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turbo or supercharger?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by dezert taco, May 22, 2010.

  1. May 22, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    dezert taco

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    i have a 99 extra cab 2 wheel drive with a 2.4 5 speed. its my lil desert toy. wanting more power just not sure what to do. turbo or supercharger. im looking for some opinions. maybe keep it N/A? thanks for the help fella's!

    old engine cage taco.jpg
    my taco.jpg
     
  2. May 22, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    Well I vote supercharger, its great for low end torque. I think it would be helpful in the desert too.
     
  3. May 22, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    x2...I was thinkin the same thing dude :thumbsup:

    There a lil pricey though...God I'd love to throw one on my truck :pout:
     
  4. May 22, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    if you ever have the opportunity get it, I never planned on getting one but I got the right price and it is so great.
     
  5. May 22, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    How much quicker is it?
     
  6. May 22, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    0-60 in the mid 5s, and burning out in 2nd from a roll. Im still working on my 4wd launch its going to be tight:burnrubber:
     
  7. May 22, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    Thats bad ass man!
     
  8. May 22, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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    so a turbo would be better for top end? im not doing much low speed crawling type stuff. im usually 5th gear wide open thru the desert.
     
  9. May 24, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    Looks like you're going to have clearance issues with either one, having your engine caged.

    Stock block and head arent built to be under boost for long periods of time.. A LOT of heat is created which in turn creates knock and can destroy your engine... For your application, I would leave it stock.
     
  10. May 24, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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  11. May 24, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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  12. May 24, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    The 2.4 and 2.7 have alot of compression for a supercharger and for long periods of running in the high rpm range you will wear your engine out a whole lot quicker than a na engine.
     
  13. May 24, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    x2 on the heat, unless you have crazy amounts of cooling mods then your gonna kill your engine alot faster..
     
  14. May 24, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    well i think im gonna buy a used motor and build it to handle boost. and when i grenade the motor ill have a back up. but as for clearance issues im redoing my engine cage because its set up wrong anyway. so ill work around a turbo.
     
  15. May 24, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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  16. May 24, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    I would love some sort of forced induction in my truck, I like the blow off from the turbo but I would rather the s/c, My friend just supercharged his 4-banging 1st gen and its sick love driving that truck.
     
  17. May 24, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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  18. May 24, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    High compression? 9.5:1 isnt very high.. I built a K20 rsx on 11:1.. makes 500@14lbs tuned on E85..
     
  19. May 24, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    Supercharger!

    Turbo would add more heat & heat isn't what you want in the desert.
     
  20. May 25, 2010 at 4:58 AM
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    Have you actually used one of these turbos?
     
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