Car Mods Turbo or Supercharger?

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Turbo or Supercharger

  1. turbo

  2. supercharger

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  1. basebitGrape189

    basebitGrape189 New Member

    Which would you choose

    Personally i would pick a turbo
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  2. PumpkinMage

    PumpkinMage Active Member

    I would say turbo too.
  3. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    turbo :). Mostly because they are driven by exhaust (waste) rather than engine power. Also they sound sick with a dump valve :D
  4. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    A mix of Turbo charger and Roots Supercharger because of the following reasons:
    People think that Turbo is better since its driven by exhaust and does not reduce engine output when turbo is not working but its wrong. There is something called exhaust back pressure and that is increased on adding a Turbo so you actually have reduced power output when the turbo is not compressing the air. There is also Turbo lag, the bigger the turbo the more the lag. Supercharger is run off the flywheel which means the exhaust is free and since it is run off the flywheel there is no need to wait for it to kick in. The Supercharger also has better ratio and can actually result in a better output compared to Turbo at lower RPM but a Turbo has better output at higher RPM. So a mix of both will give me power at all RPM without having to wait till I hit some RPM.
    If you wanna hear a loud supercharger check this one(you can hear the whining noise, its epic):
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  5. raven1035

    raven1035 New Member

    Turbo, less waste, more efficiency
  6. basebitGrape189

    basebitGrape189 New Member

    but turbos may be more expensive depending on what you buy

    the right setup on a turbo will equal great performance

    the is a ratio between your turbines/fan and your boost/turbo.

    superchargers are kinda easier to install

    with turbos you have to find a place to put it and set up how much boost and you have to get a completely new exhaust system sometimes depending on the turbo
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  7. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    Kindly use the edit option to add more instead of making separate posts. Thank you
  8. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    I prefer this one ;)
  9. Iron_Fang

    Iron_Fang Active Member

    What's the difference?
  10. basebitGrape189

    basebitGrape189 New Member

    turbos run of your car's exhaust and super chargers usually run off of your Alternator belt or the flywheel
  11. Iron_Fang

    Iron_Fang Active Member

    And they both boost speed or performance???
  12. mrsun87

    mrsun87 Active Member

    2JZ with twin turbo is a beast and can handle tremendous horsepower with a stock engine.
  13. Josh1108

    Josh1108 Member

    Prefer turbo all the way.
  14. basebitGrape189

    basebitGrape189 New Member

    yeah but supercharges are only wort it when your going high speeds

    i go with turbo 100%

    the turbocharged 4 cylinder boxer engine that subaru puts in their cars
    is so freaking awesome

    what's the best motor of your guys choice?
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  15. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    Technically they are compressors. They compress air so there is more air fed in to the engine which helps burn more fuel.
    Its not the speed that matters its the engine RPM and supercharges fall off at higher RPM so technically superchargers are better than turbo at lower RPM and turbos have higher cfm value at higher RPM
    I prefer a straight 6 with a medium size turbo and a supercharger for a steady power curve.
  16. basebitGrape189

    basebitGrape189 New Member

    what turbo brand do you prefer
  17. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    Its not that easy to get performance parts like Turbo and Supercharger here, the most easily available ones are the ones by Garrett Honeywell.
  18. uidzer0

    uidzer0 Member

    Relative technical merits aside, I just think turbos are more fun.
  19. mike89conde

    mike89conde Member

    twin turbo ftw. take off power steering for additional 3-4 hp lol and gut your interior for moar powar
  20. AAcat

    AAcat Member

    One that doesn't void my warranty

    Sent from my bungalow on smackaflock ;)
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