just some knowledge...choice is yours
Whats with all the votes, jeez! I don't want a supercharger because I here their a pain in the ass to maintain. It's like having another engine to take care of. And since it's like another engine, you don't know what the reliability is going to be like. I'd rather have a turbo because you don't need to take care of it at all, and it will improve your mileage, emissions (though emissions aren't a problem with Legends), and performance much more than a supercharger will. Turbos are a free lunch, supers are an expensive snack.
Hey man, welcome!
this is not an attack...just want you to be informed....
Anytime you modify your drivetrain, you will have to be prepared for ANY added maintenance or expenses. And who told you a turbo was less hassle to maintain?
First of all, there is a HELL of a lot of piping involved with a turbo.
More piping = more space
Now, again, take a peek in a G2 engine bay. Not much room.
Now, with room as a problem, you face making a counterproductive setup = less hp than stock.
Secondly, a turbo kit for this car is going to require extensive research, [yes an s/c will too, but it has many more advantages] and many other upgrades...if it was as easy as 4k, I am sure many folks would be all over it
third, turbos *are* higher maintenance
While the turbocharger is a mechanically simple device, it demands careful maintenance to keep it operating at optimum efficiency. The area between the hot and cold sides contains a bearing that carries the shaft that connects the compressor and exhaust turbines. This assembly can spin at upwards of 100,000 rpm, and the only thing separating it from catastrophic failure is a thin film of oil. Therefore, proper lubrication, including regular oil and filter changes, is important. In addition, use only oil designed for turbocharged diesel engines (i.e., SF-DD) on each oil container. And as both ends of the shaft have seals to prevent oil from leaving the bearing housing or to prevent exhaust or pressurized air from entering it, these locations should be inspected on a regular basis.
The TRD Supercharger is advertised to be maintenance free and have a service life of 100,000 miles. I have been told by the folks at Magnuson who kit the supercharger for TRD that there are a couple things you can do to make it last much longer. You can change the oil in the nose drive and replace the nose drive with an overhauled unit.
1. How does a supercharger work? A supercharger is a positive displacement pump. Its purpose is to supply an excess volume of intake air to the engine by increasing air pressure and density in the intake manifold. The supercharger is matched to the engine by its displacement and belt ratio, and can provide excess airflow at any engine speed.
This concentrated charge of air provided by the supercharger results in a more powerful combustion stroke in the engine's cylinders.
2. How is a supercharger different from a turbocharger? A supercharger is connected directly to the crankshaft by a belt unlike a turbocharger which is driven by exhaust gases. The improved horsepower and torque, at lower engine rpm's, is obtained by pumping extra air into the engine in direct relationship to crankshaft speed. The positive connection
yields instant response, in contrast to turbochargers, which must
overcome inertia and spin up to speed as the flow of exhaust gas
increases. The supercharger is a way to get around 'Turbo lag". The lubrication system also differs in that, the supercharger is self-contained whereas the turbocharger requires engine oil.
good luck buddy