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Old 03-01-2005, 10:26 PM   #1
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supercharger questions.

I was thinking, well actually my friend brought up this point...dont superchargers wear and tear the engine so much more than turbos due to the fact they run off the accessories belt? This puts more strain on the engine to turn that belt and also causes other components to be less efficent. Where as the turbo runs off exhaust gas which, i dont really see hurting the engine as much. are there any superchargers that do not run off the accessories belt?


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Re: supercharger questions.

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I was thinking, well actually my friend brought up this point...dont superchargers wear and tear the engine so much more than turbos due to the fact they run off the accessories belt? This puts more strain on the engine to turn that belt and also causes other components to be less efficent. Where as the turbo runs off exhaust gas which, i dont really see hurting the engine as much. are there any superchargers that do not run off the accessories belt?
superchargers are usually easier on engines due to wide and tapered powerband, the drivebelt issue really isnt tearning on the engine...i would image the other components wont have as much power....there are no superchargers that do not run off belt that i know of...other wise it would be a turbo...
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superchargers are usually easier on engines due to wide and tapered powerband, the drivebelt issue really isnt tearning on the engine...i would image the other components wont have as much power....there are no superchargers that do not run off belt that i know of...other wise it would be a turbo...
for that engine to work extra hard to churn that belt along i would assume it would cause more strain thus more wear...2nd opinions?
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There are 2 ways to force induce. Supercharger, by running off the crank of the engine to supply energy to a turbine. Or, turbo, running off the exhaust gases produced naturally by the engine to run a turbine. A supercharger that didn't run off the belt, would hence not be a supercharger. Superchargers do increase the amount of wear and tear but marginally. Turbos are the cheaper, more powerful way of boosting your car.
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Turbos are the cheaper, more powerful way of boosting your car.
Well, that is a matter of opinion. There is no turbo kit out there for the focus that is as cheap as a JRSC.......yes, it'll only give you marginally more power, but turbos are definately not a cheap endeavour.
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Not to be nit-picky, but there is such a thing as a supercharger that does not run off of a vehicles motor...............>clicky<
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interesting SVTf'nGR8. I wonder if they've sold any. I'm sure no one here has one. I'd like to know how it holds up. But one thing I can see is that you only get "burst" fire... which I question as a practical application to an auto cross or other such event.
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^^^completely agree........the 15 second bursts are fine for drag racing or the occasional roast around town, but then you are down for re-charge which kindof sucks.
They have intsalled that on a few cars according to his site, like the ProbeGT, Dodge Avenger. never heard of anyone who has one though. They are capable of the same #'s as any other FI. (up to 12psi)
I'm sure none have been put on our cars yet. I was looking into FI for my 94 Probe GT, which is how I ran across that site in the first place.

I just think it's an interesting thing.
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Yea that super charger seems to be only for drag racing.. but its a great idea. Someone think of a better way to charge the batteries..
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A supercharger that nets you 100hp takes somewhere from 30-50hp to turn, I cannot see that little electric motor running on 12volts producing 30-50hp for 15 seconds, all you would have left is a big plume of smoke from the motor burning up due to (30hp @ 12 volts = 1800 amp load)

For 1200$ buy a real supercharger..
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