Superchargers and Turbochargers Phoenix Arizona | NOS and High Performance Systems by Automotive Diagnostic Specialties Chandler AZ

Superchargers and turbochargers force additional air into the engine to increase performance. The differences between turbochargers and superchargers lie within the method they use to do the job.

A turbocharger is driven by exhaust gas pressure as the engine runs, whereas a supercharger is driven by the engines internal rotating assembly via a belt. It is well-known throughout the performance community that any load added to the engines rotating assembly (ie: alternator, power steering pump, etc.) will reduce horsepower. This means that the supercharger will have to overcome a loss in performance before any gains are realized. A turbocharger does not add any load to the engine, which means all performance increases will be realized 100%.

Superchargers may reduce some of the horsepower but add so much more on top of it that all you will know is a monument of horsepower under your hood. One of the major advantages to superchargers over turbos is that they do not have turbo lag. Turbo lag is caused by the time a turbocharger needs to spool up correctly from the exhaust pushing the turbine. This can me a lag off the line.

A Nitrous Oxide System (NOS) is an affordable way to add on-demand horsepower at the push of a button. Imagine flipping the switch to deliver an extra 150-horsepower to your motor! The professionals at ADS can instruct you on the benefits of each system, so you can make the best choice for your high-performance application. Professional installation of NOS systems is absolutely critical to the performance of the system, and the safety of your vehicle. Improper installation can lead to leaks and backwash into the intake system. This can mean a simple spark can ignite the nitrous oxide. ADS does professional and safe installation of NOS so you never have to worry about these problems. Trust the experts and don’t let your buddy convince you that he is either fast or furious.


Read More Testimonialsautomotive diagnostic specialties testimonials In one word, the people, staff and quality of service and expertise at ADS is “outstanding” We take our Ford F150 for servicing there – it already had an aftermarket Edelbrock Supercharger on it when we purchased it as a used vehicle. Prior to finding ADS there was no firm that could get into an analysis of the problems we were having and do the appropriate repairs. Our “mystery vehicle” also presented with some additional difficulties that would leave us stranded, and in each instance ADS conducted the necessary repairs in a timely manner, with excellent results. We would not take our vehicle anywhere else for servicing be it regular servicing like oil changes or specialty services that require higher end analysis and troubleshooting. The staff, without exception are always courteous, pleasant and a pleasure to deal with. We feel the professional fees are competitive, and the results are excellent.
Carol C.