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Old 04-03-2005, 08:24 PM
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Selectable Supercharger?!?

Just an idea for about any vehicle.

Has anyone ever seen a Supercharger setup where it used an A/C style elctromagnetic pulley. Just a thought but wouldn't this allow you to be able to pass Smog (remeber, I live in California) and still have crazy horsepower at the flip of a switch?

Would be pretty cool, if it would work. Anyone know the answer to this one?

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There are many 50 state legal supercharger systems out there. My problem also is a supercharger is a pump and it does not bypass air very well when it is not turning so you would have almost no power when you turned it off.
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:48 AM
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Ah, Ok, didn't think about that.

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Just had this discussion on the hamb forum. It can be done and has been done but the common thought was why. A blower uses little power when not needed and in fact the airflow through it helps drive it at low demand. The manifold pressure will go to vaccum at low rpm. So, the consensus was why add the extra weight and complexity.
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Just had this discussion on the hamb forum. It can be done and has been done but the common thought was why. A blower uses little power when not needed and in fact the airflow through it helps drive it at low demand. The manifold pressure will go to vaccum at low rpm. So, the consensus was why add the extra weight and complexity.

So you can look real cool like Mad Max.
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Isnt that what nitrous is for?....horsepower at the flip of a switch....hmmmmmm
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The Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 has one, I'm not sure how it works but the engine/blower is from the Benz parts bin.
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ive seen what they call them "clutched supercharger" for imports, works pretty good
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The one I saw was setup to only engage at WOT. The lifespan of the clutch was directly related to how often you hit WOT.
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