How to Optimize the Turbochargers?



A forced induction device that is driven by the turbine is known as a turbocharger or turbo.  These turbochargers are being used in vehicle engines. Therefore, turbo vehicles are those that are fitted with engines that have a device called the turbocharger.  Nowadays most of the vehicle manufacturers use the turbocharger. It is because the turbocharged engine makes the vehicle fuel efficient.  It also generates better performance and horsepower to the car. The turbo upgrades make them even more powerful.

Functioning Of The Turbo Engine

The turbocharger is actually an add-on part of the engine. The power generated by the turbocharger allows even small turbocharged engines to accelerate as fast as the non- turbo powered engine of a large vehicle.  This is because it uses recycled gases from the exhaust to power up the engine.  Additionally, the turbo-powered engines are small. This means that they consume less fuel and deliver high performance. So the turbo engine are designed with two separate engines and one of them can provide turbo power or horsepower and another will boost up the performance of the car.

Upgrading Turbo Power

Having understood the working of the turbo engine you could opt for turbo upgrades depending on what you expect. The turbo repairs can also be the best time to go in for turbo upgrades.

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Turbo Upgrade
Compressor turbo upgrades

  • Fitment of compressor wheel that is large - The larger wheel of the compressor will help improve airflow. Improved airflow means more power.
  • Re-profiled compressor cover-This is done to house the large compressor wheel.
  • Modified Compressor Backplate- When the compressor back plate is modified, it will allow you to fit the compressor wheel that is larger in size.
  • Fitting a larger turbine wheel- Fitting the larger turbine wheel means that it will be able to operate the compressor wheel with better momentum. The increased airflow will increase the horsepower of the engine and it can also reduce back pressure.
  • Housing Re-profiled turbine- It refers to the re-profiling of the housing chamber to fit the turbine wheel that is larger.
  • The cutback of the Turbine wheel- The cutback is done to reduce back pressure and improve performance.
  • Polishing and porting turbine housing- this allows for maximizing gas flow and improving the efficiency.

Turbine Upgrades

  • Fitting a larger turbine wheel- Fitting the larger turbine wheel means that it will be able to operate the compressor wheel with better momentum. The increased airflow will increase the horsepower of the engine and it can also reduce back pressure.
  • Housing Re-profiled turbine- It refers to the re-profiling of the housing chamber to fit the turbine wheel that is larger.
  • The cutback of the Turbine wheel- The cutback is done to reduce back pressure and improve performance.
  • Polishing and porting turbine housing- this allows for maximizing gas flow and improving the efficiency.

Upgrade of Ball Bearings

  • Conversion of Ball-bearing -  The ball bearing should be converted. The conversion is very important for racing vehicles than for on-road vehicles
  • Bronze Ball Bearing Carriers- these ball-bearings could replace the phenolic resin carrier. This will help us in high-temperature environments.
  • Ceramic ball bearings- this could be used in conjunction with the ball bearing ceramic carriers. In this case, you can contact the turbo mechanic and they can easily change the ball bearings according to your turbo power.
  • Ceramic Coating- The ceramic coatings are available in different colors and it plays a role in reducing under bonnet temperatures by 122-degreeFahrenheit. This helps to enhance engine performance and enhances engine reliability.
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Turbo Upgrades

Other Turbo Upgrades

  • Fitting an uprated Actuator- It boosts the pressure to be run within the turbo.
  • Fitting 360-degree thrust bearing- This helps to run your vehicle on high boost.
  • Use of restrictions-  the restrictors can cap airflow and this, in turn, will control the power that the engine can produce
  • Twin seal conversion- This will help reduces oil seepage on cars that have low backpressure exhaust system and for those that have higher than usual crankcase pressure.
The turbo upgrades will help you save fuel and up performance. But the upgrades should follow correct modification and you must consult with the trained car mechanic for more details. 
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