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Old 11-01-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Air Operated Turbo

The Switchblade Turbo continues to evolve and improve to meet the customers expectations. The main complaint we have heard from our customers is the initial cost of the complete system. Jim Blaylock, the owner of Switchblade, went back to the drawing board to see what he could do to make the system more affordable. What he came up with was a way to alleviate all of the electronics needed to control the operation of the vane within the turbine housing. We are now able to offer a system that is controlled with an air cylinder that is actuated with boost pressure. The electronic system has a price of $2995. The air operated system initial price will be $1789. This is a 40% reduction in price. For a limited time we will offer the ceramic coating on the turbine housing and air cylinder bracket at no extra cost. Below are some pictures of the system. All you need to provide is a T4 manifold. If you are interested please let me know.

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Old 11-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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very cool! just controlled with boost or drive pressure?
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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now this looks pretty cool..idk if theres room for all that tho...that actuator looks huge.

im getti ready to buy another turbo for just this reason..slo spool...\\tell me more..what if i dont lke ot or it dont wrok like i think...
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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very cool! just controlled with boost or drive pressure?
We typically use boost but drive pressure could be used.
 
Old 11-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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now this looks pretty cool..idk if theres room for all that tho...that actuator looks huge.

im getti ready to buy another turbo for just this reason..slo spool...\\tell me more..what if i dont lke ot or it dont wrok like i think...

What truck will it be going on? We have them on both 2nd and 3rd gen trucks.
 
Old 11-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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like to see a pic of this on a truck...
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:19 PM   #7
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2nd gen. 02
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #8
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:33 PM   #9
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like to see a pic of this on a truck...
I'll get you a pic, don't have one with me. They will fit, guaranteed.
 
Old 11-01-2012, 01:41 PM   #10
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what are the specs on it.

map avail?

availablilty...im real int in this..

gary
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:42 PM   #11
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Very cool.. Definitely interested in seeing some customer reviews
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:53 PM   #12
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what are the specs on it.

map avail?

availablilty...im real int in this..

gary
Comp 63x87
Turbine 76x68
9cm x 18cm housing

No map avaialble
 
Old 11-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #13
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Here is a link to a video of this turbo in action, Only difference is the one on the video is electronically controlled. There is also several other videos on youtube.

 
Old 11-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #14
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This pic, 2nd gen mad scientist truck!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #15
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This pic, 3rd gen, my truck.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:36 AM   #16
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whos brand of turbo are they based on. i assume your modfying an existing unit.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:00 AM   #17
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Looks like Borg Warner
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:46 AM   #18
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They are based of a design similar to the Borg series. See the attached pic where you can see our casting insignia.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:50 AM   #19
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Gary, I read some of your other posts concerning your current turbo and I am convinced you would love the Switchblade. If you buy this unit and you are not satisfied, return it in good condition within 30 days and we will refund your money.
 
Old 11-03-2012, 02:09 PM   #20
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this charger is really really cool!!! I met up with jim last week for some other charger related business and he took me for a ride in his dually and that dude spools about as fast as a vgt on a 6.7! and do,boost stayed 1:1 the entire time .very very cool. setup to say the least
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