Next candidate – TTE550

Next to be evaluated in my search for the best stock motor turbocharger is The Turbo Engineers TTE 550.

The TTE550 uses a center that is similar in dimensions to the RS6 center, but with a slightly larger compressor wheel and clipped turbine wheel.  This center is then packaged in the RS4 K04 housing.

Picture of TTE 550 Compressor Housing and Wheel
TTE 550 Compressor Housing & Wheel


Picture of TTE 550 Turbine Wheel
TTE 550 Turbine Wheel

At the current currency exchange rate the TTE 500 shows up new with a price tag of $3,184, not including shipping.  My expectations are high for a product that demands such a price premium over some of the alternatives.