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Supercharger Verus Turbocharger

Does your vehicle have a supercharger or turbocharger? Both superchargers and turbochargers are called forced induction systems.  What is the main purpose of these components? They compress the air flowing into the engine.­ More air means more fuel, so you get more power from each explosion in each cylinder. Which hence equals more power.

­The main difference between a supercharger and a turbocharger is its power source. Something has to supply the power to run the air compressor. In a supercharger, there is a belt that connects directly to the engine. It gets its power the same way that the water pump, power steering pump, or an alternator does. Now for a turbocharger, it gets its power from the recycled exhaust gases. The exhaust runs through a turbine, which in turn spins the compressor.

Which One Is Better?

One will not be better than the other since they both have their pros and cons. What it will basically come down to is what are your goals that you are trying to achieve, how much do you want to spend, and which works better for your situation. You have to have a game plan so to say. There are tradeoffs to both systems. In theory, a turbocharger is more efficient because it is using the “wasted” energy in the exhaust stream for its power source. On the other hand, a turbocharger causes some amount of back pressure in the exhaust system and tends to provide less boost until the engine is running at higher RPMs. Superchargers are easier to install but tend to be more expensive. Decisions, decisions, decisions! What’s your best choice?

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Over at Last Chance Auto Repair in Plainfield, IL, our team has built a reputation over the years for knowing what to do professionally, knowledgeably, plus affordably in every aspect of the automobile including supercharger or turocharger repair, rebuild, tuning, replacement, services complete. It doesn’t matter where you are Plainfield, Naperville, Bolingbrook, IL. It doesn’t matter what you have Domestic, Asian, European, vehicles complete. Come see our team over at Last Chance Auto Repair will supercharge or turbocharge anything you bring us.

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