Direct replacement VGT Turbo for 2.4 Tdci Land Rover. Uprated “hybrid” build with larger compressor wheel to flow greater volume of air.
Standard, fixed geometry turbo design is always a compromise. Engines need a small turbo for fast spool-up and improved throttle response (reduced turbo-lag) but the small compressor size does not allow enough flow for anything beyond mid-range revs. So a larger turbo is required for mid-range and higher revs and increased flow, but this leads to increased lag at the low end.
The VGT – Variable Geometry turbocharger acts like a small turbo initially then alters geometry to increase flow in higher revs, giving an improved spread of power across the rev range.
Our VGT is designed to be a direct replacement for the original requiring no mods to the car and the new design and construction of the compressor and exhaust turbine help to reduce “lag”.
Power is improved throughout the rev range but particularly in the lower and mid-range revs.
Turbo lag is often reduced and compliments any other tuning such as an uprated intercooler.
The kit is supplied complete with all gaskets required to complete the installation.
To get the best from the turbo it is beneficial to use a specific map but improvements in driveability will be seen with any map or even standard tuning (assuming a healthy engine)
The following must be considered prior to installing an after-market turbo charger –
PLEASE NOTE: This price is based on an exchange for your old turbo. You will need to ship this to us in advance, otherwise we offer a surcharge option of £500 (+ VAT if applicable) refunded on receipt of your replacement unit.
The original unit needs to be in good working order so please make sure it is packed well when you ship it to us. If it is not in good working order or it has been damaged in transit then it is unlikely to be accepted and the surcharge will be payable.
An uprated intercooler must be used along with – Fresh oil, filter, feed and drain connections. If the engine has been rebuilt or the turbo has previously failed, at least two complete engine flush processes must be undertaken. Oil pressure must be checked and verified as correct and the original cause of failure ascertained and rectified.
The aftermarket turbo charger must be installed by a professional mechanic.
Non-restrictive intake system – we advise against the use of a raised or nonstandard air intake. Please note – any restriction to the air intake on performance turbos will invalidate warranty. This can include raised air intakes.
Correctly sized exhaust system – either restrictive or too little back pressure can cause problems with uprated turbos and can invalidate warranty.
Please also see our listing for improved flow exhaust manifolds and exhaust components.
Note that the turbo is likely to sound different to standard units
As this is a non-standard turbo, Turbo Technics offer a limited warranty of 3 months. Full terms available on request.
Sebastian Spalloni –
I´m running this turbo with the uprated intercooler but no remap (for the moment), and it performs just as described.No problem running with the standard ECU map
It delivers more power, but the major improvement is noticeable in the lower and mid revolutions, bringing with much consistent acceleration through gearchanges resulting in a smoother ride. No more waiting for the engine to get above 2500 revs to have decent power, you make the gearchange and the power its right there.
If this is done with the standard ECU, I can’t wait to see how it will perform with a custom remap.