Engineered Design. After many years of modifying and repairing turbochargers for the 15+ Powerstroke, we found many flaws & failure points which we have addressed and rectified in the new SPE Strike VGT Turbo. This turbo features a one-piece cast front cover, unlike the OEM 2-piece cover with a press in the center, which often comes apart (see Figure 1). The restrictive factory vane cage has also been eliminated in the Strike VGT Turbo, and the VGT vane assembly has now been integrated into the exhaust housing (see Figure 2 & 3). Again this eliminates a potential failure point while at the same time increasing flow & performance.
Upgraded Bearings. The Strike VGT Turbo features SPE’s signature 360° hardened thrust bearing and our optimized journal bearings. The most significant advantage of a 360° thrust bearing is the full circle of lubrication and optimized oil path for better oil disbursement. This increases durability and longevity when compared to the factory 270° thrust bearing.
Stepped Gap Ring: Also known as the exhaust seal, the stepped gap ring is produced from superior material with a higher nickel content and has an increased tension over the factory component. This eliminates oil leaking into the exhaust housing and keeps your turbo wheels clean and free of oil and excessive carbon deposits.
Billet Compressor Wheel. Includes a 62mm billet six-blade compressor wheel, which designed to increase lb/min. The factory compressor wheel produces 70lb/min, whereas the SPE billet compressor wheel can produce up to 81lb/min.
No Recalibration Necessary. Installation of the Strike VGT Turbo in a 2015-2019 6.7L Powerstroke will not require a recalibration of the vehicle’s computer (ECU) for operation. It is also not needed for 2011-2014; however, you may experience a check engine light.
Application. The Strike VGTTurbo is specially designed for use on 2015-2019 F250/F350/F450 (non-cab & chassis) models and 2017+ cab & chassis equipped with the 6.7L diesel engine.