Turbocharger Testing

Compilation of all tests we do with turbochargers

Jan 012013
 
Vortech SC Kit on BRZ w/PERRIN Custom Tune

In the first installment of The Vortech Supercharger kit blog post, we covered the basics on the kit, but left you hanging with an initial tune that showed great potential for horsepower. Vortech has put the finishing touches on the kit and we have solidified the final tune!  In this installment, I will go over the kit in more detail and even hint at what the future has to hold!   Recap on why we are Supercharging the FA20 engine […Continue Reading…]

Nov 012012
 
Vortech BRZ/FR-S Supercharger Kit on the PERRIN BRZ!

This is going to be a running blog page setup to show off the new Vortech Supercharger Kit for the BRZ and FR-S. We were one of the lucky few to get our hands on this kit to do some final fit and finish testing and of course dynoing! You can also discuss this HERE on FT86Club. Most people first caught wind of the Vortech kit after seeing this add they released a while back. But a couple months prior […Continue Reading…]

Aug 112011
 
EFR6758.....Stock STI turbo killer

Can a turbo exist that is as responsive as the stock turbo, but make more power?  Can a turbo like this make 400WHP ore more? CRV/BOV Testing During my dyno time i spent about 15 runs testing the Bov. I tested the stock cap, all the springs, and our own BOV along with 1 run of no BOV. I spent a lot of time looking over the data and comparing my data channel i made called turbo rate of change. […Continue Reading…]

May 112011
 
ALTA Billet 56 Turbo Upgrade

  Until now, there have have not been many options for upgraded turbos. The newest and best option for a turbo upgrade is the new ALTA Billet 56 MCS Turbo. This has the benefits of the stock turbo in that it bolts on with no additional parts or modifications to parts. It makes more HP than the JCW turbo (roughly 15% more), the responsiveness is very similar to the JCW turbo, while costing only slightly more. The question is “Is […Continue Reading…]

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Mar 222011
 
Borg Warner EFR7670 Turbo Exposed and Tuned Part 2

I know, its been a while since i posted, but there was tons to compile and just not enough time in the day to complete this. Anyway here you go! I will repsond to some of the customer posts in just a few! The Build and the Results Installing the EFR, or should i say building a turbo kit surrounding this turbo wasn’t too hard, it just took some time and planning. I spent alot of time placing the turbo […Continue Reading…]

Feb 102011
 
Borg Warner EFR7670 Turbo Exposed and Tuned Part 1

EFR7670 Like a lot of guys out there, we have been waiting for an EFR to play with for a long time! Someone took this picture of me about a month ago waiting. Ok not really it was from today, but it sure feels like i have been waiting forever. I know there is no proven power yet, but very very soon. Maybe Nasioc can make a new Turbo section for things like this… Like the GTX thread i started […Continue Reading…]

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Jan 052011
 
Garrett GTX Turbo Comparo Part 2

Update 1/05/11 Dyno Results This is what you have all been waiting for! Finally the “Proven Power” side of things. But first a few questions surrounding the GTX3076R and other GTX turbos. The Question, “Is the GTX turbo Laggier then the GT turbo?” Answer, “NO” The Question, “Is the GTX turbo going to make more power?” Answer, “YES” The Question, “Is the GTX turbo better?” Answer, “See above answers” The Question, “Is the GTX worth the extra money?” Answer, “YES” […Continue Reading…]

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Dec 202010
 
Garrett GTX Turbo Comparo Part 1

I am sure everyone has seen the new info about the new Garrett GTX turbos and maybe seen the generic pics Garrett supplied to the media, but here are some up close and personal pics! Sorry for the somewhat less professional pics taken on my desk, but i was so excited when they showed up that i didn’t want to wait! Pictured above is the GT3071R, GT3076R, GTX3076R, GT3582R and GTX3582R. Its easy to see the billet wheels from this […Continue Reading…]

Jul 012008
 
R56 GT2560R Dyno Test and Tune!

Finally we have the tools to tune it, and finally we can install the kit on the car and make some power!  With our kit we have the ability to throw on 4 main turbos. The Garrett GT2554R GT2560R, a GT2854R and GT2860R.  There is even a crazy GT2871R, which is good to 450 engine HP, but we won€™t be using that for a little while. We are starting out with the Gt2560R turbo because we feel this is the […Continue Reading…]

Jun 252008
 
Project 15K, final test & tune 300WHP

Project 15K started life as a $10K 2002 WRX we purchased to show people how you can get great power from the older 2.0L cars.  The project car was purchased with a lot of miles, but also a few mods already done.  The Blaze yellow WRX had a catback exhaust, catless downpipe, huge diameter uppipe (huge is not a good thing) Version 1 AccessPORT, lowering springs and not to mention a sweet grounding system using  8 gauge near solid core […Continue Reading…]