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Supercharger Vs Turbo

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by civicspeed, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. civicspeed

    civicspeed Senior Member

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    I am plaing on buildind a street car that will serve as my daily driver. I need a reliable car, but i also want to get plenty of power.

    I have heard many arguements in favor of turbo and just as many in favor of Supercharging, so i am rather confused about what i should do :blink:.

    I plan on dropin a GSR engine into my 97 civic 2dr which should i do for the best street car??

    peace
     
  2. sportlinecrx

    sportlinecrx Banned

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    if you plan on serious racing/tuning, get a turbo simply because it is infinetly more tunable with different parts and setups, making it possible to achieve a "near perfect" boost setup for your specific engine or type of driving. the supercharger is fine if you don't mind not having any upgrading/modifying options (besides air/fuel ratio).

    also, at higher altitudes and lower air pressures, turbos OWN!
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    moving to forced induction.
     
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    :werd: The only reason to get a supercharger is for autoX.
     
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    You are going to spend more money on the turbo when it comes down to it but it will also yield better results. The supercharger would be best for AutoX but it would still allow you to be atleast somewhat competitive with other modded cars. If you want to go kind of fast buy a Supercharger. If you want to go really fast buy a Turbocharger.

    Peace*
     
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    izgreed. SC will make your car faster, just not really fast.
     
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    so you would suggest a super charger for an automatic?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i'd recommend a tranny swap for an automatic :)
     
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    or get the torque convertor fixed and get a shift kit. but youll still have power loss.
     
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    ZEX makes a Torque converter.. not sure if its for the d-series auto or b-series auto.
     
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    preluderjs Senior Member

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    B-series auto? When?
     
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    sir2 came as an auto option in Japan y0
     
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    hello and welcome to the 1994 - 2001 Acura Integra GS, LS, RS, and Se
     
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    preluderjs Senior Member

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    :bash: Damn I feel stupid, I dont know how I overlooked that.
     
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    :lol: its cool. we tend not to think about auto's anyway
     
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