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A blower and Turbo #144388 Apr 4, 9:02am Apr 4, 9:02am
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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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Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: Spencer] #144389 Apr 4, 9:25am Apr 4, 9:25am
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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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Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: eric_h] #144390 Apr 4, 10:55am Apr 4, 10:55am
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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

Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #144391 Apr 4, 10:59am Apr 4, 10:59am
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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.

Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: LostAngel] #144392 Apr 4, 11:07am Apr 4, 11:07am
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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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Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #144393 Apr 4, 11:14am Apr 4, 11:14am
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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

Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: drkramm] #144394 Apr 4, 11:17am Apr 4, 11:17am
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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.

Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: drkramm] #144395 Apr 4, 12:56pm Apr 4, 12:56pm
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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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Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: Spencer] #144396 Apr 4, 1:01pm Apr 4, 1:01pm
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hmm interesting thumbsup


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Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: Whatitdo] #144397 Apr 4, 1:39pm Apr 4, 1:39pm
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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

Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: Spencer] #144398 Apr 4, 2:45pm Apr 4, 2:45pm
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Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: Steven] #144399 Apr 4, 6:16pm Apr 4, 6:16pm
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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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Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: Spencer] #144400 Apr 4, 7:22pm Apr 4, 7:22pm
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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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Re: A blower and Turbo [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #144401 Apr 4, 8:39pm Apr 4, 8:39pm
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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.


My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
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