Upgrading your PFL Hyundai i30n to the FL turbocharger


Upgrading your PFL Hyundai i30n to the FL turbocharger


Upgrading your PFL Hyundai i30n to the FL turbocharger


Explore the thrilling world of turbocharger upgrades as we delve into the reasons behind the growing trend of swapping to facelift turbochargers on pre-facelift Hyundai i30N cars. In this blog post, we'll unravel the technical specifications of these turbochargers and shed light on why enthusiasts are making this modification to elevate the performance of their vehicles.

We show you a turbo swap in one of our YouTube videos: 


Why Upgrade to Facelift Turbochargers?

  1. Power Surge:

    • Experience a noticeable increase in power and torque, delivering an exhilarating boost in overall performance for an enhanced driving experience. The FL turbo features a 5mm bigger turbine and 6mm bigger compressor, compressor outlet is also 23mm longer. 
  2. Advanced Turbocharger Design:

    • Benefit from design enhancements that improve airflow and efficiency, resulting in reduced turbo lag and improved power delivery across the RPM range.
  3. OEM Reliability:

    • Opt for Genuine OEM parts designed for newer models, ensuring a high level of reliability and durability while preserving factory-like performance.
  4. Compatibility with Aftermarket Upgrades:

    • Enjoy better compatibility with aftermarket performance upgrades and tuning, providing a foundation for a fully customized and optimized vehicle.
  5. Improved Cooling Efficiency:

    • Experience better cooling capabilities, contributing to overall reliability and engine performance, especially during high-performance driving conditions.
  6. Wider Aftermarket Support:

    • Explore a growing selection of aftermarket components specifically designed for facelift turbochargers, allowing for more extensive customization options.
  7. Personalized Driving Experience:

    • Tailor your Hyundai i30N to your unique preferences, creating a personalized driving experience that reflects your passion for performance.

Technical Specifications of Facelift Turbochargers:

  • Engine Compatibility: Designed for Hyundai i30N models Facelift 2020 onward.
  • Displacement: 2.0 liters.
  • Power Output: 206 KW (280 HP).
  • Engine Type: T-GDI (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection).
  • Build Date: From January 1, 2020, onward.

Other items that are recommended when upgrading the turbo, are:

- KTR High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) https://k-tecracing.com/products/ktr-hyundai-i30n-high-pressure-fuel-pump-upgrade?_pos=1&_sid=02cd69c23&_ss=r

- Exhaust work including downpipes and GPF delete (if you are a GPF model): https://k-tecracing.com/collections/i30n-pre-facelift-exhaust


Conclusion: Uncover the secrets behind the surge in popularity of facelift turbocharger upgrades for pre-facelift Hyundai i30N cars. The technical specifications of these turbochargers reveal a world of enhanced power and performance, inviting enthusiasts to embark on a journey of personalization and driving satisfaction. Elevate your driving experience—upgrade with facelift turbochargers for the ultimate performance boost.

By Daniel Kirk
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