Turbo tuning
What is a turbo : Turbo tuning : Internals : History : Design : ECU : Mods : Wastegate BOVs


More cars have turbo's fitted as standard and we will look at the best ways of tuning them.

There are phenomenal power gains available to turbo charged cars with engines of all sizes.

For a more comprehensive look at car tuning see our sister site www.torquecars.com

Welcome to TorqueTurbo

The new online resource aimed at the owner of Turbo charged vehicles of all shapes and sizes and we will also include supercharges as well. Forced induction tuntion is a bit of a mouthful so we went with the name Torqueturbo where all we will do is talk about turbo chargers.

One of the best ways for a manufacturer to get more power from a car is to add a turbo charger which increases the power output in an efficient way allowing a turbo charged engine to produce as much power as a larger Naturally aspirated engine but return better fuel consumption. More cars are being produced with Turbo chargers than ever before and the scope for tuning them for much higher power levels is relatively easy.

First a quick overview on what a turbo is, what it does and how it works.

A turbo is a turbine driven by exhaust gasses that force another fresh air into the engine at a faster rate and substantially increases the efficiency of the engine.

We will take an indepth look at turbos and see what the best way of tuning them is.

Diesel turbos are very similar in their nature and design as petrol turbos but it is worth noting that diesel engines cause the fuel to burn under pressure by self ignition wheras petrol engines require a spark. The turbo diesel greatly increases the efficiency of the burn and allows better control over the combustion cycle. A diesel engine will not run anywhere near as hot as a petrol engine and because diesel is slow burning it will not have as wide a rev range as a petrol engine. The deisel engine produces lots of low down torque and generally feels much more powerful than a petrol engine of similar size.