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  • langsbr's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 PM
    I'm here to let everyone know that a company is working on a product, but I don't have any more info. Thanks...
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  • LessIsMore's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    Yeah IIRC Forge spring guide goes by boost, which contradicts the method of choosing spring discussed in this thread. So was curious. I had the same thought about the under boost behavior and it makes sense, which is what led me to wonder whether I'm using the right spring (yellow currently). You know, I removed and cleaned mine this weekend, and they were sticking a bit under manual manipulation. The grease had accumulated dirt, etc. so I figured they just required more maintenance upkeep. I disassembled/cleaned/regreated them, but can definitely see the potential to stick. What about Turbosmart? Trying to avoid venting to atmosphere on a DD, don't want the noise. Do you know what Forge model you had, Chris? I'm running the these - url=https://www.ecstuning.com/b-forge-parts/forge-diverter-valves-kit-machined-alloy/fmdvbm35/] FMDVBM35
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 PM
    Hey man I agree on all fronts. All our time is much better spent building turbos. The original topic was simply to squelch the ludicrous propaganda tossed about the regarding China turbo folds, I don't regret it AT ALL as I feel it opened up a lot of eyes. Now this other GC topic was just a tangent we had no intent of divulging, but with the typical greasy VTT reactions/insults it just had to happen even if it did cost some "RB slams" in the process. Water under the bridge and moving on.:handgestures-thumb: Rob
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  • Saca135i's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    Or maybe he is posting it to let people know that ADE is working on cams for this platform, as that is not exactly common knowledge.
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  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 PM
    This thread really is pointless. I'd say that 95% of the people that buy VTT products don't follow the forums enough to know any better. The members that do, know better and stay the fck away. We give our money to solid companies like Pure and Motiv that don't get involved in this type of drama. Rob, the fact that you need to take the time to make a write up like this about another company is implying that he's a threat to your company and is hurting your business. Worry about progressing your own company and let VTT dig their own grave. No one likes a tattle tale, even though this thread did make Tony throw himself under the bus ;)
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  • langsbr's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 PM
    To be fair, when it was announced there was a lot of information "about" Flex fuel. There just hasn't been much info on the release date. You're making it sound like Jake whispered to someone "hey, we're gonna do flex fuel someday" and then someone came on the forum and said "guys, there's no info on how it works, or what will be offered, but flex fuel will come out someday." Totally not the same...
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  • Josh@RSE's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 PM
    :obama:
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  • gaspam's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    the media in cartoon format lol
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  • langsbr's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    Yes, the MMPs use a full TD04 CHRA, with the stock turbine machined to accept the turbine wheel. The compressor housing is a 19T with a billet wheel based on the Garrett GTX style. Mauricio is also going to release his own 2 piece cast manifold and larger turbine housing.
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  • 09E92N54's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    ^🤣🤣
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 PM
    Pure is a great option and on complete topic of this thread they chose to use the OEM housings for their products- and have the exact same view on these "new" China units (they had them a year ago and declined usage for production). Rob
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  • berns's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 PM
    Just sayin' -- you might save some money up front on upgraded twins, and keep the low-end grunt, but there is really no point in dealing with this shit when you can fit an appropriately sized single, built properly, used on dedicated race cars, by Garrett, Xona Rotor, Precision... I'm greedy about the torque and have long stood my ground that I'll be keeping a twin setup when the stock units finally let go. 35,000 miles on them, wastegates rattling like hell, daily abuse, FBO and countless track days, still kicking strong. 100000% going single in the future. The drama here is insane. Who could really buy twins with confidence right now? Pure does indeed seem like the only option.
    111 replies | 9078 view(s)
  • Proflyer's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 PM
    Awesome work guys! I have a BT cable that I know worked with the last version, but I did download the new version and used a cheap $14 amazon INPA cable and was able to connect. I didn't flash or anything. I'll wait till this beta is done, I'm NOT a flash guru and need idiot proof instructions. Tried the BT cable too and it worked as well. I bought it used on ebay a while back and I think the vin is locked etc but it worked for flashing the a basic file the burger guys had on N54tech. I'm sure I need to reflash as I'm FBO now, but I figured I'd wait till you guys are confident this is working...
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  • Artsoasis's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 PM
    I wouldn't mind doing this comparison. I used to have the older stage 2+ turbos (TheGhost's old set). GCs just seem like the next step though.
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  • cloud9blue's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 PM
    Isolated cases my ass... you are just as guilty of blaming the customer for your own QC problems as VTT. there is a reason why you and tony are the biggest drama queens on this platform. it takes two hands to clap...
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 PM
    Or maybe it will be updated over time? Andy doesn't want to share specs just yet. I guess you're the expert on threads with no details. How's flex fuel coming? Maybe worry about that.
