The ATS Aurora 3000 for Work and Play
Posted on 05 April 2015
The ATS Aurora 3000 has been around for years and made a name for itself in the daily driving/towing arena. It comes with a 3 year / 150,000 mile warranty and has all the parts to install on a Cummins, Duramax or Powerstroke diesel.
Why does it work so well? The Aurora 3000 features rugged journal bearings for simple, efficient operation. Each exhaust housing is sized for the volumetric efficiency of the motor it is going on. For example, the 6.6L Duramax and 7.3 Powerstroke get the 1.00 T3 housing, the 5.9 Cummins the .85 and 6.0 Powerstroke a .76. In real world driving, this translates to quick spooling characteristics and efficient EGT control across the powerband. Each Aurora 3000 has a ported 4" compressor housing inlet to prevent surge and increase incoming air flow. ATS includes gaskets, clamps and when required, new oil feed fittings, drain tube and electronics for code-free installation.
Is the Aurora 3000 the best for your application? If your truck is driven everyday, hauling and towing, or requires quick spool and lower EGT's, this is the turbo for you. Size does matter. And when it comes to turbos, bigger isn't always better. Companies will market large single turbos with massive airflow and dyno graphs - and that's great for the race track. But what they fail to say is that air flow is achieved above 2500 rpms or higher. Hardly the rpm range for moving 12,000 lbs from a stop - or maintaining speed on the highway. The ATS Aurora 3000 is built to light from 1400 rpm's on up which translates to less smoke (wasted fuel), lower EGT's accelerating, quick response for passing, and air flow to handle 500-550hp at the tires.