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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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:16 AM
Good look at some of the cool stuff at SEMA that I missed. With all that Garrett coverage, you should look into getting a job at that place ;-)
Any chance a drift car will run that Merc engine in the future? :)
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:55 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah that DOHC L28 head is soooooo hot, is it the actual TC24B1 or some other variant and did they by chance mention it's availability/price? Last I heard they were somewhere around 10/20k =-/
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 8:41 AM
You know the saying.... if you have to ask how much it costs... The OS Giken guy said is was pretty $$$ as everything in and including the head was custom designed by them. But they are making them again. It really is a piece of art!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 9:11 AM
I can't wait to see the specs on the new EFR housings. Did they have anything saying when they would be for sale?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:43 PM
Is that a quad exhaust on that mustang? I hope it makes some serious power as everyone in the world is going to be making ricer comments on that setup.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:26 PM
Thats the side pipe setup that come stock on a boss mustang. I bought it for 150 from someone who removed it from his boss when I had a 2012 5.0. Was way too quiet..I think the pipes are only 1.5 or 2.0 inches.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 4:38 AM
Are we soon going to be speaking of Honeywell turbos and not Garretts?
Thursday, November 28, 2013 1:02 PM
Honeywell Turbo is used for the OEM stuff now whereas Garrett by Honeywell is used for aftermarket performance stuff.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 6:16 PM
Honeywell is for thermostats, actuators and building controls. Not turbos :)
Thursday, November 28, 2013 9:48 PM
Honeywell actually is a HUGE corporation. All the freon used in air conditioners? Honeywell. Honeywell Turbo is actually the smallest of the four divisions: Aerospace, Automated and Controls Systems, Performance Materials (I think that's what it's called) and Transportation (which includes the Turbo group). The Materials group does all random stuff from coatings on solar panels to make them more efficient to ballistics materials used for tank armor and bullet proof vests. There's actually some really cool geeky turbo info on the Honeywell Turbo website: http://turbo.honeywell.com/ The Dual Boost Twin Flow turbo is something else...

Anyways... yeah, the naming of products now is Honeywell Turbo for OEM stuff and Garrett by Honeywell for aftermarket because everyone knows the Garrett name. The castings on the OEM stuff say Honeywell now like on the new 2015 Subaru WRX turbo.
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