The team at Tim’s Turbos is fanatic about providing top-notch turbocharger services that ensure your engine is performing at peak levels. Our shop only uses the most advanced techniques and top-of-the-line equipment to ensure we provide our customers with the very best finished product.

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Balancing

Balancing and VSR Testing

Balancing is absolutely vital to turbocharger rebuilding, because it provides the stability that is critical at high speeds.

We use a Heins TC3 machine and state-of-the-art VSR rebalancing techniques to ensure your turbocharger can easily handle 150,000 RPMs and higher. Our VSR balancing process exceeds OEM and performance market specs to improve longevity and faster spool up times.

 

Our process

After we have completed shaft striating, each rotating component of the turbo is balanced separately and then re-balanced after re-assembly to ensure safety, reliability and high performance.

During re-balancing, our process surpasses most turbocharger rebuilding shops. The center cartridge is places in our VSR balancer, and, supplied with fresh oil, the rotor group is tested to ranges that exceed 150,000 RPMs. We test for mass imbalances of the core, harmonics, and oil leaks.

If the turbocharger does not pass the test within four corrections, the turbo is disassembled for wear inspection before going through the process again. At Tim’s Turbos, we don’t believe in short cuts.

 

Bearings Upgrades

Bearings

When we build hybrids and high performance turbos, upgraded bearings are not an option – they are a must-have.

We offer grooved bearings to better filter out oil debris and conversions from the common 270 degrees thrust bearings to 360 degrees, which will improve turbo longevity under high boost applications or high differential drive pressure ratios.

 

Specialized Cleaning

Cleaning

Because clean turbos are vital to peak engine performance, cleaning has become one of our specialties.

It doesn’t matter how well you build engines, transmissions, or turbochargers – if your parts are not cleaned properly, you are guaranteed to experience engine failure.  In addition to turbo cleaning, we offer manifold, intake, and turbo accessory cleaning.

Light Cleaning

We start with baking soda or walnut shells, two light but very effective products for fragile aluminum blades before moving onto fluid cleaning using hot tanks and ultrasonic cleaning tubs. (Ultrasonic cleaning is the most advanced system for delicate parts; it is even used for surgical tools due to its thoroughness.)

Aggressive Cleaning

If we need to break out the big guns, we’ll use glass beads, aluminum oxide, and/or stainless shot. We also use a shot pen for surface harding, cleaning compressor wheels, and strengthening the backs of piston skirts. If you’d like to smooth out edges for a better oil slick, we’ll tumble turbo parts, including gears, seal plates, compressor covers, etc.

 

Turbine Wheel Clipping

Turbine Wheel Clipping

We highly recommend turbine wheel clipping when you choose to upgrade to larger compressor wheels or when we rebuild small turbos in twin systems.

We clip turbine wheels at three levels: 5 degrees, 10 degrees, and 15 degrees. We can clip higher, but you must specifically request it. Clipping will increase the mid-range and top end power of the engine, greatly increase the exhaust flow through the turbine blades, and greatly reduce backpressure upstream of the turbocharger.

In our experience, turbine wheel clipping produces the best results on:

  • Audi A4 and S4
  • Nissan GTR
  • Hyundai Genesis
  • Subaru WRX
  • Volkswagen TDI
  • Ford Powerstroke
  • Porsche 944, 993, and 996
  • BMW 335i

 

Wastegate Ports Boring

Wastegate Boring

Wastegate boring provides your engine with more power, less exhaust backpressure, and stable boost levels (which prevents dangerous boost spikes.)

As long as there’s enough material, we can bore out most wastegate ports to 34mm and replace the flapper with a 38mm stainless steel assembly with an adjustable throw arm.

