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Old 16 Aug 2007, 03:17 am
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Default how much does it cost to turbo charge?

i want to turbo charge my Acura RSX type S. how much would turbo-charging cost?how much would super-charging cost?
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 03:19 am
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 03:20 am
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Turbocharging and supercharging do the same thing - compress what goes into the engine. turbocharging (cheaper) uses the power from the exhaust to power the blower at a loss of about 10% of the power generated. Supercharging uses a set of pulleys and belts to do the same thing at a loss of about 30%. turbo has to be made for the car, super does not. Actual cost - under $1000.00 for the installation but that does not calculate the additional costs for gas (mileage goes down) and related costs of ownership. You must change the oil more often (between 2000 and 3000 miles) and the antifreeze every year. You can't take a chance on heat build-up or you can watch your engine die a very fiery death. You can also bet on getting a lot less useful life out of the engine.
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 03:21 am
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A supercharger set up is cheaper and easier to install.A turbocharger has more flexibility but is more expensive and harder to install due to having more parts. $2000-5000 range
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A nice turbo setup is going to run you $3000-4000, plus its going to need a dyno tune... supercharger is going to cost a bit less... but for the pwoer go with a turbo
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 03:23 am
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why the hell would you super charager a Acura? Turbo It, if for some God Forsaken reason it isn't allready, and don't let the mechanics trick you into saying it's gonna take them 5 hours, cause if they are real mechanics it should take them 3-4 max!I've only helped install 3 turbo kits, first time i did it took me 6 hours, but after that and i learned all the tricks it took a max of 4 and half4,000 for a good one without installation cost
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Default Re: how much does it cost to turbo charge?

Turbocharging and supercharging do the same thing - compress what goes into the engine. turbocharging (cheaper) uses the power from the exhaust to power the blower at a loss of about 10% of the power generated. Supercharging uses a set of pulleys and belts to do the same thing at a loss of about 30%. turbo has to be made for the car, super does not. Actual cost - under $1000.00 for the installation but that does not calculate the additional costs for gas (mileage goes down) and related costs of ownership. You must change the oil more often (between 2000 and 3000 miles) and the antifreeze every year. You can't take a chance on heat build-up or you can watch your engine die a very fiery death. You can also bet on getting a lot less useful life out of the engine.
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