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Old 08-15-2005, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys .
i was wondering if any body knows about electric super charger. and if any body tried it. + it coast cheap too. around 100 to $150. peaple are seling on ebay.
i wanna know if its good. anyway i have 325i 94
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not worth a try.. they're worthless.. i think i saw a test on this on team-integra.net or something but it was long ago.. it blown into pieces..
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Old 08-18-2005, 08:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Second that. Electric "superchargers" cannot build enough pressure fast enough to yield a performance boost even slight enough to compensate for the extra alternator load. 100% gimmic, for all cars.
Ebay is getting notorious with $20 intakes and $10 "resistor chip" mods, anymore.
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Really, if they worked, who would buy a Supercharger or turbocharger for thousands of dollars? Think about that...
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Second that. Electric "superchargers" cannot build enough pressure fast enough to yield a performance boost even slight enough to compensate for the extra alternator load. 100% gimmic, for all cars.
Ebay is getting notorious with $20 intakes and $10 "resistor chip" mods, anymore.
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One hurdle to overcome is the inherent short range, I get about 150' of boost then it goes dead.....






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I think Evangelions have the same issue. . . maybe that was too obscure a reference.

But yeah, those ebay "turbochargers" are a waste of money. Now hook up a generator in your trunk, cut some holes in your hood and Mike will fix you up.
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I'll eat my words if Dinan, Turner Motorsport, or say Alpina use these electric Superchargers.

If you want to Supercharge your car for under $100, get one of those Turbonator Air Hose thingies!

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I'll eat my words if Dinan, Turner Motorsport, or say Alpina use these electric Superchargers.

If you want to Supercharge your car for under $100, get one of those Turbonator Air Hose thingies!

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