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Old 10-03-2006, 03:55 AM   #1
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Twin Turbo

It's been said that a turbocharger can increase horsepower 60-80%. If so, does twin turbo double that increase-ment? Does horsepower increase 120-160%?

An engine can only take in so much air, would the second turbo not increase the horsepower all that much?
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:34 AM   #2
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It's been said that a turbocharger can increase horsepower 60-80%. If so, does twin turbo double that increase-ment? Does horsepower increase 120-160%?

An engine can only take in so much air, would the second turbo not increase the horsepower all that much?

doesnt double, generally adds, but doesnt double...
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:03 AM   #3
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Twin turbo setups are used so that instead of one large turbo creating "x" boost, two smaller turbos together create "x" boost. Smaller turbos spool up quicker and thus reduce turbo lag.

Thats the quick reason anyway.
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Old 10-03-2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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Twin turbo setups are used so that instead of one large turbo creating "x" boost, two smaller turbos together create "x" boost. Smaller turbos spool up quicker and thus reduce turbo lag.

Thats the quick reason anyway.
That's how it is for BMWs anyways :P
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:59 PM   #5
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Twin turbo setups are used so that instead of one large turbo creating "x" boost, two smaller turbos together create "x" boost. Smaller turbos spool up quicker and thus reduce turbo lag.

Thats the quick reason anyway.

Well that's half of it, efficiency range is a HUGE part of the equation. But they are correct, it never doubles..
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:50 PM   #6
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Well that's half of it, efficiency range is a HUGE part of the equation. But they are correct, it never doubles..

Are you really located in Japan
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:05 PM   #7
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Well that's half of it, efficiency range is a HUGE part of the equation. But they are correct, it never doubles..
Are you really located in Japan
And is that Skyline in your sig really yours? lol.
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:42 PM   #8
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And is that Skyline in your sig really yours? lol.
psh doubt it
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:51 PM   #9
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Yes I am located in Japan, military though unfortunately. And yes the 32 is mine.
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:57 PM   #10
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Yes I am located in Japan, military though unfortunately. And yes the 32 is mine.
Can we see some more pics?
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:58 PM   #11
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What would you like to see?
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:08 PM   #12
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Here is a full size of the engine bay. Also an interior pic from when I bought it, the gauge cluster has been removed though...I need music when I drive


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Here is a full size of the engine bay. Also an interior pic from when I bought it, the gauge cluster has been removed though...I need music when I drive

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/tokyojoe/d20.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/tokyojoe/d12.jpg
I can't see them now (school computers block damn near everything lol...I'll check them out when I get home though, thanks.

EDIT: I'm a super ha><0r and figured out how to view them (type "www3." infront of the url lol)...That's a really nice car. And the engine looks so clean.
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:52 PM   #14
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TokyoJoe: I love your R32. I've wanted one for years. Will you be bringing her back to the States with you once you finish serving?
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:39 PM   #15
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whatever happened to your 400+whp grand prix?

or was that a diff. guy?
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