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      02-13-2018, 08:09 PM   #1
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N54 Turbo replacement?

My car is stock minus an axle back exhaust, it is a 2010 with just under 100k miles. It is starting to have the dreaded waste gate actuator rattle, I took it to the dealership to confirm that and they said they do not make just that part anymore and I would have to replace the turbos for $7k! I find that hard to believe but alright, that aside, if I was going to replace the turbos for that price wouldn't I just go for an upgraded set and still save tons of money? Mind you I do not have any tools or experience to do much of this myself. I am tempted to try a couple of the fixes I've seen, maybe even try to replace the waste gate actuator with the one ECS tuning sells. I also plan to do the JB4 tune anyways so that could also help with the sounds I suppose. But if worse comes to worse and I just decide to replace the turbos all together, what would I be looking for? What would you recommend? I don't need anything too crazy I just plan on going for a build around 450 HP in the far future. Any suggestions on affordable but decent upgrades from OEM? Any suggestions on what I should try to fix the rattle? Thanks in advance.
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      02-13-2018, 09:02 PM   #2
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yea buy stage 1 turbos from pure that or just stock ones that come woth an upgraded wastegate will run you about 1500 for both turbos and your looking at another 1500-2000 for install...

you can also buy the mhd tune like i did and run the wastegate rattle fix on max setting and it masked nearly my entire rattle only past 3500 rpm i can hear the rattle now when i let off the gas
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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assemble...SABEgIyzfD_BwE

complete stock kit woth upgraded wastegates

https://www.pureturbos.com/store/bmw...e-stage-2.html


pure stage 2 turbos for 4k now these r Fu*** sweet. which comes out to 6k installed and are lightyears superior to oem in my opinion but i think the ecs route is more for you... with stock turbos you can achieve 450whp
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      02-13-2018, 09:26 PM   #4
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You can buy factory N54 turbos for under $800 each. Just look around online. The new turbos have a ticker waste gate actuator arm/pivot and a different WG.

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So it kinda seems like at this point i might as well just go with new turbos all together then. Thanks for all the info guys.
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So it kinda seems like at this point i might as well just go with new turbos all together then. Thanks for all the info guys.
Really depends on your budget and what you want.

Stock Turbos are easily had for a low price but come at the cost of their flaws.

Upgraded turbos cost a little more but most find if they are already in there and want a bump in power, why not.

Let me know if we can help you in anyway.
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