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Turbo's ?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by thefullcollapse, 23 Jul 2006.

  1. thefullcollapse

    Hitman

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    i was just wondering ...... is it possible to get turbo's that you can turn on and off on demand?

    cheers?
     
  2. L0rdMike

    Capodecina

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    Dont put ya foot down? :p
     
  3. Simon

    Capodecina

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    Turbo's what?

    Who is turbo? :p
     
  4. thefullcollapse

    Hitman

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    answer the question please?
     
  5. Simon

    Capodecina

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    Its already been done.

    You can't turn them off and there is no reason to as you have a throttle pedal to control boost
     
  6. thefullcollapse

    Hitman

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    what if u wanted to drive economically?
     
  7. TripleT

    Sgarrista

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    Turbos aren't always working whilst driving so I suppose in a way yes you can. But no you can't :p
     
  8. L0rdMike

    Capodecina

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    Dont put ya foot down. :rolleyes:

    I can get 40mpg out of my MR2 turbo, its called control and a steady foot.
     
  9. Simon

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    You part throttle and the turbo will actually improve MPG.
     
  10. saitrix

    Sgarrista

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    You dont put your foot all the way down.
     
  11. MuvverRussia

    Wise Guy

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    Uhh, why?

    With a handful of exceptions, turbochargers only normally tend to work once you hit a certain rpm (2500-3000rpmish for a petrol car), as they need to spin up. That's why you get turbo lag.

    I can't think of any time you'd want to have a switched turbocharger. If you want to drive economically, then just use less throttle.
     
  12. thefullcollapse

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

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    ok question answered .

    cheers
     
  13. L0rdMike

    Capodecina

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    Thats not really true I can be at 6k and have no boost.
     
  14. The_Dark_Side

    Capodecina

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    even if you could turn it off, the car would be a pain to drive given the lower compression ratio.

    answer to problem? don't drive with divers boots on.
     
  15. The_Dark_Side

    Capodecina

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    you don't get any boost pressure until your over 6k RPM?

    you're kidding, right? :eek:
     
  16. L0rdMike

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    No just dont plant ya foot to the floor. :p
     
  17. Lashout_UK

    Capodecina

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    I suppose you could, if you really wanted to.....little or no benifit though.

    You could switch between 2 intakes - a boosted one to a naturally aspirated one.

    I can't see why you'd want to do it though. Anything's possible mind!
     
  18. The_Dark_Side

    Capodecina

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    i read that completely wrong,lol.
    thought you had some type of HOOJ turbo fitted to your car..phew.
     
  19. L0rdMike

    Capodecina

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    I just get the impression they see a Turbo as a on off device. As soon as you hit 3k its OMG Turbo boost. :p

    OMG Turbo boost kicked in yo!
     
    Last edited: 23 Jul 2006
  20. The_Dark_Side

    Capodecina

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    do you realise how close you are with that sentence to mentioning VTEC?
    hehe