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Old 02-23-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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Centrifugal charger vs turbocharged vs supercharged

Wich one is better and why?

Want to use it daily and get some action sometimes.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #2
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Wich one is better and why?

Want to use it daily and get some action sometimes.
Your not going to like this, but I wouldn't add anything like that to your daily driver.. To many horror stories for me..
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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Turbo is the best for daily driving, your not always in the boost like a supercharger
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horror stories !?!? that's your problem you listen to too many "stories" lol

and I bet there is 10x more supercharged daily drivers then there are turbo charges daily drivers...

I drive mine daily at 16 psi and im not always in boost !! only when throttle is more then say 50% depressed

I've never had a higher HP car with turbos so I can not judge them, I have however had 3 different mustangs with supercharges and have nothing but good to say about them !!

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horror stories !?!? that's your problem you listen to too many "stories" lol

and I bet there is 10x more supercharged daily drivers then there are turbo charges daily drivers...

I drive mine daily at 16 psi and im not always in boost !! only when throttle is more then say 50% depressed

I've never had a higher HP car with turbos so I can not judge them, I have however had 3 different mustangs with supercharges and have nothing but good to say about them !!

just my .02
Wich one you have installed now?

In response, wich one is faster? TC or SC?
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Re: Centrifugal charger vs turbocharged vs supercharged

I put a Paxton Centrifugal Novi 2200 supercharger on my son's '06. He drives it a lot, probably not daily, but a lot. He has had absolutely no problems with the set-up. The nice thing about a centrifugal is that you don't get into the boost until about 3000 RPMs so around town the car is docile as a kitten. Plant your right foot, it turns into a real animal. At 10 pounds of boost it dyno'ed 480HP to the wheels. The only problem I have with turbos is the heat under the hood. Unless you get the STS kit that puts the turbos under the rear bumper.
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I've had a daily driven supercharged car and never had a problem. I love turbos but but everybody that I know has to many problems with their cars. Granted they are super fast and it's free horse power to a extent, but to each their own
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My DD is a SC cobra and if you drive it "normal" you barely use the boost and at times zero boost. The fact of the matter is that SC are instant power compared to TC which I dislike. Granted they make great power but I'd go SC for a DD but that my 2cents
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Thanks a lot!
And do i need many mods in the engine in order to have 8+ psi boost? Like 10-12 psi
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Thanks a lot!
And do i need many mods in the engine in order to have 8+ psi boost? Like 10-12 psi
It would be safer.
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As long as you keep the power level below 500 rwhp, and you don't drive like a crazy guy, the stock internals should be ok. That being said, if you have the cash, get the forged rotating assembly. And then drive any way you want!
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I hope your seeing ALL of those "as long as".... "if"..... "safer".... in all of those post..
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Re: Centrifugal charger vs turbocharged vs supercharged

there is no correct answer, its all about what you want out of the car in order to determine the application that best fits your needs.
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To add some more, lol.... I had a DD that had a centrifugal SC. Some may be confused or confusing. A roots or twin screw SC will make instant boost off idle (KB, whipple, eaten)... That's how it's designed, a centrifugal (Paxton, vortec, procharger) have to "spool up" to make boost and are similar to a turbo in design and operation... Just one is driven off the exhaust (turbo) and one is belt driven (centrifugal).

Personally for a DD I would go either SC'd route.... Depending on what your goals are and what your driving style is. Plus if you already have exhaust work done the turbo kit ends up being more expensive in the long run. If you want boost and power down low in the rpm's go roots or twin screw... You want more top end power and better "stock like" drivability around town.... Go centrifugal. Both can make the same peak HP, but the power just comes on at different points..... That's my .02 or maybe .05

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there is no correct answer, its all about what you want out of the car in order to determine the application that best fits your needs.
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Re: Centrifugal charger vs turbocharged vs supercharged

Exactly as Spector said- you have to determine what you want out of the car, and take into consideration how you intend to drive it. Then make your purchases accordingly.
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there is no correct answer, its all about what you want out of the car in order to determine the application that best fits your needs.
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currently I'm running a vortech v-2s making 16.5 psi @5800 rpm on my 2005 mustang gt as a daily driver all day everyday where ever I go I take my stang & I love it and wouldn't be able to own another mustang that wasn't supercharged, however after seeing first hand, the capabilities of the kenne bell roots type blower makes me want to sell my vortech and get a kenne bell... with that being said, if you do decide to get a supercharger seriously consider the kenne bell or just so you know I might be selling mine sooner then later
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Re: Centrifugal charger vs turbocharged vs supercharged

root blowers and twin screw (different blower types but both are positive displacement blowers) make great low end power and are more fun for daily drivers, centrifugal make more top end power, and turbos are better all around for power per psi due to they are not taking power to make power. They are generally just more expensive and require more stuff to install it.
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As long as you keep the power level below 500 rwhp, and you don't drive like a crazy guy, the stock internals should be ok. That being said, if you have the cash, get the forged rotating assembly. And then drive any way you want!
Im watching the kenne bell Stage 1 and it is 501-639RWHP. So, you said that bellow 500 everything stock will be ok. There in kenne bell says that it works good on a stock engine. What would you recommend?
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Ok bro I have a 05 gt convertable and i installed whipple 500hp kit on it and the engine was stock. lt was a dd and i was pushing tha **** out of the car and i had no problem with it. I had a good tune. I drove it like that for 15k miles. Than i wanted more hp so i built my own forged motor and saved a lot of money by doing myself. If u wanna go FI than go for it but supercharged stang is already fast for dd. make sure u get a good dyno tune
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:40 AM   #20
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And wich one of these would be the best?
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Definitely go with a self lubricated unit..... That way you won't have to tap a hole in your oil pan, so of down the road you choose to switch it out for a twin screw or take the blower off to sell it you won't have issues of buying a new oil pan. I've heard good things about the 2200 kits also.

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Also I would recommend investing In the intercooled kit.
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Definitely go with a self lubricated unit..... That way you won't have to tap a hole in your oil pan, so of down the road you choose to switch it out for a twin screw or take the blower off to sell it you won't have issues of buying a new oil pan. I've heard good things about the 2200 kits also.

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Also I would recommend investing In the intercooled kit.
And what about vortech and kenne bell? Wich one would you recommend me
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I would say go with kenne bell. Easy to install, reliable, and powerful
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buy a kenne bell!! or buy my vortech v2 so I can buy the kenne bell !!

kenne bell for the win !! lol
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What's everybody s view on the Roush m90?
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What's everybody s view on the Roush m90?
it's not a kenne bell !! and that is all that matters
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And wich one do you recommend to me? But stage 1 kit. There are too many
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it's not a kenne bell !! and that is all that matters
Ouch lol I was looking at kenne bell and Whipple too
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What's everybody s view on the Roush m90?
They are good they just lack the size as some of the bigger blowers. They are mostly overlooked cause of their price being almost the same as whipple and kb
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They are good they just lack the size as some of the bigger blowers. They are mostly overlooked cause of their price being almost the same as whipple and kb
I'm just scared of blowing up my stock motor lol
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I'm running a m90 at 9psi and 441 hp at the wheels but I will soon be going up to 12 or 13 psi the reason I went with the m90 over anything was I got the polished one for like a thousand below msrp.
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Hey guys!
If i buy any kit (KB or Paxton) will i loose my steeda CAI? I mean theres a CAI that i wont use right? Mine or kit's
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Yeah you'll get a new air intake with a supercharger
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Yeah you'll get a new air intake with a supercharger
And may i use steeda's?
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Probably not. Most of the blowers come with a cai made specifically for that application so idk y you would want to
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