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Old 08-03-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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Centrifugal Supercharger vs Turbo vs Traditional Supercharger

I understand how traditional superchargers work...I understand how turbos work...I'm a little confused on why a procharged is still considered a supercharger...doesn't it work almost exactly like a turbo??
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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Superchargers work off intake while turbos work off exhaust.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Superchargers are belt driven compressors. A procharger is just a brand, that uses a centrifugal style compressor. Just like a vortech, paxton, etc. Turbos have two wheels and are driven off exhaust gases and use wastegates to control pressure while superchargers use pulley size the control boost pressure (in most cases).
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Superchargers are driven by belts or gears. Turbos are driven by exhaust gases leaving the engine.
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So if you don't want to change your exhaust system that you paid BIG bucks for...Supercharge is the way to go I think. I'll decide in another 2 years to see what I'll do.
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I understand but I'm still a little confused on centrifugal superchargers
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:31 PM   #7
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I understand but I'm still a little confused on centrifugal superchargers
Can you explain what you are still confused about so we can explain it to you a little more?

All of the above posts have been pretty clear.

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Centrifugal supercharger "look" like turbos but have a belt compressor behind it...




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Old 08-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #9
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A centrifugal supercharger is essentially a belt driven turbocharger. A belt driven by the motor powers the blower. Turbochargers use the exhaust gasses produced by the motor to power the blower. Very similar blowers....just a different drive to power the blower.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #10
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Superchargers are mechanically driven off the crankshaft. That applies to all SC's regardless of make, model or design.

Turbochargers are not. Simple as that really.
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ok i think i got it......
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:47 AM   #12
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And if that fails....they both work by magic.
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