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vtecexcivic

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i'm wanting to do what most civic owners don't do and keep my factory D series motor and build it up. with that said, i'm interested in a supercharger. would buying one be a wise choice since it's a daily driver or would i be better off just leaving the engine N/A?

any advice is appreciated.
 

Ian123

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#4
youd regret it cuz your gonna wish you turbo'd it instead
 


vtecexcivic

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for the price of a turbo i could just do an engine swap. i really don't plan to race much, maybe just a time or two a month.

and turbos are more trouble than they're worth. power isn't an issue since i'm gonna build the internals too.
 

Ian123

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the way you said that you made it sound like a turbo was too expensive for your budget but building your internals is gonna end up costing just as much if not more...
 

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you have to have power to make power with a supercharger. i would say build the bottom end and boost it
 

guitar_adam2000

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superchargers are cooool though, instant power on tap! just not as much of it as with turbo's. For real driving, i.e. track driving with corners n stuff they're better. turbo's are better for drag racing and showing off imo. Plus with a turbo you've got the lag while it spools, and then you'll suffer from torque steer as soon as you go round a corner. I'd still go turbo any day though ;-)

Superchargers are also typically more reliable and easier to install.
 




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