When you make the leap to bigger turbocharger, the questions are many, choose a shop wisely. It will impact how your car drives and lasts.
We match every turbo to 3 factors: Driving style, reliability / street-ability, and budget. 4, 6, 8 cylinder motors, Gas & Diesel all require a very specific process to match the right turbo.
Turbos are nothing new, but turbo technology is consistently progressing. The latest technology is variable vane or geometry turbos for gasoline engines. These turbos have gas directing vanes that can move to adjust how the exhaust gases flow through the turbo.
As the vanes move, the A/R of the turbine housing changes, increasing spool or top end power. It's like having all the different A/R turbine housings in one. Unfortunately, there are only a few of these turbos on the market and most of them are OEM fitment for a Porsche. Because of this, we don't see too many variable vane turbos in aftermarket applications.
Another turbo technology related to the exhaust housing is TwinScroll Turbos.