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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. 

Options: 

  • Standard: This is our normal V3 turbo. 

  • Ported Compressor Housing: We take our standard V3 turbo and then port the compressor inlet and housing. This porting results in a 15-20whp gain over our standard V3. 


A great add-on to the V3 is our Billet Wastegate Actuator, which can be found here.
Your stock drain line is likely frail or may crack during removal of the stock turbo, we sell a replacement here.

Many customers like to do the upgraded bypass valve spring mod at the same time. The V3 has a different tone and pitch bypass sound than the stock turbo, the upgraded spring changes that sound to something more similar to stock. Upgraded spring can be found here

This turbo has a different sized bypass valve assembly than the stock turbo. Aftermarket bypass valves for the stock turbo WILL NOT fit the V3. 

Continuing on from the great success of our MSD buyback program, Zoom wanted to put another offer out there! Starting now if you own one of our V1 or V2 big wheel turbos for the 1.4, and then purchase our V3 turbo you are eligible for our turbo buy back program. We know those with V1 and V2 turbos are leaving power on the table, and we want to offer a more affordable way to get into a V3. The program works like this: purchase a new V3 big wheel turbo using the same account/email address that you did for your V1/V2. Once you've received your V3 and installed it, return you original V1 or V2 turbo. Ship it back to ZZP after you've received an RMA from customer service and you will receive 100% of your original V1/V2 purchase price in ZZP store credit. This is why you continue to stick with ZZP, no one supports their customers like this. Email customerservice@zzperformance.com if you'd like to start the upgrade/buy-back process. 

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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TC
06/10/2021
Tyler C.
Canada Canada
V3 big wheel turbo

Have yet to instal buy came quickly and well packaged thAnk you will be continuing to order parts from zzp

AH
06/03/2021
Angel H.
United States United States

hasn't been installed yet but I'm sure that the upgrade will work great after its tuned.

JS
05/13/2021
Jordan S.
United States United States

Absolutely amazing!!!! Love this product!!! I can tell a big difference in the way my car preforms.

ZZPerformance ZZP Big Wheel Turbo V3 Review
AV
04/02/2021
Anthony V.
United States United States
Best power adder upgrade

You need to tune the car to take advantage of the power this turbo has to offer. Just beware you will have turbo flutter/turbo surge because it’s a larger turbo I had to call to make sure it was normal on this turbo. But a huge power difference once tuned it feels like over double the power then before. I will be taking it to get dyno tested soon to see the actual power difference. Acceleration is really quick now.

J
03/12/2021
Jay
United States United States
Performed as expected

I recently blew the head gasket on my 1.4L Chevy Cruze and I replaced it but considering it’s a zero tolerance engine the lower half was bad as well.. so I was just going to buy another car but I wanted to build a powerful car that not a lot of people had.. finding parts for the vehicle is nothing close to easy.. I had my engine guy rebuild the engine, forged internals, forged pistons, titanium plating, the whole nine.. but I couldn’t find any direct bolt on upgraded parts until I seen an ad for ZZP. I was a little concerned at how powerful the turbo was at first but considering it’s the only other direct bolt on other then factory I pulled the trigger. I ordered the v3 big wheel, intercooler, Down-pipe, 42# injectors, and ported intake.. shipping was quicker then jimmy John’s.. literally ordered it on 3/11 and it was shipped five minutes after I ordered it, and was on my porch on 3/12. my build currently sits at 600whp turnt down.. hoping to turn it up some more soon.. couldn’t be more impressed with ZZP you got your self a lifetime customer !