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    turbo... i used to have one.. very satisfying sound... i want two for my t/a

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    turbo... i used to have one.. very satisfying sound... i want two for my t/a
    i want two for my car also. after i get a new engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    i want two for my car also. after i get a new engine
    lol ya engine first... or you will BOOM

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    the problem with f bodies are that they dont accomodate a roots blower very well. and personally i could care less about centrifugal s/c. sure theyre great but just not my style. if they make it a bit easier to put the kb 2.4 in an f body, thats where the next year of paychecks is going....

    but turbos still kick way more ass.

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    i love the sound of a turbo....
    but in my ragged-ass thirdgen i think itd be pretty fuckin sweet to have a bigass roots style blower comin out of my hood

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    i love the sound of a turbo....
    but in my ragged-ass thirdgen i think itd be pretty fuckin sweet to have a bigass roots style blower comin out of my hood
    :timallengrunt:

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    Yeah it is so hard to resist blowing a couple months pay on a twin turbo setup but with the wedding in less than six weeks I've been fighting that urge like mad. But it would be sooo sweet! I've already got all of the build specs down except for a few intricate details, its just a matter of getting my ducks all in a row.

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    Lag is non-existent in a turbo. However, it can take high rpm to spool a turbo up if the turbo is large but this is not lag. With a small turbo or better yet small twins, boost is there before the hammer hits the floor. That's why factory turbocharged cars always have small turbos, and stand to gain a good deal of power by switching to larger turbos. The only time you should ever experience a lack of boost with a turbo is in first gear when you are stopped, and even then there are ways to get boost (transbrake, 2 step, etc..)

    If you're in the right gear, the turbos spool almost instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Arnold View Post
    Lag is non-existent in a turbo. However, it can take high rpm to spool a turbo up if the turbo is large but this is not lag. With a small turbo or better yet small twins, boost is there before the hammer hits the floor. That's why factory turbocharged cars always have small turbos, and stand to gain a good deal of power by switching to larger turbos. The only time you should ever experience a lack of boost with a turbo is in first gear when you are stopped, and even then there are ways to get boost (transbrake, 2 step, etc..)

    If you're in the right gear, the turbos spool almost instantly.

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    +1

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    Ok, let me expound a little. I can see how what I said may not have made sense. There is a difference between lag and needed revs to get the turbos to spool. I'm just going to quote someone who said it better than me:

    " The time between hitting the throttle at low engine speed and the creation of appreciable boost--is properly called boost response. Many people incorrectly call it lag, which is really something different. Lag actually refers to how long it takes to spool the turbo when you're already at a sufficient engine speed to create boost. For example, let's say your engine can make 12 psi at 4000 RPM. You're cruising along at a steady road speed, engine spinning 4000 RPM, and now you floor it. How long it takes to achieve your usual 12 psi is your turbo's lag time. Between the two, slow boost response usually causes the most complaints.

    There are two aspects to consider when dealing with boost response: engine factors and driver factors. As far as engine factors go, there are many things which affect turbo lag... although most are directly related to the design of the turbo itself. Turbos can be designed to minimize lag but this usually comes at the expense of top-end flow. In other words, you can barter for instant boost response by giving up gobs of horsepower in the upper third of your RPM range. (Behold the catch-22 in designing one turbo for all uses.)

    Driver factors are another matter. You basically need to understand how a turbo works and modify your driving style accordingly. To sum it up, don't get caught with your pants down! If you feel that there may soon be a sudden need for serious thrust, downshift until your engine speed is at least 3000 RPM. This way there will be noticable boost almost as soon as you hit WOT. If you are going up a hill at WOT around, say 1800 RPM and your speed is dropping, you'll need to downshift just like any other car in the same situation. Remember: turbos need exhaust gas in order to spin. Let them have some when they need it. "

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    Well said!

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    Who'd ya quote?

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    good material

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    I don't know who it was honestly. I just googled it, and found what I was looking for since I didn't seem to be making any sense.

    Chris

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    turbo or super, whichever you give me i'll take it!!

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