cheapest way for a 13 sec truck nitrous, period, but bottle filling will add up after time, all of the supercharger kits have there pro's and con's, the turbo's are alot more but depending on what someone wants its all up to you, and why not on a 5 speed ? i have one with my 6 speed and love it, and i had a supercharger on before it, both gave very big power incresease, but power cost $$ how fast do you want to go ? guess hp/tq numbers for each is very hard, depeing on what other mods you have to go with them, not to mention with the turbo kits, once you start turning the boost up ou ll need a stronger tranny becuase of all the TQ they produce.Azalin_eq said:S/C or Turbo will be pretty much the same, you can get a supercharger cheaper and you'll be happy with the increase. The turbo will be more expensive but you can get more hp out of it, plus it sounds alot better then the high whine of a S/C. I think turbos are alittle easier on your engine then a S/C. The cheapest way to get a 13 sec. truck is throw a ls1 350 engine in it, plus if you want to throw a S/C on that you'd have one damn fast truck.
seems like people are just making stuff up again, s/c or turbo boost forces air into our motor's which along with the extra fuel makes more power, you can build either (supercharger or turbo) to push 30 + lbs of boost into your motor, now will you motor be able to handle it, well for us in stock form no, about 8-10 lbs is what is a safe level (from a supercharger), sure many of us run more then that on stock motors and they do handle the power fine but for how long ? but the most important thing is tunning, if you don t have a good tune on your motor don t excpect it to last long. the reason turbo's give us so much more power and why alot of the import guys run them is becuase there is no drag off the motor to make power, also you will have full boost at low rpm's for mike, bill and I, we all have full boost around 2500 rpms or so and hold it till redline, which gives us alot of low end TQ, bill layed down 384 ft lbs at the wheels from a stock motor at 8.5 lbs of boost from a turbo. i don t see any of the supercharged guys with stock internals doing that. now what G60 said is totally wrong, it is the turbocharged that will make a smoke show, s/c don't hit full boost till redline. best thing to do to find out which one is better is to do a search. alot of guys talk on here that have no experiance on either of them and have never run a supercharger or turbo on a s-10. personaly i have run both, i ve had everything from a stock motor with a vortech supercharger and 5 speed to a built motor with a turbo and 6 speed, i know xblazinlv ( mike) has also had both but with an auto, as well as alot of others on here.G60_Likes_2_Break said:
TC will have more HP up high and torque about the same or more but higher up in RPMS
I say TC for most of these guys because traction off the line is already a problem. A SC will just make the smoke show better.... (faster of course..)k