Originally Posted by stuck686
turbo fail? how long does stage 2 take for that to happen. the car i am looking at has 48k miles and has been stage 2 since 34k
turbos can fail, yes. but not as often as people on this forum like you to think.
when a performance oriented car part fails; people tend to spread the word - and bad news travels fast. hence dozens and dozens (or more) of threads about failed turbos, but very few about "wow my turbo still works after 200k miles"
I ran 20psi on my stock vf46 for nearly 20k miles and it was fine other than a wastegate crack similar to what is typical of vf39s. Hammerdown has 200k on his stock turbo - many of the miles are stage1 miles.