When you see these builds for different motorsports, there are more than looks that go into these cars. As a matter of fact, one of the growing power adders for motorsports whether it be gas or diesel are turbochargers. BorgWarner was on display at the 2018 SEMA Show displaying a few new turbos and a turbocharged snowmobile, but what they really wanted to push was their MatchBot program. The program that allows you to enter your credentials and it calculates what turbocharger fits you best.
MatchBot is an interactive, web-based, turbo matching program that allows you to figure out sizing with only a computer. Once you’re on their program, you literally input your operating conditions, whether that mostly be daily driving, aggressive daily driving, drag racing, or even sled pulling, matchbot will pair you with the turbocharger that will fit you most and will still stay inside its efficiency range.
Other things that you will need to input into the Matchbot to get a correct reading include your elevation, engine displacement, average ambient air temperature, and the maximum rpm range you’re going to be and then utilize the map of all the compressors available. Anything to the left of the map is in the surge range, anything to right is over speed range, and anything inside the map is inside the efficiency range.
We are looking to upgrade turbos on a project vehicle in the very near future and we are excited to use the BorgWarner Matchbot to point us in the right direction. For more information about Matchbot and BorgWarner turbos, be sure and check out their website.