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Electric Supercharger?


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#1 Phaedras

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 12:55 AM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...&category=33741

I think this kind of thing has been mentioned before, but I'm wondering: Shouldn't there be at least a small improvement in performance? It seems to me that a dedicated high airflow fan could possibly be more beneficial than just the standard ducting that relies on vehicle speed to provide airflow. I seems fishy since there are several of these for sale, always at 135$ and with variing car model applications.

Are there even any kind of mechanical superchargers in existence that could be bolted on to a Subaru?

#2 subaru_styles

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 12:57 AM

IT DOES NOTHING>>
don't waste the money


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Posted 03 March 2005 - 12:59 AM

Hmmm.............................ya sure? ;)

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:01 AM

IT DOES NOTHING>>
don't waste the money

Absolutley right -
that is no more than an A/C fan hooked up to the intake - not worth the power it is consuming to run

The only supercharger I have heard that does anything is one off an early MR2 - it is belt driven, so you would have to deal with that headache.

If you want performance, go turbo or XT6 engine - they are the best (and pretty much only) ways to REALLY increase HP.

#5 subaru_styles

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:02 AM

Hmmm.............................ya sure? ;)



yes..

i would have used bigger font, but caleb would probably try to give me a spanking for doing it
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#6 bushbasher

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:02 AM

There wont be, because the draw of that heater fan motor cannot produce anything more than a gentle low pressure breeze. All it really is doing is drawing power from the alternator and introducing more restriction into the intake. A little motor like cant even keep up with the air going through the motor at idle.

#7 Phaedras

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:05 AM

What about high performance alternators? Say if one were to use the older GM ones that do around a hundred amps?

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:09 AM

this wil not push enough air to even make a difference

#9 Phaedras

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:10 AM

Ok, I've been reading some of the older threads about this (as I should have done anyway) and I get the point.

Hey, I'm a college student, all I do is dream about free lunches. :)

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:12 AM

That thing will draw power regardless of the alt. it is hooked up to - the bigger alt just drags more off the engine - a lovely vicious cycle isn't it - and you VERY quickly reach the point of dimishing returns

Cut the bottom of your airbox off and you will see a greater difference than if you were to install that piece of crap

Hey, I'm a college student, all I do is dream about free lunches. :)

I can relate :D

#11 subaru_styles

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:14 AM

now that he know's


lets pleasae lock this..?

#12 Phaedras

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:17 AM

Sure, go ahead, this thread can be killed.

#13 subaru_styles

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:21 AM

i cant personally do it, cause im not a mod..:rolleyes: :grin:

and i think caleb is ignoring me now after the spanking joke..lol


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Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:32 AM

I just read your sig, now i might be doing the same :lol: frickin neons

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 02:43 AM

Alright already..

Jeez.. being brad's pet mod sure is demanding work.




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