TEC Turbocharger Upgrade
The highest horsepower output we were able to extract from the factory turbocharger was 240 horsepower at 20 pounds of boost. Due to the small compressor wheel on the factory turbo its top-end power was limited. We called upon Turbo Engineering Corporation (TEC) for one of the company's factory turbo upgrades. By using a CNC lathe the factory compressor housing is carved out to accommodate a larger compressor blade. In our case a T04E 54-trim compressor wheel. Along with the new compressor wheel TEC rebuilds the turbo with new bearings and seals. TEC also high-speed balances each part of the rotating mass before having the entire unit component balanced on its high-speed VSR balancer. This ensures longevity and unmatched performance.

With the turbocharger reinstalled onto Project MR-2 it was back on the dyno. The MR-2 spun the rollers of the Dynojet to a tune of 235 horsepower at 14 pounds of boost. Quite impressive considering it is now running six pounds less boost and it makes nearly as much horsepower as it did at 20 pounds.

What's next for Project MR-2 you ask? We will be installing A'PEXi AVC Type-R boost controller and retuning the Toyota for 20 psi of boost as well as building a race engine for the MR-2. We are also researching a competent body shop to install a wild TRD 2000GT body kit. That's right baby can you say wide-body! Until next time we will be hunting some V8's.

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A'pexi ExtrudeHone
8800 Somerset Blvd.
Paramount
CA  90723
ARP
531 Spectrum Circle
Oxnard
CA  93030
805-278-7223
JG Engine Dynamics
431 S. Raymond Ave.
Alhambra
CA  91801
Arias Forged Pistons
13420 S. Normandie Ave.
Gardena
CA  90249
Swain Tech Coatings
35 Main St.
Scottsville
NY  14546
5-85/-889-2786
www.swaintech.com
Blitz
4879 E. La Palma Ave. Ste. 206
Anaheim
CA  92807
Turbo Engineering Corporation (TEC)
1301 Ulysses St.
Golden
CO  80401
Casey's Portable Boring
P.O. Box 1711
Tustin
CA  92781
TRD USA, INC.
1382 Valencia Ave.
Tustin
CA  92780