Cummins Compound Turbos – A Brief Explanation

Cummins compound turbo systems, most commonly referred to as twins are certainly a great way of making a big power increase with a Cummins without sacrificing drivability, towing capability or performance when you need it.
Generally compound systems use a smaller turbo charger to enhance fast spooling. The small charger is then coupled with a bigger charger that provides a decrease in exhaust gas temperatures and a boost in horsepower. A large turbocharger by itself it would have too much lag without being spooled up with the use of a smaller charger. This makes Cummins compound turbo systems a perfect fit for those daily drivers seeking to decrease EGT’s while increasing their power potential. Truck owners who plan to tow with their vehicles will appreciate the exhaust gas temperature relief provided by twin turbo charging.

Drivers who have varying expectations for, their trucks will also have different options to consider for powertrain enhancement. How do you want to do it; rely on the stock turbo with specialized programming, upgrade the factory turbo, or invest in a multiple turbo system? Also be thinking about with large turbo upgrades you’ll definitely need to improve your fueling system, enlarge the exhaust system, beef up your transmission and improve cooling to deal with the large increases in power and torque. Source Automotive is tuned into all of the variables that go into setting up your turbo system allowing for the type of performance you want for your rig. Source is a well known automotive brand specialized in performance parts for Dodge Ram trucks. Call a Source Automotive representative at 1-866-211-1533 or 1-503-654-9004 to get more details about any parts or maintenance services you may need. We will take the time to discuss and go over any ideas you have concerning the performance of your Dodge truck.

You can visit our website at to view the complete line of products we carry and in shop services we provide. You can email or call to contact our representatives. Source is committed to catering to your needs. Our highly experienced personnel will only offer you the best solutions for your Dodge Ram truck. Give a call or visit our website. What’s good for you is good for us.


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