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July 7, 2017Products
Smart-Port BOV Supersonic for Ford F150 and Raptor
Ford knows that boost is the way of the future. Their EcoBoost technology engines are designed to deliver power and torque consistent with those of more significant displacement, naturally aspirated engines while achieving approximately 20% better fuel efficiency and 15% reduced greenhouse emissions than these same engines. That’s why Ford is expected to offer EcoBoost engine technology in over 90% of its global vehicle line-up.
Stock blow-off valves like those that come standard with the F150 often suffer from a range of problems. The plastic construction can lead to cracking and leaking, and if you want to up the power (who doesn’t?), they can have trouble holding the extra boost.
Turbosmart’s Smart Port blow-off valve system provides a remedy to all these issues. The all aircraft-grade aluminium alloy construction means cracking and leaking even under increased boost levels will never be an issue. At the same time, new Smart Port technologies provide a severe increase in performance over stock valves.
Turbosmart Smart Port Technology
Turbosmart’s new piston manufacturing process utilises specialised alloys and coatings, which mean a lighter, faster-moving piston for razor-sharp valve response. The use of a soft spring in the body of the BOV also helps speed up valve response and reduces compressor surge. Also, the spring on the smart trumpet prevents premature venting of boost. These new technologies result in quicker turbo spool-up and better performance on modern drive-by-wire vehicles like the F150.
In testing, Turbosmart has seen this new valve:
• Eliminate stalling issues that are sometimes seen in the vent to atmosphere applications
• Dramatically reduce compressor surge, at both low throttle and engine load conditions
• Smoothly integrate with factory computer mapping, without requiring any tuning
• Easily handle boost pressures beyond 30PSI.