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Which Form of Forced Induction would You Choose? Turbocharger or Supercharger?
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What form of FI would you choose for your car if you had the money to stuff that sucker in? Turbocharger or Supercharger?
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25 / M / Oklahoma
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turbo all the way.
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depends what kind of car. a domestic benefits more from a supercharger because of their lower reving capabilities, while supercharging an import is mostly pointless because the SC's efficiency drops before the max hp is made on the motor.

besides the fact that the super charger makes power from the motor, while a turbo makes its power from the heat lost in the exhaust gasses. really turbo is much more efficient....

i drive imports so i have turbo's on my cars:
93 eclipse GSX T3O4 turbo, external wastegate
90 Nissan 240 SX (sil80 conversion) T28 ball bearing from S15
97 Subaru Impreza V.4 STI (stock turbo)
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32 / M / Tokyo, Japan
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doesnt matter in my case they both are expensive on my car. depends what i want to do with the car.
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NonStopReaper wrote:

doesnt matter in my case they both are expensive on my car. depends what i want to do with the car.


whoaaa do you really have a nsx???yah both are superexpensive, but then again if you can afford an nsx im pretty sure you can afford supercharger or turbocharger eating mac and cheese for like a month or two.


lol go gt35r or go home!!

but i want to try supercharging a ka, see how that works out if i dont like it ill probably drop in a rb20 or maybee just maybe a ca18.
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25 / M / Fresno
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turbo
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27 / M / california
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supercharged v8 240....
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32 / M / Tokyo, Japan
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yangss14 wrote:


NonStopReaper wrote:

doesnt matter in my case they both are expensive on my car. depends what i want to do with the car.


whoaaa do you really have a nsx???yah both are superexpensive, but then again if you can afford an nsx im pretty sure you can afford supercharger or turbocharger eating mac and cheese for like a month or two.


lol go gt35r or go home!!

but i want to try supercharging a ka, see how that works out if i dont like it ill probably drop in a rb20 or maybee just maybe a ca18.


yah but the thing is a super charger for my car goes for $9,000 and a full turbo built ranges from $13,000 to $17,000 theres only like 18,600 NSX ever built in the world not many companys produce part for the car soo they get expensive
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26 / M / Philadelphia
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Turbos are way more efficient form of forced induction. Super and Turbochargers are neither more for domestics or imports. The reason domestic cars love to use superchargers is because they love the low end power and torque from one. Turbos perform much better and yield bigger gains in both types of cars and a supercharger ever will. I would rather make power from waste product then make power by using power.
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28 / M / west coast...then...
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turbo...the sound of a BOV...makes girls wonder why ur car sneeze...
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I hate superchargers, turbos all the way.
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23 / M / SF Bay Area, CA (...
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I love turbos. The sound, the anti-lag (on rally cars only ), and the fact that you're not using up engine power for more power. Too bad there's lag...

But superchagers sound sweet as well, in addition, require much less modifications to upgrade, as pulley kits are a simply way to make more boost. In addition, there's no lag unlike turbos.


In the end, it depends on what you'll use it for.....
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Turbos
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gotta love turbos because of the blow off valve. You could hear that pssssssh sound in a far distance especially during a drive by the neighborhood
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