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    BEHOLD Armin, the bringer of bad news...Deadbolt Turbo is no more

    Well, unfortunately no press release or anything for this announcement...just that Deadbolt went a little AWOL for awhile (for both their retail and wholesale customers) and now the latest news is that Deadbolt has closed its doors and has no plans to re-open No matter what anyone's experience has been with Deadbolt (mine has been quite good), this is quite a blow to the industry and Subarus in particular, with one less line of turbo choices available
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    That sux. I just bought a new turbo from them a few months ago, those guys were great. I hope they can get it back together.
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    This is bad.

    What is going to happen to their "Free Rebuilds For Life" warranty?
    FREE REBUILDS

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    That's not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post
    This is bad.

    What is going to happen to their "Free Rebuilds For Life" warranty?
    FREE REBUILDS
    That's a really tough question, that I don't even think the folks at Deadbolt have an answer for at this time. I doubt there's any provision for the company going under in the Free Rebuilds for Life warranty. The sad thing is that I'm sure someone 5 years from now will eventually want to take legal action to get the folks at the former Deadbolt to get their turbo rebuilt. Maybe I'm just a little cynical, but it really wouldn't surprise me.
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    so is it still possible to buy a deadbolt turbo at this point? Even without the free rebuilds for life etc etc ish? They seem liek very good quality turbos and I've heard of less problems with them as opposed to IHI or some other manufacturer.....

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    Now this one stinks. The magazine things really didn't impact me, but Deadbolt has been around for a while, and had a quality product/service, by most reports.

    I was actually looking into one of their turbos for when I ever get around to an upgrade.
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    Dammnit!! I had dealings with Deadbolt and they were just good peeps. They were gonna be my vendor for my upgrade as well.

    OT: Armin I hope one day I don't tune in here to a headline that states: "Behold Armin the Great brings the worst news of all....RIP W1 "
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    Looks like they meant to put something on their website. It contains this without any details.



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    well as far as im concerned, the lack of information about closing means to me that they're not closing, and maybe its worth purchasing a turbo now before they do go under, if they do? How's the longevity of their turbos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Now this one stinks. The magazine things really didn't impact me, but Deadbolt has been around for a while, and had a quality product/service, by most reports.

    I was actually looking into one of their turbos for when I ever get around to an upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subierex04 View Post
    so is it still possible to buy a deadbolt turbo at this point? Even without the free rebuilds for life etc etc ish? They seem liek very good quality turbos and I've heard of less problems with them as opposed to IHI or some other manufacturer.....
    Honestly, people on other forums have been having a hard time getting a hold of anyone at Deadbolt, so if I were in your shoes...I'd try to find a place that happens to have a Deadbolt turbo in stock rather than going directly through them.

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    OT: Armin I hope one day I don't tune in here to a headline that states: "Behold Armin the Great brings the worst news of all....RIP W1 "
    I sincerely hope that day never comes either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdugo View Post
    I sincerely hope that day never comes either
    If it does, and you post it on here.....I swear to (insert deity here) I am gonna fax you a turd, or E-kick you in the nuts....I'm already depressed enough.
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    Wow, that one is rough. Definitely goes to show, people don't have the play money they used to.
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