Supercharged or Turbocharged?

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  1. Azn_Bok_Choy

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    which one is better and why?
     
  2. Chadnel25

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    bith have ups and downs. depending on applications, neither is hands down better
     
  3. matt_c

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    i've always said turbocharger > supercharger, but yeah, both have advantages/disadvantages

    what car will this be going on?
     
  4. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Turbos = Pros: good top end, boost levels easily adjusted, more efficient than an SC. Cons: Creates more heat, low power until turbo has spooled, requires tapping into engine's oil system.

    Superchargers: Pros: More linear power delivery, self-contained oiling, less heat. Cons: Have to swap pulley to adjust boost level, uses engine power to turn the SC's belt.


    For mainly drag use or for a dyno queen (ie: high PEAK horsepower, but not much power when out of the powerband) I'd say go with a turbo setup. For a daily driver/autocross car, supercharger.
     
  5. Azn_Bok_Choy

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    thanks guys
     
  6. AcidAngel_5.0

    AcidAngel_5.0 Pure 0wnage

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    pretty good saying.. Net more with turbo.. make more with Supercharger

    however i dunno which superchargers your looking at.. because some do have to be tapped to the oil .. event he big guy vortech is a tapper
     
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    with modern turbo technologies (ie ballbearing) there only real reason to go with a supercharger is either cost or space. I mean, not many engines spend their lives below 3000rpm if they are performance engines, and thats pretty much(ugh generalisation is an ugly thing) the only place where the supercharger will outperform a turbo.

    The turbos nowdays spool up very fast compared to a while ago.
     
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    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Not everyone can afford to get a BB turbo. A non-BB rebuilt T03 runs about $650 as it is.
     
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    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Most of the roots-style blowers have a self-contained oiling system.
     
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    roots style yes.. but most people dont buy roots
     

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