Frequently Asked Questions
Superchargers offer instant boost with no lag, ease of installation, linear power delivery, and simpler maintenance compared to turbochargers. These benefits make superchargers an attractive option for those seeking improved performance and a more engaging driving experience.
Instant Boost & No Lag: Superchargers are driven directly by the engine via a belt or gear, providing immediate power delivery as soon as the throttle is applied. In contrast, turbochargers rely on exhaust gases to spin the turbine, which can result in a delay known as "turbo lag" before the boost is available. This instant boost from superchargers contributes to a more responsive and engaging driving experience.
Ease of Installation: Superchargers are generally easier to install compared to turbochargers, as they do not require modifications to the exhaust system or complex plumbing.
Linear Power Delivery: Superchargers offer a smooth and linear power delivery, similar to naturally aspirated engines. This characteristic makes them more predictable and easier to control, especially during spirited on-road driving and in off-road applications where power control can be one of the most important tools in a driver's tool kit.
Simpler Maintenance: Superchargers typically require less maintenance compared to turbochargers, as they do not rely on exhaust gases and are not exposed to the same high temperatures. However, it is still essential to regularly inspect the supercharger belt, pulleys, gear oil, and other components to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
Twin screw superchargers are a type of positive displacement supercharger that uses two meshing screw-like rotors to compress air inside the supercharger housing before sending it to the engine. They are known for their efficiency and ability to provide significant low-end torque and improved acceleration.
The main components of a twin screw supercharger include the rotors, housing, belt or chain drive, and intercooler. The rotors are driven by the engine's crankshaft via a belt or gear drive, and as they rotate, they compress air within the housing. The compressed air then goes to the intercooler, where its temperature is reduced before being sent to the engine's inlet manifold. The increased air density allows for more fuel to be burned, resulting in higher power and torque output from the engine.
The Sprintex ultra-efficient Front Entry S5-335 Screw Compressor supercharger is a high-performance forced induction system designed for vehicle engines by Sprintex for vehicles such as the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger.
The S5-335 supercharger uses a twin-screw compressor to compress air within the supercharger housing before sending it to the engine. The compressed air then goes through a high-efficiency water-to-air intercooler system, which incorporates Laminova® tubes to reduce the temperature of the air charge. This denser air charge allows for more fuel to be burned, resulting in increased power and torque output from the engine.
The three cycle process of intake, compression, and discharge allow for immediate boost and eliminates the lag found in other supercharger designs.
Patented twin-screw compressor design: Sprintex Superchargers utilize a patented twin-screw compressor design, which results in minimal internal leakage and low parasitic losses. This design contributes to a more efficient supercharger with better performance at lower RPMs and a flatter torque curve.
High efficiency water-to-air intercooler system: Sprintex Superchargers often incorporate a high-efficiency water-to-air intercooler system, which uses Laminova heat exchangers to help maintain optimal performance and reduce heat-related issues.
No lag: Sprintex Superchargers are known for providing instant power without any lag, as they are precisely matched to the engine size. This results in increased power and torque from idle to redline.
Ease of installation: Sprintex Superchargers are designed to be completely bolt-on, with self-contained oiling and no need for external oil lines. This makes the installation process relatively straightforward, with an average install time of 6-8 hours.
OEM quality and style: Sprintex Superchargers are engineered and tested to OEM specifications, ensuring high-quality performance and compatibility with the vehicle's existing components.
Note: Some applications may not need, require, or include an integrated intercooler.
Twin-screw superchargers are used in a variety of applications, from aftermarket upgrades to OEM installations on performance models. Notable car manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Ford, and others have used twin-screw designs in some of their high-performance models.