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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Super charger electric clutch

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Would it be nice if some one designed an electric clutch mounted to the SC pulley that you could turn on and off. Save wear and tear on the SC and reduce parasite drag on the motor under normal driving!!
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If you think turbo lag can be bad, imagine stomping the gas and having the delay while the belt on the supercharger slips to get the unit up to speed as quickly as possible. With it always spinning, boost is a valve-slapped closed away.

A clutch would kill the belt.
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Soft start? Turn on in anticipation of using it at slow rpm?

Just thinking out loud!!
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Re: Super charger electric clutch

Today's superchargers are MUCH improved from 40-50 years ago. We've got one GT500 owner with over 180k miles on his car.
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