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Driving a diesel is a different experience and driving style than operating gas-powered vehicles. Power is intended to be predominantly generated by the turbocharger, not simply throttle and rpm, which lowers diesel efficiency and economy while increasing unnecessary strain to the drivetrain.
The Lightning Bolt Solenoid is designed to help you get the most out of your turbo (especially upgraded turbos) and diesel driving experience without artificially manipulating your system to operate more like a gas vehicle. Forcing a diesel to perform more like a gas vehicle is often experienced with products like throttle controllers, modules, or specific tuning that alters VGT vane percentages and/or causes the transmission to regularly downshift raising rpms to achieve power response.
Some of these application combinations may reduce the effective benefits or even conflict with the Lightning Bolt Solenoid operation triggering a CEL.
NOT recommendedwith products like “pedal commanders” or “throttle boosters” that manipulate throttle system percentages that often yield an artificial “in the seat” response feeling while reducing efficiency.
NOT recommended with tuning that restricts VGT vane percentage ranges and/or causes the transmission to downshift when applying throttle for demanded response by increasing engine rpm instead of utilizing low-end boost production from the turbocharger in order to generate power as originally intended for diesels.
TUNING - Some tuning especially with emissions may manipulate the vane position percentage range that can conflict with the Lightning Bolt operation which is intended to operate with full range. This can lead to a CEL and trigger codes such as "over-boost" or "exceeding learn limit".
LIGHTNING BOLT SOLENOID
TTP-LB-VGT-R / TYPE-R
TTP-LB-VGT-S / TYPE-S
ADVANCED TURBINE PERFORMANCE
NOT JUST FOR SPORT/RACING PERFORMANCE - THE LIGHTNING BOLT SOLENOID IS ALSO AN IDEAL APPLICATION FOR:
IF YOU HAVE A LARGER VGT TURBO & WANT SPOOL AS FAST OR FASTER THAN THE STOCK TURBO
IF YOU TOW OFTEN & WANT QUICKER POWER & TORQUE, ESPECIALLY UPHILL
INCREASED FUEL & CLEANING UP YOUR EXHAUST
QUICKER & STRONGER EXHAUST BRAKING
LARGER WHEELS SUFFERING FROM SLOWER ACCELERATION & BOOST
PRODUCT APPROVED AFTER TWO YEARS OF TESTING WITH 3 DIFFERENT TRUCKS:
6.7 Powerstroke 2017 Stage 2 Performance Turbo - 100000 miles / Heavy Towing Capacity w/ Type R
6.6 Duramax LML Stage 2 Turbo Testing - 54000 Miles
6.0 Powerstroke Stage 2 Testing Type R, Bigger Injectors - 48000 Miles
ENGINEERED & DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR VGT TURBOS:
6.0L POWERSTROKE (2003-2007)
6.7L POWERSTROKE (2015-19 turbos. 2011-14 trucks must have 2015+ turbo)
6.6L DURAMAX (2011-2016)
AFTER INSTALLING YOU CAN SEE:
5-12% BOOST INCREASE
QUICKER TORQUE PRODUCTION
How To Select The Right Type For You:
*TUNE ALLOCATION MAYBE REQUIRED TO ACCOMODATE BOOST RATES.
*RECOMMENDED FUEL RANGE (STOCK - 190CC INJECTORS)
*Some recommendations vary based on vehicle applications. It is possible to use either model on varying applications. However, conservative pre-selected recommendations are noted in the chart above.
TYPE-S vs TYPE-R Recommendations:
TYPE-S: Calibrated to retain a stronger resistance rating on the vane system that is ideal for stock applications or with larger upgraded VGT turbos with stock fuel and tuned. Eliminates the laziness of the OEM VGT response and the lag of upgraded turbos. Enhances the low-end torque, boost production and overall performance.
TYPE-R: Calibrated with a lower vane resistance rating than the TYPE-S in order to compensate for increased load produced by performance modified trucks. Ideal with fuel injector size upgrades that have either stock or upgraded turbos. Safely enhances the turbo VGT function on applications with larger fuel injectors and performance modifications. Also ideal for most professional towing/hauling services
6.7L COMPARISON DATA
3RD PARTY DYNO/DATA TESTING RESULTS
APITUNING: "The Lightning Bolt significantly enhances turbo response."
*Results can vary based on vehicle and application.