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  • 1hunglow's Avatar
    Today, 11:34 AM
    Apparently VTT failure rate is 1% :rofl2: I have noticed a couple things about VTT: 1) Their first iteration of anything seems to fail- their original stage 2's, GCs- all issues 2) Nobody is dogging the price point of VTT, in fact it is pretty solid. People fear having to deal with VTT when an issue happens. They'll be told FOD, poor install, need new motor, or just a liar and suck...heaven forbid you post online (VTT will say its an attack). Thread for reference: http://www.n54tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35189&page=6 Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar Tony@VargasTurboTech Tony@VargasTurboTech is offline Senior Member Posts: 763 Join Date: Aug 2012 Car: Anything with a Turbo Default 11-29-2015, 02:39 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Quote: Originally Posted by kienvu14 Won't budge. Has ended support and will only give 50%. Only option now is get that and switch to diff turbos Actually Kien, that offer was hinged on us coming to a resolution, which we did, and that being that. You have continued the attacks since then. That is no longer on the table, we will now offer what the other turbo vendors offer, send them back for a rebuild, as the only option. For the guy talking about Stage 3, do I need to post our emails, where I told you over, and over, and over this kit is much too tight too install with the engine in the car, we would not even do it, it is too difficult. Yet you ignored us, and did it that way, of course you had install issues. Shall also post the emails where sent me pictures of things such as oil drains, and feeds asking where they go? So a shop that is qualified to install a very tight turbo kit, which takes PRECISION to get it right, cleareances are in 1/8th inch, not only ignored our instructions to pull the motor, but also had no idea what a turno drain, and feed are. Yes I questioned your experience, and ability to correctly install the kit at that point, who wouldnt? Let the haters hate, our turbo failure rate is less than 1% at this point, you cannot ask for better. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vargas Turbocharger Technologies Tony@Vargasturbo.com www.Vargasturbo.com Making the world happier one turbocharger at a time
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    We have had some isolated cases in the past which we have handled on a case by case basis, sure. If we have an issue, yesterday/today/tomorrow we will handle them as needed as well. Thank god we have NEVER anything even remotely near 125 defected sets, not even close. The magnitude of that is insane, we'd venture to guess that even Hexon didn't have that many defects and they still sank due to quality issues. It maybe hard to understand for some of the forum folk, but we do move quite a bit of turbo product. Feel free to look at our forum posts and see how much we try to market turbos, perhaps that will give you some insight. In fact we are not pushing them at all anywhere not even in our own forum threads, not on FB, not on Instagram, no where aside a single website. The need just isn't there, yet the demand exists. As stated numerous times we are not vying for any sales here, so don't mistake this as being an attempt at trying to redeem anything either. Last and certainly not least we are not are up in every competitors thread pushing turbos we know are failing, as to claim superiority "in every way imaginable", either.
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  • 1hunglow's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    Doesn't this thread point in the direction that VTT really hasn't improved anything either? What about the GC customers who were victims of this bad batch of turbines, but were told FOD or install error? I recall Dave Markert was told his engine blew, causing his GC's to fail, yet he strapped on a MOTIV kit and is issue free... Or what about Pat Curtis- was told FOD, got a new set, and blew up again at the drag strip.... Doesn't sound like they were telling anyone about this, just blaming the install/FOD- once you send the turbos back, VTT can say whatever they want.
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  • JazRedGT's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    Well track is shutdown for the weekend. Heat wave with an expected heat index in the 110's. Fuck.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 10:34 AM
    INB4 RB says "we just shipped out 14 sets of imaginary turbos today because we are totally still relevant I swear even though no one is actually using our turbos and we haven't improved our product in years but google is great!! Idiots who are trading their cars back in for a better platform buy my shit turbos to limp to the dealer" :rofl2:
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 AM
    Sure it does look like your thread made VTT acknowledge the problem. Good for you and good for them for admitting it. The outcome of VTT's thread about your garbage turbos was absolutely nothing. You just deny deny deny and go quiet but now that time has passed you just brush off any criticism saying "blah blah blah 2012/14 is in the past and now we have a GREEEEAT refurbishment program so all you poor suckers with shitty broken RB turbos can pay me more money to fix my shit product" lol :rofl2: You both are fucking terrible business people and seems like bad people in general but from what can be inferred from your words and actions, RB is a tiny bit worse.
    111 replies | 9078 view(s)
  • E36luv's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    E36luv replied to a thread For Sale: OEM Turbos from 09 335i in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Bump! These are now listed on eBay also $350 shipped OBO
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  • E36luv's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 AM
    Bump! This is a great chance to get into the single turbo game significantly cheaper than it cost to put together
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    Acknowledgement of manufacturing defect. Really? So you had heard about this past 1-1.5 year of GC turbine wheel defects before this thread? My bad didn't realize this GC Recall was old news. Oooorrrr was it really just that they were punk'd upon the toe to toe challenge (that they suggested) and then had to come clean: "We endeavor to have transparency, etc etc." And what about the assumed liability? Not sure they really specified aside "Trust us, we care, so the new units are good now! (Crosses fingers)". Interesting how the human brain can interpret things person to person, for sure.
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  • jt0407's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Other than adding a touch of duration, not sure how much they can differ from the Schrick 12.0mm lift cams. Hell, even 2jz GSCS2 cams are only 274/274, with 10.2mm of lift.
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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 09:28 AM
    Vendor 1 acknowledges manufacturing defect and assumes associated liability. Vendor 2 denies ever having defects and has taken zero liability, past or present. Community posts personal pics and request impossible blanket explanations of issue that would need case by case detail. Ridiculous. If I was a developer / possible vendor interested in the platform, I'm not sure I'd bother.
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  • FRNTHVY's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 AM
    I thought the same thing. This might be a "You heard here first" post. :P
    9 replies | 429 view(s)
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