Turbo Identification

Can you speak turbo? The information on a turbo housing name plate will help you specify the exact replacement turbo you need....and will also reveal the key components that make each Garrett® turbo so special.

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.

OE name plates example

Please see below for examples of Aftermarket name plates, which can be engraved or plated on the turbo housing.

Aftermarket Name Plates Example