I have just purchased a 2002 cooper s which I am very pleased with. It is the first time I have had a car with a supercharger, not to mention 6 gears. Excuse me if my question seems rather naive but is there a right way to use a supercharger to get the best from it, eg drop down to third gear or do I just use it in all gears? I am assuming I just put my foot down on the gas pedal and it kicks in?
Superchargers work all the time the engine is running, the higher the revs the higher the corresponding charge or contribution from the supercharger. I had a Jaguar S type R, 4.2 V8 supercharged, loved the supercharger wine and the 400 BHP. Just drive it that's all you need to do. I really wanted a supercharged mini the turbo is not so much fun, hardly any noise from it. You don't get any lag with a supercharger it is spinning all the time the engine is spinning. That said there is very little lag from the cooper S turbo.
Thanks both equally! I understand now. My wish list is growing and I've only had the car a week! Shortened pulley, new air filter, sport exhaust and remap. My wife won't what hits her if I follow this lot through and she borrows my S to pop to the shops!!
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