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Turbo vs Supercharger

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by beastlytaco, Oct 16, 2008.

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Which one: turbo or S/C

  1. Turbo

    318 vote(s)
    28.0%
  2. Supercharger

    649 vote(s)
    57.2%
  3. Dont spend the money on either

    168 vote(s)
    14.8%
  1. Aug 3, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    dually

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    Not as many as the 98..
    well "that guy" has some of the most experience on these toyota forums..

    Go to customtacos if you want to learn something..
     
  2. Aug 3, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    Taco GTR

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    changing pulleys arent going to give you that much on power. i mean sure. 15psi with the only pulley you can find. 25psi with the push of a button. or 21 psi. or 15. i mean the turbo has more positives than negatives. sure the heat. but if you dont recall you v6 runners. STS turbo has a rear mount turbo. so are you worried about your bed melting?? i mean super charger puts more a strain on the engine. i think ppl that run superchargers are lazy. easy power.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    ktmrider

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    Im impressed with my supercharger is able to get me 19mpgs.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    In Normal driving would it be your "opinion" your mpg would be better (no matter how slight) with a turbo charger vs a sc? I have a vw diesel and I gotta tell you I love my turbo charger as it seems easier to modify with parts already in place....
     
  5. Aug 5, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    well thats the thing about a turbo compared to a sc. with a turbo you have to ride under boost. with a sc you are always boosting. but riding under boost get annoying when tryin to save gas. so in that section i give it to the sc. for power i give it to turbo. cause i mean once you have the sc. your kinda stuck with the mpgs you get. with turbo its a throw up.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    dually

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    You're not always in boost with a SC...
     
  7. Aug 6, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    yeah but its always pulling tho. thats what i was saying.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    ffblaze911

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    so has anyone tested both on a tacoma?
     
  9. Aug 19, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    I don't know if saying the turbo is as robbing of power as a s/c because it restricts exhaust flow is a valid argument because a turbine extracts most of its energy thermally. A turbo WOULD create a restriction in exhaust flow, but it would be insignificant compared to the increased rotating mass added by a s/c. A turbines rate of work output is a function of the change in temperature of the fluid flow. exhaust expands across the turbine, allowing the turbine to extract thermal energy. I'm just stating what I've recently learned in a thermodynamics class...
     
  10. Aug 20, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    You sure are smart...I can't even spell thermodywhatmacallit....but it does my old bones good to see smart people are putting into english how alot of this stuff works....what surprises me--I understood everything you said and that's "scary!"
     
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    All i know.. blown seals in my turbo tacoma suck!
     
  12. Aug 20, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    What turbo you running and how long did it last. What year Taco you got?
     
  13. Aug 21, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    Like I already said, go ahead and change your pulley, but at a certain point your making enough heat that the extra boost does nothing good.

    Not to mention your still very limited in the power your going to make, I can run 10 to 23psi efficiently, can you? No.


    Like I said apples to oranges, SC if you want to bolt on a little kik and be done, turbo if you have skills and want to get far more power, but the SC is for most people since the parts are available and it bolts on in a few hours, turbo is not going to be that easy, so thats the dealbreaker for most people.

    OK rant over, just have to set some things straight, this is a great example of someone who has no or very little experience with turbos feeding hungry minds, misrepresenting turbos, I am just hearing the same thing from other people that dont know either, its not your fault.

    Its easy to repeat what you have heard, its easy to become misinformed as we see in this case. I see it all the time. There are some good books out there that can set things straight.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    S/C = you need power to make power.

    Turbo = you can gain at least 50% more power.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2010 at 5:16 AM
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  16. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    thats such a vague comparison.

    you compared subaru, audi/vw, mazda, mitsubishi, etc. they all have turbos not superchargers?

    then you say that Subaru's STI and Mitsubishi's Evo choose to use a turbo instead of a supercharger.

    then you say that TRD offers a SuperCharged TC.

    So you really aren't contradicting yourself. You are just comparing the incorrect Make and Models.

    TRD is Toyota Racing Development
    Scion makes the TC

    to my knowledge Toyota, Scion, and Lexus are all under the same ownership.

    "I'm not an mechinical engineer, nor due it pretend to be"
    im in that same boat man. haha...
     
  17. Oct 15, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    replica9000

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    If I remember correctly, the tC was originally supposed to be turbocharged, which is probably how the car got it's name after Volvo complained about the use of the xC name. I know Eaton makes the TRD Supercharger for our trucks.

    Comparing a SC vs TC in this thread should be for our engines only. I would think bringing different cars/engines would each have their unique behaviors making a comparison of which is better not so easy. One engine might work better with a SC and maybe another engine work better with a TC.

    I also wonder if there are people that prefer a Turbocharger more cuz of the feeling when the boost kicks in as where superchargers have a more steady pull.
     
  18. Oct 16, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    just give it the hennessy treatment....twin turbos + supercharger.
     
  19. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    Series1000

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    Look around, s/c is more user friendly than a turbo. I have run turbos stock and modded, and I have installed and driven built cars with s/c's.

    It comes down to how much power you want to make and how much you want to spend to get that power.


    Its up to the Op what he wants to do, each has a strict following and they as you can tell get "passionate" about their own kind of "boosting"
     
  20. Oct 17, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    Ive heard of a twin charge set up, but a tri-charge, now thats interesting, I think I would keep that one on road though
     
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