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Turbo Vs Super

  ZT 1.8T
just out of interest which one has the advantage? surely a supercharger would wen the cars at lower revs because it doesnt rely on the exhaust?
  Clio 172mk2
both have advatages , yes supercharger is allwas working but doesnt normally give a higher bhp at max.

If u look at the super charger on the astin martin that needs somet like 150bhp just to work the supercharger, but will give more back in return :)

Or i think the new bmw has 2 turbos 1 small that kicks in at low revs , and then switchs to a big turbo at higher revs. theres also some sill low litre 1.* thats going down this route as welll


ClioSport Club Member
  VW Golf GTD
You seen the new golf GT engine that have a supercharger and turbo fitted, there 1.4lt that produce 168bhp.
Both as said have there benefits and different cars use both ie Jags/ Mercdes and Minis use superchargers. Diesels and the Megans use turbos.

With modern turbos being so efficient with variable valves superchrages may be used less and less.
  Lunar Mk1 & Flamer
superchargers run out of puff at higher revs and your buring more fuel to run the thing
turbos dont work at lower revs but give you one hell of a kick at higher revs!

know which i'd have/had :D
  Lunar Mk1 & Flamer
yup remember that, but the new golf is very interesting, has a "clutch" that isengages the charger once the turbom has kicked in.
  throttle bodied mk2 172
supercharge good for v8 and over,turbo is good ,if you using small block.