Turbo Upgrades

If your Turbocharger needs to be repaired why not have it upgraded at the same time? Turbo Upgrades ensure increased reliability and performance

Everyone likes a little more Power. Here at Turboforce we are all about Power and providing it in the best possible way. When it comes to Upgrades, we know what we are talking about, with countless years of experience, we can upgrade almost every single Turbocharger. Be it Diesel or Petrol, a passenger vehicle, truck, bakkie, SUV, cruiser, bike, train, boat, you name it and we do it.

If you are thinking of having your Turbocharger repaired why not have it upgraded at the same time? Upgrades ensure increased reliability and performance.

Our Upgrades include the following:

  • Compressor Upgrades:
    • -Compressor Housing Modification Larger Compressor wheel
    • Fitment of 360d Thrust Bearing (Where applicable)
    • Fitment of an Upgraded actuator (Where applicable)
    • Modifying the back plates
    • Turbine Housing Upgrades

Larger Turbine Wheel (Where applicable) Ported shroud conversion (Where applicable) Turbine wheel cutback

There are a few more added modifications that can be done (on request), but will not be mentioned here, for information’s sake they are:

  • Ball bearing conversion (From journal to ball bearing)
  • Porting and Polishing Turbine Housing
  • Bronze Ball bearing carriers
  • Staggered gap piston rings
  • Ceramic coatings
  • Air flow Restrictors

Some Companies refer to Upgrades as Hybrids. In a way, it is a Hybrid because the same size (The space it occupies) Turbocharger can now be modified with increased durability and performance, hence the name Hybrid.
Although not to be confused with the new electric Turbochargers

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What is a turbo?

A turbocharger is basically a pump driven by the exhaust gases passing out of the exhaust manifold . The unit consists of a wheel with vanes – the turbine – that fits inside a housing in the exhaust system . From this turbine a short central drive shaft runs to a similar vaned wheel called the compressor that feeds into the engine’s air intake.

When the exhaust gases flow

from the engine, they spin the turbine, which in turn spins the drive shaft to turn the compressor. So, when the engine is running, the exhaust gases drive the turbine which makes the compressor pump air into the engine.

A fixed amount of fuel is automatically sucked in with the air if the engine has a carburettor. If the engine has fuel injection , the computer control unit is programmed to suit the boost pressures.

The faster the engine is running, or the larger the throttle opening or both, the faster the turbocharger will spin. The faster the turbo spins, the more pressure, or boost it develops and the more air it forces into the engine to create more power.


When the accelerator is depressed to feed in more fuel and air, the engine speed increases. This results in a greater exhaust flow which spins the turbine wheel faster. The turbine drives the compressor which compresses the air passing through its housing and sucks in more. It forces the pressurized air into the inlet tract.