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Offline DMcK

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XS Power
« on: 16 April 2012, 12:05 »
What does everyone think about XS Power turbos, manifolds etc? Are they any good. Rtech said they have dealt with cheaper eBay turbos and not had problems.

This is the link http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=215362.0 what you lot think of XS power K04's or T3/T4 then? Considering a purchase.

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Re: XS Power
« Reply #1 on: 16 April 2012, 12:12 »
i've heard one or two good things about their turbos, but dozens of bad things too. Worst one was a turbo that sh!t itself after driving 10 yards :shocked:

as for the manifolds, chinese mass production for cheapness leads to substandard materials being used and unskilled welding. They don't hold up well to the heat produced. There is a reason good tubular manifolds cost so much money!

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Re: XS Power
« Reply #2 on: 16 April 2012, 12:17 »
Well the manifolds is a no go then. Hmmm as for turbo not sure either now.

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Re: XS Power
« Reply #3 on: 16 April 2012, 12:46 »
Also if I got a bigger turbo I.e K04 I would need bigger injectors. Is a bigger MAF a must with bigger injectors?

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Re: XS Power
« Reply #4 on: 16 April 2012, 12:57 »
im sure toby done the same as your thinking have a look at his thread  :smiley:

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Re: XS Power
« Reply #5 on: 16 April 2012, 12:58 »
No problems with mine - 6 weeks of giving it loads of sh!t  :laugh:

Just a coont to fit

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Re: XS Power
« Reply #6 on: 16 April 2012, 12:59 »
Also if I got a bigger turbo I.e K04 I would need bigger injectors. Is a bigger MAF a must with bigger injectors?

3" vr6 maf and Saab red top injectors

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Re: XS Power
« Reply #7 on: 16 April 2012, 14:35 »
I take it I need a bigger air box to then?

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Re: XS Power
« Reply #8 on: 16 April 2012, 15:32 »
the airbox start getting restrictive if your trying to push more than 250bhp

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Re: XS Power
« Reply #9 on: 16 April 2012, 16:00 »
How much power would I see if I got K04, red top injectors, Vr6 MAF and air box. 2.5" down pipe with sports cat and cat back then a re map?