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Old 11-27-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
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which one will give you more HP. Supercharger or Turbo, and which one is beter to put on and to have. Any one with turbo tell me your opinion on having it.

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Turbocharging gives you more mid-and high-end gains, while supercharging gives you more low-end grunt. A huge turbo could probably produce more power than an equivalent blower, but the power curve of the car will be peaky towards the top of the rev-band. Superchargers are nice because you can increase their gains [in one instance] by changing a pulley. Which is better? Depends on where in the rev-band you need the power.
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Up to how much pounds(turbo) can you go on stock engine?
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