How To Avoid Surbo Imitations
Unauthorized persons may try to sell you products that are like the Surbo, for about the same money as the real thing. The real Surbo, from us, has these features:
1. Thickness of 1mm at every section. One-piece construction, made of anodized aluminium, with 4 perfect-wave fins, each ending in a sharp pin. The colour coating is part of the metal and cannot peel unlike some sprayed imitations. It is perfectly smooth without any scratches, unlike some rough fakes made from cutting and bending from a metal pipe. The smoothness of the Surbo is very important as any roughness from uneven surfaces or paintwork can hold back air, thus nullifying the effect of the design. This makes a fake not worth buying, and you will also have to worry about the installation and integrity of the seller. There might be no after-sales or transfer service. Besides, even a real Surbo is tricky to install because we are connecting air, which cannot be seen. So it's better to leave it all to a genuine Surbo installer.
2. Stamped mark on the metal, stating in 3 lines:
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
When unsure, you can make a measurement of the mark and tell us the size for comparison.
3. One imitation is made of blue plastic. As plastic, if of the same thickness as the 1mm Surbo, cannot have much mechanical strength at the pins for jetting, the imitators have made this very much thicker for strength, but as a result, not only does it obstruct air flow, it will not fit in the air pipes of many models. The installer may end up cutting your air pipe and rejoining it later with the fake in between, thus making the air intake very fragile. Even if you do get one in, it will probably not fit into your next car. The real Surbo has been shown to fit most cars and has very good transferability. This is how the Surbo can be used for life.
There could be other imitations. If unsure whether a device you have encountered is manufactured by us, you can send a photo, and we will help you to check it. Another way to check is to quietly forward us the telephone number of the person trying to sell a Surbo to you. We will forward it to the distributor for that area to check and let you know as soon as possible.
How Surbo transforms your car:
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
Join us as dealer for your area
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
User testimonials (with original source):
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