is always better! What would you suggest, what could I expect out of your turbo upgrade suggestions, how much would it cost me and what’s the normal turn around?
    Thanks JR

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    1. Austin Post author

      The stock turbo with a tuner can make 600 hp if you need more Our upgrade gives it capability of 800+ hp. We do this build for 700$

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  99. Javier Hernandez

    My vehicle is a 335i n54 TT, stock turbos, wastegate rattle noise problem. What is recommended to do since I want for them gain power as much keeping in mind my engine is completely stock besides an AFE Intake.
    A quote on fixing the WG rattle and since its going to be taken off the vehicle, I would like for them to be upgraded (you tell me which is the best way) for best gains will being safe on stock engine.
    Ideas, quotes and recommendations according to your experience is what I’m looking for.
    Thank you.

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  100. Matthew Legens

    I have a 2001 dodge ram diesel with a holset hy35 turbo that i would like to get an estimate on a rebuild. When the turbo was removed it had a little bit of shaft play and now after sitting it has siezed.

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  101. Mike Gargiulo

    How’s it going I have a prescion 6466 ball bearing unit that has around 1000 mikes on it since new. Unforuntly a vacuum line sucked in and destroyed the compressor wheel and possibly bent the shaft slightly. Thankfully it did not contact the housings. Is this something that can be repaired? I’d hate to think it’s not fixable for the amount I paid for the unit.

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