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supercharger or turbo ?????

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by bowler635, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. bowler635

    bowler635 New Member

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    i dont know what to do...supercharger or turbo....i know that with supercharger there is no lag it is indstant power compared to turbo you have lag...i just want to know what one will give me the most power, which on maybe a little easier on the pocket book, and most reliable...anything helps
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  2. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd New Member

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    from what I have understood there isnt much difference other than how it get the airflow and exhaust. even alot of supercharger kits look just like turbos.

    this seems to show some good info
    http://www.superchargersonline.com/content.asp?ID=19

    On older cars I like the supercharger with the carbs sticking out the hood, butterfly scoop etc. a supercharger in my truck would only be a dream:lol:
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  3. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Moderator

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    Supercharger starts providing power near idle, turbo starts a little higher in the power band.
    They both need fuel system upgrades, they both would rather burn premium fuel and can start pinging if not running premium. Turbo's usually get a little better fuel mileage.
    If you tow a lot the Supercharger would work better for you since in reality you would want the hp throughout the RPM range to help with the extra load.
    If you just like driving fast the Turbo would work better in the high RPM range.
    If you like your money you wont like either one as they lead to necessary upgrades $$, higher fuel cost, and more broken parts.
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  4. Padre

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    What he said! :great:
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  5. suburban2500

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    absolutely reccommend a supercharger no one turbos a v8 gas motor the supercharger is easier to install and will last longer ad perform better for truck driving it will give u low end torque and make you truck fly turbos are for civic not big v8s
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  6. FordAssasin

    FordAssasin New Member

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    HOLY S**T!!! I just went to that HP calculato and with 8PSI and a 2-core intercooler with 92 octane my gain will be from 255HP(stock) to 401HP (with supercharger,intercooler,updated fuel system,and 92 octane).WOWWWEEEEE I hope that calculator is right man wouldnt know what to do with all that HP!! An after reading that articale on supercharger vs. turbocharger im goin with the supercharger!!! Cant wait man i love this club you guys are the greatest sniff...sniffff....:sign0011::sign0011::sign0011::sign0011::sign0011::sign0011::sign0011::sign0011::sign0011::sign0011::great::great::great::great::great:
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  7. TYMBOM

    TYMBOM Former Member

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    Yeah man, supercharger is by far the cheapest and the way most people go. The largest complaint is belt slip or breaking them but when done properly they are just as fast or faster. Not to toot my own horn but my truck on 22's and pump gas was beating some twin turbo rides.

    Your biggest decision now is if you want a roots style or centrifugal blower.
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  8. tlperry68

    tlperry68 New Member

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    I think you will ceate a 410 hp grenade. That motor wasn't designed to handle nearly 80% more output. Neither is the tranny, suspension, brakes, tie rods etc... Try to find someone else who did that and see if his motor lasted a while before the inevetable rebuild. Just a thought man I used to race cars (non pro) and these were common issues that came up.
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  9. Dewey1384

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    I like the turbo myself, it can be basically a "sleeper" - by the time yo can hear it, it's too late. If you want cheap, go with nitrous. It's considered a chemical blower.
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  10. TYMBOM

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    Anything can be a sleeper. Nitrous runs out and needs prep time to use it. Both turbo and supercharger will always be on tap. Forced Induction for the win :great:
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  11. TYMBOM

    TYMBOM Former Member

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    I also agree with this 100%. I have replaced all of his list :)
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  12. Stealth

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    i would cut weight by going with superlight wheels, carbon roof and hood, and some other stuff if you are worried about blowing up your engine. this will not only help your accleration but also your handling and mileage.
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  13. FordAssasin

    FordAssasin New Member

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    Well i dont want a grenade! Is there a safe level of boost to run so i dont blow my motor to crap? What about an LS1 swap? I know that motor can take the boost pressure but i dont know if it will fit an my Tahoe,and what is the difference between my 5.7 and an LS1 5.7? I thought it was the block,intake,and heads, Anyone know? And i will hold off on the supercharger untill i do more mods thanks guys
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  14. TYMBOM

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    No real safe level. The thing is man, it's not just your engine that is going to cave. It is everything from front to back that was never designed for the abuse. I learned the very hard way and didn't have any forum's when I was doing my build. Ask anyone on here, it is a very, very slippery slope once you start.

    I'm not saying don't do it, just be prepared to do much more to the truck than what you expect to.
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  15. JennaBear

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    Debated on a turbo for the Tahoe, glad we went with a supercharger. All our vehicles have Magnachargers in them.:great: I am running 11.1PSI on my 5.3, 9PSI on the 6.0 SSS, and 8PSI on the TBSS, all stock engines (cams in the Tahoe and SSS).
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