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"TUFF-TURBO “ OPTION

(STANDARD ON 68-1 AND “T” SERIES TURBOCHARGERS)

Durability can be enhanced greatly by ordering the “TUFF-TURBO” option for your new turbocharger. The “TUFF-TURBO” option is available for all T4 series, 60-1, and 62-1 turbochargers. This TURBONETICS exclusive option utilizes O, P, or Q trim turbine wheel shafts, and the “stagger gap” piston ring. Specially developed for competition applications, the “TUFF TURBO” option includes the “big shaft” with a larger bearing structure, larger thrust bearing and a left-handed nut. The “big shaft” virtually eliminates the destructive shaft motion normally associated with high boost. The “TUFF-TURBO” option is available with dynamic seal only.

PN 10570 "TUFF-TURBO" option - add to price of standard turbo or CHRA Call
NOTE: SEE PRICE LIST FOR COMPLETE “TUFF-TURBO” PARTS LIST.


THE “Q” TRIM TURBINE WHEEL SHAFT ASSEMBLY

Turbine Wheel Shaft Assembly Recognizing the need for a higher flow capacity turbine to match the capabilities of the 68-1 and the “T” Series compressor wheels, TURBONETICS has developed the “Q” trim. Incorporating all of the features of the “Tuff-Turbo” option, the “Q” trim represents the largest diameter turbine wheel that can be mated to a properly machined TO4B turbine housing. The result is a 12-15% increase in choke-flow limitation which significantly reduces turbine backpressure.

PN 10573 “Q” trim option (add to price of “Tuff Turbo CHRA) Call
PN 10577 “Q” trim option (add to price of “Tuff Turbo Turbocharger) Call
PN 20366 “Q” trim “Big Shaft” Turbine Wheel Assembly Call
PN 20349 “Q” trim heat shroud (must be used with above) Call

TURBONETICS offers a full line of turbine housings precision machined to accept the “Q” trim wheel.



“STAGGER GAP” PISTON RINGS - a TURBONETICS exclusive !

Stagger Gap Turbine Rings TURBINE-END PISTON RING OIL LEAKAGE HAS PLAGUED THE TURBOCHARGER INDUSTRY SINCE “DAY ONE”. CONVENTIONAL PISTON RINGS UTILIZE A STANDARD RING-GAP CONFIGURATION (SEE SKETCH) FOR EASE OF MANUFACTURE AND INSTALLATlON - SUCH RINGS, BY DESIGN, LEAVE AN OPEN PATH THROUGH THE EX-POSED GAP FOR ANY OIL REACHING THE GAP TO PASS INTO THE TURBINE SECTION - RESULT? - SMOKE, RAW OIL LEAKAGE, OIL CONSUMPTION, MESSY OIL TRACKS, ETC.. THESE PROBLEMS ARE FURTHER AGGRAVATED BY TURBO INSTALLATIONS WITH MARGINAL OIL DRAIN PROVISIONS, HIGH TURBO LUBE OIL FLOW, LOW OIL VISCOSITY/HIGH OIL TEMPERATURES AND LOW-MOUNTED TURBOCHARGERS.

THE NEW UNIQUE TURBONETlCS “STAGGER-GAP” PISTON RlNGS MINIMIZES THESE CONCERNS BY OFFERING A CLOSED GAP PATH TO ANY OIL ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE FROM THE BEARlNG HOUSING. THIS SIMPLE BUT EFFECTlVE DESIGN IS ACCOMPLISHED BY A STEPPED-END CUT INSTEAD OF THE CONVENTIONAL THROUGH-CUT UTILIZED BY STOCK RlNG MANUFACTURERS. NORMAL PRESSURE DIFFERENTlAL BETWEEN THE BEARING HOUSING AND THE TURBlNE SECTION FORCE THE OPPOSING FACES OF THE “STAGGER-GAP” RING TOGETHER, THEREBY ELIMINATING THE OPEN PATH NORMALLY ENCOUNTERED.

“ STAGGER GAP “ RINGS ARE STANDARD IN ALL TURBONETICS PERFORMANCE TURBOCHARGERS AND ARE FULLY INTERCHANGEABLE WITH STANDARD FACTORY RINGS FOR ALL T2, T25, T28, T3, AND T4 PRODUCTION TURBOCHARGERS.

PN 20440 “STAGGER GAP” TURBINE END PISTON RING FOR T3, T4 AND “TUFF TURBO” Call
PN 20479 “STAGGER GAP” TURBINE END PISTON RING FOR T2, T25 AND T28 Call

Updated on February 15, 2008