Top 10 Supercharger Articles on TruckTrend.com
Immediate power at the hit of the throttle.
Superchargers or turbochargers, which is better? It is an ages-old question in the world of high performance, and it typically garners passionate—not always accurate—opinions whenever it is posed to hard-core gearheads.
And we're not trying to settle that score right now. As a follow-up to our rundown of turbocharger stories, we now turn our attention to blowers, with this collection of the top 10 supercharger articles published on trucktrend.com.
For performance newbies who may not know what a supercharger is (it's also called a "blower"), like to a turbo, it's a compressor that increases the density of air that enters an engine, which provides more oxygen for combustion. However, unlike turbochargers—which are powered by engine exhaust—blowers are driven by the crankshaft, either directly or typically with a belt joining the supercharger and crank. Their response to throttle input is immediate, making some trucks equipped with blowers (short-wheelbase minitrucks, for example) hard to control when boost kicks in.
Our second stop on this three-part look at popular power adders for trucks (we will also break down the top 10 nitrous oxide articles), this group includes stories highlighting centrifugal and roots-style blowers, as well as wild forced-induction setups featuring superchargers and turbos combined.
Which boostmaker is better? We think they're both pretty awesome.