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Old 03-22-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default turbo vs. supercharger

I have been going back and forth about wanting to put in more power. I am not sure if i want to put in a turbo or supercharger. i have been doing so much reaserch i still am not sure. i like the supercharger because it is an instant power. i like the turbo because you can do so much to it. is it possible to put two turbos in a miata. If and when a person answers please do not be an *** about it.
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Supercharger. More torque and instant power everywhere. Also more horsepower.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Turborcharger. More torque and instant power everywhere. Also more horsepower.


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If and when a person answers please do not be an *** about it.
Studies have shown that people who own superchargers are 67% more likely to own a cashmere sweater, commit sodomy, and develop Primary Idiopathic Polymyositis than those who own turbochargers.


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cammed twin turbo rotary with NOS

everything else is just........

....childs play
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OP hope you brought some lube

we'll be going in dry
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Ok, let's not scare the new guy too much.
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Supercharger lag can be a bitch but when it spools up it will give you some serious top end!

Also, turbo whine is very annoying.

You need stage 2 heads and a stage 3 exhaust if you are even considering a turbo.
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It depends on your goals, budget, and what characteristics you want out of the car. List that stuff and we can give you a better idea about which option is best. Also, is it your only car?

Just fyi this is a turbo forum, and people are going to haze the sh*t out of anyone who says anything about superchargers. Survive that and there is a wealth of knowledge here.
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Direct Exhaust Injection. More torque and instant power everywhere. Also more horsepower.
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The eyes get me everytime. I'm losing my ---- over here, lol.
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Direct Exhaust Injection. More torque and instant power everywhere. Also more horsepower.
Very true. Heres a rendering:



^This^ one has no cats, so it is not road legal.
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Post the same question over at www.miatasupercharger.net. See how helpful they are (not very) and then come back here and we will help you put a turbo on your car.
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Turbo > all.
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It depends on what you want to do with the car. My car is supercharged and is perfect for it's intended task. Others have goals that make turbos a better choice.
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Welcome to the site miata97, thanks for joining up!
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If you're a commuter, put in a supercharger.

If you're a driver, put in a turbocharger.
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^ +1 perfect
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