Automotive Performance Components and Turbo Style project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$86.00 pledged of $19,995 goal
backers
By Eric
$86.00 pledged of $19,995 goal
backers

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

Eecddeee546af20ce56fa83923c189d5 original

Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About this project

!!!Turbo Boof!!!

We're a team of young engineers that love to focus our creative energy in the design of high-end, American-made, aftermarket parts for the cars people love...

Engineering and Design meet to form the best possible part...
Engineering and Design meet to form the best possible part...

  

4-port MANIFOLD systems
4-port MANIFOLD systems

And even though we possess the latest, state-of-the-art experience in CAD solid modeling, CAE/CAM systems, reverse laser scanning, additive manufacturing (3D printing), and CNC (computer numerical control) machining, with a name like "turbo boof" we promise we won't take ourselves that seriously... we want to have fun, design amazing parts, and create a unique, sustainable brand.     

Honda valve cover reverse LASER scan
Honda valve cover reverse LASER scan

Our goal is to put our original vacuum/pressure/boost manifold blocks into production as a means to launch the company and raise funds to purchase the 2nd CNC machine that will let us complete the manufacturing process to launch our custom oil caps and fuel caps.  Ultimately, the second machine opens up the ability to machine parts that just can't be made without a lathe...     

Oil Cap CAD design leads to the best finished part possible...
Oil Cap CAD design leads to the best finished part possible...

    

Prototype OIL CAP CNC milled and turned
Prototype OIL CAP CNC milled and turned

We've already took the plunge and invested in a CNC milling machine, and we need to expand and purchase a CNC lathe to complete the manufacturing process for new and upcoming designs...     

We've spent many hours in front of our CNC mill...
We've spent many hours in front of our CNC mill...
CNC mill and CNC lathe - the essential manufacturing processes
CNC mill and CNC lathe - the essential manufacturing processes

At the start, we're going to build a brand known for stylized design, precision manufacturing, and component reliability...     

We've spent time tweaking, prototyping, iterating, and optimizing each and every design to ensure form follows function

CAM software helps us manufacture the most precise parts...
CAM software helps us manufacture the most precise parts...

Down the line we want to revolutionize the automotive aftermarket performance industry, eventually taking advantage of additivively manufactured metal parts, 5-axis CNC processes, and advanced sensor networks and electronics.     

Furthermore, we are committed to keeping the manufacturing processes here in America.  We are striving to rebrand what "Made in America" means.

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

We're so excited to bring this project to life.  We had a great time filming, editing, and even recording the "soundtrack."  We promise to work as hard as we can to build this brand and deliver the best products for our customers...     

Recording the music for the video...
Recording the music for the video...

Thanks again for being a part of this Kickstarter campaign...     

We can't wait to ship you out some cool swag (the "thankyou's," the buttons, the screenprinted artwork, and the custom t-shirts) for supporting us...

Swag buttons... Ready to wear
Swag buttons... Ready to wear

      

Screenprinted poster graphics!!!
Screenprinted poster graphics!!!

      

Soft and stylish "turbo" t-shirts...
Soft and stylish "turbo" t-shirts...

We promise you, if you're able to support us at the highest fundraising level - we'll treat you to a truly beautiful automotive part...     

We can't wait to send out the finished part!!!
We can't wait to send out the finished part!!!

Best regards,     

Eric

!!!TURBO BOOF!!!

 

Risks and challenges

We are 100% committed to fulfilling every reward item that is funded, no "if, ands, or buts"...

The best news is that we can currently deliver on ALL of the fundraising gifts without the CNC lathe. We have the CAD software, the screenprinter, the 3D printers, the CAM software, the tooling, and the CNC mill.

We have the equipment, material, tooling, and processes to honor every single contributing pledge.

As we said, this campaign is not just about raising the capital for the next machine, but to launch and validate the brand. We're ready to start distributing these awesome manifold blocks!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Digital Graphic "Thank you" Card

    A little unique digital graphic thank you card... Printable, numbered, signed, and (most importantly) special ;0)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Buttons o o o o

    4 swag "turbo" and "rotary logo" buttons from a local small business entrepreneur (and friend)...

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Screenprinted Poster (one-color) print

    Custom-designed, turbo-inspired, black and white graphic printed on a high-quality paper stock...

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Screenprinted Poster (two-color)

    Custom-designed, turbo-inspired, black, white, and red graphic printed on a high-quality paper stock...

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Custom screenprinted "TURBO" T-Shirt

    Custom-designed, turbo-inspired, 2 color graphic printed on a soft cotton t-shirt... (you can check out the shirt in the promo video)...
    We have woman's and men's available...

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    4-Port TURBO BOOF manifold kit

    This is the beginning of our product line... Meticulously designed and expertly machined, this kit comes with 4 brass hose barbs and 2 block off plugs... CNC'd from billet 6061 aluminum, finished in a protective clear finish, and topped with a glossy TURBO BOOF "rotary" decal...

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)