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Question turbo charger kit help

so I've been looking into a turbo charger kit for my vr6 Jetta and I was looking at ones for $1500 and $2500. Then I ran across this on amazon.
Godspeed Vw Golf Mk3 Mk4 R32 Vr6 Mkiv Jetta Vag Gt35 Turbo Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive Godspeed Vw Golf Mk3 Mk4 R32 Vr6 Mkiv Jetta Vag Gt35 Turbo Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive
I've never done anything with turbo's before I would get it professionally installed. im just wondering why this kit is so cheep. Is it a knock off brand or not boost as hard?
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It's an eBay kit renamed. If you're looking to turbo your VR, don't cheap out on it. Also, don't touch things with the Godspeed name. Only decent thing they make is an intercooler kit. For a proper VR6 turbo set up, look to spend $3,000+ on a kit. Check out Kinetic Motorsports turbo kit.

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Was going to post about kinetic. Or maybe c2.

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Ok now say i were to get that kit two questions
1) with the rename cheap kit what am i gonna loose out on the most boost or will it go out faster?
2) whats the average install charge i know it varies just wondering on a rough estimate
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Cheap kits usually won't be warrantied. Cheap kits are cheap as in garbage Chinese knock off parts. Poor fitment, poor quality, and probaly will not last or perform as well as a reputable brand/company.
As for an install, a shop will probably charge atleast $500-$1000 or more. Plus software tuning will be required.
Also that is just the turbo. You still need a manifold, injectors, hardware, plumbing, the list goes on. A good turbo complete kit will run around $2500+.

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You'll get the same speed and boost as any other turbo, BUT they cheaply made and will leak oil from the turbo and lines, and some have even exploded and parts went into the engine to demolish the engine completely.

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alright thanks guys! i guess ill just save up.
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kinetic was a good company, but now they've closed up shop

for a VR kit, and a very clean one at that.... contact CTS Turbo. They were pretty much right next to Kinetic over up in BC and know a LOT about VR turbo conversions.

But - look to spend $4500+ on a decent kit. But a decent kit will save you $ down the road, as shit won't break like a knockoff china ebay kit.

and hey! I have a godspeed tow hook.... it's okay

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c2 uses kinetics kit but i do recommend giving a c2 a call. They are all great guys and will help you out. They are blunt and will give you an honest answer.


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