I would tell you go for Vortex. A lot of people have them already with great success rates, and EQT has a good community if you ever needed help.What's a good alternative to TPC turbos? Vortex?
The only reason I ended up with TPC38 was cause Vortex XL were sold out at the time. Because of Pandemic they didn't have any lead time when they would get them in again. So I bought a TPC38 cause it was in stock and I would be having fun by the summer. It's 2yrs later and I'm having some serious regrets.
Go EQT less worries, and company strictly deals with MQB cars.