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supercharger or turbo??

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turbo
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Voting closed: June 20, 2005, 09:27:37 AM

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on: March 22, 2006, 10:18:50 AM
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Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006, 10:35:21 AM
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I'd say turbo but remember that these engines don't like boost too much on the stock internals.  I've not done it to mine but heard of people throwing rods if the stock internals are on more than 7lbs of boost.  I'm sure there would be someone here to offer more insight.  But I'd go turbo...
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Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006, 01:21:42 PM
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I would say SC because it won't really surge which is REALLY bad, however I understand that our engines are set up more for turbo than SC.  They make good torque down low and kinda die off up high.  So from my understanding the power we make low will get us up off the line into boost territory, where as SC's (again this is my potentially flawed understanding) should be used for vehicles whose engines make their power up high and struggle down low.

Again, that may be flawed or at least overly simplified.

I'd say if you're gonna do it, go turbo.

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Reply #3 on: March 22, 2006, 01:53:55 PM
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I'd go for a Super Charger.

A Centrifugal Supercharger or a Whipple Supercharger.

Instant Power
Consistency
No erratic power spikes
Less Heat generated
Less space taken up in engine bay
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Reply #4 on: March 22, 2006, 08:28:10 PM
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I say, if Porsche uses turbos, and high end model Nissans and Toyotas use turbos, there is a good reason why we should turbo also.


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Reply #5 on: March 24, 2006, 10:37:37 PM
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Basically SCs are nice but on our car can become costly.  Plus a turbo is much more tunable and with the right size turbo, you can also see full boost quickly.


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Reply #6 on: March 27, 2006, 08:21:47 AM
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Seems I am the only one that would prefer a SuperCharger.  Perhaps some of you might change your mind after you look at this site.

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Reply #7 on: March 27, 2006, 12:49:18 PM
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Your not alone Mirror!

When I finally go boost, im doing the supercharger kit.
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Reply #8 on: June 03, 2006, 08:11:00 AM
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I'm all for superchargers, more reliable, bottom end torque is all there. However, if a person was to go serious turbo would be the way. As previously mentioned... forged parts are required.
Each has there own pros and cons but what really seperates them is the car they're going on, It depends on if you want a mean street machine, or a REALLY wild ZX2. either way both will allow you to take on just about any civic... and ain't that the point?!   :P


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Reply #9 on: June 03, 2006, 08:20:20 AM
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Quote from: "ChillinZX"
I say, if Porsche uses turbos, and high end model Nissans and Toyotas use turbos, there is a good reason why we should turbo also.


Dude no offense, but the mighty Zetec is not near the same caliper of an engine as any porshe or high end japs. keep porshe aside... the japs that run with turbos have been finely tuned so there are no driveability issues. which is a problem that often ensues after a turbo is installed. The engineering of it all, has been with ALOT of time, money, and errors.
ei: when the newest gen STI came out. most were called back after they started blowing up, meaning someone at Subaru wa going to get there pee-pee slaped for goofing up :P


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Reply #10 on: June 03, 2006, 10:35:20 AM
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Both turbo and s/c have there advantages and the zetec is desighned better for turbo. all sais i would perfer a s/c there easier on the engine than a turbo and are more reliable in the long run. From what i understand the s/c unit from SEAM  should be capable of about 10 to 12 boost w/ just the basic kit the stage 3 kit willl come w/ the internals needed to handle the 20lbs of boost it gives


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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #11 on: December 05, 2006, 04:33:48 AM
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prefer S/C, but it's all dependent on which pipedream gets finished when I finally scrape together the money for the kit...I'm starting to think that the S/C is close to impossible for the Z, and impossible for a business to produce in a cost-effective manner.  definitely prefer S/C, but most likely end up turbo...


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Reply #12 on: December 05, 2006, 11:51:27 AM
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Turbo!!! superchargers take too much power to make power.


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Reply #13 on: December 05, 2006, 01:24:10 PM
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Just remember, Superchargers are the weapon of choice in high end dragsters and funny cars.
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Reply #14 on: December 05, 2006, 01:35:34 PM
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only because there are rulz on what they can use.  they all HAVE to use the same chargers other wise the would be using nitrous and turbos too.