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supercharger or turbo??

supercharger
4 (33.3%)
turbo
8 (66.7%)

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

  • supercharger or turbo?
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #15 on: December 05, 2006, 02:42:28 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but a Turbo decreases the life of an engine faster than that of a Supercharger.
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #16 on: December 05, 2006, 02:46:17 PM
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I like turbos, but maybe because all the supercharged cars I've own already had low end torque.
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #17 on: December 05, 2006, 04:01:40 PM
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Quote from: "mirrorguardian "
Correct me if I'm wrong, but a Turbo decreases the life of an engine faster than that of a Supercharger.

nitrous is more likely to decrease the life of a motor then turbo or supercharger.  the heat increase is way higher on nitrous then the others. 


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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #18 on: January 10, 2007, 07:15:35 AM
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My 2 cents is on a SC. Turbo seems like it would be good with nitros and some imports and european sports cars run dual stage turbos for both low end and high end power. But on our cars a decent dual screw SC kit would be more reliable, consistant power, less heat. Granted our stock zetecs probably need some upgraded internals to do it right.

But a factory Cobalt SS 2L SC'd stage two (apparently the dealer can install a stage two kit) produces 245HP and 230ftlb of torque and 205hp on stock internals(stageone).

Thats not bad but with proper tuning I think our zetecs can do better.
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #19 on: January 10, 2007, 03:39:52 PM
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If you understand both sides of the fence you know it's a loaded question. It's like whats better N/A or boosted? If your building a car for a daily driver, auto cross, or windy road carver. where your in and out of gears alot... S/C is what you need. Hands down, no questions asked. no lag and consistant power. If your looking for a vehical to be super fast on the strates, or are on a budget then a turbo may be more to your liking.  puond for pound turbos can produce more power cry and whine amout it all you want, but that is the truth. Sorry S/C guys.
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #20 on: January 10, 2007, 10:08:56 PM
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I think it also boils down to personal driving style, which is just as unique an aspect as any choice of mods, perhaps even more so. For example, I like going into turns strong, so for me a supercharger works. My only dislike of turbos is the lag. Though isn't there some kinda anti-lag system in some turbos these days?
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #21 on: January 11, 2007, 05:58:07 AM
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #22 on: January 12, 2007, 05:59:28 PM
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Quote from: "Darth Maverick "
My only dislike of turbos is the lag. Though isn't there some kinda anti-lag system in some turbos these days?

Beyond BB Turbo's, you also can just size the turbo for the application. Example being the TDO4HI-15G that i am using for my project, it should put out respectable numbers with very little lag.

Other things to do:
1) Reserculater the BOV
2) Limit unesasary pipe bends
3) Size your pipe correctly ( boost)
4) Size your Exhaust correctly
5) Putting a sparkplug in the exhaust manifold before the turbo. ( not recomended)
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #23 on: January 12, 2007, 06:25:00 PM
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Very interesting, didn't know that.


Quote from: "HondaStomper "
5) Putting a sparkplug in the exhaust manifold before the turbo. ( not recomended)

Holy crap.....
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #24 on: January 12, 2007, 06:42:11 PM
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5) Putting a sparkplug in the exhaust manifold before the turbo. ( not recomended)

please forgive me if I am missing something, not sure if this is a joke or not, but what would the purpose of doing this be? other then to shoot flames out the exhaust and melt your impeller?
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #25 on: January 12, 2007, 07:40:07 PM
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In tractor puller racing it is done all the time, pritty much what you said, yourun a rediculasly big turbo, cause a small explosion in front of the propeller that instantly spools the turbo. Like I said not recomended  :mrgreen:
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #26 on: January 13, 2007, 08:54:03 AM
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yeah turbo lag isn't that big of a factor for us


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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #27 on: January 13, 2007, 07:53:45 PM
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Ill remember this next time I decide to pull a weight cart! lol!
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #28 on: January 15, 2007, 06:50:28 AM
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Quote from: "Ironmark "
Ill remember this next time I decide to pull a weight cart! lol!
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Re: supercharger or turbo?
Reply #29 on: January 15, 2007, 01:29:48 PM
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and then you have to ask one of the other competetors to tow you home lol