I'd prefer something sort of building up, not just on for 3-4 seconds,
assuming I ever drove a car with my foot flat on the floor. But with 2 psi
(and that is probably into a closed space, not a manifold with a hungry engine
sucking on the other end) I suppose it doesn't matter much when it's on.
Turbos run off the exhaust gases and real super-chargers run off of engine
rpms via mechanical drive. Both give a smooth application of boost due to a
variety of effects that can kick in at lots of points other than WOT. Even
nitrous will give you the ability to modulate the results. I do agree that
you're certainly looking for maximum boost at WOT. It's just that I never feel
happy driving at 100% power and no reserve left. It's a philosophy that has
served me well in other areas. To each their own I suppose.
Anyway, I believe we could all agree that this add-on toy is pretty much a
gimmick and no replacement for the impressive real supercharger work done by
some list members.
From: email@example.com on behalf of Randall
Sent: Sun 14/05/2006 12:47 PM
Subject: RE: [TR] Piping Perplexity (Electric Supercharger)
> I checked out a couple. The most believable claims only a 2 psi pressure.
Which is about right.
> They're also wired up to activate only at wide-open throttle. So for
> other than complete lead-foot sustained acceleration the unit wouldn't even
> on and would just be another obstruction in the air intake path.
Uhm, where else except WOT would you want boost ? The idea of having the
throttle partially closed is to _reduce_ manifold pressure ... blowers that
all the time are wasting energy.
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