supercharger or turbo
This is a discussion on supercharger or turbo within the Forced Induction forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by SydneyACE I've been researching Forced Induction for a while now. What you choose should be based on ...
11-16-2009, 04:37 AM #21
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11-17-2009, 12:02 PM #22
I had a D-1SC kit on my car as of last week ready for tune and go, but I decided to pull it when I found a deal I couldn't pass up on a rare Incon twin turbo kit. I think the Procharger might have been easier and possibly more reliable, but my car was really set up for a turbo so I decided to stick with that.
As far as which one is best for your setup, I would say it mostly depends on 3 things, transmission (auto or M6), power goals (present and future), car use (drag, road course, street race, fast DD) and of course budget.
If you have an M6, I would strongly advise the Procharger since a turbo will have to re-spool every time you shift. An auto with a turbo, however, will pull like a freight train until you pull on the rains.
As for power goals and budget, a turbo makes more power, but at a slightly higher cost. Blowers cost less and have much lower maintenance, but if you plan on going onto BIG power in the future, you will be glad you chose the turbo.
If you want a wicked straight line car, turbo wins hands down, however, while superchargers have a paralytic loss due to their reliance on the motor to turn them, turbos can get hot as hell and sometimes act up on the street on hot days or in heavy stop and go traffic. Also, a supercharger is a little easier to control being that it comes on gradually and increases with engine RPM (feels like a smooth camming big block). A turbo can be as quiet as a mouse, until you wake it up, then it comes on all at once and can make traction an instant problem. If you long to go fast around corners, don't even think of giving a turbo car any more than half throttle or you will find yourself in a ditch pretty damn quick. The only thing that controls the power of a supercharger, however, is your right foot. The only exception to this is a rear mount STS turbo kit that has virtually no lag time, but also is only capable of about 8 psi. A D-1SC, for about the same price, can be maxed out to make 16 psi and upwards of 850+rwhp through an M6 with little or no issues.
I have the complete D-1SC kit of for sale now if anyone is interested.
Last edited by bluebird71; 11-17-2009 at 12:04 PM.
11-17-2009, 01:34 PM #23
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