Have you ever tried to run an accessory like a boost gauge, and found your car lacked a suitable boost or vacuum source to tap into? With many modern turbocharged cars doing away with traditional vacuum-operated components and rubber hoses and moving towards more complicated solenoid-controlled systems and hard metal lines, it can be impossible to access a vacuum reference source on many late-model vehicles. This means you’re denied the use of any accessories that rely on this, like boost gauges and blow-off valves – accessories which can be highly beneficial for the performance of a turbocharged car.
Turbosmart has developed a solution for a number of popular models that allows access to a reliable boost reference, without compromising the operation of the car’s standard sensors and control systems, and without using any destructive methods, such as tapping into the manifold. Turbosmart’s Boost Reference Adapters (BRAs) are precision-machined out of billet aluminum, ensuring an excellent fit, zero leaks and complete compatibility with the vehicle’s standard MAP sensor.
The two ports allow users to run a wide variety of accessories such as boost gauges and blow-off valves, with the responsiveness, versatility and reliability that a traditional vacuum-operated system offers – all in a simple plug-and-play system that keeps all the standard components in tact.
Part Numbers and Pricing:
TS-0720-1002 – VW Mk5& Mk6 Golf GTI/R | For pricing and more info, click here.
TS-0720-1003 – Ford Fiesta ST/EcoBoost | For pricing and more info, click here.
TS-0720-1004 – Ford Mustang EcoBoost | For pricing and more info, click here.
TS-0720-1005 – Ford F150 3.5 EcoBoost | For pricing and more info, click here.
This is only the start of Turbosmart’s ever expanding model-specific Boost Reference Adapter range. BRAs for the Mini Cooper S (R56) and VW Golf Mk7 GTI/R will be available soon, so stay tuned.