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Old 04-30-2013, 08:29 AM
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Turbo Rebuild Kit w/360 thrust

My turbo is leaking at the journal bearing so I need to rebuild it. Has anyone used or heard of this kit. They are claiming the thrust bearing is improved due to 360 of coverage and that the journal bearing holes are countersunk to improve oiling. Is this all smoke and mirrors or does it really help the stock turbo?

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Courtesy bump for this thread. I'm curious about this myself and have been searching for feedback.
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Installed this kit in May and have since put 12,000mi on it with RiffRaff's billet wheel. Zero problems and very smooth spool. It is definitely better designed parts than the stock components.
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Thank you for the reply. I'm definitely interested in using this upgraded kit in a rebuild. My Ex is getting close to 200k trouble free miles and I want to replace the up pipes with bellowed ones. Figured while I was there, and had the turbo yanked, I would do the rebuild kit, 1.0 a/r wastegated housing, and a Wicked Wheel 2. While this still wouldn't be as nice as a GTP38R, I think it will be a lot better flowing than a standard turbo and cost me a lot less than going with an entire, new, aftermarket turbo. Thats the hope anyway!
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I have been very happy with the performance of my turbo both in daily driving and towing. However, if you have an open air filter these new wheels are loud, annoyingly loud. I am still saving cash to get an AIS.
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I have the s&b intake kit and the wheel is pretty loud still.
wheel is still pretty annoying driving up hills.

I have an enclosed box with the lid on as well.
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Excellent feedback, thanks guys. Idk why my sig isn't showing... maybe because I'm at work and posting from my phone? Anyways, I have an AFE Stage 2 and MBRP 4" turbo back. I have read that these wheels are pretty loud. However, I have also read that the 38r is also annoyingly loud. I'm sure having the cavern that is the X body won't help with turbo OR exhaust noise, but it is the nature of the beast. I'm mainly interested in optimizing my turbo situation as cheaply as possible to freshen up the remaining intake and exhaust components before finally finding an excuse to splurge on some hybrids. Based on the research I have done, I'm really hoping that the 1.0 a/r turbine housing, coupled with the WW2 (regardless of noise), and rebuilt turbo will provide me with a combination good for laying a foundation to ~400+ HP... once I can install some mild hybrids.
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Hmmm, interesting. I'm getting ready to do a rebuild myself and this looks like another good option. Anyone else have an opinion on this? Thanks!
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send it to James @ Barder turbo. he uses 360* thrust bearings an does good work.
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Thanks for the reply Sootie. I'm sure James does good work, but once you factor in prices to have someone else do it, might as well just buy an aftermarket turbo. Should be able to buy the needed parts and rebuild it myself for less than $600. Plus, Garrett balances the assemblies separately at the factory, so I should not need to balance the entire assembly once the WW2 is installed. Guess I'll be my own guinea pig and see how it works out. Very very curious how my previously mentioned setup will respond with tuning and stock injectors.
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