Superchargers vs Turbo Kits: Which to Choose?

  • Published on Feb 8, 2013
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Comments • 485

  • Kevin Builds
    Kevin Builds 6 days ago

    Good info great video thanks

  • Itachis Garage
    Itachis Garage Month ago

    Great video. Learned a thing or two from you guys keep up the great work!

  • youngestson 65
    youngestson 65 Month ago

    Very informative and interesting video. New subber..

  • Dean Jones
    Dean Jones 2 months ago

    Definitely helped with the decision I wanna make for my vehicle 👍

  • Backyard-Built-Trucks
    Backyard-Built-Trucks 2 months ago

    Supercharger. Is from off idle to redline. Turbo is non parasitic to engine but takes time to spool to build boost. Turbo is much easier and forgiving on a bottom end also

  • Dat50go
    Dat50go 2 months ago

    Turbo works off exhaust, superchargers works off intake. 👍

  • Dat50go
    Dat50go 2 months ago

    There are a couple of folks who did both.

  • The Ram
    The Ram 2 months ago

    Go for the turbo. Supercharger relies on the engines crankshaft which means the engine has to lose hp to gain some.

  • stgraves260
    stgraves260 3 months ago

    If I build a rock crawler or monster truck I’ll get a supercharger. But for my 2015 Ram and even my 1970 Challenge I’ll go twin turbo. Turbos are better for every day use. They only kick in after a certain rpm. A supercharger kicks in from idle. I don’t like that. To much wheel spin.

    G XIONG 3 months ago

    Very nice basic infomation comparison.

  • umar kharal
    umar kharal 3 months ago +2

    He totally forgot about turbo lag lol and how superchargers have instant power.

  • Josh Goode
    Josh Goode 3 months ago

    It's a nice video but there are some key components that were left out. If this is a street car and you will have a better behaving power band with a supercharger. If you want a big burst of power and can deal with lag a turbo is a good choice also. Since superchargers are more linear with their power delivery, a supercharger will ALWAYS have better everyday driveability. Not to say you couldn't tune a turbo to have e good everyday driveability, but a supercharger is easier and more forgiving. Second thing to note is throttle response. A Supercharger will usually, or most of the time, have a more crisp throttle response without any kind of lag. Third thing and almost the most important, FOR THE STREET, is your light off times for emissions components, i.e. Catalytic Converters. I know I'm bring up the taboo here, but hear me out. Your Cat needs heat to work correctly and the turbo is a MASSIVE heat sink that takes heat away from the Cat. With that said you will almost always need to run some sort of stand alone O2 sensor set up and that alone can range into hundreds and in some cases thousands of dollars on wide band and narrow band sensors. In California's case, it dont smog you dont drive it. This is a can't get tags without a smog. Remember this is what is right for your vehicle so remember when choosing your set up, you also think about where you are using it.

  • ᜁᜎ᜔ᜏᜒᜈ᜔ ᜉᜎᜃᜒᜂ

    LAAAG you forgot LAAAAG

  • Trey Trey
    Trey Trey 4 months ago +1

    I Love The Supercharger Whine👏🏾

  • Mr Mysterious
    Mr Mysterious 4 months ago

    Damn, from manufacturing A grade meth to modifying engines, Walter White is very versatile.

  • jayz matakxxx
    jayz matakxxx 5 months ago

    I live in australia. I have a BA xr8 with a Supercharged coyote with a Big Garrett GTX turbo charger aswell. So Both is better then either or lol

  • Don KiksBiscuits
    Don KiksBiscuits 5 months ago +16

    Supercharger for a daily
    Turbo for the track and weekends .
    In terms of reliability

  • Serkan Ister
    Serkan Ister 6 months ago


  • Franklin Benjamin
    Franklin Benjamin 6 months ago

    i have both and each car is different, the supercharger is predictable and drives like a regular car but with more top end, turbo is scary cause all the hp hit at once, i have ls1 and ls2 engines

  • DOKUMI 86
    DOKUMI 86 6 months ago


  • Chloe Vang
    Chloe Vang 7 months ago +1

    SC! NO oil risk and fuel line return drilling/tapping/leaks.
    bolt on ez. no boost built up.

  • Erik Aguilar
    Erik Aguilar 7 months ago

    MK4 GTI 1.8T or GTI VR6 Supercharged?!

    • Mak Ern
      Mak Ern 7 months ago

      And the vr6 is more powerful than the 1.8T

    • Mak Ern
      Mak Ern 7 months ago

      I would prefer the vr6 supercharged because of the sound but if you plan on doing some mods to your car you might consider the 1.8T.

  • master power
    master power 7 months ago +2

    Turbo, forever. Belt slipping on supercharger is the worse thing ever when you are neck and neck. You will lose. And then there's the parasitic power loss from the belt as well. On turbo, there is no lag. Its called brake boost, anti lag, 2 step.etc and beside who starts a race at 1000rpm. I like to know who that idiot is. Must be a noob fan boi.
    And those of you talking about doing both supercharger and turbos, hahaha. What a noob to cars. I will take you noobs on with a giant single one turbo only. No restriction for the giant turbo.

  • carlos muniz
    carlos muniz 7 months ago

    If you want the most you use both

  • Jesse Bittermann
    Jesse Bittermann 8 months ago +1

    Where my #SnailGang at?


    soo why not run both???? it can be done.

