The Event--In Ang's own words
Surbo equipped car, no. 88, blue
Class: Honda Civic ESi 1.6
Mods disallowed: turbochargers, superchargers and nitrous systems.
Entire engine (untouched)
Computer chip (original rpm cut-off)
Fuel system including fuel pressure regulator
K&N original cone filter
3 inch metal air intake pipe
9.5 mm spark cables
Denso Iridium spark plugs
Uprated spark coil
Close ratio gearbox
Straight-through exhaust pipe
Stiffened and lowered suspension
Twin Surbos after cone filter in pipe
Purge system deactivated
Unexpectedly, SMSA had a rule dictating the diversion of the oil breather at the air filter pipe to a separate oil catchment tank, and for us to prevent a leak to the Surbos, the lower oil breather at the manifold was also disconnected. In any case, the result was a faster air compression by the Surbos of just the air in the manifold between the engine and the Surbos, bypassing the air in the oil chamber.
Only seat of rear bench removed. Rest of car stayed original, including carpeting. Most other cars had almost everything thrown out.
Driver could not engage second gear easily, due to alignment problem of the racing gearbox that replaced the original one.
Only one week's notice to loan this car for the race.
Oversized racing tyres at 195/55R15 caused mechanical noises on contact with wheel housing and distracted and slowed down the driver at the later figure-8 stages of the races. This added to the gearbox woes, which got worse progressively. Suspected mounting wear and tear.
This is the first time Surbo Engineering has participated in a sprint and we are thankful to the sponsor, car owner and racer too. The 2nd place result in the
Civic ESi 200m u-turn sprint was unexpectedly good considering that the winning ESi (with mods costing tens of thousands of dollars) had beaten Johnny's personal VTi during practice, and our ESi was not too far off and also it was a rather stock car. It was also Johnny's good day as he went on to win for the two-wheel-drives overall, in his own white VTi. Here he is on the left, during
for the ESi event. Ang ran out of film before the second runner-up was found, so that is why there were only 2 guys on the podium....oops.
10% fuel saving with mixed driving and more on highways
Faster acceleration, especially from standstill for automatic cars
Higher top speed, which means easier cruising
Higher RPM capability, rev limit possible with just 1/2 throttle!
Instant automatic gear kickdown
Safer, more confident overtaking
Better hill climbing power
Less diesel smoke, even with more speed
Reduced CO2 emissions from vehicles
Money saved, more than from fuel savings
Transferability. Use your Surbo on your next car
Lifetime warranty on both the Surbo and installation
What is Surbo?
The Twin Surbo, 2 Surbos in series for even more low rpm torque
Surbo versus other engine accessories and parts
When the Surbo is most useful
Dynamometer Test Results
How Surbo increases engine compression at low rpm and prevents excessive compression at high rpm
How Surbo increases engine efficiency
How Surbo prevents harmful engine knocking
How Surbo may help your engine so it can last longer
FAQ: Frequently asked questions
How Surbo works for diesel engines
How Surbo's increased air density enhances diesel technology, and raises peak RPM
Diagram: Surbo's effect on the whole vehicle
Diagram: Surbo on petrol turbocharged engines
Diagram: Surbo on diesel engines
Diagram: Surbo on turbo diesel engines
Some vehicles recommended for Surbo
Automatic cars fitted with Surbo
Manual cars fitted with Surbo
Surbo5 for larger engines
Petrol turbo cars fitted with Surbo
Petrol CVT cars fitted with Surbo
Petrol hybrid cars fitted with Surbo
Petrol supercharged cars fitted with Surbo
Natural gas car fitted with Surbo
Diesel and turbodiesel vehicles fitted with Surbo
Motorcycles fitted with Surbo
Photos of Surbos installed in various cars
Why choose Surbo?
Surbo will pass vehicle inspections due to lower emissions
30 day money back guarantee
What happens during the Surbo installation
List of Surbo dealers by country
Buy Surbo online with installation guide, if there's no dealer near you
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Surbo on racing gokart
Surbo on Honda Civic (runner up in Singapore race)
Surbo wins India race
History of the Surbo company
How the Surbo came to be
Aftersales service and advice, on accessories or compatible vehicles
User guide for Surbo
Automotive engineering and other applications of Surbo