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About Us

Providing Expert & Honest Service For Over 40 Years

Switchblade Turbochargers, founded by Jim Blaylock and based in Baxter Springs, Kansas, holds a prominent position as a specialized turbocharger manufacturing shop with a rich history dating back to 1980. We boast an impressive 100 years of collective experience in remanufacturing and producing turbo systems for various makes and models, including Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Komatsu, John Deere, and many others.

When it comes to remanufactured products, Switchblade Turbochargers follow a meticulous process. Each item is carefully disassembled, thoroughly cleaned, and subjected to a rigorous inspection to detect any signs of damage. Any components that fail to meet stringent factory specifications are promptly repaired or replaced, ensuring top-notch quality and performance.

By adhering to the original factory specifications, Switchblade Turbochargers ensures that every remanufactured turbo we produce maintains the same level of excellence as its brand-new counterpart. This dedication to precision and consistency is further backed by our comprehensive warranty covering material and workmanship defects and guarantees customer satisfaction.

Whether you're seeking a reliable replacement turbocharger or looking to optimize your vehicle's performance, Switchblade Turbochargers stands ready to deliver exceptional turbo systems that meet your needs with unparalleled expertise and commitment to excellence.

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Real world reviews.


“In December 2014, Jim Blaylock’s crew @ Blaylock Turbo converted our truck with a C15 Acert Cat engine to their Big Daddy Switchblade turbo.

The first thing we noticed was a more boost and quicker boost. The Switchblade spools up like a turbo half the size; then the single vane opens up to a large turbo size.

With the Switchblade turbo, I no longer have to down-shift on the same grades I had to drop two or three gears on previously.”

Steve Green

“I first met Jim Blaylock about 18 years ago via print (remember that?) advertising, and I have been a dedicated Switchblade Turbo user and proponent ever since. ”

Jeff Anderson

“I installed a Switchblade® on my 3406B CAT Engine and now I'm getting 5.9 mpg compared to 4.1”

Otto Hildebrandt