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Why are billet wheels great & Turbonetics forged wheels even better?

There is a lot of information floating around out there on all kinds of topics and as my daddy said, “It is always better to get your info straight from the horse’s mouth”. So I guess I will play the horse here and give an easy explanation as to why billet impellers are better then [...]

Fear will make a man crazy

Fear will make a man do some crazy things in life. If you want to see the very best and worst in people then back them up against a wall and let fear kick into overdrive, let the survival instincts rise up within them and then you will really see what they are made of. Sometimes [...]

A smaller, better SEMA 2009 = just what the industry needs

Well I just returned from Las Vegas and the 2009 SEMA show and it took a couple of days to get back into the swing of things here at T-Netics. I was pretty much working for a month straight to plan, physically get ready and then working the event itself. For those of you that are [...]

“Ice” Answers – Fall/09

“Ask Ice” is an periodic installment to answer some of the most important and burning questions in the automotive industry. Well okay maybe the questions are not that important but this girl “Ice” is funny as hell and she has a pretty interesting take on cars and life. People can submit questions in her original post [...]

Roll VIP style at SEMA & the Turbonetics Club Prive party

Have you always wanted to go to SEMA and party like a rockstar? Couldn’t go because you weren’t an industry insider, well here is your chance. This is the Turbonetics Oct/Nov. bonus for fans, friends and visitors. If you can make it to Las Vegas for the SEMA show, Turbonetics will get you a pass [...]

Behind the scenes…Turbonetics SEMA model photo shoot

This was way too good to pass up sharing with the T-Netics Nation. Jessica Barton model extrordinaire and one of our race team members (1150 hp Toyota Supra that she pilots to current best of 9.13 @ 160 mph) flew out to shoot our annual SEMA show poster this week. She will be in the Turbonetics [...]

Math that just doesn’t add up… C4C numbers crunched

The Cash for Clunkers program has received an enormous amount of publicity both good and bad but how can the American people stand by quietly and be deceived into believing that this program was a success. If you read my previous post on my  feelings of it being an absolute disaster then you know where [...]

New Guest Speaker: “Ask Ice”

Here at Turbonetics we are always trying to keep things fresh so we thought we would get an outsiders perspective on the automotive industry and all the crazy stuff that goes along with our day to day business. What seems normal to us (1000HP street cars, 4″ exhaust tips, booming stereos, burning rubber, etc.) is [...]

Rat Rod Ricer & Kraut Mobiles?

The saying goes “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. As I have grown older and possibly a little wiser, I understand that everything in life is not going to be the way I want it or like it. That said there are still some phenomenon that exists in the automotive world that cause [...]

August Facebook Fan Contest Winners

Up for grabs were 5 copies of the newly released Fast & Furious DVD. This past months contest involved finding pictures or videos featuring Turbonetics products. It could be something on a car, a model, a video, whatever. Thanks to everyone that participated and congratualtions to the 5 winners of the August Turbonetics Facebook Fan contest. And the [...]

There is a lot of information floating around out there on all kinds of topics and as my daddy said, “It is always better to get your info straight from the horse’s mouth”. So I guess I will play the horse here and give an easy explanation as to why billet impellers are better then cast aluminum ones and also why Turbonetics Forged Billet Compressor Wheels are even better than standard billet wheels. The eastiest way to learn is to watch the short video embedded but here are the... more

Fear will make a man crazy

Posted by admin On December - 2 - 20091 COMMENT

Fear will make a man do some crazy things in life. If you want to see the very best and worst in people then back them up against a wall and let fear kick into overdrive, let the survival instincts rise up within them and then you will really see what they are made of. Sometimes the results are both surprising and unexpected, for good and bad. Yes, fear will make people do things they never thought they would.   Fear has reared its ugly face more frequently than we all would like in recent months... more

