It can and has been done, at least one rally car has used such a setup in recent times. I've seen it on street cars before as well. Usually done with a fairly low displacement supercharger to enhance low end torque, with the turbos coming up in the midrange and top end. The turbos provide the air inlet to the supercharger so theres no chance of wasting turbo boost pressure. I hope he has very strong engine internals, such a setup can exceed 30-40 psi. Depends on the turbo boost settings and the supercharger pulley size, of course.hondakillerZX said:my friend says hes gonna hook up a turbo and a supercharger. i think he says hes gonna run the turbo through the supercharger. is this possible, because it sounded like bullshit to me.
that backs me up though.. the part about coumpounding the boost.. multiplying it fomr the first to the 2nd turbo...James said:i think if you run a super/turbo or any compressor in series the second turbo will compress the air above what the first one has.
good point.. but some race classes limit engine displacement... no idea why limit displacement but allow this type of inductions though..captain_shrapnel said:I gotta wonder what kind of intercooling is used to handle the heating of the intake charge in a turbo + super set up. Also, why would you want to boost in such a convoluted way, when larger displacement would get the job done better?
that interesting enough... let alone in a tiny featherweight of a car heheheJoel said:Super turbo charging was implemented to bypass the problem of turbo lag before the invent of ball bearing CHRA turbos. There were a few dual charge cars released in the marketplace - Nissan Micra Super Turbo being one of them. I believe it ran some kind of sophisticated switching system rather than a compound system.