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    Pro Boost Turbos - Yay or Nay?

    Does anyone have any experience with Pro Boost turbos? Is there much difference between this and shelling out another $400 for the genuine thing?

    Thinking this GT35 Style Plain bearing.

    http://www.proboost.com.au/level2.as...anttype=Turbos
    • BALL BEARING GT 35 style 700HP
    • This turbo is water and oil cooled
    • a/r 70 front cover 61.4mm inducer size
    • a/r .63 rear exhaust housing 4 bolt exhaust flange
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    no billet turbo no care..

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    Grant Dixon who owns Pro-Boost is a top bloke. I have personally had a good look at the Proboost 35R's and can honestly say that the finish and quality of them is quite high.. I'm considering one of his 42R's for my Bluebird once it reaches that point.

    Grant also sticks by his products and doesnt stuff people around. He has been doing the chinese stuff for quite some time and knows what to buy and where to buy it from..(also what to not buy).. he gets all his stuff made to his specifications, and has really high quality-control to make sure it's not junk..

    FWIW - china T04E/B turbos that give chinese-turbos a bad name cost between $70-$80 USD... grant's stuff is in a league of its own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansch View Post
    no billet turbo no buggered core..
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    I have heard they are OK. That GT35 style turbo seems like it could be a winner. I would like to see it tested. It is certainly something I would consider buying if I was in the market for a turbo.
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    A fair few of the guys on AR use his turbo's and from all accounts are generally a good value piece of gear.

    Although the average IQ of most members on AR is in the negative, so take with a grain of salt

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    Quality might be ok, wonder what type of response and driveability they give though

    Rotor boys wouldnt care, they would be a baby for a decent rotor setup which could mask those issues.
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    That size turbo will be fine on a 2JZ in plain bearing.

    The turbo looks the same as a turbotechnics thing that I fixed the oil drain setup on. It was on a soarer 1JZ and made 382hp atw at 23psi with 2JZ injectors. It was as responsive as any other turbo of that size.

    I don't think the roller bearing turbo is very good value at $1k though. roller vs plain bearing makes little difference with that size turbo on a 3.0l.

    I think proboost does turbo/manifold/gate packages for 2JZ's too.
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    You can't polish a turd but you can put 600hp in it and laugh your fucking arse off coming past someone sideways at Powercruise.

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    I can vouch for Grant personally, I first met him about 10 years ago. Have been in a couple of his cars and actually driven a car with one of those 42Rs on it.

    Finish is generally very good quality & Grant sticks by his shit. He has spent a lot of money on quality control & also on getting samples & stuff before he settled on good suppliers & manufacturers of parts, hence his products shouldn't be compared with your average "china" turbo.

    I can only assume that if you are looking at 35Rs for a 2JZ you are planning on running at least two of them. Go bigger, you big girl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post

    I can only assume that if you are looking at 35Rs for a 2JZ you are planning on running at least two of them. Go bigger, you big girl
    hahahaha

    No dice! One will be enough im sure.

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    thread mine:

    So these proboost turbos are pretty good yeah?

    i have a friend who might be interested

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    Thread mine V2.0:

    Any more feedback on these?
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    Contact PRO Boost:

    info@proboost.com.au


    And that's all you get... an email address that they can choose to ignore you on when it fucks up

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    What sort of turbo are you after Chuck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmuz View Post
    You can't polish a turd but you can put 600hp in it and laugh your fucking arse off coming past someone sideways at Powercruise.

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    i had one on a car that i had was on it for a year with no issue, then i sold the thing. last i heard nearly 2 years on he only just changed it, as he went a new setup. hth
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    Havent heard anything bad about Masterpower

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    Quote Originally Posted by JZK25 View Post
    What sort of turbo are you after Chuck?
    The gt45 "type" one
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    jake80 on here has blown up 2 proboost gt42s on his xr6. Would not recommend!
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    Yeah masterpower for a cheap alternative would be the best option.

    The proboost jobs seems a little too much to me. His profit margins must be huge!

    ie you can get a precision 6262 for pretty much the same price as a gt35 roller bearing copy turbo. I know what I would prefer. Just the shipping costs are going to be a little more for the precision unit.

    http://www.precisionturbo.net/Street...PT6262-CEA/245
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    How much do you want to pay Chuck? And what size compressor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmuz View Post
    You can't polish a turd but you can put 600hp in it and laugh your fucking arse off coming past someone sideways at Powercruise.

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    Probably going to stick with garrett tho these seem good value

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    Quote Originally Posted by vet 180 View Post
    Yeah masterpower for a cheap alternative would be the best option.

    The proboost jobs seems a little too much to me. His profit margins must be huge!

    ie you can get a precision 6262 for pretty much the same price as a gt35 roller bearing copy turbo. I know what I would prefer. Just the shipping costs are going to be a little more for the precision unit.

    http://www.precisionturbo.net/Street...PT6262-CEA/245

    Check with ingolstadt autosports ie Marc, he may be able to bring in for you at a lower price(discounted shipping). Catch is if you can wait.
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    So a 4202 plain bearing chuck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmuz View Post
    You can't polish a turd but you can put 600hp in it and laugh your fucking arse off coming past someone sideways at Powercruise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrt5l View Post
    jake80 on here has blown up 2 proboost gt42s on his xr6. Would not recommend!
    Yeah but Grant Dixon is a good guy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexxxy View Post
    Yeah but Grant Dixon is a good guy..
    Your right, he is a nice guy. (not sure if you were trying to be sarcastic or somehow witty, if you were you failed.)

    So 1 guy with 2 turbo failures means that ProBoost turbo's are all rubbish hrt5l?

    And garrett/BorgWarner/MasterPower/IHI/whoever have never had multiple failures from the same customer?

    Have you ever seen a ProBoost turbo? Have you ever held one in your hand and compared it side by side with a equivalent Garrett? I have. I was honestly a bit skeptical but once I had a good look at the product I changed my mind. Grant had no issues with me inspecting both turbos completely (T04Z) and making up my own mind.

    These are Chinese manufactured products, built to a high standard at very reasonable prices. Grant has ALOT of very happy customers.

    Chuck, PM what you want, I'll get in touch with Grant to get you a price.


    (FYI: I don't work for Grant, just a mate of a mate.)

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    I'm going with a 4788 sizing so I think that limits me to precision and garrett. I wouldnt base my purchase on what happened with that jake dude. . .
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim510 View Post
    Your right, he is a nice guy. (not sure if you were trying to be sarcastic or somehow witty, if you were you failed.)

    So 1 guy with 2 turbo failures means that ProBoost turbo's are all rubbish hrt5l?

    And garrett/BorgWarner/MasterPower/IHI/whoever have never had multiple failures from the same customer?

    Have you ever seen a ProBoost turbo? Have you ever held one in your hand and compared it side by side with a equivalent Garrett? I have. I was honestly a bit skeptical but once I had a good look at the product I changed my mind. Grant had no issues with me inspecting both turbos completely (T04Z) and making up my own mind.

    These are Chinese manufactured products, built to a high standard at very reasonable prices. Grant has ALOT of very happy customers.

    Chuck, PM what you want, I'll get in touch with Grant to get you a price.


    (FYI: I don't work for Grant, just a mate of a mate.)
    Wow sounds like your getting a little emotional. Those turbos that blew up on jakes car did very little work at all. And yes i have seen his proboost gt42 and i have also seen my garrett gt42 and the proboost looks like a cheap chinese turbo because it is just that. The poor man pays twice, try to save money and end up spending more in the end.
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    ALLMTR - Borg warner will do something in that size a lot cheaper and more robust turbos with better response than the 2 brands you have mentioned.

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