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Daks

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Toronto
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Where did you see me push Vortex turbos in this thread? I never said a word about any other competing turbo, you decided to make it about that. Cross shopping a Vortex and a S1 Powermax doesn't make sense, they're different products for different customers.

I also didn't say the Powermax was junk, i said they're responsive and spool well, and we have had no issues on the ones we've tuned so far.

There have been some explained (overspinning) as well as some unexplained failures. This has been reported to us by several customers as well as other tuners, but because they were not units we tuned i do not have datalogs or tune details.

I posted that solely for people to make better informed decisions based on the pros/cons of the turbo. You're really reaching on this one.

Clearly, i need to make a Matt @ EQT account, limit the things I comment on and the info i provide.
No, don't do that, keep on commenting about things, that's how we learn and get the best information possible. As individuals, we can ascertain whether to take that information at face value or with a grain of salt. All I can say is this, I was tuned by @Hoon for a non EQT hybrid and he provided completely unbiased opinions, actually said that it was a solid little turbo for what its intended use was, and pushed my tune to the maximum of the turbo and the setup that I had. All while hitting a crazy deadline. Keep doing you @Hoon .
 

scrllock

Autocross Champion
Location
MI
How does your Garrett feel compared to the vortex now that you have had it street tuned?
Very responsive. I am traction-limited at the moment, will put my PS4S 255s back on today or tomorrow.
Where did you see me push Vortex turbos in this thread? I never said a word about any other competing turbo, you decided to make it about that. Cross shopping a Vortex and a S1 Powermax doesn't make sense, they're different products for different customers.

I also didn't say the Powermax was junk, i said they're responsive and spool well, and we have had no issues on the ones we've tuned so far.

"Junk" and "cross shopping a vortex" are your words, not mine. You did say that it wasn't more than an IS38+, which is a product you sell. If you don't have actual data to contribute, I'll continue assuming this is more EQT FUD.
 

Hoon

Autocross Champion
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Rhode Island

dcgtimk7

Go Kart Newbie
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DC
Is this EQT FUD too? Stock fuel 26psi and it spit the wheels out, two pages earlier in this same thread, yet you think it's implausible that there are other cases and I must be making things up to sell turbos I didn't mention and get paid less to tune?

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All turbos can fail. The garrett,xona,borgwarner,dbv2,hpa is38,tpc,rxturbo,ihi turbos,eqt hybrids and the gimmick that is the eqt is38+ aren't failure proof. Maybe the failure is tune related?
 
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gingercabrio

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Virginia
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Golf R, Cabrio VR6
Did that guy with the blown turbo ever reveal what tune he was running, beyond saying he's not EQT tuned? Seems strange that he couldn't answer that question and then disappeared, most people would've provided that information in the first post. Not suggesting it's a massive lizard conspiracy, but sounds a bit like DIY street tuning to me.
 
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Golf7RR

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Location
NE
All turbos can fail. The garrett,xona,borgwarner,dbv2,hpa is38,tpc,rxturbo,ihi turbos,eqt hybrids and the gimmick that is the eqt is38+ aren't failure proof. Maybe the failure is tune related?
True, My DBV2-V1 lasted 10k miles on 25-26psi( is that considered modest-high boost?). Now it's a paperweight. or maybe I can have it rebuilt and sell it to some poor soul...
 

Golf7RR

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Location
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We (TPC) can rebuild it if it is a journal bearing dbv and if it is their Triple ball bearing we can convert it journal bearing.
Interesting. Yeah its the TBB unit. Cost? (my guess is you'll say depends what's broke) there is alot of play in the shaft and it touches the sides, but no lost vanes, i guess caught it before it became a more serious issue. no smoke or anything, just the "regular" rattling. thank you.
 

railroader

Autocross Newbie
Location
Yuma Arizona
I have tuned 2 pmax 2260 turbos, the one thing they both had in common was boost control took quite a bit of work getting under control, more than most turbos, you have to treat these turbos like an is38 as far as the boost curve and what not. Out of the two, one of them failed, the comp wheel nut literally came off, the other one runs good in a full weight S3 with a 290lb driver and 180lb passenger did 11.5@120 on the street. Treat them like an is38 and they will do good, as hoon said, the spool is good and so is response but imo should not carry the Garrett name.
 

ITGUY

Drag Racing Champion
Location
PA
I am just waiting for more information to share.. I'll be pulling the turbo out next weekend to RMA. My guess is either the nut spun off and it spun till the shaft broke or the shaft broke and it stopped making boost. Either way 26 psi on stock fueling shouldn't even came close to breaking this turbo. Not when they have videos of their turbos on MPI and upgraded fueling pushing more.. I just got a Monday or Friday turbo......
 

gingercabrio

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Virginia
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Golf R, Cabrio VR6
I am just waiting for more information to share.. I'll be pulling the turbo out next weekend to RMA. My guess is either the nut spun off and it spun till the shaft broke or the shaft broke and it stopped making boost. Either way 26 psi on stock fueling shouldn't even came close to breaking this turbo. Not when they have videos of their turbos on MPI and upgraded fueling pushing more.. I just got a Monday or Friday turbo......
Maybe once you pull the turbo you'll be able to figure out who tuned it.
 

railroader

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Location
Yuma Arizona
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