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Spencer Apr 4, 4:02pm - #144388 

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A blower and Turbo

Whats the difference between a blower and Turbo/supercharger. I hear only blowers being on older cars with big chevy blocks but is there even a difference?

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eric_h Apr 4, 4:25pm - #144389 

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from what i believed a blower was an external way of pushing air to the engine or through a supercharger but i could be wrong

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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 5:55pm - #144390 

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Originally Posted by eric_h
from what i believed a blower was an external way of pushing air to the engine or through a supercharger but i could be wrong


you're right. the CONCEPT is the same, but the way in which they go about it is where the difference lies.

a blower is basically a scoop with a built-in fan that forces air into the engine.

a Turbo is basically an air compressor powered by a turbine that runs off of your exhaust fumes. because the turbine runs off of your exhaust fumes, friction is increased in the exhaust and this is why you lose initial torque.

a supercharger is basically an air compressor run by a belt bolted to your engine.

for a quick discussion on how superchargers are different from Turbochargers, this link should help:
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question122.htm thumbsup
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LostAngel Apr 4, 5:59pm - #144391 
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by eric_h
from what i believed a blower was an external way of pushing air to the engine or through a supercharger but i could be wrong


you're right. the CONCEPT is the same, but the way in which they go about it is where the difference lies.

a blower is basically a scoop with a built-in fan that forces air into the engine.

a Turbo is basically an air compressor powered by a turbine that runs off of your exhaust fumes. because the turbine runs off of your exhaust fumes, friction is increased in the exhaust and this is why you lose initial torque.

a supercharger is basically an air compressor run by a belt bolted to your engine.

for a quick discussion on how superchargers are different from Turbochargers, this link should help:
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question122.htm thumbsup

Great post, and as said blowers are external. Those old school muscle cars that have the big ole monster coming out of the Hood is a blower.
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 6:07pm - #144392 

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Originally Posted by LostAngel
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by eric_h
from what i believed a blower was an external way of pushing air to the engine or through a supercharger but i could be wrong


you're right. the CONCEPT is the same, but the way in which they go about it is where the difference lies.

a blower is basically a scoop with a built-in fan that forces air into the engine.

a Turbo is basically an air compressor powered by a turbine that runs off of your exhaust fumes. because the turbine runs off of your exhaust fumes, friction is increased in the exhaust and this is why you lose initial torque.

a supercharger is basically an air compressor run by a belt bolted to your engine.

for a quick discussion on how superchargers are different from Turbochargers, this link should help:
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question122.htm thumbsup

Great post, and as said blowers are external. Those old school muscle cars that have the big ole monster coming out of the hood is a blower.


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drkramm Apr 4, 6:14pm - #144393 
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a blower is a supercharger jsut a diffrent name

the picture is just a roots style there are many styles of superchargers/blowers


in the old school days they're blowers now we jsut say supercharged so we sound important

oh and all superchargers/blowers are run from belts
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spaztikid Apr 4, 6:17pm - #144394 
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Originally Posted by drkramm
a blower is a supercharger jsut a diffrent name

the picture is just a roots style there are many styles of superchargers/blowers



in the old school days they're blowers now we jsut say supercharged so we sound important

oh and all superchargers/blowers are run from belts


yup... blower and S/C is the same thing...

there are also centrifugal superchargers, they resemble Turbo's, but still work like a supercharger.
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Whatitdo Apr 4, 7:56pm - #144395 
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Originally Posted by drkramm
a blower is a supercharger jsut a diffrent name

the picture is just a roots style there are many styles of superchargers/blowers


in the old school days they're blowers now we jsut say supercharged so we sound important

oh and all superchargers/blowers are run from belts



I still like calling them blowers.
Being blown sounds better than being supercharged.

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Erick Apr 4, 8:01pm - #144396 

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hmm interesting thumbsup

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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 8:39pm - #144397 

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Originally Posted by Whatitdo
Originally Posted by drkramm
a blower is a supercharger jsut a diffrent name

the picture is just a roots style there are many styles of superchargers/blowers


in the old school days they're blowers now we jsut say supercharged so we sound important

oh and all superchargers/blowers are run from belts



I still like calling them blowers.
Being blown sounds better than being supercharged.


haha, how about just getting blown in a supercharged celica?

ok, i'm off topic..sorry tongue
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Steven Apr 4, 9:45pm - #144398 
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Spencer Apr 5, 1:16am - #144399 

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alright guys thanks...i knew the difference between a Turbo and s/c but never really got into blowers...or been around the name that much so thanks alot..by the way does the blower have the same whining sound of a a s/c?

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eric_h Apr 5, 2:22am - #144400 

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Originally Posted by Spencer
alright guys thanks...i knew the difference between a Turbo and s/c but never really got into blowers...or been around the name that much so thanks alot..by the way does the blower have the same whining sound of a a s/c?


wtfread above, we established theyre the same thing just different name

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Whatitdo Apr 5, 3:39am - #144401 
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by Whatitdo

I still like calling them blowers.
Being blown sounds better than being supercharged.


haha, how about just getting blown in a supercharged celica?

ok, i'm off topic..sorry tongue



Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by Spencer
alright guys thanks...i knew the difference between a Turbo and s/c but never really got into blowers...or been around the name that much so thanks alot..by the way does the blower have the same whining sound of a a s/c?


wtfread above, we established theyre the same thing just different name



LMAO at both of these posts.

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