Frank H. Cicerale
November 1, 2008

Garrett/Honeywell
310/257-2488
www.honeywell.com

Kits Available:

  • '05-'09 4.6L Three-Valve
  • The Garrett kit is a twin-turbo deal that's more customizable than some of the others we've seen. It revolves around two top-mount Garrett GT2860RS turbos and is completed with two cast manifolds: one cast and one fabricated downpipe, as well as all oil and water lines. The kit does require cold side plumbing, a charge air cooler, and tuning. It's perfect for those looking to create a unique kit of their own.

    Handy-Dandy Reading

    Handy-Dandy Reading
    It's hard to believe, but there are others out there who know more than the MM&FF staffers. Weird, huh? Nonetheless, if you want to further your turbo knowledge, then check out CarTech Books' Turbo: Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems. This title is the perfect blend of technical and common-sense information, and is an easy read thanks to author Jay K. Miller's use of more than 300 photos. He discusses the various components of a turbocharger, explains compressor maps, and even gives you a troubleshooting guide. Trust us, it's definitely worth the $24.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling.

    Powerhouse Automotive

    Powerhouse Automotive
    814/774-4966
    www.powerhouse.com

    Kits Available:

  • '05-'09 4.6L Three-Valve
  • '05-'09 4.0L V-6
  • Powerhouse Automotive's shop car was in our Three-Valve shootout a few years ago, and it ran mad quick with one of the company's bolt-on turbo kits. Since then, Powerhouse has perfected the kit for the Three-Valve mod motor, as well as coming up with a kit for the 4.0L V-6. The kit for the Mustang GT is adjustable from 450 to 675-plus rear-wheel horsepower and is designed with stock-like driveability in mind. The kit makes all of its power thanks to a Precision PT67 turbo.

    The V-6 kit is similar to the GT kit, as it comes complete with everything necessary to make installation a snap. The differences are in the turbo department, as the V-6 kit is stocked with a Precision PT61 hairdryer. Also, the kit is not intercooled, though that option is available.

    Turbonetics

    Turbonetics
    805/581-0333
    www.turboneticsinc.com

    Kits Available:

  • '05-'09 4.6L Three-Valve
  • Arguably one of the bigger turbo companies in the Mustang market, Turbonetics offers an extremely nice bolt-on turbo kit for the S197 Mustang. It's centered on a T4 60-1 ball-bearing turbo that blows in enough boost for 550 hp. The kit also comes with a tune that Turbonetics developed to get your ride up and running as soon as the kit is installed and the programmer is plugged into the car's diagnostic port.