Well i bougt this to improve pulling a 15,000 lb boat out of the water and up a 7 degree ramp i think ,pretty steep. It has worked on every situation but that. Not sure i got the right one,it said tow but i need power. I didnot monitor the gauges. Next week ill try and pay more attention. I did get better fuel mileage and hardly any smoke,so we'll see. I've got another turbo, but it'll be a little bit before i swap out. Driving no problem, its starting from a standstill at the ramp. Lake cumberland ky. The water is down the hill LOL
I spoke with the sales rep and had many questions for him he answered all the questions and sold me on the product The product is as advertised has upped my fuel mileage has given me more torque and has allowed me to tow with higher mileage than before buy it
so i installed this part about a week week and half ago and man does it make a difference in power! went from on average of 25-27 psi of boost to 32-33 psi of boost. however with all good things theirs a little bit of negative, the negative is nothing that this company is responsible for its mainly my fault but could be yours to. i neglected to replace the turbo boost hoses and apon the increased boost levels i blew up my 20 year old boots. if you are going to run this on your truck make sure you are or in the future plan to upgrade to high quality boots as you will blow them up and off with the cheaper ones. all and all i'm pretty stoked its on the truck and overall happy with it. if your on the fence about it i would say to go ahead with it as there is no real negatives that i can say about it!
07 3500 Classic crane/service bed with 509,000 miles. I'm throwing a P003a code, the turbo needs to be replaced. I could force the VGT from 0-100% but it wasn't smooth. This actuator helped a lot and the truck comes into boost earlier. Fuel mileage went from 11 to 12.4. When the truck is running and I force VGT learn, the turbo tracks desired vs actual perfectly now, the VGT code comes on a lot less now.
Still has poor mileage, needs a new turbo, but I'm glad I bought this actuator, big improvements to a damaged system.
Seems to work pretty good, less smoke while steady driving and moderate acceleration
I ordered the wrong vgt solenoid for my 06 6.0 superduty. So I called Turbo Time and they said no problem send it back. Then they sent me the typ R solenoid and it is amazing. My truck runs better than ever!! No turbo lag and more power. It also got 3 mpg better fuel mileage. Can't say enough good things about there vgt solenoid and amazing customer service. I will be tell my truck club buddies. Thank you so much. John O.
more torque at low end. increased boost. havent driven the truck enough to comment on mpg.
Phenomenal improvement in driveability. Worth every dollar!
I have a KC Whistler with a stroker pump and all the other goodies and have been on the fence about the Lighting bolt ⚡️ Solenoid so black Friday rolls around and I get a good deal on it thru turbo time and I literally let it sit a month before I put it on today and I was thinking yah know maybe a little more pep.. UNREAL.. Completely changed the driving.. This thing will spool to 40 lbs like it's its job.. And I was lucky to see 34-35 before.. and lag gone.. it absolutely rips out the gate and up top.. blown away.. can't wipe the smile off my face.. The stage 2.5 GXR Velocity is next from turbo time.. can't wait
This item is advertised as it will increase average mileage per gallon among other improvements. I lost two MPG with Lightning Bolt installed and am going back to my previous solenoid on my turbo. I will be seeking to return solenoid and get a refund
Worked as design. Way more robust then oem Can’t wait intel camping season and see how it works towing great customer service.
I installed the vgt actuator and wow what a difference I noticed on low end toque and boost response I was getting a max 20-22 psi out of the stock turbo before now at the same rpm I’m at 26-29 I have yet to try full throttle yet but I’m sure it be great my fuel mileage has went up as well and I don’t have as much smoke if any when getting off the line
6.0 04 Superduty KC stage 2, 190/30 injectors. Helped quite a bit with the mid rpm range turbo lag I was experiencing.
Customer truck said to have a “light switch” effect. Cleaned vanes, installed lightning bolt actuator. I’ve been working on this truck for years so I’m very aware of how it runs and drives. It responds faster, holds boost longer in higher gears in loaded situations. I won’t say it’s a huge upgraded but it definitely makes the turbocharger respond more like the newer vgts.
Customer is happy
The Best Customer Service
Wanted to thank you for your quick call back and you answered all my questions. Your customer service is excellent, so refreshing to talk with someone who cares. That kind of customer service is all but dead. Was such a pleasure. Thank you very much. look forward to doing business with you in the future.
Loving it so far, has made my overdrive shift a lot less laggy and keeps boost consistent.
I just installed the lightning bolt type R on my 2005 powerstoke about a week ago and can already tell a difference in drivability plus picked up about one mile per gallon more in fuel economy. This part is definitely worth the money and very simple to install.
My truck has the Turbo Time gxr 7 turbo with 190/30 injectors and bigger pump plus many other upgrades.
If you are looking for an inexpensive and easy to install upgrade for your diesel that actually makes a difference then this is the part for you.
I have a 2017 Ford F350 6.7L. Stock other than the solenoid. I was making 355 HP and 702.5 torque stock. Put the solenoid on and the HP jumped to 400.7 and torque to 775. Truly impressed with the results. Clearly this product does what they claim it does.
WORKS AS ADVERTISED
Love the solenoid! It took away basically any lag I had from when I first put the larger turbo and it performs well! I can say it works as advertised.
Another Happy Customer
We just installed a Lightning Bolt Solenoid on another 6.0 yesterday and the customer is much happier with the turbo spooling and there is no more cruise surge!
