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Old 02-14-2006, 11:03 PM   #1
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I was pondering a crazy idea of hooking up a leaf blower to the filter and intake system to make up for its NA nature when I came accross this:

http://www.electricsupercharger.com/...examples.shtml

Whats your opinion about such "electronic superchargers"? I was thinking of doing a ram-air setup this spring when I though "hey, what the hell ill just hook up a leaf blower to the airbox and simulate the ram air effect."
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I've heard they're total BS.

Plus with only 1 and 1.7 PSI of boost available, thats not adding much power at all.
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I've heard they're total BS.

Plus with only 1 and 1.7 PSI of boost available, thats not adding much power at all.
it would be more of a restriction if you were to put it on
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One other thing going back to the ram air concept, if you are going to do ram-air, why not just simulate the effect? Since my car is NA it would benefit most from ram air correct? And this E-Ram thing is weak, why not construct something more powerful?

What if you could completely box in the air filter, and have a duct where air comes in and is pumped in to create positive air pressure around the filter and thus not make the engine starve for air? Same concept but different approach. This air pump would be varied depening on the throttle of course. What do you think of this idea?
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One other thing going back to the ram air concept, if you are going to do ram-air, why not just simulate the effect? Since my car is NA it would benefit most from ram air correct? And this E-Ram thing is weak, why not construct something more powerful?

What if you could completely box in the air filter, and have a duct where air comes in and is pumped in to create positive air pressure around the filter and thus not make the engine starve for air? Same concept but different approach. This air pump would be varied depening on the throttle of course. What do you think of this idea?
ram air does little or nothing for performance even in speeds over 100mph.. Your best bet would be to unrestrict the airflow, and make sure that the source of intake air is cool. Just making a cold air intake is just as effective as a ram air
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Gotcha, thanks.
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you cannot get the Ram Air effect untill speeds of 125+.....it just wont happen under thoes speeds....cool air is really only the thing you can do to improve performance
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I know, thats why I was thinking of mayby creating that high pressure with, say a leaf blower.
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THERE WAS that video that showed that a jerry rigged GAS POWERED leaf blower could increase HP
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Silly Rabit, Electronic Superchargers are for ricers!
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