The new Turbosmart electronic wastegate is finally here. We now have the 60mm in stock and should be receiving the 45mm very soon. We first heard about these from the SEMA show in 2019 and they are finally shipping.
HERE ARE THE NEW PART NUMBERS
- TS-0553-1502 – Gen-V eWG45 Hyper-Gate45 Electronic Black (45mm Wastegate)
- TS-0555-1502 – Gen-V eWG60 Power-Gate60 Electronic Black (60mm Wastegate)
This new technology is a game-changer in the world of turbocharging. The early release videos from Turbosmart break down just how much control the new electronic wastegates offer. It’s really an incredible product that will force the other manufacturers to step up their game.
Turbosmart already offers the best wastegates available. We quit carrying the inferior Tial line due to repeated quality issues and premature failures. Everyone else uses cheap Chinese internals that make long term reliability a concern.
The Turbosmart Electronic Wastegate Is Next Level Boost Control
Gone is the days of dealing with hoses, fittings and leaky lines. The new design eliminates the need for air pressure created by the turbocharger system to control the wastegate. The Turbosmart Electronic wastegate opens with an electronic signal, which allows for a predictive level of boost pressure. Traditional wastegate relied on air pressure using a diaphragm and spring. The turbo system needed to create the air pressure for the wastegate to function, which then allowed you to control the boost. With an electronic wastegate, you separate the pneumatic side of the control from what’s happening with the engine. The wastegate can be open at idle or when the car isn’t running for testing. The valve can now open and close independent of what is happening inside the engine.
Make Adjustments Fast
If you need to change something, it can be easily done on your laptop. Like, go from zero boost pressure to whatever the turbo can handle. This puts much more control in the hands of the tuner or driver. If there is a boost issue at a specific part of the rev range, it can be adjusted for before it happens. The valve can be set before the system starts to react. Depending on the size of the valve, they will be able to go from 0 to over 100psi. Allowing you to dial in the exact psi you want. You no longer need to swap out springs in the wastegate. More boost is just a click away. Eliminating the control solenoid, the boost lines, and diaphragm also removes the risk of failure in any of those lines. Dealing with leaking fittings and lines that take time to track down is a thing of the past.
Fits Your Existing Turbo Setup
If you’re considering swapping out your current wastegate for an electronic version you’re in luck. These are a direct swap for any 60mm or 45 mm as they use the same mounting & flange orientation. The Actuator housings of the new e-WG are bigger than the standard version. So you’ll need to make sure there is room for the new design in your engine bay.
No Need For Boost Controllers
Another bonus is since the electronic wastegate gives you full control over boost levels, boost controllers are no longer needed.
How Do You Control It?
Because it’s not controlled using air pressure like previous designs the wastegate must used with an aftermarket ECU.