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Old 01-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Super Charger or Turbo?

Which has the better sound, more horse and torque. I am leaning towards a turbo only because i think the engine looks better, what would you guys put on? Oh and its a 1999 mustang GT
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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Which has the better sound, more horse and torque. I am leaning towards a turbo only because i think the engine looks better, what would you guys put on? Oh and its a 1999 mustang GT
Supercharger, the name sounds cooler, makes sound more like a muscle car when u say "my car had a supercharger",the supercharger whine, also it gives boost instantly where as turbo has to spool
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Which has the better sound, more horse and torque. I am leaning towards a turbo only because i think the engine looks better, what would you guys put on? Oh and its a 1999 mustang GT
Sound wise you can go with a KB an get that sick wine sound or turbo you will get that whistle sound just depends on what you like. The turbo will be more efficient and make more power on the same boost as a sc. It all depends on you're budget and what you want out the car.
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Supercharger, the name sounds cooler, makes sound more like a muscle car when u say "my car had a supercharger",the supercharger whine, also it gives boost instantly where as turbo has to spool
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On the 99-04 Superchargers and Turbos look almost the same since there are only a few twin screw superchargers for these cars because of their design. Supercharger give power instantly and has a sweet whine to it, a turbo will make more power but a lot higher in the rpms and it has to spool before that.... IMO Superchargers are the best for Mustangs, because they are meant for low rpm torque which is what a supercharger will give.
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I have turbos and there is hardly no lag, and they make all kind of low end power and crazy topend power... Soon as you hit the throttle its building pressure and by 1500 rpm I'm in boost
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Thanks guys, i was also wondering if having the supercharger out of the hood would look stupid and should just out a cowl hood over it?
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Supercharger, the name sounds cooler, makes sound more like a muscle car when u say "my car had a supercharger",the supercharger whine, also it gives boost instantly where as turbo has to spool
This is true but I have seen turbos leave SC's in the dust.
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This is true but I have seen turbos leave SC's in the dust.
Probably should add that turbos are slightly more fuel efficient than SC's.
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Turbos are more efficient and give better power. But they are way more expensive and way more complicated to install. You must have a tubular front suspension to run a turbo on our cars so there is another $1000 right up front. IMO I'd rather get a vortech supercharger (which I own) and just run a smaller pulley to make up for the little bit of a power difference. Centrifugal Superchargers are more cost effective and can do anything you need them to especially on a stock bottom end
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Turbos are more efficient and give better power. But they are way more expensive and way more complicated to install. You must have a tubular front suspension to run a turbo on our cars so there is another $1000 right up front. IMO I'd rather get a vortech supercharger (which I own) and just run a smaller pulley to make up for the little bit of a power difference. Centrifugal Superchargers are more cost effective and can do anything you need them to especially on a stock bottom end
That was another question, which required less modifications and rebuilding of the motor.
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This is true but I have seen turbos leave SC's in the dust.
Yea it's all based on what you prefer
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I have said thus many times and I will say it again turbo spool up is majorly exaggerated it is not bad idk why ppl think it is
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I have said thus many times and I will say it again turbo spool up is majorly exaggerated it is not bad idk why ppl think it is
You usually hit boost at about 3k, correct? As compared to maybe 2k-2.5k with a centrifugal.
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You usually hit boost at about 3k, correct? As compared to maybe 2k-2.5k with a centrifugal.
Me with a oversized turbo on a high rpm powerband on a 4 cyl I hit full boost at 3000
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You usually hit boost at about 3k, correct? As compared to maybe 2k-2.5k with a centrifugal.
It can also depend on how you tune it I think. Idrk.
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Supercharger just because I associate turbos with ricers. I don't know why, I just do and don't argue with me about it.
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Supercharger just because I associate turbos with ricers. I don't know why, I just do and don't argue with me about it.
I agree but we don't wanna be bias here lol.
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Supercharger just because I associate turbos with ricers. I don't know why, I just do and don't argue with me about it.
They're just different styles to reach the same overall goal. One is no better than the other. Boost is power, Forced Induction + Mustang = Awesome.
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I have said thus many times and I will say it again turbo spool up is majorly exaggerated it is not bad idk why ppl think it is
People say this cause they have never driven anything v8 with a turbo.. the four cylinder junk have turbo lag where a v8 will have minimum lag...
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Supercharger just because I associate turbos with ricers. I don't know why, I just do and don't argue with me about it.
And I associate Fox Body Mustangs with mullets and Van Halen. I guess your statement makes sense.
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Hahaha^^^^

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Unless you have a big turbo no worries of lag
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And I associate Fox Body Mustangs with mullets and Van Halen. I guess your statement makes sense.
Hahaha
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And I associate Fox Body Mustangs with mullets and Van Halen. I guess your statement makes sense.
Except 4-eyed foxes lol.
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Except 4-eyed foxes lol.
I'm by no means a redneck but I like van halen ( not van Hagar)
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I'm by no means a redneck but I like van halen ( not van Hagar)
Alright joe dirt haha
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And I associate Fox Body Mustangs with mullets and Van Halen. I guess your statement makes sense.
LMAO same here
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Supercharger just because I associate turbos with ricers. I don't know why, I just do and don't argue with me about it.
+infinity lol

Guess it was always just a foreign concept because US engineers simply had no interest in the 70's through 2000.

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And I associate Fox Body Mustangs with mullets and Van Halen. I guess your statement makes sense.
Me too.

My mechanic is an old school Fox guy, wish I could find an old picture lol
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+infinity lol

Guess it was always just a foreign concept because US engineers simply had no interest in the 70's through 2000.

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Me too.

My mechanic is an old school Fox guy, wish I could find an old picture lol
So you guys never heard of the turbo charged escort and or the svo mustang, or turbo coupe or gm's grand national. All 80's and all before what you call rice. And BTW mullets were something you had when drove a camaro. I can tell alot of you guys do not know the 80's. FI all depends on what you need. If you want power off the start and a smooth constant power band then a roots or twin screw would be good. If you want power that grows in the upper end and is explosive then turbo is excellent. If you want the best of both worlds then a centri would be the choice. These are the things to ask yourself when choosing. The question should be "i plan to do this with my car with this power band in mind, what type of fi should i consider?"
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I'm by no means a redneck but I like van halen ( not van Hagar)
I was saying I like the 4 eyed foxes lol, actually going to a scrap yard to look at a shell of one today, might make me a summer project.
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I was saying I like the 4 eyed foxes lol, actually going to a scrap yard to look at a shell of one today, might make me a summer project.
I have a I don't know how else to put this a 4 eyed fox fetish I think they are the best looking fox body
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I have a I don't know how else to put this a 4 eyed fox fetish I think they are the best looking fox body
I agree! Might be coming to you for advice if I get it, it'll be getting a 2.3 turbo
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You will get more power with a turbo but also more risks of snapping **** up lol
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And I associate Fox Body Mustangs with mullets and Van Halen. I guess your statement makes sense.
Way to be a d-bag. But I do want to sell it. And it is just an opinion. I like turbos, just on a mustang I think it should be a super.
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Way to be a d-bag. But I do want to sell it. And it is just an opinion. I like turbos, just on a mustang I think it should be a super.
Couldnt agree more. Superchargers fit mustangs really well. I dont really like older foxes with turbos or newer stangs with turbos. It just doesn't fit. Superchargers Rock. Just sayin lol
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