PRI 2017: Turbosmart Introduces New Gen-V Wastegate

turboTurbocharging has proven itself to be a great way to add power to almost any engine. From the beginning, the name Turbosmart was synonymous with innovation. For more than 20 years, Turbosmart has been delivering many advanced technologies to enthusiasts.

“The Gen-V wastegate is literally, a clean-sheet-of-paper, next-level redesign of our existing wastegate,” said Marty Staggs. “They’re lighter weight, have more flow, more heat handling capability, and more features.”

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Everything has been revamped, the only thing that is the same as the previous design, is the flange size. Those changes include a one-hand, removable V-band clamp, making them easier to work with in compact areas. The ports have also been up-sized from 1/16-inch NPT to 1/8-inch. This allows the use of push lock fittings and hoses to be used with the gates.

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The big change is the actuator’s positioning capability – it’s infinitely variable. You can even position the actuator’s upper and lower independently of one another. These new wastegates are a direct-fit upgrade to all fourth-gen Turbosmart wastegates, and come with a range of springs.

The wastegate’s range can be changed in 2psi increments, all the way up to 32psi. The diaphragm design offers linear travel, regardless of the spring used, pressure and valve position, all while improving response.

They are also available in Motorsport and Gas-only versions for those requiring specific applications. “We want to continue to push the boundaries of technology and performance further,” Staggs said. “Racers told us where we needed to improve, and we just want to continue to progress, and we feel like we’ve done that here.”

To find out more about the gen-V wastegate from Turbosmart, check out the company website.

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