Official SN Power Adder Poll

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by MRaburn, Sep 3, 2004.


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What's your preferred Power Adder type?

  1. Turbos

    191 vote(s)
    32.3%
  2. Centrifical Superchargers

    248 vote(s)
    42.0%
  3. Roots Blower

    67 vote(s)
    11.3%
  4. Nitrous

    85 vote(s)
    14.4%
  1. MRaburn

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    Wanted to get a quick opinion poll out there....

    Cast your vote!
     
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  2. Legendary

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    After stroking to 331 I'm going turbo.
     
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  3. MustangMulch

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    Well we all know that a turbo is most efficient, but superchargers are just badass. I'm not a big fan of nitrous but i'd take any one of them.
     
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  4. runningmole

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    Centrifugal
     
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  5. hllon4whls

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    I think turbos are way cool, but too tough to package. I like simplicity, so I say screw type supercharger.
     
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  6. 1hot5.0

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    I like centrifugal superchergers myself. I know turbos are more efficient and all but you just can't beat that sound at idle that a centrifugal supercharger provides. :D
     
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  7. bluevenom867

    bluevenom867 I will have images of molesting stuffed animals in

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    +500 cid w/ 15:1 or more compersion and a duel stage 600hp shot!
    Not really streetable but one hell of a track car.Got love the feel of torque:)
     
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    option #5: Leaf Blower :D

    I voted for turbo (s). Thats what i plan for my project car...in the process of tracking one down
     
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  9. Michael Yount

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    Depends on how/what the vehicle is gonna be used for.
     
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  10. super302

    super302 I'd do anything for free Bapples

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    This is a rigged poll. I own a 65, 87, and 95......65 HAS to have a big ol roots blower on it when I end up finally getting to work on it....I have a NOS kit for the 95 when I drop the new engine here soon....and I was thinking mild turbo for the 87, since it's a track car. I'M SO CONFUSED!!! lol
     
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  12. Daggar

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    Since I rarely ever make it to the track, the roots type blower was an obvious choice to me. Power on demand through the RPM range.
     
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  13. giddyup306

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    Nitrous is by far the best bang for the buck.
     
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  14. 88stangmangt

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    nice loud crying S/C
     
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  15. _jb_

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    I like s/c because it's always there. I like the way root blowers look; doesn't look like a turbo charger.
     
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  16. 85_SS_302_Coupe

    85_SS_302_Coupe it sucks (I know) to be on the receiving end

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    Turbo hands down....it's the most efficient power adder, it runs off of your exhaust and doesnt rob the engine of any power, not to mention if you wanna make insane power, that's the way to go. You can have an 800hp street car with a turbo and drive it just fine, since the turbo doesnt spool up instantly, it won't rip the tires off every time you take off.
     
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  17. 85_SS_302_Coupe

    85_SS_302_Coupe it sucks (I know) to be on the receiving end

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    Are you kidding me? Maybe for the initial installation, but before you know it you'll fill your bottle enough times to have a turbo/SC setup.
     
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  18. Michael Yount

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    85SS - there is no Santa Claus - your statement "turbo.....doesnt rob the engine of any power" is incorrect. Of course a turbo takes energy from the engine to turn it. A supercharger takes it directly from the crankshaft via the belt-drive. The turbo acts as a significant restriction in the exhaust stream -- each time the pistons come up on the exhaust stroke they have to push harder than they normally would to overcome that restriction. That's where the parasitic loss occurs. As with the supercharger - the loss is worth it as you can net a power gain. But the turbo creates parasitic loss as well. Just to set the record straight.
     
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  19. ricer-roni

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    but the power loss on a turbo is alot less than that of a turbo. I voted turbo, plus you don't have to worry about belts wearing out or slipping and so on.
     
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  20. SN95StangMan

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    I voted roots.
     
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