Well I just returned from Las Vegas and the 2009 SEMA show and it took a couple of days to get back into the swing of things here at T-Netics. I was pretty much working for a month straight to plan, physically get ready and then working the event itself. For those of you that are automotive enthusiasts and have never experienced the show let me tell you that it is imperative that you get it on your life’s to do list. For those of us that have to plan, setup, work the show and then tear down... more

“Ice” Answers – Fall/09

Posted by admin On October - 19 - 20099 COMMENTS

“Ask Ice” is an periodic installment to answer some of the most important and burning questions in the automotive industry. Well okay maybe the questions are not that important but this girl “Ice” is funny as hell and she has a pretty interesting take on cars and life. People can submit questions in her original post “Ask Ice” and we choose random ones for Ice to answer. The people lucky enough to get their questions selected receive some good freebie stuff... more

Have you always wanted to go to SEMA and party like a rockstar? Couldn’t go because you weren’t an industry insider, well here is your chance. This is the Turbonetics Oct/Nov. bonus for fans, friends and visitors. If you can make it to Las Vegas for the SEMA show, Turbonetics will get you a pass to get into the world’s largest aftermarket automotive show, autographed posters from Jessica Barton and VIP passes to join us at Club Prive in Planet Hollywood on Thursday night. more  Read More →

This was way too good to pass up sharing with the T-Netics Nation. Jessica Barton model extrordinaire and one of our race team members (1150 hp Toyota Supra that she pilots to current best of 9.13 @ 160 mph) flew out to shoot our annual SEMA show poster this week. She will be in the Turbonetics booth #22767 at SEMA so make sure to come by and get a signed copy. Jessica Barton We have actually been trying to work some modeling gigs out with her for quite some time, ever since she helped us to... more

Turbonetics Weekly Twitter Update for 2009-10-04

Posted by Turbonetics Tweets On October - 4 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Turbo Blog – Turbonetics Weekly Twitter Update for 2009-09-27 http://ow.ly/15RupC # Part 2: How it usually ends up! http://bit.ly/3umeZW # BMW M5 to come with twin turbo V8… 555 HP & 500 lbs./ft. now we’re talking! http://bit.ly/lgL2Y # Audi sees the light and brings back the goods (a 333 HP twin turbo V6) for the new S4. http://bit.ly/3JoNpF # Really good video showing the build of Jay Leno’s EcoJet http://bit.ly/3XBeZq # Fernando Alonso to sign with Ferrari http://bit.ly/2c6a7C... more

Turbonetics Weekly Twitter Update for 2009-09-27

Posted by Turbonetics Tweets On September - 27 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

Turbo Blog – Turbonetics Weekly Twitter Update for 2009-09-20 http://ow.ly/15Q2bj # Back from my road trip last week and F1 continues to amaze me. At least Flavio gets to go home to a serious… http://bit.ly/3euCN0 # Side question is should there be anyone with a handicap parking sticker out playing golf? http://bit.ly/4o6Qv # Puma store features “home built” F1 Ferrari. Pretty cool vid! http://bit.ly/9BWF2 # Would you pay $225,000 for a “sorta-wanna-be-the-real-original-gullwing”... more

The Cash for Clunkers program has received an enormous amount of publicity both good and bad but how can the American people stand by quietly and be deceived into believing that this program was a success. If you read my previous post on my  feelings of it being an absolute disaster then you know where I stand. However I am glad to see that there are some numbers being crunched that reinforce my opinions. more  Read More →

Smogging a ride in Cali…wth?

Posted by rikdaddy On September - 15 - 20092 COMMENTS

It’s bad enough having to pay registration fees on your car every year, but do you realize what a big hassle it is to get a smog check here in Southern California? I happened to be unlucky enough to have both of my registration renewals this year include a required smog check with both of them. That meant that on top of the couple of hundred dollars per car that I’m paying for just to get this lame little reflective sticker to slap onto my license plate (which usually ends up getting stolen by... more

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For three decades, Turbonetics has been the leading source for turbochargers, heat exchangers, controls and related forced induction performance items. Today, Turbonetics manufactures turbo and intercooler products for gasoline as well as diesel passenger and industrial applications.