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    • SRM switching to Xona 5756 center sections for their 4.0 TFSI twin turbo upgrades instead of using Garrett - Is Garrett now sourcing from China?

      Interesting news here as SRM (Silly Rabbit Motorsport) has several Garrett based Audi turbo upgrades. Well, for the Audi 4.0 TFSI V8 SRM is moving to a Xona Rotor 5756 based upgrade. Why? Recent tariffs and unlike Xona Rotor the product is not built in the USA.


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      Quote Originally Posted by SRM
      Xona 5756 for your 4.0TFSI - These are priced cheaper than the Garrett units due to recent tariffs and the fact that the majority of the components in Garett are from you know where xxxxx.
      Certainly an interesting automotive impact from the Chinese trade war and perhaps a sign that Garett quality is slipping.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: SRM switching to Xona 5766 center sections for their 4.0 TFSI twin turbo upgrades instead of using Garrett - Is Garrett now sourcing from China? started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 5 Comments
      1. 3DMetal's Avatar
        3DMetal -
        Garrett has been sourcing from china for a long time now. But NAFTA comedy through Mexico's border has been one way of hiding that the bulk comes from overseas.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 3DMetal Click here to enlarge
        Garrett has been sourcing from china for a long time now. But NAFTA comedy through Mexico's border has been one way of hiding that the bulk comes from overseas.
        Would you say Garrett is maintaining their quality for the money?
      1. 3DMetal's Avatar
        3DMetal -
        Garrett pricing is only going up, and accelerating due to tariffs.
        Im not a fan of the cast iron housings, bearings, and limited size offerings.

        So to answer your question, I don't think any quality improvements is pacing the increase in price.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        5756 not 5766, edited.
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        I'd still chose Garrett or BW off the shelf turbos over Xona. My opinion though.