- Why centrifugal supercharger?
- Why a Centrifugal not a Turbo?
- Why buy for The Supercharger Store?
- Will one of your Supercharger system fit under my stock hood?
- What is a Gear Drive or Crank Drive?
- What Centrifugal Superchargers can be driven by a Gear Drive?
- What is the largest step up ratio in a gear drive?
- Do I need to modify my powertrain before installing a Supercharger system?
- Why The Supercharger Store?
It’s simple; higher efficiency, more power, and less heat. Due to the design of centrifugal compressors the airflow and air pressure are more efficiently managed, allowing the compressors to produce greater power and significantly lower charge air temperatures. Positive-displacement blowers deliver a nearly fixed volume of air per revolution at all RPMs, whereas the centrifugal works to optimize a much wider operating range for your vehicle. At higher boost levels, centrifugal superchargers remain 70-80% efficient, while positive-displacement blowers are less efficient to begin with and efficiency further declines as pressure increases.
Centrifugal Superchargers and Turbos compress the intake air with the same method, but that is where the similarities end. Centrifugals are directly driven by engine RPM and produce linear power increase over the entire RPM range, where a turbo must have significant engine RPM to compress the intake air and start adding power. There is heat transferred to the compressed intake air in a turbo from the exhaust air used to drive the turbo where centrifugals only have the heat from compressing the intake air. Centrifugal Superchargers are and easy do it yourself bolt on setup, no new exhaust, custom fitting, and welding like is found in doing a turbo setup.
We specialize in centrifugal supercharger and only centrifugal superchargers from the beginning in 2003, we will get you the best value. Our full system kits contain everything that is needed and if something is not included is clearly described. Many sell install kits, but leave it to the customer to figure out what else is needed to have a vehicle that runs. If you want to do some different or special we can supply you with the components that we have access to.
In most cases all cases YES, but there are factors to consider on the classic kits like size of Carb-hat and height of intake Manifold.
A Gear Drive or Crank Drive is a drive setup that goes on the front of the engine crankshaft and has a step up gear set to drive the Supercharger input shaft. It replaces the belt that is used to drive a supercharger. The gear sets are quick change so the speed of the supercharger to the engine can be easily changed. The Supercharger store invented the Gear Drive to run centrifugal superchargers. Similar to time gear sets to replace timing chains these are typically used for race applications.
Procharger F-1 through F-3 series and Vortech V-27 & V-30 Series
The Supercharger Store makes a 2.15:1 step up ratio.
It depends if you are doing a basic system and drive in a moderate fashion then no, but it will be putting more strain on driveline components. If you are adding more than 20% more power and/or are very heavy footed at all times then YES!
We’ve been selling and helping the self-installer since 2003 with centrifugal superchargers and making specialized systems, and doing system evaluation and recommendation. Centrifugal superchargers are all we do. Focusing on a system design as an individual specific set up. Gear drive is a specialty, and we are the originators of Centrifugal Supercharger gear drives and the experts. Our competitors just make gear drives/Crank Drives, they don’t understand the ins and outs, we provide the guidance and expertise on centrifugal supercharger setups to get you to the horsepower you want. We also make custom gear ratios for the Vortech Superchargers, because standard gear ratios don’t allow optimal performance.