1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Turbo vs. Supercharger?

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by LilRedTegRS, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. LilRedTegRS

    LilRedTegRS Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Location:
    Georgia
    I have a 93 Integra RS, I have already modded the block, head, intake,etc....., but I am looking to buy either a turbo or a supercharger, dont know which I should go with? Need more horses on take off! Already got the topend booming!
     
  2. b16coupe

    b16coupe Senior Member

    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2003
    Location:
    anderson, S.C.
    if you want more off the line power then a roots type supercharger is what you want. It gives full boost right when you floor it, a turbo needs to spool. A large turbo will yeild more power then a supercharger would at the same psi though.
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    sure, a supercharger will add some low end, but you drive a honda.

    if you want take off, learn how to drive and launch your car.

    go to the track. practice.

    pull a 1.9 on street tires or 1.7 on slicks in the 60 foot.

    until you have both of those down- its YOU holding the car back, not the lack of low rpm power.
     
  4. Slammed90Lude

    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,733
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2003
    Location:
    milford, PA
  5. [Freemantle]

    [Freemantle] Senior Member

    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Vero Beach, FL


    As of late, I've had some terrible 60' times. I've been out of practice for so long.
     
  6. tab

    tab Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Location:
    Aberdeen, Washington State
  7. LilRedTegRS

    LilRedTegRS Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Location:
    Georgia

    Got great launch! Just drags in 2nd, When it shifts from first to second it lags like hell. Cant get the lag out.
     
  8. LilRedTegRS

    LilRedTegRS Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Location:
    Georgia

    Got great launch! Just drags in 2nd, When it shifts from first to second it lags like hell. Cant get the lag out. Its an automatic bytheway.
    [post=467373]Quoted post[/post]​
    [/QUOTE]
     
  9. b16coupe

    b16coupe Senior Member

    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2003
    Location:
    anderson, S.C.
    I would go with a turbo. When i shift from 1st to 2nd i stay at full boost... maybe drop a psi or 2 but there is still no laggy feeling.
     
  10. LilRedTegRS

    LilRedTegRS Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Location:
    Georgia

    automatic or manual?
     
  11. b16coupe

    b16coupe Senior Member

    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2003
    Location:
    anderson, S.C.


    manual
     
  12. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

    Messages:
    5,751
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    When you have a Front Wheel Drive Car - Turbo Lag is ur friend.


    Get a turbo - s/c's are worthless on hondas.
     
  13. LilRedTegRS

    LilRedTegRS Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Location:
    Georgia

    which is gonna cost me more?
     
  14. erikespo

    erikespo Senior Member

    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Location:
    Western New York
    Automatic sucks.. initial turbolag is even more pronounced...

    once you are moving it is ok so you should be fine with shifting from 1 to 2. does your tranny shift quick? you can get a torque convertor with a higher stall rate if you are set on keeping the auto.

    depends where you get the turbo - if it is DIY then turbo will probably be cheaper.

    buying a kit from a company will be about the same
     
  15. LilRedTegRS

    LilRedTegRS Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Location:
    Georgia

    what size converter? I have an HKS converter but dont know nothing about it. A freind gave it to me.
     
  16. [Freemantle]

    [Freemantle] Senior Member

    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Vero Beach, FL
    After watching a friend destroy 2 Camaro auto trannies, I won't even attempt modifying an automatic transmission. You might benifit from a built block/tranny combo. If you don't have engine building know-how, having a shop build up a junk block is relativley inexpensive. Just break it in right. My good friend's brother just blew the hell out of his new built 4g63.

    If your engine is already 'modded' enough or money is an issue, i'd still look for a solid manual transmission to swap in.
     
  17. LilRedTegRS

    LilRedTegRS Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Location:
    Georgia

    My engine is already modded, original tranny with an overhaul. It torques HARD!! But in the automatic I got, the first and second gear are in the same linkage, hard to determine what a good take off is.
     
  18. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    christ. why didin't you tell us it was a slush box?

    of COURSE its going to lag. the LS tranny is long as hell to begin with. Then, take one gear out and make in an auto, and now it sucks even more and is even longer.

    you will NEVER be fast with that slush box.

    auto->manual conversion with a GSR/b16/itr tranny is your next step LONG before boost.
     
  19. formby

    formby learning in progress

    Messages:
    5,735
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    yup....thats why i sold my teg......did not want to fuck around and do the conversion...... and i had a b16 auto tranny from japan......
     
  20. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

    Messages:
    5,751
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003


    For read dude, u gotta make sure that boosting ur car is what you really want to do. Car projects are always a big hassle and pain in the ass.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page