Simply put, a supercharger will give you power earily in the power band. A turbo will not give you power until it has had time to spool up but will give you better top end power. So a supercharger will get you off the line faster but a turbo will give you better top end.2001BlueDakota said:i have a 2001 3.9l and im lookin for some extra power my first option would e to sell it and buy a r/t but i would like to try to get some power out of this on so if anyone could give me some pros and cons of the two
Hey, turbodak I have a '98 Dakota with a 3.9. I know you said it might be better to go with the supercharger but I would like to look into the turbo. I would like to know how you got that turbo kit,or did you build it your self. If so any info you have on building one for us 3.9ers that would be great. Any idea on what one would go for.Nice job with yours. :bow:turbodak said:Hi, I don´t know about the pipes, problably they will not fit ,and It will be much havier for your engine to spin up. If I was you I would buy a supercharger kit that fit the 3.9 engine( you will save lots $$) . I think you will not have more power using a bigger supercharger, the supercharger works with belts and pulleys, so they have a pre-determinated spin,I know that a supercharger for bigger engine will blow more air but you will have to check how much power you will make, otherwise in the 3.9 supercharger kit , if you change the pulleys to make the supercharger spin faster you can get more power, but you have to certificate the maximum spin speed of the supercharger...I can be wrong...but that´s what i think. On the turbocharger If you install a bigger turbo , you will have more power but you delay his work. My example: my turbo comes to me at 2800 rpm to 3000 rpm, if I put a bigger turbo , it will comes at 4000 rpm, too late....Yaaaaabudy, I´m going to dyno soon... :mullet:
Don't give up on the turbo! Your turbo can be matched to the application, even a low RPM V6. When you buy your NEW turbo, tell them your desired PSI and engine information... they will find a turbo with the desired settings. Do a quick search on the web and you will find some sites that discuss this in more detail.TraMotorsports said:i personally think that you would be happier with a supercharger over a turbo because the magnum engine dont exactly have a lot of RPM. But if you were to go into the engine and open up the heads and intake and put a higher duration camshaft then that would probably make it worth it to go with the turbo. But, if you do not plan to go into the engine then get the supercharger.
yes, it can be done. Twin compound engines are not as uncommon as you think.TopDawgN8 said:What about supercharging and turboing??? Can that be done? I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, my background knowledge in forced induction isn't so great,lol.