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Old 09-10-2008, 09:37 PM   #1
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Turbo vs Supercharger

Now that I got my car running good again... (thank you)

I'm curious to know peoples thoughts on the drivability of a turbo vs a supercharger.

I've know some people that have blown' their v6's. They ran kind of crumby for everyday driving but on the strip they flew. I don't personally know anyone that has turbo'd their sixer.

I'd love to hear some feedback on how theirs runs.

My sixer is also my everyday driver. Most of my driving is in the city, 35-50mph. So, I don't get much of a chance to wind it out. But when I do...

Please let me know your thoughts?!

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Re: Turbo vs Supercharger

i'm gonna turbo my car and its a daily driver......turbos are more expensive, yet more efficient and put less strain on the motor
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Re: Turbo vs Supercharger

Well from owning a s/c on the 6...

from my experience: a lot of fun, provide a moderate power gain, sound bad ***, and will prob make anybody happy except somebody going for all out horsepower/tq / strip times.
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Re: Turbo vs Supercharger

The turbocharger is more efficient and best for a DD car IMO. Superchargers are great for instant and off the line power but usually lack top end, a properly built turbo set up can be efficient throughout almost the entire power range. A Supercharger is also harder to intercool and puts constant strain on the internals as apposed to a turbocharger which allows vaccumme and breaks from heavy boosting. Done right you could actually see gas mileage improvements as well. my turbo 2.2 dodge saw 40mpg at 300hp.
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The turbocharger is more efficient and best for a DD car IMO. Superchargers are great for instant and off the line power but usually lack top end, a properly built turbo set up can be efficient throughout almost the entire power range. A Supercharger is also harder to intercool and puts constant strain on the internals as apposed to a turbocharger which allows vaccumme and breaks from heavy boosting. Done right you could actually see gas mileage improvements as well. my turbo 2.2 dodge saw 40mpg at 300hp.
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Re: Turbo vs Supercharger

I think it's a lot of personal preference. I plan on throwing a Kenne Bell S/C on the GT in the future. I have a lot of stuff to prepare for before that point, such as new rear end/tranny/fuel system... but if you do it right, you won't compromise the dependability of the car.
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the reliability issues people are having are caused by a crummy tune, a properly tuned turbo car will perform like it came stock with it, look at the jetta gli and neon srt4, they run great turbod, if you have a turbo and your car is dyno tuned in one day or 3 pulls, chances are you have a crummy tune, turbo cars take alot of pulls to tune right, also alot of tuners are only tuning cars at WOT and not doing a cruising tune. on our load bearing dyno, we steady state a car like normal driving conditions and datalog then tune it so it runs perfectly even under part throttle.
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Re: Turbo vs Supercharger

is it necessary to have the engine built (or would it be good to do) for either? my car is almost 80k miles but im not planning on doing it for a year or two probably.
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Re: Turbo vs Supercharger

A turbo is nice but I rather be blown. I am going supercharger come tax return.
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is it necessary to have the engine built (or would it be good to do) for either? my car is almost 80k miles but im not planning on doing it for a year or two probably.
you can run 10psi of turbo boost safely on your car and about 8psi S/C boost without building the bottomend, if you do build a bottomend then it just allows you to crank the boost up and make more power





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A turbo is nice but I rather be blown. I am going supercharger come tax return.
a turbo is a blower too but i think i get your point
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A turbo is nice but I rather be blown. I am going supercharger come tax return.


yeah i love a good blowjob.





i like turbo's better for a dd. although many people dd a supercharged car with no problems. personal preference and what your looking for as far as how the car respondes is things to consider. yes they both force air but both act differently. for smaller cu in motors i think the turbo wil give you the best gains and driveability overall.
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I think it's a lot of personal preference. I plan on throwing a Kenne Bell S/C on the GT in the future. I have a lot of stuff to prepare for before that point, such as new rear end/tranny/fuel system... but if you do it right, you won't compromise the dependability of the car.
thats what im going with
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Re: Turbo vs Supercharger

here read this,

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you can run 10psi of turbo boost safely on your car and about 8psi S/C boost without building the bottomend, if you do build a bottomend then it just allows you to crank the boost up and make more power
Actually thats backwards, most go buy the 8.7psi turbo / 8psi non intercooled s/c / 11psi procharger -
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Re: Turbo vs Supercharger

i meant more power can be made with a intercooled turbo at the same boost as the intercooled S/C, turbos are less stress on the motor because they are more efficient..i dont give a **** what most are buying, im telling him the facts of what can be done...i just worded it a little wrong

you can either run 10psi of intercooled boost(turbo or s/c) or 8psi non intercooled(turbo or s/c) is what i meant but the best scenario for power is 10psi intercooled turbo.
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