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    Default Supercharging-Have to read this!

    This is one of the most interesting artivles I have seen yet

    Supercharger

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    another hair dryer thingy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigKriss
    another hair dryer thingy...
    Not quite, it uses a real eaton supercharger and gets 5lbs of boost, verified on several vehicles on the dyno by the publisher of that mag.

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    Not bad. 5psi plus better injectors. Of course this all depends on the $$$
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    his website doesn't look credible to me.

    http://www.boosthead.com/home.php

    Let's see what is avaliable for our cars. Select BMW, then any 2.6L to 3.8L. wow

    "Place a deposit now and lock in that promotional rate!". wow. I want one now

    I love the pics and the dyno sheets also.

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    Default Electric turbo ?.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigKriss
    another hair dryer thingy...
    Yeah , a very LOUD one too. I read that the 30+ amps of current its pulling really makes a racket in the engine. I don't want a car where the hood noise is greater than the exhaust noise!.
    Don't think is efficient either.

    The guy should engineer electric motor drive to the front wheels rather than augmenting the gasoline motor. Yeah, a sort of E 34 iX_eectric!.

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    here is what irks me

    "no parasitic loss"

    but to power the ESC doesnt the alternator have to constantly charge teh batteries
    and such? thus the alternator is required to work more...and that is belt driven so
    more hp loss...tho not as much as adding a seperate pulley for a s/c

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    correct me please, but dosent a alt. run constantly anyways? dose it have soem kind of electromag clutch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyleN20
    correct me please, but dosent a alt. run constantly anyways? dose it have soem kind of electromag clutch?
    Yes but the more current you draw from the electrical system, the greater the alternator has to work, and the more load it puts on the engine.
    Nothing comes for free... unless of course you are the first person on the planet to have invented a totally lossless perpetual motion energy generator!

    1990 E34 535iA, 215,000kms (130,000 miles).
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    Memory Seats, EAT Chip, T-Stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pundit
    unless of course you are the first person on the planet to have invented a totally lossless perpetual motion energy generator!

    i have 2 of those just lying around want one?

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