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Ok, im not that bright on this stuff even though i know what they are capable of but what is more practical to have and cheap to do yourself. I dont plan on rebuilding the motor, but would a supercharger be better for a car that isnt rebuilt or what? Let me know what you guys think.
 

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do you plan on building it in the future?
 

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You know what is funny? I was just thinking about this today. I was thinking that this is one automotive forum that I have not seen this debate come up much. You can still run low boost on a turbo. The one deciding factor here will probably be the costs involved, and a turbo will probably end up being cheaper because they are very prevalent in our little world.
 

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You know what is funny? I was just thinking about this today. I was thinking that this is one automotive forum that I have not seen this debate come up much. You can still run low boost on a turbo. The one deciding factor here will probably be the costs involved, and a turbo will probably end up being cheaper because they are very prevalent in our little world.
It seems like it would be cheaper to me, but I have read some pretty low budget supercharged single slammer builds lol.

so its hard to say.
 

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Oh and manually resetting your ecu doesnt work, i did it 3 times. My car even has the marks to whats what and it didnt do shit.
 

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Rootes type superchargers put out a bit more heat than a turbo, and take crank power to drive. The extra heat makes them more likely to cause detonation. I'd argue that a turbo is less likely to damage a worn-out engine than a supercharger. An intercooled centrifugal design won't be as rough on the engine, but puts out less low RPM boost than either a well matched turbo or a Rootes type.
 

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a friend of mine made dots around the ecu screw so that i know what modes they are. I tried to reset it manually like that and the engine light didnt come off, but it came off with a handheld faster.
 

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Yea wtf is this talk about ECU and Dots and resetting?

Anyways, your better off going turbo. The components can be found cheap and faster than that of a supercharger. Also, you'll need to do more fabrication going the s/c route.
 

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hey, Btw has anyone done a turbo set up on their beat up motor that has more than 150k miles on it with the only mod on it is the lightweight pulleys? Id like to know if the motor would gain an extra length when turboed if you got those on. Im trying to free up the revolutions as much as possible if i go turbo.
 

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The motor will not gain any length when attaching a turbo to it..

You can easily free up the 'revolutions' by removing the rev limiter..

If that is what your asking..
 

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confusing thread is confusing.
 

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You really need to stick the original question and save all of these other questions for different threads. You are making no sense and just confusing things. Change the length of the motor? Again, WTF are you talking about!
 

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length= life. as in will it gain extra life to the motor if you put lightweight pullies on it when turboing it.Come on i thought you guys new alot about cars than i do. If my little experience taught me that length meant life when talking about a motor than i know what im talking about.
 

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We do know a lot about the cars, we just don't exactly know what your asking.

As far as 'length' (using your = statement) of the engine, when adding a turbo, will depend on your compression numbers.

You could have said life rather than length...
 
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