How to Buy a Turbo?


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How to Buy a Turbo describes in detail all the steps you need to take when buying a new turbo for your vehicle. You want to follow all the steps to make sure you get the correct turbo for your vehicle. The presentation will also explain the best way to find a great deal on your turbocharger.

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How to Buy a Turbo?

  1. 1. How to Buy a Turbo? Source: This presentation will go over all the steps you need to take when buying a Turbocharger for your vehicle.
  2. 2. How to Buy a Turbo? • Buying a turbocharger for your car can sometimes be a daunting and confusing task. At, it is our mission to make that task as a easy and painless as possible. This Buyer's Guide is designed to answer any questions you may have during your search for the right turbocharger for your car, and how to buy a turbocharger on our website. Source:
  3. 3. What is a turbocharger? • A turbocharger can significantly boost an engine's horsepower without significantly increasing its weight. It employs a type of forced induction system to compress the air flowing into the engine, which will squeeze more air into an engine cylinder. Source:
  4. 4. What is a turbocharger? • The more air added, the more fuel that can be added, which results in more power from each explosion in each engine cylinder. The typical boost provided by a turbocharger is about 6 to 8 pounds per square inch. Normal atmospheric pressure is at 14.7 psi, so a turbo has the potential to provide 50 percent more power. You can find more information here: What Is A Turbocharger? Source:
  5. 5. Turbocharger Layout Source:
  6. 6. Did your car come with a turbo, stock from factory? Source:
  7. 7. Did your car come with a turbo, stock from factory? Source: • No? We only sell stock replacement turbochargers. If your vehicle did not come with a turbocharger originally installed from factory, then we cannot guarantee fitment on just year, make and model alone. If you’re looking to add on a turbocharger to your non- turbocharged vehicle, then put in the research into what turbo will fit and work. If you’ve already done the research and have a part number ready, then please search by the part number. If you cannot find the part number on our website, please give one of our turbo specialists a call. Again, we cannot guarantee exact fitment since this turbocharger is an add-on versus a stock replacement.
  8. 8. Did your car come with a turbo, stock from factory? Source: • Yes? Great! We carry a wide variety of stock and high performance turbochargers that have been cataloged specifically for your car. Simply enter your year, make and model on our Shop by Vehicle Search on the top left hand corner of the page, and click “Turbochargers” from the parts list.
  9. 9. Finding Your Turbo's OEM Part Number If for any reason you cannot find your turbocharger by searching your vehicle's year, make and model, the best way to find the right turbocharger for your car is by searching by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) part number off your stock turbo. The OEM part number can be found directly on the part itself, usually stamped on a metal tag. You can also call a dealership with your VIN number, and they have the ability to provide you with the OEM part number. You can give one of our turbo specialists a call at 1-888-975-9978 for further assistance on how to buy a turbocharger. Source:
  10. 10. Turbo's OEM Number Locations Source:
  11. 11. Turbo Installation Kits Source: Don't forget to look for the turbocharger installation kit for your vehicle. Kits will include all necessary gaskets and O-rings. Click on the installation kit option and all parts included will be pictured and listed in the product description section. You will get the most bang for your buck with this option. If the kit is available, it is completely customizable with the turbocharger that you want, whether it be a high performance turbo or a turbo. Please give one of our turbocharger sales specialists a call at 1-888- 975-9978 and let them know you would like to customize your turbocharger installation kit, and we will be happy to assist you.
  12. 12. Choosing Your Warranty We carry a FREE 1 year unlimited mileage warranty on all of our products. All turbocharger warranties are eligible for an optional 3 or 10 year extended warranty. Please give us a call at 1-888-975-9978 for extended warranty options. Here is more information on our Easy Warranty. Source:
  13. 13. Shipping Cost and Times We offer FREE Ground Shipping for all orders within the continental U.S. over $50. Ground shipping using UPS can takes between 1-5 business days. Weekends and holidays do not count as business days. Additional shipping fees will apply to customers in Hawaii, Alaska, and other international countries. International orders can take 1-2 weeks depending on location. All in-stock orders will be shipped out the same day if they are placed before 7:30 PM EST. If you need your turbocharger to be shipped faster, we do offer expedited options for customers within the continental U.S. You can select Next Day Air or Two-Day Air as your shipment option during checkout. Please be aware that additional fees will apply. Source:
  14. 14. Frequently Asked Questions 1. My car has a few turbo options based on engine code. Where can I find the engine code to my car? You can call an authorized dealer with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), and they will be able to provide you with your engine code. For some models, you can also access the code right on the engine block. Click here for more information: How To Find Your Engine Code Source:
  15. 15. Frequently Asked Questions 3. How long does it take to install a turbo? Depending on the mechanic's experience, part location, and number of turbos, the installation process can take anywhere between 3 to 6 hours. Source:
  16. 16. Frequently Asked Questions 4. Are turbochargers easy to install? It all comes down to how comfortable you are with working on your car. If you can change your car oil with your eyes closed, installing a turbo may be a fun challenge. If you have no automotive knowledge or experience, we strongly recommend you take this to a certified mechanic to have the part properly installed to ensure a valid warranty. Here are some supplemental installation guidelines for reference: Turbocharger Removal & Installation Guidelines. Source:
  17. 17. Frequently Asked Questions 5. Does the brand turbochargers come with ball bearings or journal bearings? The brand turbochargers will have ball bearings. Source:
  18. 18. Frequently Asked Questions 5. The turbo I want to purchase has a core charge. How do I send back my core? You can use the same box we used to ship you the new turbocharger. Cores must be returned within 90 days from the invoice date to ensure full credit. All cores must be shipped to 6740 Cobra Way, San Diego, CA 92121. Cores must be in rebuildable condition to receive full credit. All good cores will be refunded within two weeks of us receiving the core. Here is more information on Core Returns. Source:
  19. 19. How To Buy a Turbo? The End For more Auto How To Tips visit, If you need to purchase an auto part - Visit - Call 1-888-907-7225 - Or send an email to THANKS Source: