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Old 06-30-2000, 01:01 AM   #8
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Join Date: Dec 1999
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Bell Engineering has been making aerodyne-based turbo kits for years. They have been used on Miatas primarily. Corky has build a twin aerocharger system for the NSX as well. Historically, the aerocharger has its strengths as well as its weaknesses. Strengths being excellent low speed response and self-contained lubrication system. The latter offer some flexibility in terms of placement and packaging. Downsides have been shady reliabilty (esp. at higher flow/boost levels), cost and complexity. According to Aerodyne (the manufacturer of the Aerocharger), the new-style vein actuator has improved these problem areas. Only time will tell...

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