This is a very good overview of how to install a manual boost controller. A manual boost controller is an economical way to increase boost pressure. Typically, you have to lift the hood to adjust an MBC, but they are quicker to respond and provide more area under the torque curve. Really, the same instructions[…]
So I’m not sure why I didn’t think to put this link up before, but the other day the guys and I were having a few post race beers and someone asked, “where did you guys learn so much about turbo charging, intercoolers, boost controllers, and such”? Three of us said, “Corky Bell” (apparently the[…]
So this is a starter Manual Boost Controller FAQ, based on questions received so far. We will add to it as time goes on and republish occasionally. Here’s what we have so far: I’ve been told that I can’t use a manual boost controller with my vehicle. Is it true that they don’t work on[…]
Turbochargers: Small Engine Performance Future I came across a pretty good article on the future of turbocharging, by Larry Carley. Lists a lot of the vehicles you can buy with a turbo, in North America and the challenges involved. Worth reading!
This was written as a basic manual boost controller install guide. A starter guide, if you will. A more complete version with detailed illustrations, will be coming in our E-Book. It will work with a Hallman boost controller, a Turbo XS boost controller, or our favorite, the Dawes Devices Hybrid G-Valve. We’ll be showing you[…]
Here are a couple of quick tips and things to consider, when buying a boost controller, that we’ve learned from experience. Decide on whether you want a Manual Boost Controller, or an Electronic Boost Controller. Each has its own advantage, which you can read about in our earlier posts. Pick a style of boost controller.[…]
This is a sequel to our last post, “How the Wastegate Works”. If you didn’t read it, you may want to go back now. So, now that we have the basic operation of the wastegate down, we’ll want to add a boost controller and get some control over the boost. So, what is a boost controller? Read[…]
So, we figured that before we start the boost controller reviews, a little basic info is in order. If you already understand the operation of the wastegate and wastegate actuator, feel free to skip this section. If you are Boosthead Uber-Pro, please chime in on the comments and add your experiences. The more info we[…]