The real Truth about Superchargers and bolt-on horsepower for your vehicle by way of a supercharger, Cold Air Intake, or Engine Performance Chip
EnginePerformancechip.com Electric Supercharger
Welcome! SuperchargerIntake.com will focus on giving you real and uncut advice, help, and information on several types of Superchargers, Cold Air Intakes, and Engine Performance Chips. Read up on Superchargers! We will go over the different types of superchargers available, how superchargers work, and what to look for when purchasing a Supercharger system. We will also cover Performance chips - what to expect when installing one, what companies make the best chips, and how to install them. Finally, we will cover Cold Air Intakes. Cold Air Intakes are becoming an increasingly popular way of adding additional Horsepower to your vehicle. We'll cover how to install them, how to maintain them, and what to look for when buying a CAI.
How Does a Supercharger Work?
A Supercharger acts like a air compressor that forcefully inducts air into the engine. By doing so, it generates a greater mass flow-rate of air, that when combined with an increased amount of fuel produces more work per engine cycle, uprating the power of engine.
Conventional Superchargers are generally powered by the crankshaft of the engine through the accessory belt, chain, gear, or shaft. The Supercharger then acts like a large pump or compressor that will force air into the engine's air intake by compressing it.
Boost is created when the supercharger actually forces air into the engine's intake; versus it being pulled by natural vacuum. PSI is what boost is measured by, for Pounds Per Square Inch. Supercharger Boost occurs when the Supercharger's impeller produces enough air through the supercharger that it is actually being force fed into the air intake versus the air being sucked in naturally by the engine vacuum.
Compressed air can also raise the temperature of the air, which can be bad for power production. For this reason, many people decide to use a intercooler. A intercooler is an air radiator designed to lower the temperature of the compressed air. The intercooler then cools down the compressed air, giving the engine more power.
There are three main types of superchargers used in most applications today. They are:
1. Electric Supercharger 2. Centrifugal Supercharger 3. Positive Displacement Supercharger
Electric Supercharger -
The electric supercharger works by utilizing a high efficiency electric motor that spins at a very high RPM to force feed the engine air. Usually, the electric supercharger systems on the market also come with a cone filter, some tubing, an electrical wire harness, and a switch to activate the motor. By generating a good amount of air, the supercharger motor can generate a fair amount of PSI which translates into a nice power gain without a lot of work.
For example, we have had many people contact us on the engineperformancechip.com electric supercharger.
This unit seems to be the best on the market today. The engineperformancechip.com electric supercharger comes with everything needed to install it and it is backed by a great company.
They do not make outlandish claims on their electric supercharger, they answer the phone (we know, we have called them several times to discuss the electric supercharger they sell), and they offer phone support for installation questions.
We tried other supercharger products from supercharger warehouse and other companies out there that claim 3-6 PSI from their systems.
Truth is, IF, and we mean a HUGH IF, their motors can generate psi over 2.5, you need to make a huge amount of modifications to your engine. They include larger fuel injectors, a different engine management tune, a new head gasket, and various other items. Since they "claim" this and that, but can not back anything that they claim, we here at www.superchargerintake.com would tell you to be very cautious and to not deal with companies outside of EnginePerformanceChip.com. Companies other than EnginePerformanceChip.com say they have dyno sheets for their HP claims, yet for the last year, there webpage shows "dyno images coming soon." Don't fall for their BS!
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EnginePerformanceChip.com Electric Supercharger Installed on a 1999 BMW M3
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