View Full Version : Turbo Rebuild time any advice on rebuild kits?

10-14-2010, 08:49 AM
So Im starting the rebuild process on my KO4 turbo & I have been talking to the GpopShop, who are very helpful. They have a rebuild kit for $99 & I know some people that have used this kit with success. Here is the kit from Gpop - http://www.gpopshop.com/kkkkits.html

I wondered over to fleabay & they tons of rebuild kits to choose from ranging from like $30-$60 etc..I was wonder what rebuild kits people went & what problems you encountered during the rebuild, if any. Ill be going the rebuild myself but chances are Im going to take it somewhere to have it balanced.
Here is the one of the DIY I was looking over - http://vagdrivers.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=23532

My compressor wheel may need to be replaced, ill post pictures later but does any know where I can get the wheel Or if I can swap over a wheel from a similar K04? I need to do a lil more research for the PN but for now, I came across this - http://www.turbointernational.com/images/flyer-pdf/2007-12-29(1).pdf

TIA guys!

10-14-2010, 09:19 AM
Isn't there also a balancing step that one must do in addition to the regular rebuild? I'm sure someone else will chime in here.