Originally Posted by urfsin
Not sure what you mean. You can buy IHI, Mistubishi, Forced Performance, Blouch, Garrett and other turbo's online and they are all good.
While I agree that most turbo's on e-bay are a joke, there are a few brands that are OK. You just gotta do your homework and find out what company is ok and what is not. Kinugawa is a good example of a legit "ebay" turbo. They use the same parts as a lot of "big name" turbo companies.
Yeah man, these turbos for 1,200+ ...was thinking there must be a better option. But, buying a used one is a gamble especially if bought online on a forum like this.