The Big Bubba project is a departure from our usual philosophy of striving to fit more performance into increasingly smaller packages. It is true that in some circumstances bigger is indeed better. The Big Bubba project has been designed with those applications in mind.
It’s a well known fact that the factory bypass valves used on the VAG 2.0L turbo engines (like the ones pictured on the left) are prone to leaking and even bursting/cracking over time and when subjected to high boost.
In its standard form, the TSI, FSI and TFSI engines run approximately 9-10psi of boost pressure. While the plastic factory bypass valves are adequate at this level of boost they may still begin to leak after a while. Increase the boost above 10psi and we really start seeing the shortcomings of the factory valves. The piston in the factory unit can stop sealing correctly and with prolonged and or, aggressive usage, the valves have been known to fail.
A small amount of leakage might not have a great effect on performance but as the leak gets bigger it will have a negative impact on the performance of your turbo and eventually lead to the valve’s failure.
When modifying your car you want to extract as much power and performance as your can and achieve maximum efficiency the mods can provide.
That’s why we have designed a two-piece piston with O-ring seals to ensure there is no boost pressure loss. This, coupled with a rugged, billet aluminium body makes the Kompact valve a more reliable, longer lasting and better performing solution.
ABOVE: A two piece piston and a tough, bullet aluminium body can handle up to 30psi of boost pressure.
ABOVE: The O-ring seals prevent boost leakage and ensure the valve copes with the demands of high performance modifications.
ABOVE: All Turbosmart Kompact VAG valves use O-rings on the body and on the piston to avoid boost leaks and provide long and reliable working life-span of the valve.
Based on a 1965 Buick Riviera, this project is intended for the Boneville Land Speed racing in the Classic category.
Powered by a 427ci engine with a GM Performance LSX block and Arias Hemi heads, the car will also feature a forced induction system thanks to Exile Turbo Systems and the boost will be controlled by Turbosmart’s Power-Gate 60 and a pair of Race Port BOVs.
We wish Rick and Nick the best of luck. You can follow the car’s build progress on their Facebook.
When AmericanMuscle.com set out to build the “Ultimate Street Car” they knew it had to go hard, stop hard and handle well. Not surprisingly, they’ve started with a tried and proven, not to mention very popular, Ford Mustang.
Dubbed “Project Blackout”, the 2012 Mustang GT has been fitted with Hellion’s “Eliminator” single turbo kit, featuring Turbosmart external wastegate.
With a Boss 302 intake manifold and Ford Racing 90mm throttle body the car managed to produce 658hp at the rear wheels and laid down a 11.07sec@125mph quarter mile!
Can’t decide between turbo or supercharger? Why not fit both!
This fire-breathing wide-body Camaro is a living proof that you can never have enough power. Performance enhanced by the guys from STS Turbos, it features a rear-mounted STS twin turbo kit plus a supercharger plus a nitrous system, the car puts out 1400hp and puts a great smile on the owner’s face.
Mirrors on the floor show a trick rear-mounted twin turbo setup featuring Turbosmart external wastegates.
Starting with a crate 5.0L Coyote motor, the build started with some simple bolt-ons, plus a Zex nitrous system. In this part of the build, a turbo kit was fitted with Turbosmart Ultra Gate 38 wastegate and a Supersonic BOV.
Here is what MMFF had to say about the setup: “Even in normally aspirated trim, the 5.0L Coyote was an impressive performer. How do you argue with a 5.0L motor that produces over 500 hp and an equally amazing 450 lb-ft of torque? Only after you see the power numbers put down by the turbo motor do those start to look a little anemic. Despite valvespring pressure limiting the available engine speed, the Hellion turbo system improved the power output of the 5.0L Coyote by over 300 hp! Running a rising boost curve that started at 8.6 psi and ended at 14.2 psi, the turbo 5.0L produced peak numbers of 844 hp and 780 lb-ft of torque.”
Mitsubishi Evo Internal Wastegate Actuator (IWG) provides better turbo response and greater sensitivity when managing boost pressures. Designed as a direct bolt-on replacement for the factory part, the Mitsubishi Evo IWG is easy to install and requires no special tools or fabrication. It can’t get any easier!
• Silicone diaphragm with Nomex reinforcement to withstand high temperatures.
• High grade, billet aluminium construction
• Stainless steel rods and connecting clevis for corrosion resistance.
• Locking Collar design cap allows for quick spring changes.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6, 7 and 8.
TS-0601-1102 10 PSI / 0.7 Bar
TS-0601-1142 14 PSI / 1.0 Bar
TS-0601-1182 18 PSI / 1.2 Bar
TS-0601-1222 22 PSI / 1.5 Bar
The kit replaces the stock Evo turbo with an upgraded top-mount PTE unit for significantly more power and better turbo response over the factory unit. The kit features a brand new custom stainless steel turbo manifold developed specifically for the kit and utilizes a Turbosmart Hyper-Gate 45 External Wastegate for boost control.
The kit includes:
MAP Turbo Oil Feed Line with High Flow In-line Filter
Turbosmart Hyper-Gate45 External Wastegate
Custom Stainless Steel Tubular Top Mount Turbo Manifold