Straight from the Source: Turbosmart’s Boost Reference Adapter Range

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Have you ever tried to run an accessory like a boost gauge, and found your car lacked a suitable boost or vacuum source to tap into? With many modern turbocharged cars doing away with traditional vacuum-operated components and rubber hoses and moving towards more complicated solenoid-controlled systems and hard metal lines, it can be impossible to access a vacuum reference source on many late-model vehicles. This means you’re denied the use of any accessories that rely on this, like boost gauges and blow-off valves – accessories which can be highly beneficial for the performance of a turbocharged car.

Turbosmart has developed a solution for a number of popular models that allows access to a reliable boost reference, without compromising the operation of the car’s standard sensors and control systems, and without using any destructive methods, such as tapping into the manifold. Turbosmart’s Boost Reference Adapters (BRAs) are precision-machined out of billet aluminium, ensuring an excellent fit, zero leaks and complete compatibility with the vehicle’s standard MAP sensor.

Depending on the application, Turbosmart’s Boost Reference Adapters either mount via the car’s existing MAP sensor, placing a billet block between the OEM sensor and it’s mounting flange, or via another system in the engine bay where a manifold pressure reference can be obtained.

The two ports allow users to run a wide variety of accessories such as boost gauges and blow-off valves, with the responsiveness, versatility and reliability that a traditional vacuum-operated system offers – all in a simple plug-and-play system that keeps all the standard components in tact.

Part Numbers and Pricing:

TS-0720-1001 – BRA Mazda BT50/Ford Ranger 3.2 Turbo Diesel | For pricing and more info, click here.

TS-0720-1002 – VW Mk5 & Mk6 Golf GTI/R | For pricing and more info, click here.

TS-0720-1003 – Ford Fiesta ST/EcoBoost | For pricing and more info, click here.

TS-0720-1004 – Ford Mustang EcoBoost | For pricing and more info, click here.

Coming soon:

This is only the start of Turbosmart’s ever expanding model-specific Boost Reference Adapter range. BRAs for the Renault Clio RS 1.6T, Mini Cooper S (R56), VW Golf Mk7 GTI/R, and Nissan ZD30 and TD42 diesel engines will be available soon, so stay tuned.