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Old 12-26-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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supercharger or turbo?

I've been throwing around the idea of putting a supercharger or turbo in my car but everything I find is damn near 6-7k. Anyone have any luck finding anything that's a more reasonable price? At that point I could've just gotten an ss.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
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Nitrous is the cheapest route. If you want a turbo or supercharger then you probably don't want to go cheap.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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supercharger or turbo?

More options for turbo appearing for the LLT. If going for a kit you get what you pay for. When I was buying my car the difference to an SS was more than 7k. I would not trade my SC LLT for anything less than a 1LE. And even then it would have to be a great deal.
The gas mileage and insurance breaks are pretty good too.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:24 PM   #4
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I've been throwing around the idea of putting a supercharger or turbo in my car but everything I find is damn near 6-7k. Anyone have any luck finding anything that's a more reasonable price? At that point I could've just gotten an ss.
Unfortunately thats about right. IPF SC is currently the most popular and most reliable forced induction system for the LLT, but that could change as more tuning options become available.....maybe.

Yes you could probably get yourself into a decent used 2010 or 2011 SS for that amount and what your car is worth. No way you will get into a newer lightly used or new SS for that.

You just have to decide what you want to do.
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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When getting into forced induction the last thing you want to do is do it w/ a low budget in mind. To do it right cost a decent amount (like you have been seeing) Now Nitrous can be very affordable and we exclusively use Nitrous outlet products and would love to answer all your questions abut it if you have any.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:13 AM   #6
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Go Supercharger, a lot easier on the motor.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:20 AM   #7
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Go Supercharger, a lot easier on the motor.
Compared to what and why?
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:29 AM   #8
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I wanted a boosted 6 not a 8 because I wanted to be different. I know I'm not the only boosted 6 in my area, but I sure as hell stand out in the crowd of Camaros, its harder to do that with an 8. plus at right around 400 at the wheels, I'm good. plus better fuel econ... not by to much though.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:56 PM   #9
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Compared to what and why?
I would like to hear this answers as well.


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Old 12-27-2013, 11:33 PM   #10
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If you don't know your way around a car stay away from turbos is my rule of thumb.


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Old 12-29-2013, 06:03 PM   #11
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Compared to what and why?
Compared to turbo. A centrifugal supercharger builds boost per RPM speed which results in a linear power curve which makes it a lot easier on the motor.

Turbo is more efficient and will make better power, but I've always preferred SC as they are essentially a bolt on mod, took me two hours to fully unhook my system from the car.
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Compared to turbo. A centrifugal supercharger builds boost per RPM speed which results in a linear power curve which makes it a lot easier on the motor.

Turbo is more efficient and will make better power, but I've always preferred SC as they are essentially a bolt on mod, took me two hours to fully unhook my system from the car.
Do you have any data to back up your statement that a centrifugal super charger is easier on the motor? No factory boosted vehicles use a centrifugal SC. They are either roots/twin screw type super chargers or turbos.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:14 AM   #13
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Do you have any data to back up your statement that a centrifugal super charger is easier on the motor? No factory boosted vehicles use a centrifugal SC. They are either roots/twin screw type super chargers or turbos.
TRD have/had factory Centrifugal systems. But that's not the point anyway.

Does it really need much explaining? PSI builds with RPM, doesn't come in a big hit low/midrange like a turbo.

From this very forum.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...37&postcount=8
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TRD have/had factory Centrifugal systems. But that's not the point anyway.

Does it really need much explaining? PSI builds with RPM, doesn't come in a big hit low/midrange like a turbo.

From this very forum.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...37&postcount=8
I understand what you are saying and it may make sense that it would be easier on a motor... but just because you think something should be true, doesn't actually make it true....

The link is just Jannetty Racing saying centri's are easier but offers no data to back up the claim...

As for the Toyota, do any of there vehicles come from the factory with the centri or are they add-ons from their racing parts catalog? A quick check for TRD superchargers came up with mostly root-style superchargers...
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