When browsing around the internet for car parts, you might have come across a turbo kit for your car that is incredibly inexpensive. These turbo kits which have come to be referred to as “eBay turbo kits” seemed like something that you most definitely couldn’t trust if you valued your engine. However, as time would have it, folks have worked up the courage to try the bottom dollar parts and as a result, well, we have even heard some success stories claiming that these super cheap kits are able to make some incredibly reliable power for what they are. This time, all the stories are set aside and HOT ROD gets to the task of finding out if these cheap turbo kits are really worth the money that’s required to get them and if they can be trusted to make power without blowing to pieces under boost.
Check out the experiment below that has an old 350 put to the task to see if it’s a match for a cheap kit that has been sourced from Amazon. Would you ever trust a cheap turbo kit like this one on your engine? $699 is a bargain but you might have to end up paying big time in the long run.