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Old 10-15-2004, 12:28 AM
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Age old question. Turbo Vs. Supercharger

So.... What do you guys think? Do you like a turbo(or two, or 8..) or a supercharger?

We'll make this general and say on a sbc, but the application really doesnt make much diff.... lol

Im highly partial to a turbo because I've been around them and know a bit about them and how to make power from them..

Plus I love the sound...

Ok, pro's and cons to both sides...

Pro turbo,
No loss of power due to belt, (runs off exhaust pressure)
can produce a ton of Psi
efficient design
Better gas milage than supercharger
Great sound

Cons of turbo
Obvious boost lag (big con for 4 cylanders)
plumbing can be a problem
difficult install
inconsistant boost from turbo sometimes

Pro supercharger
Instant power
easyer install
More readily avalible
Great sound

Cons of supercharger
Belt drag at high end
Not for tight fit engine bays
less fuel efficient

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