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Old 02-24-2008, 04:44 PM   #1
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Supercharger or turbocharger

Are you going to supercharge your camaro or turbocharge it? also what other after market parts will you add. as for me, supercharger, headers and an x-pipe. not sure not mufflers but will have to see how it sounds.
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:46 PM   #2
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and i forgot a CAI. but i need the money first
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:42 PM   #3
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We've got a nice modifications thread already in full swing here:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1655

but I'll leave this thread separate as the poll attached deals solely with Forced Induction...
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:02 PM   #4
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Several quotes from another thread. Here's my response.


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fair enough but do you really want to be the guy driving a Camaro with a turbo spooling up under the hood
You can bet your ass I will be slapping a T6 or so under my v8 vert's hood.

V8 bellow + hissing > V8 Rumble and belt whine.

Think of it as an aircraft carrier catapult.

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No kidding. Hearing that whine when you pull up to someone....boy, is it cool.
Turbo hiss:


Blower whine:

To sum it up. Turbo for me, hands down. Just gotta wait for the warranty to be up. :5thgenvert:
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:32 PM   #5
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Supercharger for me its more American
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:49 PM   #6
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Supercharger for me its more American
QUoted for truth there haha Supercharger to me reminds me of an american muscle car,

Turbos remind me of imports and although some will use a play on words that it is being its made at GM of Canada ..... leave the turbos for honda and all the other imports.

P.S. - No matter where you get it, it's still AMERICAN LOL
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:56 PM   #7
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QUoted for truth there haha Supercharger to me reminds me of an american muscle car,

Turbos remind me of imports and although some will use a play on words that it is being its made at GM of Canada ..... leave the turbos for honda and all the other imports.

P.S. - No matter where you get it, it's still AMERICAN LOL


Ferrari, lambourghini (audi/ford), Audi(ford), Bugatti, Mercedes, Chevy, Dodge, all have used Turbos in stock cars.


How American are turbos again?
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Ferrari, lambourghini (audi/ford), Audi(ford), Bugatti, Mercedes, Chevy, Dodge, all have used Turbos in stock cars.


How American are turbos again?
oooooooo shot me down lol, you have a point but in my opinion superchargers are it!
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Ferrari, lambourghini (audi/ford), Audi(ford), Bugatti, Mercedes, Chevy, Dodge, all have used Turbos in stock cars.


How American are turbos again?
but they don't use turbo's in top fuel dragsters and chevy alone has more supercharged car's out right now then turbo they have the vette, cobalt, and (possibly in the future) the camaro
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Well, while it is true that superchargers were first used in cars by germans, and GM produced the first car with a turbocharger in the 50's, the impression is still that superchargers are more american than turbo's. perhaps is because of their use in top fuel dragsters and muscle cars. I doubt that I will add either a turbo or a supercharger to my Camaro but if I had to choose I would pick a supercharger. It just feels right, ya know?
There are advantages and disadvantages to each, and most of those problems can be worked around a bit.

But I won't be taking my car to the track except to see just what it can do. Rarely will I take it to the limits that it will have built into it. I won't feel the need to extend those limits. Anything that I will do will be relatively cheap and easy. Spending a few thousand on a supercharger doesn't quite fit into any of that. But for those that want a car thats even more badass than the Camaro already is, go for it. I want to hear what kind of numbers you guys get from it. And also your 'kill tally'
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I don't think either is more american than the other. I just like blowers better than the hairdryers . Where I see the import argument come into play is when you have more turbo than engine.
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Chrysler built more turbocharged cars than anyone.
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Supercharger,

Twinscrew whipple to be exact...

Dependable, safe, features, moddablility, and just plain raw power.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:06 AM   #15
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Supercharger,

Twinscrew whipple to be exact...
That's the one I want as well!
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Supercharger.

Yeah, I understand that turbos are a little more efficient, but with Magnuson's new 4-lobe S/Cs that are going on GM's 6.2s, it's getting close to the same efficiency, allegedly. I love the whine that comes from a supercharger too. I can't wait for the S/C'd model to come out
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I love the whine that comes from a supercharger too.
There were a few supercharged Mercury Marauders at the drag strip this summer. With their quiet exhausts, the blower whine was just about all you heard when they went down the track.

It was so cool
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...chevy alone has more supercharged car's out right now then turbo they have the vette, cobalt, and (possibly in the future) the camaro
Actually that isn't true. There is no supercharged cobalt in production (and the turbo cobalt begins production for 2009). Chevy currently produces 1 of each.. The ZR-1 is supercharged, and the HHR SS is turbo'd.

As for me, I'll prolly go for a twin-turbo setup assuming i have the money.
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We need an option for neither. I'll stick to NA.
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he ZR-1 is supercharged, and the HHR SS is turbo'd.
The XLR-V and STS-V continue to use the supercharged LC3 Northstar and the 2009 CTS-V has the supercharged LSA.

I swear there's one other one I'm forgetting right now.

The Cobalt SS, HHR SS, Solstice GXP and Sky Redline all use direction injection turbo engines. SAABs have some turbo applications, but they bore me so much I can't be bothered to go look them up
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Which ever one i can force more power and torque through... lol Is there any way to add both? (stupid question, I know...)
But in all seriousness, probably a supercharger, only because turbo's often require an intercooler, and that's just more work to cram it under the hood...
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Which ever one i can force more power and torque through... lol Is there any way to add both? (stupid question, I know...)
But in all seriousness, probably a supercharger, only because turbo's often require an intercooler, and that's just more work to cram it under the hood...
I'm sure you can add both, but I don't know why you would. And superchargers need intercoolers as much as turbos do. As you compress air it heats up. hot air is less dense than cool air (thats why hot air rises). The less dense the air is, the less oxygen there is. And the less oxygen there is, the less fuel you can burn and the less power you can make. Thats why people use forced induction in the first place, to add more oxygen.
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didn't realize that superchargers needed intercoolers too... good to know. I'll keep that in mind. I'm leaning more towards a super-charger, IMO, Superchargers aremore of a classic musclecsr thing, and turbochargers are more of a tuner thing.
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yea ill go with you on this one. superchargers are the only way to go for american muscle
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