Supercharger vs. Turbo
There are many things one should consider when deciding what is the right setup for their application. First off, peak HP and TQ isn't everything. The M62 superchargers yield usable power that is noticeable all throughout the powerband, but especially at low to mid range RPM's. This is due to to inherent properties and efficiency of the Eaton M62 roots-style supercharger and 2.4L KA24DE motor combined together.
Here are a couple selling points to put it in perspective:
- Powerband is similar to a small stock V8 but much cheaper
- Yields more power and torque down low compared to small, medium and large turbo setups
- Associated parts are readily available and replaceable unlike most JDM motor swaps which can be problematic to source parts quickly and conveniently
- Compared to most turbo setups, installation is easier and maintenance time is reduced
- Because supercharger whine is awesome
The KA24DER.com kit is intended for 91-98 Nissan 240sx's with the DOHC KA24DE engine. The kit is not guaranteed to fit ABS-equipped models due to supercharger inlet elbow placement inevitably conflicting with the ABS unit.
Who Will Benefit
A supercharger kit is not for everyone, but on the flip side, nor is a turbo kit. Below are some of the platforms we believe the supercharger kit would be advantageous towards:
- Daily drivers
- Road racers
At 10 psi, we recorded 255 wheel horsepower and 249 ft.lbs. This is an estimated 120 horsepower increase at the wheels compared to stock. But like anything else, there are many variables that come into play. Results may vary depending on motor condition, compression ratio, pulley used and resulting boost level, ecu tune, type of cams used and if headwork is done, exhaust system setup, gasoline used, elevation, dyno utilized, etc.