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Top 10 Turbo Articles on TruckTrend.com

This one is all about the boost, baby.

Feb 18, 2021
There are many different segments in the truck hobby. However, two of the most popular areas—especially when it comes to modifying—are "show," which emphasizes parts and procedures that change (hopefully improve) a rig's interior and/or exterior appearance, and "go," which essentially deals with drivetrain treatments that help improve a truck's performance.
Looking directly at engine mods, nitrous oxide (nitrous), superchargers (blowers), and turbochargers (turbos) are enthusiasts' hands-down favorite upgrades for gas- and diesel-powered trucks.
Each power adder has been around for a long time, and they all have unique requirements and nuances, but their end game typically is the same they help increase an engine's horsepower and torque, multiple times greater than its stock output.
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If we had to set a hierarchy among the three adders, turbos are in the top spot. In a nutshell, a turbo is a turbine-driven induction device that increases an engine's efficiency and power by forcing compressed air into the combustion chamber. And, in another nutshell, they're just plain badass.
Truck turbo systems typically are configured as single- or multiple-'charger setups. One important detail to note is that bigger doesn't always mean better when it comes to selecting turbos for an engine and truck.
Our editors have written volumes about turbochargers and turbo-boosted trucks. This report brings 10 of those stories to your attention right now, and with turbos being the high-performance royalty that they are, we suspect we'll produce a few more ten-packs about these popular power adders.
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Turbo Q&A

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DIY Rebuild

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Pick 'Em

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Turbo Upgrades for 2008-Up Diesels

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Perfect Power Wagon

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Syborg Sonoma

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Super Turbo

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DIY VGT Cleanup

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Compound Cummins

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How Do Turbos Work?