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Old 04-27-2007, 05:04 AM   #1
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hi im new in this forum, and i wanted to know how much boost a stock 325m20 engine with a thicker headgasket can take?? or would it be any difference if i used a turbo or a S.charger..
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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first of all welcome, hope you enjoy your stay.

afaik boost is boost, i dont think theres a difference between turbo and s/c as far as engine longevity goes.

some people have boosted to 12 psi+ with 100% stock internals. i wouldnt consider this reliable, though. 7-8 psi is probably more reasonable, it wouldnt last forever, but no aftermarket f/i system will.
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Boost is not boost. If a motor can withstand like 15psi of turbo boost it doesn't mean it's going to hold 15psi of supercharger boost. The way the power comes on is very different.
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Old 04-28-2007, 04:22 PM   #4
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Boost is not boost. If a motor can withstand like 15psi of turbo boost it doesn't mean it's going to hold 15psi of supercharger boost. The way the power comes on is very different.
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You can run 15-18 psi on a stock m20 without any issues but as long as its perfectly tunned.
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hee hee well guess im going to take at trip down the shop and get some forged pistons and rods and a megasquirt. but what do u guys recomend Turbo or an S.charger what will last the longest? im counting on running about 18-20 psi
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:42 PM   #6
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supercharger(i dunno shit about FI) and make sure it whines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 04-28-2007, 10:31 PM   #7
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hee hee well guess im going to take at trip down the shop and get some forged pistons and rods and a megasquirt. but what do u guys recomend Turbo or an S.charger what will last the longest? im counting on running about 18-20 psi
20 psi on a turbo and 20 psi on a supercharger are two different things...the amount of power that you would make on 10 psi of turbo boost, you would make the same power running about 7-8 psi of supercharger boost.

personnaly I'd go with turbo, basically because you have alot more room for improvment. and its more effeciant.

Here is my setup BTW...ETA bottom end "I" head...planning on running about 15 psi for daily driving and about 20-25 for the track.
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20 psi on a turbo and 20 psi on a supercharger are two different things...the amount of power that you would make on 10 psi of turbo boost, you would make the same power running about 7-8 psi of supercharger boost.
this is cool, i did not know. how exactly are the forces different?
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this is cool, i did not know. how exactly are the forces different?
I think the biggest reason you'd get more power with the supercharger is because there is no lag. other reason IMO is that most people don't know how to chose the right size turbo for their specific application and power goals, in most cases they get a turbo that's too small which causes it to die down in the higher rpms.
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Old 04-29-2007, 04:20 AM   #11
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well ive got a rotrex s.charger and a garret turbo in a 72 trim so i could go both ways, do you guys know how much hp/torque one would need to make should we under 12sec times on the dragstrip
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