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Old 10-30-2005, 01:14 AM   #1
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Default Electronic Superchargers?

So what do you guys think about these new ESCs? Im not talking about the ones from Ebay, but the ones made by (fairly) reputable companies. Like the e-Ram, which hooks up to the batter and runs at 1 psi (http://www.electricsupercharger.com/eram2.php) and the Thomas Knight ESC (http://www.boosthead.com/home.php). Both have a fairly simplistic design, and only really have 2 things in common. One, they run off of electricity (duh) and two, they are run in short boosts as to not run down the batter (usually 15 seconds). Just wondering what you guys thought of these, or if you have even heard of them. Yeah, you wont get as much power as a conventional super/turbo setup but they do provide a decent ammount of hp increase for the money and work. The TK version is deffinately more complicated and expensive but would deffinately provide more power than the e-RAM. Your thoughts?

(Edit) and no im not talking about the Turbonator which is probably right underneith this post, lol

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Old 10-30-2005, 01:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Electronic Superchargers?

So, for all those time you can't run it, you have a nice restriction in your intake...

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Old 10-30-2005, 01:37 AM   #3
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Haha, good point. And... I could just see that wimpy little e-Ram fan snapping and flying into the engine, and that would be bad lol.

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Old 10-30-2005, 01:56 AM   #4
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Yes'sir. Ask all the folk at TSN how often their turbochargers spit sparts into their intake. They'll know.

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Old 10-30-2005, 12:45 PM   #5
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So what do you guys think about these new ESCs? Im not talking about the ones from Ebay, but the ones made by (fairly) reputable companies. Like the e-Ram, which hooks up to the batter and runs at 1 psi (http://www.electricsupercharger.com/eram2.php) and the Thomas Knight ESC (http://www.boosthead.com/home.php). Both have a fairly simplistic design, and only really have 2 things in common. One, they run off of electricity (duh) and two, they are run in short boosts as to not run down the batter (usually 15 seconds). Just wondering what you guys thought of these, or if you have even heard of them. Yeah, you wont get as much power as a conventional super/turbo setup but they do provide a decent ammount of hp increase for the money and work. The TK version is deffinately more complicated and expensive but would deffinately provide more power than the e-RAM. Your thoughts?

(Edit) and no im not talking about the Turbonator which is probably right underneith this post, lol

Hmmm....Interesting that their advertising literature says "4-6% increase" but their dyno chart shows only a 2.88% increase in HP....I will guess that that is the best one they could find to show off on the website. Save your $$$!

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Old 10-30-2005, 03:03 PM   #6
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Haha, dont worry about it, not getting either. Just wanted to inform is all.

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Old 10-30-2005, 06:19 PM   #7
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you'd be better off re-routing your A/C to your intake.

running an electric supercharger would put a nice strain on the battery, try racing with the A/C on and watch the performance drop, same power load on the battery. Your alternator would be constantly working it's ass off

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Old 10-30-2005, 07:52 PM   #8
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Now im gunna run my ac compressor hose into the intake so i can get that extra .2 hp at the flywheel!

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Old 10-30-2005, 07:59 PM   #9
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but don't forget, if you use a yellow hose and chrome couplers.....thats like an extra 20hp to the wheels

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Old 10-30-2005, 08:32 PM   #10
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actually the thomas Knight one doesnt run of the alternator but an entirely seperate battery... but the other one does and would do exactly what you said... and yes, making it yellow and/or chroming it or simply spraypainting it chrome would make it work faster!

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Old 10-30-2005, 11:59 PM   #11
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no spending 200 extra dollars buy buying the pipe on ebay and spemding the 50 more getting the couplers would definately get you atleast 8-12 hp at the wheels. natrally...

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Old 10-31-2005, 08:59 AM   #12
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So what do you guys think about these new ESCs? Im not talking about the ones from Ebay, but the ones made by (fairly) reputable companies. Like the e-Ram, which hooks up to the batter and runs at 1 psi (http://www.electricsupercharger.com/eram2.php) and the Thomas Knight ESC (http://www.boosthead.com/home.php). Both have a fairly simplistic design, and only really have 2 things in common. One, they run off of electricity (duh) and two, they are run in short boosts as to not run down the batter (usually 15 seconds). Just wondering what you guys thought of these, or if you have even heard of them. Yeah, you wont get as much power as a conventional super/turbo setup but they do provide a decent ammount of hp increase for the money and work. The TK version is deffinately more complicated and expensive but would deffinately provide more power than the e-RAM. Your thoughts?

(Edit) and no im not talking about the Turbonator which is probably right underneith this post, lol

i think that it's just believeable enough to have some 16-20 year old with his first car pay a ridiculous amount of money for this, have it installed and be completely disappointed with the results.


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Old 10-31-2005, 09:27 AM   #13
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There's just no market for it...

1. It'll never outpower a real turbocharger or supercharger without the same problems. It takes energy to provide power, and the speed of which it'd take to spin an electric one that fast would burn up a clutch (for the electric motor) real fast.

2. Instant power at a flip of a switch is done via nitrous has long been done, and the replacement for batteries and e-chargers would make up for the money you save up on not having to refill.

3. You can easily put enough horsepower into an N/A car for less money to push the limits of the fuel system without exceeding them.

If you are, however, too lazy to do the P&P, refill a nitrous bottle, or don't need that much power... go ahead and blow it on an e-charger.

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Old 10-31-2005, 03:05 PM   #14
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How about you just give me that 300 bucks...then when you race Ill fart into the intake, thats gotta be like at least 3psi, waay more than youd get with those guys....

Or if I dont have gas that day Ill just blow real hard into it...

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Old 10-31-2005, 10:33 PM   #15
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How about you just give me that 300 bucks...then when you race Ill fart into the intake, thats gotta be like at least 3psi, waay more than youd get with those guys....

Or if I dont have gas that day Ill just blow real hard into it...
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