Alongside Exhaust gas turbochargers, Audi also makes use of Superchargers to Boost its engines. A Supercharger is used in the 3.0 TFSI. The high-efficiency mechanical charger is situated in the 90-degree V formed by the cylinder banks and is driven by the engine via a poly-V belt. The gas pathways downstream of the charger are very short, thus the torque develops quickly and easily. The full Boost is available even at idle.
Audi: The quattro principle
quattro four-wheel drive enjoys a lengthy tradition. The principle involves
distributing the engine's power permanently and optimally between all four
VW and Audi DSG Clutch Upgrade
John Lombardo of IPT Performance Trans shows how to install a VW / Audi DSG
upgraded clutch pack. Dual clutch performance!
Forced Induction - Supercharger vs. Turbo Charger
This video was made to describe in moderate detail the differences between
Superchargers and turbo Chargers, as well as describing the
components, advantages, and disadvantages to each. Complementing the
speaking track is a slideshow of related pictures and videos. I hope this
video helps some of you curious up and coming mechanics to better
understand methods of forced induction. Please comment maturely, and
Forced Induction: 3D Supercharger Animation
Self-contained ProCharger Superchargers
provide the industry's highest efficiency and coolest charge air
temperatures. This cool, dense air means more oxygen and fuel for your
engine, less exposure to detonation and more power. ProCharger Superchargers utilize natural centrifugal forces
to compress air and are not exposed to Exhaust-heat transfer.
As a result, they produce cooler air than other designs such as positive
displacement Superchargers and turbochargers. Designed and manufactured in the
USA, ProCharger models for both street/strip and hardcore racing feature
the highest step-up ratio, a patented, self-contained oiling design,
exclusive billet impellers, and precision billet gearcases for superior
rigidity, sealing and appearance.
In addition to higher efficiency and no heat transfer into the blower from
heated engine oil, ProCharger's mounting location also places the Supercharger in a fresh air stream, an additional
thermal advantage. No heat transfer from an Exhaust interface, nor heat transfer from engine
top mounting. Self-contained oiling and this mounting location, together
with high efficiency centrifugal compression, combine to produce the
coolest operating and charge air temperatures.
This high efficiency design also results in optimized fuel economy. With a
unique combination of durability and high performance, with years of proven
performance on the street and championship-winning performance on the
track, self-contained ProChargers are the ultimate power adder.
ECS Tuning: APR 3.0 TFSI Stage 2+ Supercharger Pulley Upgrade Kit DIY
Available at: http://www.ecstuning.com/ES2214953/?utm_source=Youtube
APR likes to be pioneers in the automotive world and that shows with this
new Supercharger Pulley Upgrade, a world
first for the 3.0 TFSI motor. This part requires you to have the Stage 1
upgrade before you can upgrade to the pulley with Stage 2. What's the
reason for this you might be asking?
Without recalibrating the ECU found in your vehicle, pulley upgrades offer
no advantage, as the Supercharger will
simply bypass Boost pressure. Yet,
with the upgrade, they are able to develop new hardware and calibrate the
ECU to work properly as if it was intended by the factory.
When you upgrade the ECU, many expect a massive increase in torque, but
that simply isn't the case with these new supercharged motors. The ECU
upgrade offers up more power, but if you want insane amounts of torque,
this new Supercharger Pulley Upgrade is
for you. The gain in torque is felt immediately, but the results are
present from beginning to end adding up to 80ft-lbs and 108 horsepower at all four
Founded in 1997, APR LLC is an automotive engineering firm that currently
operates in a 36,000 square foot performance campus in Alabama. APR's Sole
Mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered
aftermarket performance products available for Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen
vehicles. APR is devoted to enhancing your driving experience with no
With factory like smoothness and drivability APR's ECU / Pulley Upgrade
will fill the void in an otherwise excellent car.
This tutorial is provided as a courtesy by ECS Tuning.
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