The exhaust/Hot side is fine the intake/cold side has one blade with a small 1/8" to 1/4" traingular piece missing and a couple small ripples on two other blades. i would take a picture but it's dark out and way below zero outside.
Thanks for the airflow answer, that is exactly how I thought the air traveled into my intake ports but a friend reminded me that most small 2 gasoline two strokes actually route the air through the crankcase and I needed clarification.
Zero clearance how do you feel about those "ebay" trubo's that we see so often. Is it just not worth taking a chance on them?
The speed that the turbo is turning, and the potential for progressive damage would give me concern to stay away from any kind of cheap turbo, but rather an OEM like Reliabilt which would have some warranty