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Important PSA regarding improperly built TPC20 Turbos

ZuMBLe

Autocross Champion
Location
NY
Car(s)
Alltrack 6MT
Since it seems a lot of people don't want to go back to the first page to read the info. This is what is on the first page.

This is is the very least where the "performance cover" come from. But I would not be surprised if other parts of the turbo are from china Alibaba companies. TPC doesn't actually build turbos.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-det...spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.0.0.5485196eav8KA0

This is what my TPC20 (and others) was doing:
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This is what happened when I put a Vortex in. None of the charge pipes were touched.
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ZuMBLe

Autocross Champion
Location
NY
Car(s)
Alltrack 6MT
This is the proper take.
Amusing to see that OP is still on the crusade.

In any case just for some weary internet traveler.
<---TPC20 with 4 years of use and abuse.

Finally retired it last season (for a newer TPC unit) , just to be put into an alltrack so it can continue to provide despair to all those who challenge.



Happy boostin.
Your TPC20 is not even the same as the one I had. Still called TPC20 for some reason. Yours may even be a prior generation to the two that blew up in 2019.

Let's assume that your unit, the two that blew up in 2019, and Jim Lloyd's which blew up, are the same generation TPC20s. 1 unit is still working, 3 blew up. Doesn't look good.

I was recently informed by a TPC vendor that newer TPC20s and 25s were discontinued because of very low sales volume. We have Matt's working TPC25, and at least two bad TPC20s which I know of. That's 2 bad TPC20/25s out of 3.
 
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ZuMBLe

Autocross Champion
Location
NY
Car(s)
Alltrack 6MT
Here we go

Okay, let's not assume that his 4 year old TPC20 is the same as the units from 2019 that blew up (in less than 3k miles). His input is still invalid because his turbo is NOT the same as what's being discussed here. They haven't sold that version of the TPC20 in many years.
 

arob157

Drag Racing Champion
Location
USA
...If you have a TPC turbo, and it's laggy, or not making expected boost. Get a log and post it up, and let's determine if it's a hardware issue. That's what people should be doing here.

So you like statistics.

Make sure to request the other shit turbo logs while you are at it at least...

https://datazap.me/u/arob157/first-tpc38-logs-28psi-e20

TPC38 logs start April 2022 @ 80,000 miles.

Figured I would share my experience. My Vortex was great as well.

Vortex installed September 2020 @ 55,000 miles. Currently have 99,000 miles on the car.

Did kill a DSG clutch pack at 92k miles. Figure that is decent compared to manual trans folks. But otherwise no fucks given. Tuned since 15k miles.
 

Daily Driver

Drag Racing Champion
Location
New York
Car(s)
2020 GTI SE
So you like statistics.

Make sure to request the other shit turbo logs while you are at it at least...

https://datazap.me/u/arob157/first-tpc38-logs-28psi-e20

TPC38 logs start April 2022 @ 80,000 miles.

Figured I would share my experience. My Vortex was great as well.

Vortex installed September 2020 @ 55,000 miles. Currently have 99,000 miles on the car.

Did kill a DSG clutch pack at 92k miles. Figure that is decent compared to manual trans folks. But otherwise no fucks given. Tuned since 15k miles.

That's really good, wish it was my experience. Who was your tuner? Are these logs from the TPC38 new spec?
 

ZuMBLe

Autocross Champion
Location
NY
Car(s)
Alltrack 6MT
So you like statistics.

Make sure to request the other shit turbo logs while you are at it at least...

https://datazap.me/u/arob157/first-tpc38-logs-28psi-e20

TPC38 logs start April 2022 @ 80,000 miles.

Figured I would share my experience. My Vortex was great as well.

Vortex installed September 2020 @ 55,000 miles. Currently have 99,000 miles on the car.

Did kill a DSG clutch pack at 92k miles. Figure that is decent compared to manual trans folks. But otherwise no fucks given. Tuned since 15k miles.

I'm interested in TPC turbo logs and stories, because this is a TPC turbo thread.

Why is your WG opening so soon? You're not hitting PUT SP, yet gate is open?



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arob157

Drag Racing Champion
Location
USA

ZuMBLe

Autocross Champion
Location
NY
Car(s)
Alltrack 6MT
I posted that one because it was the first log. No accident. Hence the part that says "first tpc38 log" in the URL.

Just shy of 100 logs posted since then on my datazap.

I wanted to make sure a good example was displayed because people just won't spend time digging.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5 GTI/'29 Ford
Pulls pin….

FMIC > OEM IC

….runs away
 
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