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Hello ! been thinking about turbo or supercharger for road racing ! Which one is best for the track ? Is twin turbo much better than single turbo ? Let

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Old 08-02-2015, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello ! been thinking about turbo or supercharger for road racing ! Which one is best for the track ? Is twin turbo much better than single turbo ? Let me know ! Thanks Ken
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I track my Stillen supercharger but it takes a lot of cooling to make it work. I would say a supercharger is the better option because the power is much more lineal plus you have even more heat to deal with on turbos.
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Either can work well. Like JWillis said, keeping it cool is the key. That, and a good tune. You don't want your track tune to be on the ragged edge. Be conservative. Leave some power on the table in exchange for safety.
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If I were to build a car for track days, it would be a supercharged car. Like Jwillis said, more linear so you get more constant control. However, Stillen is the only kit available right now and imo it's not worth the $$ to power gain. Yes there is the new BP upgrade kit in the world's but that's a lot of $$ when you add both kits together.

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Turbo cars can also be very responsive when the correct turbo are used, and a good tune is in place.

It really comes down to a few things:

Budget
Over all power goals
personal preference

Personally I would do a turbo set up, correctly sized turbos with a good tune will produce power nearly as fast as a supercharger set up.


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