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how much hp does a blowe kit actualy give to your car

posted by  Aondor

75-120

posted by  99integra

It'll depend on the car, turbo, and it's size, bigger=more power, but slower acceleration, but as Steven said, 75-120 typically :thumbs:

posted by  chris_knows

?????

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A blower adds any amount of horsepower you want it to.

posted by  Godlaus

Yes, but a bigger turbo is capable of more power than a smaller one, but it takes longer for the smaller one to spool...

posted by  chris_knows

A blower refers to a belt driven supercharger.

And a turbocharger will never decrease your acceleration over the natural induction motor's acceleration.

posted by  Godlaus

Boy do I feel stupid :oops:

posted by  chris_knows

No problem, we all make mistakes, just don't let them get ta ya :thumbs: .

posted by  Godlaus

what car is all this going on? it really all depends on what its going on

posted by  glagon1979

This is going on a 1973 mercury comet with a 351 windsor

posted by  Aondor

Well, that's generally an incorrect statement. Most if not all factory torbocharged engines and many other aftermarket/custom built turbod engines run with a lower compression ratios. Due to that fact, until the turbo begins to spool they will generally produce less torque and therefore less power/acceleration. Hence the dilemma known as turbo lag.

posted by  vwhobo

I think the point he was making is that with or without the turbo the same engine will not make any different amount of power until it spools.

posted by  PontiacFan27

Did you read what I posted or are you just trying to show your ignorance. If you take two engines that have identical specifications except for compression ratios (within the realm of reasonable compression and fuel available) the one with lower compression will ALWAYS produce less power. That's just the way it is and your opinion won't won't change physics. Because of the lower power output prior to having pressurized induction, it increases the impression of the lag. It's really a pretty simple concept if you think about it.

posted by  vwhobo

I think you're missing my point. I understand what you are saying about compression ratios. I'm saying the point he was trying to make was two IDENTICAL ENGINES, including compression ratio, but one has a turbo and the other ones doesnt, will produce no different power until the turbo spools.

posted by  PontiacFan27

Okay, gotcha. I understand and am in more agreement with the statement when presented like that. I was taking into consideration real world design and specification as opposed to simple theory.

On the other hand, in the real world a turbo produces some slight additional backpressure while running in naturally aspirated mode (no boost) which would reduce power production slightly AND the car has to carry the additional weight of the turbo, plumbing, etc. Increased weight always equals decreased acceleration for a given power output. Outside of a laboratory or dyno cell I stand by my original explanation/statement.

posted by  vwhobo

You'll often find that guys like me live in the virtual/hypothetical world, because of the fact that we don't get the chance to work on forced induction engines very often.

Nice catch, though. The only power robbing I was think of was the very slight backpressure that results from spinning the turbine.

posted by  Godlaus

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