How does forced induction work?


How does forced induction work?

When it comes to increasing your vehicle’s power output, forced-induction systems are the pinnacle of bolt-on performance. Out of all the bolt-on modifications available for today’s popular vehicles, forced-induction kits can offer the greatest gains in horsepower and torque. High-quality turbocharger or supercharger kits can bump power output by 40 to 50 percent. When paired with an upgraded engine foundation, forced-induction kits can double, triple or even quadruple the power production of an engine. The bottom line is forced-induction systems offer the best solution for maximum power increases. Pfaff Tuning can install forced-induction kits on your vehicle if you are looking for a way to get more power out of it. In this blog by Pfaff Tuning, we take a look at how forced induction works on a vehicle. 

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Time to make your decision about forced induction

If you’ve decided that a forced-induction system is in the plan for your vehicle, you’ll first want to answer a few questions. How much horsepower do you want to make? Will you be modifying the engine or running a stock block? Is response or high-end power your ultimate goal? What is your budget? Do you need an emissions-legal system? Will you want more power in the future? Answering these questions and establishing the final goals will make your purchasing decision much easier and ensure that you don’t have to buy the same parts over again later down the line.

Know how the addition of more power works 

Before putting down big bucks for a turbo or supercharger kit, it’s best to understand the fundamentals of how these power adders work. To accomplish this, your Pfaff Tuning technician can outline the basics of power production in internal-combustion engines, explain how a forced-induction system can generate additional power and analyze the individual components that make up turbo and supercharger kits.

Know where the power comes from 

Automotive internal-combustion engines convert the chemical energy stored in fuel into kinetic energy. The input is fuel, while the output is work, or horsepower. Simply put, when more fuel can be input and combusted, more horsepower can be generated. While this seems straightforward, making more power is not as easy as just adding more fuel. To make additional power, a greater amount of fuel needs to be matched with a greater amount of air. Luckily, forced-induction systems do exactly that, force a greater amount of air into the cylinders of the engine.

If you are looking for more information about how forced induction works, and how it would work for your type of vehicle, then we suggest that you get in touch with a Pfaff Tuning representative today.

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