That doesn't make any sense at all.Robotech said:That's what Autoweek is saying...
Anybody hear ANYTHING on this?
Being supercharged vs. turbocharged will have little-to-no impact on fuel consumption. Both variants will suck fuel down. Your problem with the Frontier 'eating' fuel probably has more to do with the fact that it's a 4,000 lb truck. Plus, the direct injection system of the LNF turbo helps with the fuel a little bit.I have a 2004 "Supercharged" 210 hp 260 LB/FT, Nissan Frontier and frankly it eats fuel like there is no tomorrow. :brentil: I hope this is rumor and not fact.
Both turbo chargers and super chargers push more air into the engine than it would normally suck in on it's own (remember an engine is nothing more than a big air pump).What is the difference between Turbo and Super charged??? Please explain in laymen's terms if possible for those of us who do not understand all that mechanical jargon. Thanks
I test drove a Acura RDX last week. I has a two stage turbo with a valve which is suppose to minimize the lag. I have to say I really didn't like the lag surge effect, but it did take off like rocket once it kicked in. I guess you will have to used to the feel of the car.Both turbo chargers and super chargers push more air into the engine than it would normally suck in on it's own (remember an engine is nothing more than a big air pump).
Turbo Chargers use exhaust gas to spin a turbine...think of it as a large fan...that will compress the incoming air.
Super Chargers have a belt that attaches to the crankshaft. This turns large impellers inside the super charger which compresses the air.
Turbos usually heat the incoming air considerablly, superchargers less so (when you compress a gas its temperature always rises. You want to minimize heat as much as possible...hence why we have intercoolers for turbos and super chargers). However, with a super charger it takes power from the engine to turn the super charger. They call this parasitic loss. With a turbo, you have what is called turbo lag. When you first mash on the gas the turbo has to "spool up" in reaction to the increased exhaust flow. This is why when you stomp on the gas in most turbo cars you feel a bit of acceleration and then BAM the car takes off. The larger the turbo the greater the lag generally.
My Passat does that now and it drives me nuts. For the first few weeks I was laying rubber at every stop sign.I test drove a Acura RDX last week. I has a two stage turbo with a valve which is suppose to minimize the lag. I have to say I really didn't like the lag surge effect, but it did take off like rocket once it kicked in. I guess you will have to used to the feel of the car.
When are they coming out with NITRO kits for the Sky???Turbo charged sky! come on you guys, that car won't stay on the road!.....IT'LL BE FLY-IN....lets add a little nitro!
Athough I come from a family of 4 brothers, let me tell ya....2 fantastic gear heads, and two salesmen.......
For the customer it would be interesting to a choice out 3 engines with different power and torqueAll that may be true, but if a super charger is offered to Sky owners and keeps the warranty and doesnt mess with smogging your car here in cali..I'll get it for the extra ponies anyway! It may not be as nice as a turbo, but it will be a great increase for naturally aspirated Skys.