What Is a Turbocharger?

Unlike variable geometry turbos (VGTs) on the market, the Switchblade has only one extra moving part, which is the vane.
We can make an electronic version, but we believe the pneumatically controlled version performs just as well without an electronic version's added expense and hardware failures.
Yes, we can make the Switchblade for any internal combustion engine produced, from motorcycles to heavy duty construction equipment. The principle is the same.

How Does a Turbo Work?

A fixed geometry turbos operation is governed by the size of the turbine housing, and small or large has different power ranges where they are effective. The vane in the Switchblade makes it take off like a small A/R turbine housing, and then opens at a preset boost pressure, making it perform like a big turbine housing. Giving you the best of both worlds, quick spool up on takeoff, and great power on the top end.
  • The number one reason is because of boost leaks in your piping connections or in the aftercooler.
  • The second reason is because of exhaust leaks ahead of the turbo.
  • The third reason is insufficient fuel being supplied to the engine.
  • Fourth would be foreign object damage to the wheels in the turbo.
  • The Fifth would be from insufficient oil supply to the turbo.

What about Fuel Efficiency?

The Switchblade turbo consistently improves fuel mileage by producing less smoke during takeoff and by more efficiently burning fuel.

How do I Install my Turbo?

The Switchblade turbo is controlled by its own boost pressure, opening and closing the vane when appropriate. No external controls are needed.