March Madness!

March 4th, 2011 No comments

We are offering FREE RETURN SHIPPING on ALL gasoline injector services for the month of March! Make sure to mention our blog or facebook to take advantage of the offer!

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Greddy T88 Turbo Rebuild and Service

January 19th, 2011 No comments

A customer sent us TWO GReddy T88′s from Japan for the full treatment. One T88-33D and a T88H-34D. Both of them needed more than just your typical rebuild. Onto the pictures….

Upon removing the housings it was obvious that this was not going to be an easy task.

Damaged turbine wheel

Damaged compressor wheel

Close up of damage on the turbine wheel, not repairable.

Before and after comparison of our bearing housing cleaning procedure.

Everybody likes a closeup.

Here is what sets us apart from the “other” guys. We use only the best parts in all of our turbocharger services. No cheaply made parts from overseas. You get what you pay for when you come to Boost Lab.

Here is a brand new genuine T88 replacement turbine shaft from MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) compared to the old shaft.

All genuine Mitsubishi parts being installed onto the turbocharger.

Balancing the rotating assembly.

Finished product

With our family being in the business since the 60′s we deal directly through the OEM suppliers for nearly every turbo manufacturer. Don’t settle for the cheap quality that comes at a cheap price, it will cost more in the long run.

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8602 Temple Terrace Hwy
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Tampa, FL 33637

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Boost Lab Red Supra Makes 800RWHP Spinning on Dyno Video!

January 18th, 2011 No comments

We are happy to announce that our Garrett GT42 equipped Supra broke 800RWHP spinning on Advanced Race Technology‘s dyno on Saturday. There is PLENTY left in this beast!

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Pictures from the January 2011 meet!

January 18th, 2011 No comments

January 15th, 2011 marked the day for our first meet collaboration with Advanced Race Technology down in Sarasota which proved to be a HUGE success with over 130 cars in attendance and over 30 cars dynoed! Cars from all over the state arrived to be a part of the fun including the RX7, S2000, and 350z clubs of Florida. Another vendor, SSP Vinyl arrived with their show cars and a showcase to tickle even the pickiest vinyl junkie. Redline Design‘s team of 350z’s adorned with incredible vinyl designs also showcased. The “Forza Chair”, featuring a leather car seat with a mounted Xbox game console steering wheel placed in front of a big screen TV was a hit as well. There was plenty of visual and audible stimulation including amazing music by DJ Sk1tty, the incredible cars in the car show, cars on the dyno all day, and the Forza Chair. Definitely a recipe for success!

Now on to the pictures!

VIEW THE FULL GALLERY HERE!

VIEW THE FULL GALLERY HERE!

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Borg Warner Airwerks and EFR Series Lines Now Available In Our Online Store!

December 17th, 2010 7 comments

That’s right ladies and gentleman, both lines are available for purchase through the store. We are one of the very few sources in the country for the highly anticipated EFR line! Don’t forget to ask if you should have any questions or don’t see what you are looking for!

Click here to get to the store.

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Storewide Christmas Sale! 5% Off Your Entire Purchase!

December 15th, 2010 No comments

It’s just a little over a week away from Christmas. We’re making it a little easier on your wallet by saving you some money while shopping the highest quality parts on the market. Just use coupon code “XMAS“!

Click HERE to enter our store and shop ’till you drop while saving money!

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Performance Racing Industry Tradeshow 2010 – Day 1 Coverage

December 10th, 2010 1 comment

It was a freezing cool breezy morning in beautiful Orlando, Florida as thousands of anxious attendees from all over the world poured in the Orange County Convention Center to receive their badges prior to entering the mecca of all products related to the automotive industry – The Performance Racing Industry Tradeshow. Following our descent on the escalator, we were greeted with tons of colorful displays, filled with each vendor’s latest and greatest products along with heavily modified cars showcased by beautiful models. All types of music and videos were played at each booth, however, the loud hum of negotiation between attendees and exhibitors overpowered it.

Behold - The Wall of Motec

I’m not going to lie, we didn’t really have a structured “Plan of Attack” to begin with, but when we walked in, it was even worse. Our A.D.D. kicked in and we were like pinballs in a machine, darting from one side to another – going everywhere our little hearts desired. We had a few booths we truly wanted to visit such as Borg Warner, Garrett, Precision, Turbonetics, ASNU, and several others, but we didn’t tackle them in order by location. We recommend devising a plan of attack as your arms, back, and legs will absolutely hate you (even more) the following day if you do what we did!

