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    Replacement turbo dilemma

    What should I do...

    Buy a new VXR turbo and send it off for a 360 roller bearing and twin oil seals at a cost of about £700ish

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    Send my broken LET turbo off for a rebuild as well as extras listed above at a cost of £560ish?


    What advantages will the VXR turbo offer if both units are uprated to the same standard? any?

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    Good question.... I also would like to know the answer to this.....
    End of an era - She's gone to a good home

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    Get the VXR turbo and have that souped up IMO, at least you know the manifold is brandnew and hasn't had miles of extreme heat weakening it.

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    Go for the upgraded vxr turbo mate i am.
    Vxr turbo with 360 bearing and twin oils seals & Evoms dv. Cdti airbox 63mm tophat.Milltex cat back and pre cat.. Regal 245 leh phase 1 ipf remap.Whiteline rarb.

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    good luck sourcing a brand new vxr turbo at the mo.....
    like hens teef....
    id grab a vxr manifold off ebay..seen a few on there lately...and send the std zlet and manifold to turbo t's and get em to sort it for you...will be as good as new and a good strong unit.

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    Ive just paid £530 from courtenays with a manifold gasket
    Vxr turbo with 360 bearing and twin oils seals & Evoms dv. Cdti airbox 63mm tophat.Milltex cat back and pre cat.. Regal 245 leh phase 1 ipf remap.Whiteline rarb.

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    they got back stock then ....
    was speaking with lmf yesterday and there is a huge back log of orders for them....dealers cant even get them.
    he also mentioned something about some non gm copies circulating.....anyone heard anything about these??

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    I did hear that they are going up in price.
    Vxr turbo with 360 bearing and twin oils seals & Evoms dv. Cdti airbox 63mm tophat.Milltex cat back and pre cat.. Regal 245 leh phase 1 ipf remap.Whiteline rarb.

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    Got mine monday courtney then off the Turbo T's for 700 thats double seal and upgrade bearing

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    Sending of the let turbo for hybrid would of been good for 350bhp and just source a manifold would of worked out a lot cheaper

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