Always envied the guys at the tracks that would zoom you by? Getting a little power under your BMW is as easy as installing a turbo charger for your ride. The aftermarket turbo kits are popular mods for those looking to unleash the true capabilities of their BMWs.
What are turbochargers and why do I want it?
Turbochargers are widely considered the ideal way to obtaining extra horsepower due to their high performance and relative lightness. All aftermarket turbos work under the premise of injecting increased amounts of compressed air to the engine. This allows for a more potent combustion when the fuel is ignited. By installing a turbocharger, the average increase in performance that one can expect from installation can be anywhere between 30 to 40 percent improvement.
Components and Installation Process
Turbo systems are comprised of three components: an air turbine, an air compressor, and a center housing/hub rotating assembly (CHRA). The air turbine gathers the exhaust provided by the vehicle which in turn powers the air compressor. The compressed air then is sent to the engine via the CHRA. Depending on the turbokit you obtain there may be additional feature or work involved with the kit.
Small Package Big Power
The ultimate appeal of the turbocharger kits lie in the relative small size and lightness that can produce a significant boost in your BMW’s performance. With abundance of aftermarket turbos available, everyone can be sure to locate a turbocharger that would bring their rides to the next performance level and zoom past others on the raceways.