Thats true, the IHI turbo is better than the non-wastegated garrett. I picked up my 221 for 250 usd. But I know they are tough to find as I have only seen it listed for sale once. If anyone is interested I can give the name of the ebay seller I bought it from I believe he may have more.Which turbo have you got?
There is a wastegated version of the stock T25 turbo with a tighter exhaust housing which is much better and can easily be upgraded (60mm compressor wheel and cover) to similar spec as the HE221.
Does anyone have price and availability of the HE221 or HX27?