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View Poll Results: Whats better... Super or Turbocharging
Supercharge 4 22.22%
Turbocharge 14 77.78%
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#1 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 01:22 AM
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This can really go for any car, and in any section of this forum site, but I feel like the you E36 realy know your stuff. (BTW: i know how both work, just curious to see what you all think is better)

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#2 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 01:31 AM
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SC is better right off the line and early in the powerband but once you hit peak power, you're done. With a turbo, you can get endless power with a good setup. I voted TC because the you're very rarely limited to what you can do.

All depends on what you want though...

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i dont like the way turbos feel unless they are TT.. super...torque low rev high.

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I would supercharge for reliability. From what I know, I thought that SC's were a little less extreme? Turbos are kinda scary. Fast, but scary.

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It all depends what you're going for. The turbo is a nice trade off, you can keep it like stock down low underneath 4k or you can have the extra power when you want it above 4k. I would go turbo personally if I wanted a daily driver with quite a few track days in there. Either way, you're going to sacrifice some reliability. Major $$ either way tho.

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turbos cause alot of extra heat,but they sound a shit load better!!!
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turbo for crazy power..supercahrge if you want a reliable daily driver

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neither buy a new motor.. not worth the hassle of putting it in!

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neither buy a new motor.. not worth the hassle of putting it in!
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I almost agree with that, but F/I is so much fun :P

Not many motors out there though that will give you stock power of running 9psi of boost

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