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Old 04-07-2005, 04:20 AM   #1
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im sure this has been asked before but i been wondering and nobody i know knows, so what exactly is the difference, if any, between a turbo charger and supercharger?
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One uses a tubine that is turned by exhaust gas to turn the compressor. Purely centrifigul. That is a turbo. A supercharger is driven by a belt with the rest of the accessories. It can be centrifigul, roots, lysolm, screw...
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