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Old November 7th 2005, 21:13
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Originally Posted by 73notch
thats why you turbo, you get tons of both.
Why turbo-charge rather than supercharge?

I've done some research for my 2002 Cabrio with the very reliable and undynamic 2.0. The power bands I have seen with supercharging look more similar (although obviously greater) to stock than different configurations of turbo-charging. Plus, there is no need for an intercooler and no turbo lag*.

(* - For the record, I experience no noticable lag with my wife's TDI which I love, but I find the lag in my dad's Passat with a 1.8T very disquieting. Once the latter kicks in, it is nice but it seems so undecided in normal day-to-day driving. I wouldn't want that profile for my Super.)
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