Like our smaller GTB450, the result of six years development and testing in the harshest of environments, the ALIVE GTB550 is the direct fit VNT turbo for the Td5 that not only works as a VNT turbo should, but has the capability to unleash massive power and torque!
Designed to deliver the maximum potential from the Td5 engine, this turbo kit, with the appropriate dyno proven ALIVE remapping, makes the Td5 Defender pick up and go. With effortless drivability and far fewer gear changes needed, making the vehicle feel so much lighter and MUCH more capable.
Power is rated up to an awesome 250hp / 550Nm on a healthy 15P engine, although we often see figures in excess of this when tuned on our MAHA MSR500 dyno at Alive HQ, but can vary from vehicle to vehicle.
Recommended supporting modifications are:
We do not recommend the use of a regular snorkel / raised air intake as these are almost always too restrictive to provide the air flow required.
This turbo has the potential to push the Td5 engine to its design limits and it is essential that the vehicle this is to be fitted to, is well maintained and in good overall condition. It is required that the engine be given an oil and filter change at the same time as installation, which is normal practice when installing a new turbo on any car.
The Defender Td5 GTB550 kit consists of the following parts:
This turbo will reveal underlying issues with any car its fitted to, and so to get the best out of this hardware, installation and tuning should ideally be performed on our rolling road dynamometer at Alive HQ, so we can absolutely guarantee the best possible results.
Installation is also available at selected Alive Tuning dealers throughout the world. Please contact us for more information regarding this.
This product is not available for delivery so must be collected from Alive HQ in Louth, Lincolnshire, or your nominated Alive Tuning dealer where installation will be performed.