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electric superchargers

Discussion in 'Engine questions' started by axel, 31 August 2011.

  1. axel

    axel Newbie

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    From:
    cyprus larnaca
    Car:
    grand vitara
    hi

    has enyybody fitted an electric supercharger? if so are they any good.
    cheers
     
  2. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

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    Shrewsbury
    Car:
    T-10k,
    Last edited: 31 August 2011
  3. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    20,257
    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Greetings and Welcome to TorqueCars! :)
     
  4. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    15,384
    From:
    Buckinghamshire UK
    Car:
    Passat 2.0 TDi
    pointless don't even consider them
     
  5. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    From:
    Essex
    Car:
    Elan & Robin Hood
    Yes, seen this before as I am a fan of Autospeed. Cost will be a tad more than the eBay scam items though :) but at least it should work.
     
  6. Olley

    Olley Track Warrior

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    535
    From:
    Ruislip, England
    Car:
    E30 touring 325i
    hmmm... the graphs look impressive, but what will it be like in normal road use... wheel spins and clutch slip a plenty if it can shove that much torque that quick...
     
  7. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,909
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Hello and Welcome to TorqueCars.:bigsmile:
    Hope you enjoy your time with us.
     
  8. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    6,309
    From:
    Northampton, England
    Car:
    BMW E36 318is Coupe
    Avoid like the plague!
     
  9. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

    Messages:
    15,384
    From:
    Buckinghamshire UK
    Car:
    Passat 2.0 TDi
    Not these bloody things again. Don't. It's like trying to inflate a balloon with a desk fan. At best your car will perform exactly as it always does.

    Worse, you'll wind up with the engine's vacuum sucking in broken plastic fan blades which will do serious damage to the internals
     
  10. jarrus

    jarrus Pro Tuner

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    From:
    West Midlands, UK
    Car:
    Suzuki Swift Sport
    As am I,

    I have read about those VTES systems and they look very impressive, I hope we are able to buy them in the aftermarket, I did enquire a while ago to CPS if they were for sale currently, they said they weren't currently selling them to the trade/manufactures yet so they weren't going to sell one to me.
     
  11. viggen

    viggen Full member

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    From:
    kalamazoo michigan
    Car:
    saab 02' viggen CV
    well things have moved on (2017) and borg warner is developing an electric supercharger but I wrote to them( i'm an author ) and Mercedes Benz, has first dibs so it will be some time before they are a consumer item! ( I have a photo but these dumb forum rules won't let me post it! ADMIN -please change that it's nonsensical ! as a picture is worth a thousand words !) as for what we can do? I'm going to see about adopting/adapting the newly adjustable vane turbo fr the new Porsche 718 4 cyl to my Saab viggen the engine size and type (4 cyl ) is similar -2,3l -Saab and 2.6 l Porsche the Agt turbos offer a dramatically wider powerband !decent boost at low, much better at medium and a bit more , no less at high rpm much less lag less of the rubber band type powerband ! WIN! WIN! ( i have the part # and am hoping to get one from a wreck in the next year so stay tuned! I seek not just a bigger turbo but a Smarter turbo! FYI, the first production car to have an AGT turbo was ..... drum roll..... the Dodge Shelby 1984–1986 Dodge Omni GLH ! it used Vacum control of the wastegate !( the size was too small for optimum ! ) - nowadays we could use electronics ! regards, Neil
     
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  12. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Hi viggen, thanks for the post sir. As for the forum rules that you think are “nonsensical!” Never happening! That particular rule is there to discourage spammers who plague this forum with an awful lot of dangerous nonsense, you would not believe how much rubbish our ‘Admin team’ have to intercept as well as our automated protection system. Sounds like a great project the manufacturers have going there, and I am sure once completed it will work and work well; unlike those kits you can buy from eBay for $20. If you hear of an advancement before we do, please let us know the latest good sir
     
  13. viggen

    viggen Full member

    Messages:
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    From:
    kalamazoo michigan
    Car:
    saab 02' viggen CV
    yea ok I understand your position I'll edit the post and add the photo I have when I'm allowed ! the electric turbo scammer kits are old news and it is surprising that people couldn't see they would never work! it's like those 20- 60$ "tuning chips " we helped a district Atty prosecute one of those scammers ( Always pay w/ a credit card then you can get your $ back) and if paying by pay pal ? have them send YOU an invoice and pay ' for goods and services " it costs 2.9% more ( you have to pay that ) but if it's a scam ? you get your $ back ! if you send $ "to friends and family"? it's a gift and you are screwed! NO recourse! stay safe! regards, Neil
     
  14. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 2.0 TDI
    You should be ok for posting pics now you've passed the 10 post probationary limit and thanks for understanding. It's always the few spammers that spoil it for the majority but thankfully we manage to keep them out and maintain this site as a useful resource.
     
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