supercharger vs turbo

04-23-2006, 07:08 PM
I have a 1998 civic hatchback and my brother tells me I should turbo, o and the engine is the stock d16y7, now I think I should supercharge it. please respond thanks.:)

04-23-2006, 10:49 PM
turbo is the only way to dont know what you're doing so read up before you blow the hell out of that car..... and

04-23-2006, 10:54 PM
sell your car to me before it blows up

NikFu S. TypeAR!!1
04-23-2006, 10:57 PM
Sell your car to that guy before it blows up. Superchargers aren't as effective on puny engines as turbos.

04-23-2006, 11:08 PM
boost is the only way to go...what kind of power are you looking to make and what is your budget.....??

04-23-2006, 11:18 PM
Sell your car to that guy before it blows up. Superchargers aren't as effective on puny engines as turbos.
No, but they work prett well for what they put out.

04-24-2006, 08:38 AM
it is not going to be run even 7 psi. I was thing maybe 5-6 psi at most

04-24-2006, 08:40 AM
why the fuck would it blow up.

04-24-2006, 01:19 PM
Okay, it may not blow up... at first:evillol: But they're right, a supercharger would get you some power but the potential is greater with a turbo for an engine that size.

But make no mistake, you can blow up your engine just as easily if not easier than with a blower!!! Theres a guy with a 95 accord that dropped a H22 in there with a turbo and decided it was a good idea to run it at 16psi ALL THE TIME! Considering he hadn't built much internals that wasn't a good idea any of the time.:disappoin Long story short, he was on the highway and pretty much blew two pistons through the hood of his car. Dumbass.
He coulda gave me that H22 and turbo kit and I coulda took to his stock engine with a pick axe for free!

04-24-2006, 01:37 PM
wow. All these "turbo is better" comments and people didn't even ask him what his power goals are. Turbo is not always better.

If you're thinking 5-6 psi (which doesn't mean anything since all turbos are different), I'd assume you only want a 50-60 hp increase. In that case, it depends on whether you're willing to build your own kit or not. If you're willing to build your own kit, then you should get a smaller turbo. The smaller turbo will spool up faster and give you a better powerband than a larger one (that will give you mostly just top end power). But if you're going to be buying a pre-fabed kit, then you might as well go with the supercharger if your goals are that low.

04-24-2006, 02:29 PM
well you're about maxed at 220whp because that's when D's decide to call it a day and break....make somewhere in the 200whp range and have a good time.....14b or 16g will get you there easily on a cheap homemade set up....all of it can be done for less than $1g, but i would go "extravagent" and spend maybe $1500 on the whole set up.....

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