In the little bit of research I've done I'm wondering if a supercharger might be a bit more reliable / safer.. it seems to me there's less heat and less likely to fail and over boost.. right?? I've talked to a lot of turbo guys and it sure seems that a lot of them (or at least too many to make me comfortable with spending $5K on a turbo myself) have had over-boost issues leading to catastrophe..
Also.. and keep in mind I've drawn conclusions on only a small amount of research and almost no experience.. it seems like a super might have less potential for max HP and making numbers look good on a dyno (which it seems is all that matters to a lot of guys) but might transfer better real world. I would think there' s a little better response and predictability with a super.. any one with an unbiased opinion and some experience have any input here? it'd be much appreciated.