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I prefer a supercharger to turbos.......
I prefer turbos to superchargers........
Turbo or Supercharger poll
This is a discussion on Turbo or Supercharger poll within the Forced Induction forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Superchargers all the way...
11-07-2006, 07:18 PM #161
Superchargers all the way
11-08-2006, 02:54 AM #162
Superchargers do not have power everywhere. Either on bottom and middle with a roots type. Or on top with a centrifugal. But both have triple the loss over a turbo in the power it takes to drive them. Plus a turbo is good for middle to top end. It's been proven on this site and others with dyno #'s and identical cars except for the FI. That is takes 9 lbs of boost with a sc to make the same power as 6lbs boost with a turbo.
Last edited by ericwilloughby; 11-21-2006 at 01:20 PM.
11-16-2006, 07:46 AM #163
I don't think it's that much of a difference 3lbs.. but yeah I agree they behave differently at different RPM. superchargers are less expensive too.
they may end up putting a little less hp, but not a problem at all. I've seen some turbo guys loose at the track vs superchargers, they goofed up with the lag on turbo. it doesn't matter if you ultimately got a little more power but don't know how to use it or hitting a lag. oops.
whoever crosses the finish line first wins.
11-16-2006, 12:28 PM #164
I think it's more than just a little power difference. I also think the 3 psi dif is accurate. And as far as price I don't see a difference. Either way you are looking at 5-6,000 aren't you. If you know of a cheaper one I'll buy it. I think the FI industry has settled on the $5,000 mark and just refuse to sell for less.
Also 500 whp would be enough for me, but isn't this, and 13psi, the limit for a SC where as you are just getting to the efficiency range of a turbo.
11-16-2006, 12:45 PM #165
hmmm. interesting how the poll is getting more like 50/50 on this. don't like the lag in turbos. but they are cool.
11-16-2006, 08:09 PM #166
tubro sounds like forgin car
11-18-2006, 06:37 AM #167
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11-18-2006, 10:40 AM #168
11-18-2006, 11:19 AM #169
11-18-2006, 03:58 PM #170
11-19-2006, 09:41 AM #171
majority of twin turbo setups are for the ooh-ahhh factor...a single can outperform a twin setup in most cases
11-21-2006, 09:36 AM #172
theoretically, an electric centrifugal supercharger, no parasitic loss, and could tune what boost you want at a certain rpm, and could adjust boost for daily driving to strip in a matter of minutes, to bad no one has made a good highly tuned kit yet
P.S. turbos do have parasitc power loss, can you say backpressure!
11-21-2006, 09:44 AM #173
12-01-2006, 01:24 PM #174
I've heard a twin setup with different size turbos is better and will eliminate the lag or most of it.
12-01-2006, 03:53 PM #175
heard eh? different story from having to deal with one.. zzZZzz.. my friend hates his twin turbo on the Sup dog supra, a single turbo will nail him 600-650 at 25psi.. yah!!!
12-07-2006, 07:57 PM #176
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Sorry, but I like the muscular deep sound of my car (it's a muscle car for damn sake) and don't want it changed by some turbo that makes it sound wimpy. I'll take a supercharger anyday over a turbo.Black '98 WS6 Trans AM (A4)
12-12-2006, 07:45 PM #177
ok we beat this poll to death, I think it's fair to say 50/50 with a margin of 5% error.
Last edited by djvaly; 12-14-2006 at 07:45 AM.
12-14-2006, 07:45 AM #178
I like the Procharger sound... I may get one next year or so...
12-14-2006, 12:54 PM #179
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I like superchargers myself.
Nothing like the sound of straight cut gears. No SQ here
I've been running a vortech since it come out for the ls1 and love it.
I'm running the 2nd kit ever made for the ls1. The first was on vortechs
test car the 2nd is on mine.
12-15-2006, 04:18 AM #180
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