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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:04 am 
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hey everyone....Im a real noob to the world of forced induction.....but i do know what the difference between a turbo and supercharger is =D.

anyways to the idea....is it at all possible to connect a super charger and have like an on and off switch for it? normal city driving have it off.....racing/drags put it on?

im assuming superchargers are using the pulley system running straight from the existing belts and stuff....and have hydrolic or electronic controlled pulleys that could move the belt from the blower when off...and when on, the pulley would move the belt back onto the blower.

probably not possible since i haven't heard it before but it would be a grand idea right?

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:08 am 
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well, a screw type supercharger forces air into the engine and is driven by the crank, so maybe you could modify one to switch it off?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:14 am 
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think about the aircon compressor.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:35 am 
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EFFalcon wrote:
think about the aircon compressor.


im thinking......but u can't turn the aircon compressor on and off can u? like the pulley bit....cause doesn't the pulley bit put a bit of strain onto the engine hence the slightly poorer economy?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:41 am 
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the aircon compressor has a clutch on it.

try looking at the very front of the pully when the aircon is off, versus when the aircon is on.
the pulley is always spinning, but the shaft itself is only spinning when the clutch engages itself.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:44 am 
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EFFalcon wrote:
the aircon compressor has a clutch on it.

try looking at the very front of the pully when the aircon is off, versus when the aircon is on.
the pulley is always spinning, but the shaft itself is only spinning when the clutch engages itself.


learn something new everyday.....so im guessing its feasable? and would it be wise too?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:59 am 
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i don't think it'd be that worth it honestly.
a supercharger has the BOV set to vent and excess air anyway.
if its tuned right, there would be no need to even turn it off.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:01 am 
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but wouldn't that increase fuel eco a lot? compared to a turbo? i mean id have it off while city driving and on while racing.....

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:07 am 
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i don't think you'd see much of a difference.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:38 am 
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EFFalcon wrote:
i don't think you'd see much of a difference.


hmmmm......i would think it would use much more petrol when u have a supercharger on it even if ur light footed then if u didn't have a blower?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:00 am 
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you can actually get a supercharger like that from the jap wreckers. more something you'd put on a commodore though. a ford running over 120rwkw would be trying to suck the thing through the throttle body.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:03 am 
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yeah... there is a toyota super charger like that.. similar to how the air con works with it's clutch etc... a mate had one in at his work... had to take it for a test drive... and noticed the boost guage... but it never made boost.. he didn't know what the go was... after he got it back to the workshop.. he asked his old man (who he works with) and they found the switch to turn the supercharger on... he never drove it after they found the switch tho...

as was said.. i don't think you'd notice too much difference in fuel economy anyway... if you are light footed... it would make three fifths of f*#k all difference...

but a cool idea nonetheless...
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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:39 am 
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you just wanna be like Mad Max dont you Phong

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:51 am 
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Superchargers aren't really that bad on fuel, most factory supercharger setups are designed to get better economy than na lol.
It just wouldn't be worth it.
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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:55 pm 
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ahhhh okay.....oh wells.....btw what do u mean by Mad Max? does he have that set up or something?

just a thought before i buy a supercharger.

 

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