Continuing to collect data from the Turbo Concepts Stage 1 turbochargers as the tune is being tweaked some more.
The recommended boost I’ve been advised to operate these turbochargers at is an initial rise to 18-20 psi and then taper to 12 psi, aiming to have boost at 15 psi by 5000 rpm.
Unfortunately a boost profile such as that would preclude me from collecting good comparison data to use for evaluating the Turbo Concepts turbo’s against the BW K04’s and other turbochargers that I’ve already evaluated. My plan is to operate with a boost profile closer to that of the BW K04’s, climbing to 22-23 psi and then tapering down to 21-22 psi. Once I’ve been able to collect the data that I need I will look into tuning to the recommended boost profile for these turbo’s.
Here’s some additional data from the Turbo Concepts.
With a trend line now on the chart the general chartacter of these turbo’s, with respect to boost onset, can be seen. The Turbo Concepts Stage 1 turbo is not far off from the BW K04, though all of the data collected thus far has been in cool conditions, whereas most of the other turbochargers were logged under a wider range of ambient temperatures.