^^almost all of us know that forced induction has 2 ways to play with.
most of us are aware of turbo charging (how it works etc).
elaborate the working of a supercharger and do its power,safety comparison with a turbocharger.
i have very limited experience with superchargers the tuning part is opposite to turbochargers
i'll just make it simple:
the supercharger is just another turbocharger - the only real difference between both of them is the turbo relies on exhaust gases and the supercharger relies on the engine crank
there is a pulley that is attached to the crank via a belt that is attached to the supercharger as well as soon as the engine starts to rev up - supercharger starts to spin and boost is generated the higher the engine revs the more the boost comes but it also depends on what type of pulley is being used mostly pullies hold upto 8-10psi you need pullies that tend to allow more boost as the engine revvs
ADVANTAGES OF A SUPERCHARGER:
*[I]No lag whatsoever
*easier to fit with less fabrication involved
*does not require inter-cooler (but its good to have one)
*does not require a BOV(uses a surge by pass valve similar to bov)
*longer life they tend to get abused less than the turbos
DIS-ADVANTAGES OF SUPERCHARGER:
*sudden boost=hard on the tranny
*acts as a parasite=robs the engine rpm
*makes less power a 2500$ supercharger kit will make lesser power than the 2500$ turbocharger kit
*weak at higher rpms all noise no go
*supercharger tend to spin bearings and thrust washers a worn out or jackedup pulley might result in unbalanced crank which will show up horrors to the owner.
i will always go for a turbo charger rather a supercharger