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Old 01-21-2009, 10:05 PM   #1
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V6 Supercharger or Turbocharger?

Hey guys, since i know alot of you here are very genious when it comes to this stuff, i wanted to know which is more cost effective and better when it comes to our v6, would it be the supercharger or the turbo?
I know ive heard that turbos tend to give more power but then theres turbolag. I personally love the sound of a supercharger, and i really want a good power adder, just dont know which is more cost effective, safer to run, and better.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:15 AM   #2
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Hey guys, since i know alot of you here are very genious when it comes to this stuff, i wanted to know which is more cost effective and better when it comes to our v6, would it be the supercharger or the turbo?
I know ive heard that turbos tend to give more power but then theres turbolag. I personally love the sound of a supercharger, and i really want a good power adder, just dont know which is more cost effective, safer to run, and better.
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We won't know for sure until the aftermarket gets a hold of it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:29 AM   #3
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Im going with a twin screw Super. Most likey the D3's from the CTS. Hopefully its twin screw.
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Im going with a twin screw Super. Most likey the D3's from the CTS. Hopefully its twin screw.
it is. d3 uses current stuff for thier upgrades so using a roots sc would be out of the question.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:22 AM   #5
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Hey guys, since i know alot of you here are very genious when it comes to this stuff, i wanted to know which is more cost effective and better when it comes to our v6, would it be the supercharger or the turbo?
I know ive heard that turbos tend to give more power but then theres turbolag. I personally love the sound of a supercharger, and i really want a good power adder, just dont know which is more cost effective, safer to run, and better.
Anyone care to help out
Anyone chime in on this if im wrong but brother i thank they have the turbolag beat im prity sure that on all the new cars that iv read about don t have that problem any more. from what iv heard from other's on the site the supercharger would be better but im not an engine expert so im not sure if it is a big deal with that direct injection witch one would be better on that motor
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:33 AM   #6
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Anyone chime in on this if im wrong but brother i thank they have the turbolag beat im prity sure that on all the new cars that iv read about don t have that problem any more. from what iv heard from other's on the site the supercharger would be better but im not an engine expert so im not sure if it is a big deal with that direct injection witch one would be better on that motor
they have turbo lag knocked down to bare minimal, but its still there, it can't go away, its just the nature of the beast. they have gotten it down so soon that most people wouldnt even notice the lag

personally i like the Kenne Bell twin screw, id put one on my motorcycle if i could
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:39 AM   #7
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From everything i've read, i'm seeing that DI and turbo's go together like bread and butter. I cant wait to see what a turbo kit will do to this car.

About turbo lag, its a tradeoff. If you want big power, there will be lag. if you throw on a smaller turbo it'll spool faster, but give you less power. so its all about finding the balance that suits what you want.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:03 AM   #8
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I just love that supercharger whine sound. When a turbo valve blows off it always reminds me of a cat hissing or something.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:07 AM   #9
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I just love that supercharger whine sound. When a turbo valve blows off it always reminds me of a cat hissing or something.
I agree, but it also attracts attention. With my cobalt, i have the GMPP sport exhaust, and since i threw on an intake, the whine is way louder than the exhaust. Got pulled over a while back because of it, i wasnt even speeding (yet). Just making a lot of noise. But other than attracting attention, i agree, supercharger whine> turbo blow off.

As they say, i'd rather her screaming during, than sighing after.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:27 PM   #10
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Well a turbo does have more potential when it comes down to it. There is a great tv show on the subject where they were talking to Gale Banks. Here is the link There are 2 parts, the second part is on the right side. I found this very helpful and suggest watching it. What I took from it is that a supercharger is good while a turbo is great, there is more potential with a turbo, but for street cars I don't think it will get to the point where a good blower will be maxed out, so it's a personal choice.
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Thanks guys, you have been informing as always, now i just have to save some more green to get more power, but i have to agree, the whine of a supercharger is just pure sex.
We'll just wait and see, its really only a season away
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Also alot of people kill their turbos by not letting the car run at idle for about 1 minute before shuting of the engine. You have to remember to do that or you will ware it out.
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I just love that supercharger whine sound. When a turbo valve blows off it always reminds me of a cat hissing or something.
it sounds like a sneeze to me
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