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More and more modern gasoline engines rely on turbocharging to generate more power and at the same time save fuel through a smaller displacement and a reduction in the number of cylinders. As early as 1985, the Swedish car manufacturer Saab put its 2-liter gasoline engine under pressure with the help of a turbocharger and demonstrated the superiority of this concept with two world records for series vehicles on the race track in Talladega, USA. Gradually, the turbo gained acceptance as a supercharger for gasoline engines, and today there are only very few new models with suction gasoline - mostly the weak basic versions of small and compact cars. However, there are also exceptions in the super sports car segment, which still rely on large-displacement naturally aspirated engines, such as Audi, Chevrolet, Lamborghini and the twelve-cylinder from Ferrari.
bigger turbo = more power
But for many tuning fans, having a normal turbocharger in your vehicle is not enough, as it gives them too little power and they crave for more power. There is the possibility of turbocharger optimization, which is described in the lower text section. A series-loader, which is usually slidably mounted, receives a special plain bearing when optimizing by a tuning workshop, which has a special coating with the highest dry-running property, whereby a lack of lubrication is avoided. There are periods in the engine's time and again in which the turbocharger is not yet given the full oil pressure and the bearing is not sufficiently lubricated. This is usually the cause of the hidden and gradually developing damage to the turbocharger over the years.
Forged aluminum compressor wheel
With an optimization The turbocharger installed as standard also has a new, milled compressor wheel, which optimizes the exhaust gas flow and, above all, is lighter. These milled compressor wheels can now be found in every new turbocharger that was designed for motorsport. Normal cast wheels can only be found extremely rarely here. The compressor wheel, milled from forged aluminum, withstands higher power and higher torque, which is why it is ideal for optimizing your turbocharger. The price for a turbocharger optimization is around 350 - 800 euros and usually takes one to three working days. So you can get even more power out of your turbo to tell the community about the performance increase of your vehicle at the next tuning meeting. And if you want to install a completely new turbocharger, then you should ask yourself whether a plain-bearing turbocharger is sufficient for your car or whether you want one ball-bearing turbo should put. PS: You can find even more information in our large turbocharger special!
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