Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Azn_Bok_Choy, Sep 2, 2003.
which one is better and why?
bith have ups and downs. depending on applications, neither is hands down better
i've always said turbocharger > supercharger, but yeah, both have advantages/disadvantages
what car will this be going on?
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.
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
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.
Not everyone can afford to get a BB turbo. A non-BB rebuilt T03 runs about $650 as it is.
Most of the roots-style blowers have a self-contained oiling system.
roots style yes.. but most people dont buy roots