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ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3

Turbo Parts & Kits - ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3
Turbo Parts & Kits - ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3
Turbo Parts & Kits - ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3
Turbo Parts & Kits - ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3
Turbo Parts & Kits - ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3

This is our third revision of our simple bolt on larger upgraded turbo for your 1.4L turbo Cruze/Sonic. After extensive R&D testing with the stock frame we discovered that the outlet going from the head/manifold to the exhaust side of the turbo was THE restriction. We have increased the inside diameter in that "penny choke" area resulting in a 50% larger AR, going from .40 to .60. What this means to you is actually faster spool over the V2, which is a-typical with an increase in AR, however the restriction is so bad on the stock frame that this increase means an easier and more efficient path to the turbine wheel. You will also see significant power increases without having to lean on the turbo as much, expect around 30-50whp than a stock turbo at the same boost level. Past the new cast exhaust housing the compressor wheel (inducer/exducer) is 18 percent, and the turbine wheel is 12 percent larger than stock (these remain unchanged from the V2), and finally the wastegate diaphragm is 2psi higher than stock. The dyno graph below represents two very similar builds, one on our old V2 and another on our V3; you'll see that even at the same boost level the V3 makes more peak power and torque, as well as a considerable amount of power under the curve. 

The factory turbocharger is known for the exhaust housing cracking or the wastegate not being preloaded correctly causing slow spool. When you only have a 1.4 liter engine, you know how important spool is, our goal was to make an upgraded turbo that doesn't spool much, if any, slower than stock but still makes more power. 

Depending on your current setup (mods, available octane, ethanol content, overall power) larger injectors may be required. If you are running the stock injectors, make sure to scan the car to monitor injector pulse width, duty cycle, and air fuel ratio; you will not be able to go very far on stock injectors, 42's are suggested for 90% of setups. Tuning IS required for the V3

This is a new bolt on turbo, not core based, and it comes with everything needed for the install. 

A great add-on to the V3 is our Billet Wastegate Actuator, which can be found here.

Update 3.17.2020 - V3 version released. 

This product is designed, machined, inspected and assembled in house at ZZPerformance in Wyoming, MI. Castings are made by ZZP China. 

Turbo Parts & Kits - ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3
Turbo Parts & Kits - ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3
Turbo Parts & Kits - ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3
Turbo Parts & Kits - ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3
Turbo Parts & Kits - ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3
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Dylan H.
United States United States
Super loud turbo

This turbo upgrade is amazing im glad I finally pulled the trigger on buying it. It's spools so much faster and makes a lot more power.

ZZPerformance ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3 Review
Jim S.
United States United States
Big difference!

It went on just as quickly as the stock turbo does, with the ZZP CAI, down pipe, coil pack, 42# injectors and Tim working with me on the tune it’s an entirely different car now! It pulls hard and worth the money.

Mark B.
United States United States
Big Wheel Turbo V3

Relatively easy install. Only been in the car a week but I do feel a difference in acceleration. So far I'm happy with my purchase. Customer service was outstanding answering any of the questions I asked. Shipping was quick given current world situation.

Alan B.
United States United States
2012 Cruze V3 Turbo

The performance on the V3 turbo is great. The fitup on my 2012 ECO Cruze with the manual transmission was a challenge. There was interference between one of the transmission mount bolts and the ZZPerformance downpipe that I only resolved by removing the bolt and cutting about 3/8" off of the end. Also, the downpipe sits right against the block web that supports the bell housing. It seems that the overall width of the new turbo assembly is slightly wider. Everything else went together without a problem. I am still working with Tim on the tune but it is working extremely well.

United States United States
Amazing upgrade

I ordered this as a replacement turbo as the one in my car was beginning to fail (oil seals and the usual exhaust housing cracking) and honestly didn't think it'd be a huge difference. I was completely wrong! Even when not in boost the car feels and seems to have more power and not as happy to use the turbo but when you want to get in it it spools much to my surprise quicker than the stock one did. You will obviously have to tune the car to run this but definitely worth it.