Reviews

Top notch quality and customer service, lifetime customer here! Tim built a custom turbo catered to my specific setup and goals, VERY happy with the end result. Build quality is perfect, everything has exceeded my expectations. Also very helpful with any and all questions I had, HIGHLY recommended!
David Babarovich
David Babarovich
02:32 12 Jan 18
Tim is great!! He took his time to open up the turbo on the spot. He showed me how it failed and why. This was the 2nd turbo from another shop. Tim figured out what was wrong with my engine and solved the on going problem. Very experienced guy, I highly recommend Tim's Turbos.
jefferson lindsay
jefferson lindsay
22:03 14 Dec 17
I can't say enough good things about Tims turbos. I had Tim rebuild, balance, and upgrade the compressor wheel on a Garrett turbo. Everything went smooth as butter and turnaround was quick.Tim is a true master of his craft. He is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. I don't trust anyone else to service my turbo's.
yaz Y
yaz Y
19:41 23 Mar 17
Amazing guy and amazing work. I sent him a piece of trash and got a brand new Garrett cartridge back and both housings looking like new.
Matthew Hutchison
Matthew Hutchison
21:20 10 Jun 17
Excellent work, very impressed!
Michael Brown
Michael Brown
03:10 26 Oct 17
Best secret I found in the turbo repair market!
Will's way
Will's way
03:10 13 Jun 17
Awesome guy with some awesome toys. Drove out to his place to have him take a look at a couple ball-bearing turbos that I was hoping wouldn't require major surgery. Without hesitation, he led me back to his shop and opened the door to where all the magic happens. After Tim finished his tests he assured me everything was fine. He even took the time to answer my mind numbing questions while he worked lol. 1st class quality work. Keep up the great work and good luck with the projects Tim.Mitch
cleaner930
cleaner930
20:27 08 Mar 18
I had a terrible experience elsewhere by trying to save a bit, but I gave Tim a call and he took excellent care of my turbos. Tim is incredibly knowledgeable and I'll never go anywhere else! Excellent service I would highly recommend!
Gabriel Ruiz
Gabriel Ruiz
16:54 05 Apr 18
Little pricier than any local spot but Tim knows his stuff and his service is TOP notch. Don't chance anywhere else! Lifetime customer.
Not Yours
Not Yours
16:50 05 Apr 18
Turbo rebuilder with over a 15 years of experience. Has machine tools/CNC as well, so that housings can be accurately machined to accept different compressor wheels.Rebuilds and sells a wide variety of turbochargers from major manufacturers, along with full turbocharger rebuilding capabilities. Also has a fuel injector cleaning system along with a bunch of other specialized tools.Every time I've needed anything done, Tim has always been willing to take it on - from rebuilding turbos, to minor (and occasionally major!) welding repairs that I couldn't do myself, to helping me size a turbo for an oddball project. He's always ready to listen and is a great asset to have locally!
Brad Jelinski
Brad Jelinski
15:37 11 Apr 18
I needed my turbo serviced asap and tim had it back to me same day! Incrediably knowledable with great customer service! Will always take my turbos to him.
Speed3 Fr3ak
Speed3 Fr3ak
16:45 29 May 18
Tim is great to work with, very conscious with a high attention to detail. He made my rebuilt turbos perform like new! Few in the country possess his knowledge, tool set (in-house VSR balancing) and experience. THE go-to place for turbo service! Highly recommend!
Doug Theurer
Doug Theurer
01:29 21 Jun 18
I felt confident that my GT30 would return home safe, and fully rebuilt. Tim and I exchanged many emails. He had no issues answering all of my questions and updating me on the whole rebuild process. I will be sending another turbo to him in the next year. Great work!
Ryan M
Ryan M
00:18 04 Jul 18
Excellent service and communication! Extremely fast service over a holiday week!
Ryan Janney
Ryan Janney
23:36 31 Jul 18
Did a great job rebuilding a pair of Holset marine turbos for me. Very helpful and excellent service all around. My engines are now much more fuel efficient and smoke far less. Turbos are much quieter and I am no longer seeing an oil sheen behind the boat. Definitely a happy customer here. Highly recommended.
