Originally Posted by yutzybrian
Supercharger is cheaper because you can get all the parts used. The turbo kits from ZZP range up into the thousands.
And once again we talk from a lack of experience.
Both can be purchased used.
A charger and turbo both have their benefits.
Charger: Belt driven power, it'* ready before you touch the throttle. Best way to frag a trans in short time.
Turbo: Exhaust driven, right sizing the turbo will keep the lag down. Amazing power. Easier on the trans off the line.
Total money vs power, turbo wins. If I used the money I spent to get my charged car where it currently is on a turbo...I'd have a pile of extra. Keep in mind, I'm no turbo expert and have built only charged cars so far... but c'mon guys. Do some reading before we pump misinformation all over the place.