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    This sounds safe!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...%3AIT&rd=1

    Think I'll rush out and buy one. Oh, I wonder what the ECU will make of all this, maybe not [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    Bet it sounds good though [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: This sounds safe!

    Believe it or not, it may not be as daft at it sounds!! Check out http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_2063/article.html,regarding an interesting article on electric super/turbo chargers

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    Re: This sounds safe!

    Nothing wrong with that. They are a pretty good idea for a N/A car. Cheaper alternative to an turbo/supercharger, but obviously not as good.

    Rich

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    Re: This sounds safe!

    I just thought that the ecu would need to be remapped to compensate for the extra airflow. Hey, if I got one could I put a Merc Kompressor badge on my car LOL

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    Re: This sounds safe!

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    I just thought that the ecu would need to be remapped to compensate for the extra airflow. Hey, if I got one could I put a Merc Kompressor badge on my car LOL

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    Well, it really depends on how much it boosts. Its probably only a very low boost pressure like 0.3 bar in which case the ECU would compensate for the extra air. Would need to do som logging with VAG-COM tho really. For the price, its worth a go. Do a bit of research first!

    Rich

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    Re: This sounds safe!

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    I just thought that the ecu would need to be remapped to compensate for the extra airflow. Hey, if I got one could I put a Merc Kompressor badge on my car LOL

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    I bet the ECU can cope with the minimal breeze that these devices create. We had a discussion about them ages ago, and as Rich says, you will get barely a few PSI above atmospheric pressure on most applications.

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    Re: This sounds safe!

    Why bother strapping a hair dryer to your car, brings a whole new meaning for a "hairdressers" car. bearing in mind that turbos spin up to 100k rpm and this only spins to 8000 rpm, its more likely to cause a restriction to flow, especially if its switched off. Imagine what it sounds like while your driving along with this thing blowing!

 

 

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