I need a 50 MM waste gate, what is a good budget unit-I don't know if I would trust an Ebay $80 one, but I don't think I need a $600 one either
And I paid less for that turbo thanks mikeI have been using ebay china gates for 7 years. Take them apart and check for crap inside and coat the valve stem with hi-temp anti seize. I paid $575 for a s475 and I didn't want to spend more for the fuckin gate than the turbo cost!
This.:smt028Most important part of a turbo system. It's the component that controls the speed of the turbo. If it fails to open you can lose alot of parts. Crank, Rods, pistons, valvetrain, etc. Look at it this way, you are set up to run x boost due to fuel or engine limitations, now double that amount of boost and think what components will fail and what it will cost to fix.
Turbo cost vs wastegate cost is some of the most flawed logic i've heard.