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Old 03-26-2005, 11:22 AM   #1
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Blower or Turbo?

With money aside, althought it's actually a big difference, which would be perfered for straight line racing? Also, which model would you perfer? I know blower wise there is a front mounted Vortech and a intake mani jackson racing blower. And for turbo's, there Tom's from power-focus.com. Also, which would perform best with other mods such as headers(if applicable), exhaust, a tune, etc. Thanks!


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Turbo , Turbo will out perform any SC no matter what you are doing

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turbo's are blowers. so are centrifugal superchargers and roots/lysholm screw superchargers. "blower" means any device that pumps air into the engine, regardless of how it is driven. I would go with tom's turbos all the way. it's a bit more expensive than you might be willing to pay at first, but it's worth every penny.
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"Blower" is just what my dad(senior master mechanic) calls SC for some reason, I think it was because of the fact that it was doing the inducting itself as apose to the turbo where the exhaust fumes really help induct the air...

Neways back to my question. What specifics prove your reasoning? And what I mean by this is why would you suggest a turbo over a supercharger? I mean I know that the SC runs off of the belt which would take HP away from the crank, but it's immediate power. And for the turbo, theres always turbo lag to deal with but is what your saying is that a turbo creates more power than a SC with lag aside?
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depends on which kind of supercharger you go with. roots and lysholm screw superchargers give "instant" boost because they displace a fixed amount of air per revolution. centrifugal superchargers are basically belt driven turbos, and they have the lag that is usually associated with turbos. if you want complete OEM drivability and emissions compliance, you should go with a roots supercharger like the JRSC or the forthcoming (I hope) powerworks kit. it you want serious top end power, get a vortech or procharger. if you want the best all around setup with great drivability and incredible power and torque, and emmissions compliance is not an issue, go with tom's product
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I like both just that I chose to do cent super charger.

I chose not to be a follower and am doing a custom superchargerd setup from an ATI procharger setup. I dunno just that every one here in my city is doing turbo and I have yet to see any one do a water injected FMIC supercharged setup around here.

In my case the power I am after is easily acheivable from an s/c so it just depends how much power you want.
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Alright this is what I've gotten so far...

Supercharger - Emmissions friendly
Roots have immediate power
Only(?) Vortech has great top-end

Turbocharger - Better driveability
AMAZING gains in hp and torque
Not Emmisions friendly

To sum it up, if I want to keep my car on the street with nice increases in power, go with a SC. If I want crazy increases in hp and torque, go with Tom's turbo?

Also this might sound like a dumb question, but what parts would the turbo replace exactly? Would it replace my intake, header, change around my exhaust setup?
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To sum it up, if I want to keep my car on the street with nice increases in power, go with a SC. If I want crazy increases in hp and torque, go with Tom's turbo?

I dont agree, a turbo will give you very nice smooth delivery of power and nicer TQ for everyday driveability than any SC out there

People think that turbos are for BIG power yet there perfect for both power and daily use , In my opinion turbosare the best of both worlds

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