One question we are asked a lot is about brand new, in-the-box turbo wheels and parts – do they come balanced? The fact is, most of the time new parts do arrive balanced, but not always. Even if the new part is already balanced, when it is assembled with other parts with imperfections, adjustments may be needed to balance the entire rotor assembly. So it is important to check even brand-new parts to ensure proper balancing and long service life from your turbo.
Turbo Balance Testing
In the video shown below we demonstrate how we check the balance of a turbo rotor assembly. In this scenario we show how pre-existing imperfections cause the rotor assembly to be imbalanced even with a new turbo wheel, and how we detect and adjust for imbalance before final turbo assembly.