Read about this on Facebook. After doing some more research, I decided to buy it. This is hands down one of the best upgrades I have purchased for my truck. I have a 16 lml. It was relatively easy to install as well. I have a stock turbo and the emissions intact in my truck. I also have a pedal monster, and let me tell you I noticed quite a difference once this was installed. I noticed a huge difference in turbo lag and acceleration. Even with the pedal monster I could still tell a major difference. I also gained 2-3 mpg. I haven’t towed with it yet so can’t speak to the exhaust breaking power. However, I’m sure that there will be a difference. This is an awesome product and I recommend to anyone, especially those with a mostly stock application who are looking for extra power without breaking the bank! Great product Turbo Time!
IT DOES EVERYTHING YOU SAID IT WOULD DO
We used one on a 6.0 Ford and it did exactly everything you guys said it would: The turbo spools better, stays in the power band better, and any surging the truck owner was having is all gone. We will be buying more of these.
Delivering as Advertised
Replacing the Factory VGT actuator on my KC stage one Turbo, with the Lighting Bolt was an immediate improvement over factory. This product actually is probably one of the best simple 6.0 modifications you can do, and actually feel the difference. My truck is a Standard, so I noticed the better turbo response right away when shifting! Awesome Job!
WORTH EVERY PENNY!
All I have to say is WOW! What an amazing difference this bad boy makes from throttle response, to spool up quick, you name, its way worth it! Wish I would have found the product sooner!
Takes your turbo to BEAST mode
Bought this for my F350 to see what all they hype was about and I am glad I purchased this! My turbo spools up so quick and my boost lag is almost non-existent. My truck has been getting much better fuel mileage which is FANTASTIC with the way fuel prices have been sky rocketing. It has cleaned up the exhaust smoke which helps with the emissions readings. This product has so many benefits it makes me wish I bought it sooner! Bottom line being this product is AMAZING and is a MUST HAVE!
Noticeable Power Difference
Works well noticeable power difference and less smoke output and better fuel mileage and increased boost currently running it on a 06 f250 6.0 with 205/30 injectors and full 4 inch system with ported intake manifold and stealth 67g2 turbo and a few other upgrades
I bought the type r for my 2006 6.0.
I'm running 175/30 with a kc stage 2.
Turbo spools faster. It cleans up faster. Overall it's good in my book. I've been running the type r for two weeks now. Wanted to give it time before I posted a review. No issues or complaints. Installing was 5 min job.
IT'S A TEN
Product is what they claim it to be- definitely have much more pep in my step now. Super efficient, very minimal response lag. Truck feels like it has no resistance! I went with the Type S because it is more "aggressive" compared to their Type R solenoid. I was looking for a better low end snap out of my truck and I feel I got much more than what I was looking for. I am VERY impressed!
I can for sure see where it will help with egts, cleaner exhaust, fuel mileage and boost efficiency. I do have pre datalogs before I installed it to compare to the after. I will be getting the after data today so stay tuned!
Cons: I wish I would have ordered it sooner!
NIGHT AND DAY
These guys are the REAL DEAL!
I bought one of these Lightning Bolt Turbo Actuators and all I can say is WOW! The difference was night and day!
I have a stock 06 F250 6.0L (Diesel) and the turbo lag on these trucks is terrible without expensive upgrades (so I thought. Now that this actuator is installed the turbo lag is COMPLETELY gone which is insane AND I gained about 15% boost from the actuator!
Thank you Turbo Time USA/ TurboCentriX for supplying such amazing parts like this actuator that provide great results for someone who isn't looking to spend a lot of money!!
MUST HAVE PRODUCT
I have a 64mm GXR-8 stage 2 turbo from TurboTime USA. I installed this Lightning Bolt solenoid.
Right away I saw a huge difference in black smoke being GONE.
The sound of the turbo whistle was music to my ears!
I averaged 26 mpg driving 40-55 mph.
Coming down hills really holds you back more and less braking.
When climbing hills it felt like it wanted to pull harder and more effortlessly.
Loving everything about it!
This is a definite must have!
WHAT A DIFFERENCE
I installed a TurboCentriX/TurboTime USA Lightning Bolt Actuator in my truck and all I can say is what a difference! I mean the truck really spools up nice and easy, no turbo bark whatsoever, and way less soot on my fusion bumpers.
I am running a Predator Stage 2.5 Velocity turbo. If you own a 6.0, 6.6 or a 6.7 Powerstroke or Duramax, tap in because if not you are truly missing out on one of the best turbo upgrades on the market today. My shop is Fast Eddies Diesel Repair in Dixon, CA.
Significant Results Seen
Loving the results! I am up from 8-10 mpg to 13-15 mpg!
As Good As They Said It Would Be
I have installed this product and I love it! Exactly when pulling a trailer, the exhaust brake works like a dream. I don’t even have to use the brakes much and the low end power and the quickening of the spool on the turbo work just as the company said it would. I will refer this product to everyone I know. Thanks!
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