There are many reasons for wanting to upgrade a turbo, from the most common "I need more power and reliability" to "no one else will machine this turbo". If you have an upgrade project you would like to discuss, we would be glad to go over what your options are, and the best way we can help you reach your goals. Turbo upgrade options range from a simple compressor wheel, 360° bearing upgrade, to a fully custom upgrade that requires machining to every component, and everything in between. If you would like to have your turbo upgraded, please pack it well and send it to us with this
rebuild form filled out. Common upgrade options are listed in bold print below. If you do not see a specific upgrade listed that you are looking for, please send us an email or give us a call.
Most of this is covered under our high-performance rebuild information. This would be the most basic upgrade which includes a stepped gap piston ring instead of a standard piston ring, and/or a heavy duty 360° thrust bearing instead of a bronze 270° bearing. These items add durability and longevity to the turbo, and we would recommend this upgrade to anyone who pushes their turbo to the limits, uses extremely high boost, or someone who would just like knowing they had the highest quality, most durable parts installed in their turbo.
We have options that range from stock/drop-in billet compressor wheels to totally customized billet wheels. Customization examples: almost any inducer/exducer measurement, blade design, angle/profiles. All billet wheels we offer are the highest quality available, and come from the same factories as the OE manufacturer's wheels do. Prices will vary based on options chosen.
Turbine wheel upgrades range from drop in wheels with different blade counts to increase flow or decrease spool-up time, to larger wheels that require machining of the turbine housing.
These are not available for every turbo, but in some cases you can swap the compressor housing for a better flowing housing, or for a better or different configuration, as well as turbine housing upgrades to change the AR ratio for faster spool or more top-end power.
The compact designs and configurations of today's modern turbo make it very difficult when needing to machine turbochargers for upgrades. The years of helping our customers overcome these issues has really given us the experience needed to be able to quickly and efficiently take on these challenges to help you reach your goal for more performance, durability, and longevity.
Some machining is simple and straightforward, and can be completed easily, while other machining jobs could require a custom-made jig or fixture. This makes it necessary to first discuss what your needs/goals are, and then would require an inspection of your turbo(s) to be able to tell you what can be done, as well as give you an accurate price quote for the project. If you have a custom turbo project you would like to discuss, send us an email or give us a call to get started. Prices will vary depending on the type of turbo you have, and the upgrade options that are specific to your turbo.