  • mr srb
    mr srb 11 months ago

    Smaller engine turbo bigger (v8 )Procharger

  • Jacob Ishii
    Jacob Ishii Year ago

    There also centrifical superchargers that are internally driven by belt and not gears therefore don't require oil plumbing or change in coolant system other than a different thermostat......reality,these fans are all designed for these companies by the same group of engineers for the most part.

  • Allan Radcliffe
    Allan Radcliffe Year ago

    Would like to see gear driven superchargers!

  • Street Spankerz
    Street Spankerz Year ago

    If you live in Cali superchargers are the way to go for passing emissions especially for g37/370z/g35/350z.

  • Paul Jordan
    Paul Jordan Year ago +1

    Great explaination! Subbed!

  • Will Jeff
    Will Jeff Year ago

    Another pro and con is supercharger is instant power while turbo has lag or you wait for boost. Coming out of a corner it’s irritating to wait for the power where that supercharger is now.....

  • Manuqtix Manuqtix

    Turbocharging is great. They can give you alot more power than any supercharger but they require exhaust gases and engine oil some even need to be watercooled.
    If your engine fails because of oil then most likely your turbocharger failed as well

  • Manuqtix Manuqtix
    Manuqtix Manuqtix Year ago +2

    Superchargers are great because you have instant power whenever you accelerate but they work of the engine belt so whenever you are at idle the throttle is closed and the supercharger is making your motor work hard and that wastes fuel.

  • Jerry Moody
    Jerry Moody Year ago +1

    I had both. My 02 Z06 had twins on it running 14lbs and then I went vortech Ysi running 18 lbs.
    The reason I liked the turbo setup better was because of the lag. Mind you, I did install a forged stroker 403 ls2 in it so I had more displacement but a boost friendly 9.5 compression ratio.
    The lag on the turbo was great because it allowed me to take off hard without breaking the tires and traction is key....then the boost would come on strong. It was great.
    The Ysi setup, using a 2.5" pulley, was INSTANT boost but that meant like 500 ft lb torque at like 2500 rpm and that equated to nothing but tire spin. My #s may be off a bit because I don't have my dyno sheet in front of me.
    All I know is that, even with drag radials, I could not race from a dead stop....the boost was too instant but give me a roll race starting at 70 mph and once traction was there.....I would smoke liter bikes all day long.
    I sold my Ysi kit and intend on going turbo again.
    This is just my experience.

  • Scott k
    Scott k Year ago

    I have had both on my Tib,turbo far better

  • Eunice Abalorio
    Eunice Abalorio Year ago

    thanks a lot

  • Christopher Boyd
    Christopher Boyd Year ago

    I don't understand why they don't redesign the Turbo housing to allow the mounting of Peltier cooling diodes to keep the turbo nice and cool.

  • Andile Mhlongo
    Andile Mhlongo Year ago

    Thanks AndysAutoSportTV I got what I was looking for

  • David Vui Hiung Ng

    Turbocharger.... Always

  • Young C
    Young C Year ago +2

    1990 Camaro RS with a 427😈 let’s turbo it💪

  • Jake Shinnick
    Jake Shinnick 2 years ago

    God damn your videos are just straight forward , non biased and excellent. Thank you so much for making these. I watch alot of TVclip but this is television level and I love it.

  • Beast P
    Beast P 2 years ago

    supercharged turbo car, has it been done? yes

  • Osvaldo Ah
    Osvaldo Ah 2 years ago +1

    Can some one comment a list of things i can buy for my 370z to add Hp for the low. Im not waisting 7k on twin turbos kit

  • Billy Reeve
    Billy Reeve 2 years ago

    I dunno, but isn't a supercharger parasitic(draws power from the engine), whereas a turbo is not(exhaust gas driven). The problem with that it takes longer to get boost from a turbo, but the blower is quicker power... it depends on you want.

  • Josh L
    Josh L 2 years ago

    What would you guys recommend for my 2010 370z?

  • Damien Bell
    Damien Bell 2 years ago

    Ive always heard superchargers kick in lower revs??
    Which one is better for longevity?

  • Prasanna Yasan
    Prasanna Yasan 2 years ago

    will turbocharger increse fuel efficiency of our car ????

  • Bryton Massie
    Bryton Massie 2 years ago

    This dude is biased.

  • Hour Glazz
    Hour Glazz 2 years ago

    Fast forward and you get the guy breathing heavily "huuhh" alot lmao

  • D.B.
    D.B. 2 years ago

    Great video,
    But... Sometimes specific applications bend the rules a little bit...
    So the Edelbrock kit for the Toyota (Scion) 86 (Frs) for example makes good torque low down with all the benefits of the simpler install etc

  • Firetruck125
    Firetruck125 2 years ago

    Renault isn't on the website. Just saying

  • Sharman Samin
    Sharman Samin 2 years ago

    Why don't you all stop be a keyboard warrior n listen to the vid for god sakes??

    J GONZXLEZ 2 years ago

    what if you turbocharge a corolla?

  • kris buki
    kris buki 2 years ago


  • Bigtimemj
    Bigtimemj 2 years ago

    Seems like a supercharger is good for daily driving.

  • Wikto
    Wikto 2 years ago

    How is managing the boost of a turbo a con?

  • Ken York
    Ken York 2 years ago

    Turbo's in plus there mostly used in drag racing and you get more power out of the turbo's then superchargers

  • Nskawtea1
    Nskawtea1 2 years ago

    Simple and easy info

  • Justin Szul
    Justin Szul 2 years ago

    compenents? 6:52