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11-14-2004, 09:04 AM

I know that this engine is a twin turbo, supercharged, engine. But correct me if I'm wrong cuz my friend says that this engine is a twin supercharged, single turbo, engine!! :confused:
I know exactly how superchargers and turbos work so I know that the supercharger is bound with the crank shaft so I'm quite sure it is what I think it is... please, three words would make a difference. Just say if it's a twin turbo, suprecharged, engine or not and I'll be thankful to ya'll.

I just want him to see with his own eyes this thread.


11-14-2004, 10:06 AM
well in reality its tri-supercharged. a turbo is a type of supercharger that gets its power from the exaust, a nearly wasted energy source...

11-14-2004, 01:09 PM
It is a twin turbo, single supercharged.

You are right, the belt-driven unit is the supercharger and the turbos run off the exhaust. Your friend is possibly confused since there are superchargers that look very similar to turbos. They are basically turbos that are belt driven and look like the hair-dryer style.

There are two types of supercharger; the one shown in your picture which is a "roots" style, and the hair-dryer style which is called centrifugal. The centrifugal looks much like the turbo and maybe that's where your friend got confused.

11-14-2004, 01:12 PM
Here's an example of a centrifugal supercharger. Just remember, no matter what it looks like, if its belt-driven, its a supercharger.

11-14-2004, 03:49 PM
I'll get my friend to check this thread asap.

Thank you so much.

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