OEM TURBO GUIDE
With so many aftermarket turbos available at the moment, many are buying up large, and forgetting that Japanese car manufacturers actually released some very aggressive turbos on their vehicles from the factory.
We had a chat with the experts at Alltech Diesel and Turbocharger Ltd to find out the real potential of OEM turbochargers. Not only are they readily available, they are usually a lot cheaper and better suited to the power levels and boost response people are aiming for.
The amount of research and development that went into these turbos to make them perform as well as they do, for as long as they do, is astonishing. You are getting OEM reliability, super-quick boost response and very good power gains with these turbos. Why buy a low-quality replica turbo which won’t perform as well, will fail sooner, and requires a heap more custom fabrication?
We decided to take you through our pick of the top OEM turbochargers, the maximum power they’re capable of, and which cars they’re best suited for.