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Old 07-30-2007, 03:29 PM   #51
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Good engines dont need a supercharger or turbo to add power.
Nothing good or bad about adding a super or turbo-charger. Just a different way to get more air into an engine. Same as adding DOHC 4 valve cylinder heads. Could just as easily say "Good engines don't need DOHC'* either". Or any kind of OHC. Just a different means to the same end.

I certainly don't hold it against Porsche or Mercedes for adding turbos to their cars.
No I agree I am just saying I would like manufacturers to make more N/A high power engines rather than just shoving a turbo or supercharger on a old or aging design for power
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I only need one reason to embrace the DOHC ways
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Good engines dont need a supercharger or turbo to add power.
They make anything more effecient. I wouldn't just slap one on every engine, but more should be designed with them IMO.

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I sure don't see what they have to do with an L67 or L32. Those are great running, efficient smooth torquey engines. They produce gobs of torque at low RPM and very smoothly pull big, heavy luxurious cars around with no noise or vibration. Just like they are designed to do.
Just a different tool for a different job.[/b]
3800 isn't the best when noise/smoothness is concerned, the 2.0T ecotec makes 260HP, and could do even more then the flatline torque curve of 260lb/ft easily.
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