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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:12 pm 
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after looking into supercharging...I have come to the conclussion that cost wise...its the same on ancillaries...and some Hipo Turbo combinations with external wastegates etc can be pricey too...
Basically Supercharging is Unconventional for GTis...only a few years ago Centrifugigal SC was the common path for street V8`s...now Turbo or twinturbo setups are the go....anything unusual will cost more...at least some basic tips from V8 Supercharging (very well documented) should apply...
Cut and dried: SC cost parastic loss...but rewards with Lowdown response and that awesome whine... Turbocharging is "free" but the more biased it is for power..the more compromise compared to N\A setup....plus you can "Advertise" with Huge Frontmount intercooler and Blowoff sound
SC seems logical for Street "Fun" wreaking havok in traffic etc....whats so hard? Anything other than OEM will cost time and money....are we looking for turbo equivalent "Budget" setup? :?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:14 pm 
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first of all, a turbo is not free power, power never is free.

( perpetuum mobile does not excist... )

That aside, costs are all about what you can do yourself.
The hardware does not need to cost that much, if you make everything yourself.
But somethings can't be made by yourself, like the sc, intercooler ( core.)
and most electronics. Things you can't do yourself, are expensive. that's allmost the rule.

as for turbo vs sc setup costs:

Both about the same.

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 Post subject: Re: supercharging the swift gti
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:11 pm 
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Hyphenated free.
As in recovering lost heat from exhaust and reapplying it. :wink:


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