Turbosmart Dual Port Kompact Shortie and IWG for Ford's Fiesta ST
Ford's Fiesta ST is a pretty zippy car straight out of the box thanks to its 1.6 litre, turbocharged EcoBoost engine. Ford's EcoBoost technology engines are designed to deliver power and torque consistent with those of larger displacement, naturally aspirated engines. That’s why Ford is soon expected to offer EcoBoost engine technology in over 90% of its global vehicle line-up. Yes, boost is definitely the way of the future!
Turbosmart Speaks EcoBoost
Turbosmart has been an industry innovator, recognising the future potential of boost since the mid 90's. So, it is no surprise that they are also one of the first to develop a range of performance products for Ford's EcoBoost engines. The latest in that line up are the new Turbosmart Dual Port Kompact Blow-off Valve, and Internal Wastegate Actuator for the Ford Fiesta ST.
Fiesta ST Kompact Shortie Blow-off ValveTurbosmart have designed the Fiesta ST Kompact Shortie Blow-off Valve for those who want extra zip from their EcoBoost engine. Stock blow-off valves like those that come standard with the Fiesta ST often suffer from a range of problems. They are plastic, and they leak, and if you want to up the power (who doesn’t?) they have trouble holding the extra boost. You'll have no such troubles with Turbosmart’s Kompact Shortie Blow-off Valve. The aircraft grade aluminium alloy construction means cracking and leaking even under increased boost levels will never be an issue. The Fiesta ST Shortie gives razor sharp valve response, and a serious increase in performance over stock valves. The Shortie's Dual Port design provides one plumb back port to keep the car's computer happy, and two vent to atmosphere ports for that trademark Turbosmart Blow-off Valve sound we all know and love. Easy to install, the Fiesta ST Shortie is supplied with all the necessary fitting hardware to replace the standard bypass valve.
Fiesta ST Internal Wastegate Actuator
The Turbosmart Internal Wastegate Actuator (IWG-75) for the Fiesta ST has been designed as a stronger, more reliable replacement for the stock "tin can" wastegate actuator. Turbosmart’s focus on performance means boost comes on faster and holds on longer, making for an even zippier Fiesta experience. Welcome to the future!
Silent movies are long-dead in the traditional viewer marketplace, but in the automotive performance aftermarket, sometimes a simple animation speaks volumes without uttering a single word. That’s exactly the case with this video from Mahle Aftermarket, home of Mahle Original turbochargers, components supplied to both the OEMs and aftermarket service facilities. In the video, we get the bare-bones visual description of how a turbocharger system operates. If you’re anything like we are, seeing the components in operation makes it easier to understand how they all work together. The blue particles represent the incoming fresh air, and the red particles the hot, outgoing air. Note how the blue particles turn red after exiting the engine; contrary to internet lore, it is not OK to plumb the turbocharger exit flow right back into the engine. It’s interesting to note the wastegate in the equation. For those who don’t understand how the wastegate operates, once the intake side of the engine sees too much pressure, incoming air is diverted through the wastegate, where the extra pressure opens the spring-loaded valve inside the gate. This allows some of the exhaust flow backed up in the pipe to exit without going through the turbine wheel. This process prevents an overboosting situation and potential engine damage from occurring due to the boost pressure. In other words, it’s simply a turbine bypass, limiting the amount of power that the turbine provides to the compressor wheel. Hopefully this simple animation helps you to get a better handle on “how it works”. Thanks to the Mahle Aftermarket guys for putting it together. For more information about the complete lineup of Mahle Aftermarket items, check out their website.
Turbosmart Smart Port Blow-off Valve for Ford 3.5L Ecoboost F150
Ford knows that boost is the way of the future. Their EcoBoost technology engines are designed to deliver power and torque consistent with those of larger displacement, naturally aspirated engines, while achieving approximately 20% better fuel efficiency and 15% reduced greenhouse emissions than these same engines. That’s why Ford is expected to offer EcoBoost engine technology in over 90% of its global vehicle line-up.
Turbosmart Blow-off Valves
No one knows boost better that Turbosmart, which makes their world first Smart Port BOV for Ford’s 2012+ 3.5L Ecoboost F150 all the more exciting. Stock blow-off valves like those that come standard with the F150 often suffer from a range of problems. The plastic construction can lead to cracking and leaking, and if you want to up the power (who doesn’t?) they can have trouble holding the extra boost. Turbosmart’s Smart Port blow-off valve system provides a remedy to all these issues. The all aircraft grade aluminum alloy construction means cracking and leaking even under increased boost levels will never be an issue, while new Smart Port technologies provide a serious increase in performance over stock valves.
