For people who aren’t brainiac rocket scientists, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out what kind of turbo you need if you’re trying to build a motor that pushes out 500 horsepower. Or 750 horsepower. Or a thousand!
Luckily for those of us that are mathematically challenged, our friends over at Garrett Turbo Systems have put their knowledge in our hands (err, our iPhones… which are in our hands)! They’ve developed an app that will help you decide on a turbocharger for your specific application. This is like having all the smarty-pants Garrett engineers in your pocket.
With some basic inputs on your power goals and engine parameters, the app will recommend the appropriate Garrett Turbos to meet your custom specifications. It will even lay out compressor maps so that you can check things like your efficiency, boost pressure capability, and even turbo speed!
Once you get all this, you can email your results or post them to Facebook and use the program’s GPS capability to locate the nearest distributor. The price for all of this information at your fingertips? FREE!
Head on over to the Apple App Store and search for “BoostAdviser“; it’s in the business category for some reason (we have no clue why…?). Right now this is only available on Apple devices, but will soon be adapted for other mobile devices and can be found on www.TurboByGarrett.com.
This is the first time something like this has been developed for the App Store, and should prove useful in the development of any turbocharged vehicle. Have fun!
:: Jonathan McWhorter