Dave Ricci
Dave Ricci
2018-06-22T05:19:32+0000
Absolute pleasure to deal with Tim always. Not only does he have the highest quality turbos, but I learn something new every time I speak to him. Thank you so much Tim.
Michael Ross
Michael Ross
2018-04-25T15:26:24+0000
Tim rebuilt a T04E for my Porsche 951... highly recomended!
Emanuel Istudor
Emanuel Istudor
2018-02-13T04:16:23+0000
Doug Reekie
Doug Reekie
2018-01-12T02:40:03+0000
Great turbos, great guy. My custom turbo build has exceeded all expectations and he has earned all of my turbo business as well as all.of my recommendations to anyone looking to rebuild, go custom, or needing advice. I can't say enough good things about Tim's Turbos, happy boosting!
David Barbarian
David Barbarian
2018-01-12T02:39:07+0000
Very informative and friendly broke down my charger showed me exactly what failed, highly recommend!
Michael Fletcher Joens
Michael Fletcher Joens
2017-11-02T14:30:09+0000
Very knowledgeable and quick turnaround. Would recommend him to anyone needing a turbo repair!
Ronald Byron
Ronald Byron
2017-05-16T14:28:16+0000
Alexandra Koury
Alexandra Koury
2017-02-13T00:01:15+0000
Tim Scott
Tim Scott
2016-11-30T19:07:14+0000
Tim has been great to deal with for my crazy turbo needs. Awesome service!!!
Sid McMullen
Sid McMullen
2016-11-19T06:37:35+0000
Richard Tinsley
Richard Tinsley
2016-11-18T18:35:03+0000
My custom turbo shop! Great selection of turbo and turbine housing to suit every need. 87 Supra Turbo
Terrence LP
Terrence LP
2016-11-13T12:37:32+0000
Great service and sales, the place to go for your turbo needs. Tim custom made my turbo to fit my application. I highly recommend Tim's Turbos.
Ronald Nunemaker
Ronald Nunemaker
2016-07-05T22:37:32+0000
I just wanted to say that"m really happy with Tim's repair on my turbo. Very nice guy to work with and absolutely knows his stuff. I've learned to not trust people with my vehicles and their parts, but Tim relieved any hesitation I had once I spoke with him. I'd definitely very highly recommend him to any of my friends. Great price too, especially considering this was a manufacturer he doesn't typically deal with. Thanks again Tim, I appreciate everything!
Andrew Grayson
Andrew Grayson
2016-01-15T04:07:47+0000
Got my IHI vf52 rebuilt by Tim, he did a fantastic job with the rebuild and took his time to explain the things that could have caused the failure to help make sure it didn't happen again. The turbo is now back on the engine along with the Forced Performance oil supply kit that Tim ordered for me, I have about 600 miles on it so far and it is performing flawlessly. Tim really knows his stuff, I highly recommend Tim's Turbos for any turbo work you need!
Jonathan Greene
Jonathan Greene
2015-12-17T18:25:10+0000
Great customer service, answered all of my questions, and shipped the parts right away!
David Mahan
David Mahan
2015-10-17T07:53:49+0000
Can't wait to recieve my turbo....customer service at its best.....talked and asked questions for like an hr not a complaint has me sold on his products...
Jesse Mcbryar
Jesse Mcbryar
2015-09-23T03:22:43+0000
Hector Camacho
Hector Camacho
2015-06-21T17:20:29+0000
Great customer service, fast shipping. I don't know what else to say. They have exceeded my expectations.
Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson
2015-02-13T19:36:28+0000
Michael DeSimone
Michael DeSimone
2015-01-27T21:19:45+0000
James Pearce
James Pearce
2015-01-12T20:55:20+0000
Very good company recommend to all!!!
Chris Horton
Chris Horton
2014-02-13T01:23:47+0000
Very experienced guys. Great place for anything turbo related.
Baktash Taghehchian
Baktash Taghehchian
2014-02-01T16:11:46+0000
Nathan Martins
Nathan Martins
2014-01-18T04:14:41+0000
Elliot White
Elliot White
2013-11-01T20:45:47+0000
Natan Hagopian
Natan Hagopian
2013-10-29T17:45:42+0000
Elias Melendez
Elias Melendez
2013-10-21T22:25:29+0000
Patrick Koerner
Patrick Koerner
2013-09-11T12:40:53+0000
Shawn Sweeney
Shawn Sweeney
2013-08-09T15:35:13+0000
Migo Styles Dc
Migo Styles Dc
2013-07-28T19:04:09+0000

When you need an experienced team on your side that is passionate about high-quality, performance-driven turbocharger rebuilding, give us a ring.