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Spencer Aug 7, 8:00pm - #33991 

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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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depends on the engine

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dennis_dup1 Aug 7, 8:05pm - #33993 

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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...
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My Sixth Gear Aug 7, 8:07pm - #33994 
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on V8 cars superchargers give more power, it depends on the engine

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ok now do turbos hurt ur engine more than superchargers?

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RicePowered Aug 7, 8:08pm - #33996 
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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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RicePowered Aug 7, 8:09pm - #33997 
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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.
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dennis_dup1 Aug 7, 8:10pm - #33998 

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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
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Spencer Aug 7, 8:15pm - #33999 

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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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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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