Turbosmart Smart Port Technology
Turbosmart’s new piston manufacturing process utilizes specialized alloys and coatings, which mean a lighter, faster moving piston, for razor sharp valve response. Use of a soft spring in the body of the BOV also helps speed up valve response, and reduces compressor surge. While the spring on the smart trumpet prevents premature venting of boost. These new technologies result in quicker turbo spool-up and better performance on modern drive-by-wire vehicles like the F150. In testing Turbosmart has seen this new valve: • Completely eliminate stalling issues that are sometimes seen in vent to atmosphere applications • Dramatically reduce compressor surge, at both low throttle and engine load conditions • Smoothly integrate with factory computer mapping, without requiring any tuning • Easily handle boost pressures beyond 30PSI.
Part Number - TS-0215-1367 Price - MSRP $348.40
Treadstone Hi-Flo Fuel FilterBurn lean and clean with our Hi-flo, 10-micron, fabric replaceable element, fuel filter with a pressure drop less than 1 PSI and flow of 2,000 lb/hr it’s just a small investment in properly protecting what matters most. Made for 200-3,000 HP applications and easy to install, uninstall and clean. A Treadstone fuel filter is all the difference between making your engine run great and flawless.
- CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum.
- High-flow, 10-micron fabric (fine) replaceable element.
- Flows 2,000 lb/hr with a pressure drop of less than 1 PSI.
- Fittings available to adapt these filters to AN-10, -08 and -06 line sizes.
- Kit comes with two AN fittings (of your selection) and two clamps.
- Each piece can be bought separately
Why 0.5-Liter Cylinders Will Soon Dominate Automotive-Engine DesignA decade or so ago, a team of German university scientists settled on 500 cubic centimeters as the ideal per-cylinder displacement for internal-combustion engines. A 500-cc cylinder with a stroke length larger than its bore diameter, these forgotten pioneers concluded, benefits the combustion process by minimizing the engine’s internal surface-to-volume ratio as the piston nears top dead center. Seeking to optimize power and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions, the three local powerhouses—BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen Group—promptly joined the 500 club with boosted, direct-injected, long-stroke engines. Fiat Chrysler, Jaguar Land Rover, and Volvo are also applying for membership. Additional brands will surely follow, in part because 500-cc-displacement intervals align nicely with existing global taxation statutes. While hybrids and electrics will assist the move to better mileage with lower emissions, updated versions of Nikolaus Otto’s 139-year-old engine—many with 500-cc cylinders—will continue to do the heavy lifting. Thus far, BMW is the most enthusiastic proponent of the 500-cc cylinder, with half-liter-based three-, four-, and six-pot gas and diesel engines either in production or about to be introduced. BMW’s newest family of TwinPower Turbo gas engines, which launched in the 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop, shares its 82-mm (3.23-inch) bore and 94.6-mm (3.72-inch) stroke dimensions, plus direct fuel injection, variable intake- and exhaust-valve timing, and variable intake-valve lift systems. This modular approach enables 60-percent commonality of the component parts across three gas engines and 30 to 40 percent with the corresponding two diesel engines. It’s not just the 500-cc displacement that matters, but also the dimensions that yield such volume. While a cylinder with a smaller bore than stroke (a so-called under-square design) contradicts the classic approach to maximum power at stratospheric rpm [see “Different Strokes”], there are compelling reasons for this move. A small bore shortens the flame travel needed to consume the fuel-air mix and diminishes quenching of the flame at the bore’s periphery. With smaller piston crowns and a more compact combustion chamber, there’s less heat lost to the cooling system. Smaller bores trade shorter overall block length for a modest increase in height, handy for jamming potent engines into tight confines. One hardship enthusiasts must bear is slightly lower redlines. In exchange, we get better mileage (when we can resist the urge to pin the throttle) and enhanced flexibility attributable to the broader spread between torque and power peaks. Considering the global statutes in place mandating higher efficiency, we’re happy that Otto’s engine has more life left in it. Different Strokes Here’s a look at two different approaches to making power. Mercedes-Benz’s 6.2-liter AMG V-8 is the last gasp of the old way, but it’s unlikely to survive until 2025. Its replacement is the twin-turbo 4.0-liter new-wave V-8 spreading throughout AMG’s lineup. Credit: January 27, 2015 at 10:26 am by Don Sherman
Cobra Head 90 Degree Silicone CouplerThe Cobra Head Coupler is used in low clearance applications that require a tight 90 degree turn without sacrificing too much flow. Our Cobra Head Silicone Couplers are commonly used with our intake manifolds when the throttle body is on the passenger side. Our Cobra Head Couplers have the traditional sturdy and durable Treadstone Performance quality and can be used on the pressure side of your turbo setup, as well as the intake side.
Treadstone Engineering Water to Air Intercooler CoreWater to Air Intercooler exchanges heat between water and air: water is pumped through the intercooler and the heat from your charge pipe transfers through the water. You can set this up anywhere as long as water is plumbed into it. These cores are very efficient and can be enhanced by adding ice and/or other chemicals to produce cooler temps for a short amount of time. This water to air core can be installed anywhere along the charge piping route. The build requires;
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