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Old 6th September 2006, 17:52   #1
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was just reading about jet engines.....
was going through them using after burners..basically igniting the exhaust flames and hence getting a very very added boost in power...

was just wondering whether our automobiles use this concept....
like some of the professionally built drag cars..
i guess jet engines can use this as they get the added thrust..
but can this be used to run our turbo chargers to an even higher boost
or probably maybe even run a super charger

was just wondering.....

p.s. tried to search but found nothing relevant in this forum

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Old 6th September 2006, 18:44   #2
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The only sure thing happening if you get one of these to power up your turbo is you crashing up or having your car blown into shreds.

The only vehicles as such that can take these jet engines, Ive seen are those huge trucks meant for drag racing.

Also dont think you would get components as such to energise the turbo on a car from a jet engine

I may be wrong

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XP, Hypothetically, looks like a very interesting idea....
Just being devil's advocate. If an after burner is inserted in the exhaust system, assuming the exhaust contains lotta charge capable of burning (which is the case in turbo jet engines), then it can only be used to spin a turbo, because the thrust as such it provides is not useful for turning the wheels.

But again, Any explosion between the manifold and the turbo will enormously generate back pressure which kills the power.

If the afterburner is placed after the turbo, then nothing happens, does not spin the turbo any faster either.


BTW you will not have so much unburnt charge to energize a afterburner... so coo...ool down.

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Old 6th September 2006, 20:54   #4
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i know a way to get the afterburner look in your car but it provides no increase in performance. let me know if you are still interested,
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i know a way to get the afterburner look in your car but it provides no increase in performance. let me know if you are still interested,
u talking about flame throwers .............right

i know about them..but was just wondering whether our exhaust gases could be used for ignition......but i guess they do not have that needed amount of unburnt gases
or do they??????????
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i've seen that even in some jets like the f16's and such, some fuel is injected and then ignited as the afterburner.
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I do remember seeing a beetle with a SUPPOSED jet in it's rear. It was hosted on the forum as well. A green 2004 beetle which looked as if it had a big elongated gaping hole in the rear...

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awesome... i think no one except this guy in india can do such a wonderful job
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Wish Flameshooters could be made for Diesel powered cars too! :(

Regarding Afterburners, imagine how it wud look if a Scopio over takes a blasting lamborghini!
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Wish Flameshooters could be made for Diesel powered cars too! :(

Regarding Afterburners, imagine how it wud look if a Scopio over takes a blasting lamborghini!
Only if the Lambo is blasting in reverse bro...
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