I know what you’re thinking, “Shut up already, let’s get to the pictures!

Ok, ok, here you go…sheesh….

Turbonetics

Oh, and we apologize about the quality. The lighting and conditions (a ton of people walking everywhere) didn’t make for the best picture-taking conditions for us.

Watch out - it bites!

Drool

R34 with EFR Turbo

Bullseye

By far the most impressive turbo we saw aside from the EFR series

Land Speed Rocket

We will have more coverage for you on Saturday so stay tuned! In the meantime, check out PRI’s gallery here.

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Pre-Registration for our January Dyno Day/Car Show/BBQ is live!

December 7th, 2010 3 comments


Car Show (Food and Drinks plus raffle entry Included): $10.00
Dyno (Food and Drinks plus raffle entry Included):$25.00 for 2 Dyno Pulls
All-You-Can-Eat Food and Drinks: $5.00

Mark your calendars to attend the first big meet of 2011! Hosted at Advanced Race Technology in Sarasota, this meet will feature something for every car enthusiast. Gear-heads can participate by dynoing their car for a chance to win some awesome prizes from our sponsors. For those who want to show off their hot rides, the car show will cater to you, also with a chance to win goodies! Trophies will be awarded for 1-3 places! Lastly, there will be burgers and hot dogs plus refreshments included! Don’t miss it!

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NSCRA Championship Finals Dec. 5th Event Coverage

December 6th, 2010 No comments

What a beautiful weekend it was in Palm Beach, Florida! Well, for the most part. There were a couple of random short showers and a lot of cloud cover, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying ourselves! There were tons of serious cars from all over, and even out, of the country with serious setups at this event!  The only downside to the event is that many drivers and cars experienced problems, with the worst being Alberth’s 8 second 2JZ powered S2000 hitting the wall. Thankfully, he walked away and is okay.

Click images to enlarge.

Here are the final results:

Outlaw Street Final
Rodolfo Mercado Wins 9.29@166 over Larry Ramnath’s 9.40@139
Hot Rod Final
Chris Gore Wins 7.84@179!! over Melvin Santana 8.14@164
True Street Final
Matt Lennen Wins 9.54@145 over Chris Green 10.16@143

Pro Stock Final
Norris Prayoonto slow win over Carlos Santiago- Problems?
Modified SC Final
Jaime Rodriguez wins 7.26@186 over Boras Rojas- no run
Extreme SC Final
Herberto Santiago wins 7.44@182 over Damon Chin- problems 17.00@83

Source

By the way, did we mention the Hot Body Contest? We thoroughly enjoyed that as well. So much that we forgot to take pictures until nearly the end!

View the full gallery here.
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Rebuilding Ball Bearing Turbochargers

December 3rd, 2010 3 comments

We’ve all heard the many rumors circulating about rebuilding ball bearing turbochargers at one point or another:

“They’re expensive to rebuild!”
“You can’t rebuild them!”
“You can’t get the parts!”

etc….

ITS74 DBB

Well, I’m here to clear the air. Unfortunately, some of these rumors hold truth with certain brands, particularly Precision and Garrett, due to the fact that both companies do not sell the bearings separately leaving your options to either purchasing a whole new center cartridge (basically everything aside from both housings), which is typically expensive, or keeping it as a super cool door stop! Not!

So that begs the question – is it worth it to go with a Precision or Garrett ball bearing turbo if they’re impossible to rebuild?

Truthfully, that’s quite a broad question and it depends on the application, however, these turbos are extremely reliable and can last a long time when properly maintained through regular oil changes (with quality oil as well), turbo-timing; or at least leaving your car running for 1 minute prior to shutting off if you don’t have one, and having proper sized oil feed and return lines, not over-boosting,  maintaining a filter for street use, etc.

Now, if just the seals need replacement, that’s not a problem.  The inability to rebuild Precision and Garrett ball bearing turbochargers only applies when the bearings are damaged or out of tolerance.

“Ok…so which turbochargers are rebuildable?”

Again, hypothetically speaking, if your bearings are worn and/or out of tolerance,  Innovative and Comp Turbo. If just your seals are worn, those can be replaced regardless of the brand.

Balancing

Ahhhhh, we can all sleep much better now.

If you have any questions or inquiries on this matter, please feel free to contact us through Sales@theboostlab.com or give us a call at 813-443-0531.

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