T and GT Series
Garrett T Series was the original turbo designation beginning in the 50s. T-Series turbos tend to have more parts, larger in size, and represent early-generation technologies.
Garrett GT Series first came into being in the early 90s, and they feature newer aerodynamic design, advanced design with fewer parts, and better overall performance.
Your Turbo Name Plate
A name plate will vary according to whether it relates to an original equipment turbo installed by the vehicle manufacturer or to a turbo bought through the independent Aftermarket. The name plate shows a customer or Garrett part number, turbo model and serial number – providing you information that might help you order a replacement turbo.
See photos of name plate examples of OE turbos and replacement turbos.
- OE Name Plates
- Aftermarket Name Plates
Please see below for examples of OE name plates, which can be engraved or plated on the turbo housing.
Please see below for examples of Aftermarket name plates, which can be engraved or plated on the turbo housing.