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Old 06-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Turbo vs supercharger

Are turbos better than superchargers? I have heard a lot of people say they are, I'm just curious about which is better
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Don't even start this thread use search option this is just going to turn out bad lol
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+1. Many threads on here.


Long story short turbos are more expensive but more efficient. But both are amazing upgrades. Just research a bit
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Lol! I come back after a couple months and one of the top threads is the tried and true SC vs Turbo question!

Search these out. Many people are probably exhausted on this subject, but it's a great one. You'll enjoy the reading
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This is perhaps the most debated topic when it comes to cars. Ill tell you the answer, half dozen of one, 6 of the other. There. Its more personal prefrence than anything. They both are very efficient, and both add tons of power. Use the search button, and enjoy learning all sorts of things.
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Supercharger kit can be half as much as a twin turbo set up.. So if you got money to burn get a turbo, if your on a budget get a Supercharger!
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Neither, get a continuum transfunctioner. Way better than FI
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Neither, get a continuum transfunctioner. Way better than FI
what is that?
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what is that?
Lol i searched it like an idiot and the info in the first few links said something about crackheads so i figured i was an idiot for searching it haha
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Neither, get a continuum transfunctioner. Way better than FI
+1 haha nice reference!

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Lol i searched it like an idiot and the info in the first few links said something about crackheads so i figured i was an idiot for searching it haha
Dude, where's my car was the movie it was from. I believe.
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Lol i searched it like an idiot and the info in the first few links said something about crackheads so i figured i was an idiot for searching it haha
Lmao nice lol
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oh wow...I feel real stupid. lol.
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Just get both twin turbo into a whipple would be badass.

I went with the paxton, its a monster with a stock pulley and with a smaller pulley and e85 it will only get better.

You can't go wrong with any FI kit for the 5.0
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Just get both twin turbo into a whipple would be badass.5.0
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Just get both twin turbo into a whipple would be badass.

I went with the paxton, its a monster with a stock pulley and with a smaller pulley and e85 it will only get better.

You can't go wrong with any FI kit for the 5.0
What....
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I was also confused lol. It seemed like he was trying to say the tt's feed power into the sc?
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I was also confused lol. It seemed like he was trying to say the tt's feed power into the sc?
Yeah which makes my brain hurt. A lot.
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If thats what he was trying to say that is incorrect, turbos do not feed power to superchargers, superchargers are belt driven and turbos are exhaust driven, which makes turbos more efficient because it recycles the exhaust gases rather than put some strain on the engine. Both are an amazing upgrade thought whichever one you choose i feel you'll be satisfied.
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Here, this is what you need. Don't wast you time with Turbos and Superchargers...those are for amateurs This is what you need!


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What....

It was meant as a joke, as in a reply to the most over asked question short of which intake or what exhaust sounds best. I didn't want to be a dick, so I still answered the questions with what I picked for FI.

You can have both, but it is not effective. Local gt500 owner has twins going into his stock blower, the supercharger is limiting his WHP, but at shows he gets lots of attention. He is planning to drop the supercharger for a fabricated intake manifold and cracking the boost up afterwards.

Next time I am joking in a post I will end it with a
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It was meant as a joke, as in a reply to the most over asked question short of which intake or what exhaust sounds best. I didn't want to be a dick, so I still answered the questions with what I picked for FI.

You can have both, but it is not effective. Local gt500 owner has twins going into his stock blower, the supercharger is limiting his WHP, but at shows he gets lots of attention. He is planning to drop the supercharger for a fabricated intake manifold and cracking the boost up afterwards.

Next time I am joking in a post I will end it with a
Usually "compound boost" setups have the supercharger feeding into the turbo, they do this to make up for the turbo lag. That said, are you sure it not the supercharger feeding into the turbos?
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You can have both, but it is not effective. Local gt500 owner has twins going into his stock blower, the supercharger is limiting his WHP, but at shows he gets lots of attention. He is planning to drop the supercharger for a fabricated intake manifold and cracking the boost up afterwards.
I was about to mention this. Compound boost set-ups are particularly popular in the show car scene. I once saw a twin turbo gen 2 lightning with a whipple supercharger and it blew my mind. That was the first time I had ever seen a compound boost set-up in person. The whipple was there for low end torque off the line and the turbos spooled up in the higher rpms, or that remains my best guess. It looked really cool in person, but like you said the efficiency is not worth it. Turbos usually always can be spooled faster and harder, but superchargers have a defined limit that comes before more turbos do. The supercharger always ends up being the choking point of the engine when trying to rack up that much HP.
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People really do that....Lol. Can't say I've seen a compound boost setup as you refer to it before. Or I just really never payed attention.

That's almost 14K into FI!!!!
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People really do that....Lol. Can't say I've seen a compound boost setup as you refer to it before. Or I just really never payed attention.

That's almost 14K into FI!!!!
Assuming that you only pay for each kit individually. Now you gotta imagine all the money for fabrication and tuning, not a cheap experience I'm sure lol
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Hellion makes a bad *** compound boost twin turbo kit for the GT500. The turbos feed the PD Blower. Someone, i forget who, took a bone stock motor terminator and threw a compound boost TT's on it. It made over 1000rwhp. This was a long time ago in MM&FF or 5.0 Mag, not sure. It didn't survive very long, but it did happen.

Here's a 07-12 gt500 with a compound setup:

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Assuming that you only pay for each kit individually. Now you gotta imagine all the money for fabrication and tuning, not a cheap experience I'm sure lol
Agreed. That's just insane. You probably won't find a lot of places that tune compound systems. Maybe I'm wrong and just been under a rock.

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Hellion makes a bad *** compound boost twin turbo kit for the GT500. The turbos feed the PD Blower. Someone, i forget who, took a bone stock motor terminator and threw a compound boost TT's on it. It made over 1000rwhp. This was a long time ago in MM&FF or 5.0 Mag, not sure. It didn't survive very long, but it did happen.

Here's a 07-12 gt500 with a compound setup:

The MM&FF article about the termi link:
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Wow. That is crazy. Does the turbo help make the supercharger more efficient since it is forcing air into the supercharger and it wouldn't have to work as hard?
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Agreed. That's just insane. You probably won't find a lot of places that tune compound systems. Maybe I'm wrong and just been under a rock.

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Wow. That is crazy. Does the turbo help make the supercharger more efficient since it is forcing air into the supercharger and it wouldn't have to work as hard?
Yep. Did you read the article?
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That gt500 kit is the one I have seen locally installed. The owner can only run 13psi I believe before the coupling at the throttle body comes off.
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Yep. Did you read the article?
Haha no. Not sure I have the attention span too. Might try here in a few.
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Found these...WOW, something is gong to blow!



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Omg that gt500. I wanted to see a test drive in it
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I'm pretty sure Hellion destroyed that terminator engine about a month later. It wasn't designed to hold that much power.
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I'm pretty sure Hellion destroyed that terminator engine about a month later. It wasn't designed to hold that much power.
Correct. The fact it held at all is amazing enough.
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Correct. The fact it held at all is amazing enough.
Stock cobra motor that could! Lol

A close friend of mine has an 04 that's been running 560rwhp for about 6 years on the stock block. Used to be his daily driver and it has about 70k on it. I thought he was crazy for having 560... But over 1000 on the stock engine?! Craziness
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