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    y turbo when u can procharge

    i had an idea about procharging my smart and i thought it would be easyer then a turbo wut do u think

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    OK What is Procharging?
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    Procharge is a company that makes superchargers. Per Auto.howstuffworks.com, the difference between superchargers and turbochargers is as follows:
    The key difference between a turbocharger and a supercharger is its power supply. Something has to supply the power to run the air compressor. In a supercharger, there is a belt that connects directly to the engine. It gets its power the same way that the water pump or alternator does. A turbocharger, on the other hand, gets its power from the exhaust stream. The exhaust runs through a turbine, which in turn spins the compressor (see How Gas Turbine Engines Work for details).

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    I know what they are...never called it procharging though.
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    My question is how is a supercharger cheaper than a turbocharger. Procharge doesn't reference the smart at all.

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    In essence, a small supercharger would be better than any turbo kit out there. If you have the money for it, go for it.
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    -Any man who drives a smart car is very, very secure with themselves and does not feel that they need to compensate.

    -It's nice to have over a thousand people come up to your car in amazement and take pictures and ask questions and have these incredible looks when they see the NOS bottle or the purge setup. It makes everything I've done worth it.

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    Yes a suppercharger is better than a turbo.
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    Better yes... but from what I remembered someone tried it and there wasn't room in the engine compartment for it... atleast I think thats what it was... it was before the turbo wars started.... ahhhh the good old days.
    Gotta kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight...

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    a procharger is like if a turbo and a superharger had a baby it looks like a turbo on one side but has a pully on the othe they are about the same size as a turbo i have an idea how to put a kit togather just for the smart but yes space is an issue im going to make a box on the right side of the engine hatch with viewing glass so u can see it [IMG][/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhaynes9288 View Post
    a procharger is like if a turbo and a superharger had a baby it looks like a turbo on one side but has a pully on the othe they are about the same size as a turbo i have an idea how to put a kit togather just for the smart but yes space is an issue im going to make a box on the right side of the engine hatch with viewing glass so u can see it [IMG][/IMG]
    Let me know how that works out for ya!!!

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