For performance and reliability an updated turbocharger is one of the best upgrades you can do for your diesel. It can be an easy decision at first to change out your turbocharger for a performance turbo. This is where most encounter their first wall in doing so. The diesel performance world has so many options that it quickly becomes very difficult on choosing what turbo is right for you. You can search the web, ask your buddies, check out forums and by the end of the day, you most likely still will be confused and settle back on buying a stock turbocharger. Don't do it! We're not being cliche' when we say "Let the pro's help" because we really can help make the best decision for your vehicles turbocharger needs. At the same time we're also not trying to sell you the biggest and most bad-ass turbo you can afford when a more refined solution will perform better. Let us explain below.
Most people are looking for an upgraded turbocharger for two basic reasons:
They want better pulling power -and/or- Their stock turbo has failed.
Many people want to go as big as they can, and we can help if that's what you're looking for, but for the most part we've found the majority may only need a simple stage 1 upgrade to give them that extra pulling power and performance they're looking for. You can quickly find yourself having to build around a large turbocharger ~ often to get the same performance you could have gotten from a smaller turbo without the problems or extra costs associated with doing so.
We've been installing upgraded turbos for well over two decades and feel we have enough experience to put our customers into a turbocharger that fits their needs. To do this, and help clear up the confusion, we put together a selection of turbochargers below that are simple, straight forward to install, that may only require a small amount of extra fueling to perform. These turbos are excellent in quality, have been proven to perform, and are designed to run with your emissions intact. Anytime you upgrade to a larger turbo you will have more turbo lag. Turbo lag is the response time it takes for the turbo to spool up. The more turbo lag you have, the more smoke and less drive-ability you will have. We recommend a tuner to help that turbo spool up quicker so you will have less smoke, lower EGT’s, and make the drive more enjoyable. If you don’t have a tuner already and need help on choosing the best one that fits your needs or if you want more options on the turbo’s please feel free to call us.