When it comes to aftermarket turbochargers for this particular platform, Blouch Performance Turbo is among one of the more popular choices among enthusiasts because they are built using careful manufacturing methods to produce a more powerful direct bolt-in option. On this page, you are looking at their Blouch Dominator 1.5XT-R 8cm2 Ceramic Coated Turbocharger.
Investing in a larger turbo as well as supporting mods is one of the best power upgrades you could buy. Blouch is the leader in turbo development; they consistently build the best turbos. The new XT-R line of turbos from Blouch consists of a billet compressor wheel to optimize the aerodynamics of a turbo and increase compressor flow within the same inducer geometry.
All of this combined with Garrett GT turbine and full ball bearing technology to produce a complete bolt-on package that includes stainless steel turbo oil feed line and steel oil drain tube and coolant lines. Adjustable upgrade actuator is standard issue on the 1.5XT-R and is pre-calibrated to operate at 15 PSI unless otherwise specified. The 1.5XT-R has a 56mm turbine to promote better spool up and a better overall turbo.
With the 8cm2 housing, this turbo will spool up slightly faster than the 10cm2 version of the 1.5XT-R. With the faster spool comes a slight loss in the top end.
Note that this particular turbocharger will come with a ceramic coated exhaust housing for extra protection against heat and corrosion, and it will also come supplied with both coolant and oil drain pipes already installed. Additionally, an oil feed line, new hardware, as well as a new downpipe and up pipe gasket will be included to make this turbocharger ready for the installation.
Bearing Type: Ball Bearing
Exhaust Housing Size: 8cm
Gaskets Included: Yes
Oil Line Included: Yes
Inlet Size: 3.0"
Ported Turbine Housing: Yes
Rated Horsepower: 480hp