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Old 02-14-2013
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Twin-Charging?

I have heard of this on only one occasion. A Ford Ranger with not one but two superchargers, and not one but two turbos as well. So in essence, twin turbo and twin superchargers. Has anyone ever thought of this, or the practicality of it? Just wondering if anyone else has heard of this before.

If I had the money I would do it...
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No. Plus that's stupid. Rangers engines/transmissions aren't made to handle that power so it's just a huge waste of money just to blow your engine/tranny and get beaten by any lightly built muscle car.

But you can dream I guess.
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that is so stupid. yes it has been done, yes it is cool and impressive and different. but a single super charger or turbo will be more than enough for most engines if set up correctly. even turbo drag cars usually only run a single turbo
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Can it be done yes, productive somewhat if using turbos depending on how they're sized and plumbed. It's even been done with both with some good results. The only cases of that are usually Lightning,03-04 Cobras and newer that had superchargers to begin with. People would then add a turbo to in effect add boost before the supercharger. In theory it works great. Blowers work great off the line adding power and torque and become less effective in the upper ranges of rpm. Turbos seem to work better a t higher rpm where the blowers start dropping off. Downside is tuning is hard to get right, extra weight, and the technology behind turbos is quickly covering the shortcomings they have off the line. Ford uses both ideas very well, just look at a GT 500 Mustang and an Ecoboost F150. Sized right, turbos can make a v6 pull like a v8. The gain is turbos consume little to no power due to being exhaust driven. Superchargers always consume power due to being crankshaft driven. In fuel economy, a turbo will always win. The TVS units Ford and GM use currently for superchargers are the most efficient designs so far which aids in performance and fuel mileage. Would I do this to a Ranger? Not unless I had more money than I had sense. That much power is useless until you can get it to the ground. The money you'd spend to get this accomplished is way more than just buying a sports car that was made to go fast to begin with. If you want a fast truck, buy a Lightning.
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