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Supercharger vs Turbo #33991 Aug 7, 12:00pm Aug 7, 12:00pm
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Supercharger vs Turbo
Someone today told me that a supercharger gives you more power than a turbo and i totally disagreed with him and then someone else me the same thing? I thought a turbo gave you more power than a supercharger? Superchargers just give you power from the get go and turbos have a lag on them but have way more power? Am i right or wrong?


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Re: Supercharger vs Turbo [Re: Spencer] #33992 Aug 7, 12:02pm Aug 7, 12:02pm
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depends on the engine


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Re: Supercharger vs Turbo [Re: Spencer] #33993 Aug 7, 12:05pm Aug 7, 12:05pm
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turbos generaly give more power, but at a compromise of stability. superchargers are more dependable, but tend to produce smaller amounts of power. it varies from car to car though, i think...

Re: Supercharger vs Turbo [Re: dennis_dup1] #33994 Aug 7, 12:07pm Aug 7, 12:07pm
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on V8 cars superchargers give more power, it depends on the engine


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Re: Supercharger vs Turbo [Re: Spencer] #33995 Aug 7, 12:08pm Aug 7, 12:08pm
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ok now do turbos hurt ur engine more than superchargers?


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Re: Supercharger vs Turbo [Re: dennis_dup1] #33996 Aug 7, 12:08pm Aug 7, 12:08pm
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Originally Posted by dennis
turbos generaly give more power, but at a compromise of stability. superchargers are more dependable, but tend to produce smaller amounts of power. it varies from car to car though, i think...


pretty much so ... the jist of it is


turbos = more power in the top end. turbos work off of exhaust pressure so you get a lag before it spools up. Can get more power than superchargers

superchargers = more torque and power in the bottom end. since superchargers work off of the pulley system you get all the benifits of the boost right away. more torque right off the line

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Originally Posted by Spencer
ok now do turbos hurt ur engine more than superchargers?


both hurt the engine the same ... boosting is boosting, if your internals can't handle the pressure then BOOM bye bye engine.

Re: Supercharger vs Turbo [Re: Spencer] #33998 Aug 7, 12:10pm Aug 7, 12:10pm
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if you were to add F/I to a N/A car, i think supercharger would be more reliable. keywords- I THINK

Re: Supercharger vs Turbo [Re: Spencer] #33999 Aug 7, 12:15pm Aug 7, 12:15pm
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Thats what I told them but the just seemed to say I was wrong...I hate high school a lot of people think their car is so cool but to me it just looks ricey... rice rice
Thats the problem with this small town people think they are better than they actually are thumbsdown


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Re: Supercharger vs Turbo [Re: RicePowered] #34000 Aug 7, 3:12pm Aug 7, 3:12pm
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
Originally Posted by dennis
turbos generaly give more power, but at a compromise of stability. superchargers are more dependable, but tend to produce smaller amounts of power. it varies from car to car though, i think...


pretty much so ... the jist of it is


turbos = more power in the top end. turbos work off of exhaust pressure so you get a lag before it spools up. Can get more power than superchargers

superchargers = more torque and power in the bottom end. since superchargers work off of the pulley system you get all the benifits of the boost right away. more torque right off the line


correct


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