Nerd’s Eye View: SEMA 2013 – Part II

Nerd’s Eye View: SEMA 2013 – Part II

by Khiem Dinh

Khiem Dinh is an engineer for Honeywell Turbo Technologies at the time of this writing.  All statements and opinions expressed by Khiem Dinh are solely those of Khiem Dinh and not reflective of Honeywell Turbo Technologies.

Ricky Bobby said, “I wanna go fast!” So he got himself a fast car. Brian O’Conner started off with a slow car. So he said, “I need one of these. One of the big ones. Actually, let’s make it two”. Here in Part II, we’re going to look at some of the parts used to make a car go faster.

The V8 in the Mustang Boss 302 is no slouch. But adding a pair of big ones makes it a lot more fun! Motiva Performance released the Armageddon twin turbo kit for the Boss 302 based on a pair of Garrett by Honeywell GT30-35 frame size turbos. If you’re only looking for a moderate 1200hp, the base GT3076R turbos will do the job. Do you feel the need, the need for speed? Maybe step up to a pair of GTX3582Rs for over 1500hp. Even Maverick and Goose would have a hard time chasing you down.

The turbos are hung off 14 gauge 304 stainless steel, TIG welded manifolds from Kooks Headers and Exhaust. Notice the good placement of the TiAL wastegate allowing for optimal boost control.

Turbo Boss 302

The wastegate dump tube is very nicely merged at a shallow angle into the downpipe. Also, it has an exhaust bellow (the accordion looking thing) to allow for thermal expansion and contraction along with vibrations. If there were no exhaust bellow there, you can bet a crack would form at one of the weld joints.

turbo boss 302

The booth model was rocking a set of GTX3076R turbos. TiAL BOVs are used along with the wastegates. Vibrant couplers and T-bolts connect all the piping. If you want a good performing and reliable turbo kit, you better use high quality components. Motiva Performance has done their homework in parts selection here and created a monster of a kit.

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