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 Post subject: Turbo vs supercharged
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Thinking of getting 1 or the outher to bolt onto my ef/el motor but I'm realy looking for torque/acceleration so would like to know pros and cons about both and what ppl think from experience of owning/driving them also will the both work on gas?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo vs supercharged
Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:35 pm 
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almost everyone who charges their falcon, soon sells the kit and fits a turbo.
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo vs supercharged
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:05 pm 
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Superchargers give more power off the mark, due to the fact that it does not have to wind up like turbos. Turbos are better for long dragging, chargers are good for off line power but really unreliable.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo vs supercharged
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Six wrote:
Superchargers give more power off the mark, due to the fact that it does not have to wind up like turbos. Turbos are better for long dragging, chargers are good for off line power but really unreliable.


that really depends on the type of supercharger?

i had a centrifugal supercharger and ditched it for the turbo..

there was a 50rwkw and approx 200 rwnm of torque gain by going turbo at the same boost..
also ran over a second faster on the 1/4 mile.

turbo wins!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo vs supercharged
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:43 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
Six wrote:
Superchargers give more power off the mark, due to the fact that it does not have to wind up like turbos. Turbos are better for long dragging, chargers are good for off line power but really unreliable.


that really depends on the type of supercharger?

i had a centrifugal supercharger and ditched it for the turbo..

there was a 50rwkw and approx 200 rwnm of torque gain by going turbo at the same boost..
also ran over a second faster on the 1/4 mile.

turbo wins!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Yeah but it's a good rule to stick by

 

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo vs supercharged
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:10 pm 
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Six wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
Six wrote:
Superchargers give more power off the mark, due to the fact that it does not have to wind up like turbos. Turbos are better for long dragging, chargers are good for off line power but really unreliable.


that really depends on the type of supercharger?

i had a centrifugal supercharger and ditched it for the turbo..

there was a 50rwkw and approx 200 rwnm of torque gain by going turbo at the same boost..
also ran over a second faster on the 1/4 mile.

turbo wins!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Yeah but it's a good rule to stick by


not really. Ive seen dyno sheets with turb'd cars making full torque at 1600rpm !!

it all depends on the spec of the setup
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo vs supercharged
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:11 pm 
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What is long dragging?? I take it more than a 1/4 mile?? Otherwise thousands of professional top fuelers, door slammers and other massive hp drag racers have got it horribly wrong!! :lol:

Turbos are non-parasitic and are generally more reliable due to belt issues on superchargers, particularly if you're chasing high rpm.

It depends on your application...... superchargers are generally easier to plumb, and can be done cheaper than most turbo setups. Turbo's require more work and understanding to get right, but are more rewarding in the end.

Lag is not too much of a problem on large capacity motors, so I wouldn't be too concerned about that

Agree with Troy, turbo FTW!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo vs supercharged
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:29 pm 
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True. Anyway what we are all trying to say is go for the turbo setup

 

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