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Old 07-16-2005, 08:58 PM   #1
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turo or sc

New to the world of fi, But I really want to go fi. Just need to know which way to go. I have heard turbo is better for engine do to the fact that the turbo is not always spooling when just cruising . I like sc as well. which way to go guys. And how much do I need to spend, I would like to go 2600-3500 bucks not much moree. Less if possable


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Old 07-16-2005, 11:24 PM   #2
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You wont get a turbo for that amount. Cost me about 5200 + extras for a true kit. Without going into which is more reliable I would suggest u save ur money a little more and get Toms.
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I'd agree with resty... The initial cost of the FI {eitherSC or turbo} is only the beginning of your expenses...

You get what you pay for....and the quality remains long after the price is forgotten ...!
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This is deffenitly true, I can get jrsc for say 2650+install,I'll pay what I have to, I just thought there is a way to get a discounted deal, lol. Which is better though, turbo or sc.
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From what I can see, the turbo is better because it uses "free energy". The turbouses the exhaust to power the air compressor, instead of using a belt. The super charger consumes energy from the moter to power the compressor. Most people feel the turbo is better, but the super charger is faster to install. Hope I got this right.

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Old 07-17-2005, 11:34 AM   #6
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This is deffenitly true, I can get jrsc for say 2650+install,I'll pay what I have to, I just thought there is a way to get a discounted deal, lol. Which is better though, turbo or sc.
What Exactly do you mean by "better" ?? And what do REALLY want to HEAR ??
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you didn't ask about dependabilty. check some of the threads, the jrsc has already proven itself. and if you have the dealer install it, it's warrantied plus it will not void your new car warranty. just a thought.
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Really, I thought any such mod will screw me out of warrenty. And by better I mean which has less chance of hurting my engine. I love my svtf, and don't want to kill it prematurly.
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It all boils down to personal preference,

A ROOTS SC (JRSC) has a little more torque on bottom end, but top end suffers due to cooling issues.... except for the new powerworks kit.

A Centrifugal SC (Vortech, ATI) has little bottom end power but builds power linearly as RPM increase, they make good horsepower but mediocure (sp) torque

A Turbo will make good power and good torque from about 2500 rpm and up. But there are just a few turbo kits that are CARB approved.

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ROOTS--- you pull out, it feels fast off the line but starts feeling less strong as rpm increases

Centrifugal SC- you pull out feels sorta normal and the higher you get in the rpms,s the faster and stronger it gets

Turbo- you pull out, hit the gas and it feels like you get shot out of a cannon, the torque from a turbo hits all at once and doesn't stop till you let off the gas.


I went turbo, and I love it... I hit the gas and my car gets instant torque steer (when it doesn't light up the tires) and I have a Quaife, Clutchmasters stage 4, and a Fidanza Flywheel to help keep this thing under control.
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:02 PM   #10
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any other thoughts. anyone.
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