superchargers are the easier way to go for sure, the problem with superchargers is they use engine hp to run. Also the nice thing about them is that are instant power there is no lag.
Turbos provide more HP however they require more than just a turbo to run up to full standards. Turbos are harder to install, and in order to get the most HP out of your motor you now will have to put in an exhaust, new intake manifold, and some others. With turbo you also have a spool up time, which is known as turbo lag. So of the line you will not feel the turbo working. However when the turbo kicks in the power is unbelievable
If you ever go to a race, 1/4 mile lets say. You look at the funny cars, drags, you will notice they all have superchargers on them, because they need the instant power, or off the line power. However you look at circuit races, many cars have turbos in them, basic reason they are already moving therefore the turbo has already kicked in providing the necessary on demand power to make a pass.
Basic thing is Turbo=LOTS of HP...+ Turbo lag, makes for bad off the tine.
Supercharger=Good HP Not as much as turbo...But provides instant results
I have been doing my research i hope that i have been getting it right. But i guess its all in what you want out of your car, how much money you have, and the mechanics you know
96 Jetta GLS-Sold (unfortunately)
Now have a 2009 Dodge ram 2500 (but thats not stopping me from being here...seeing as how i did own a VW for a while!)
-Only because i live in alberta and we are truck guys out here!
Stereo Setup Sold with Jetta- However install in truck is starting to get into motion.
-ALL JL AUDIO, 2-12W3 subs, 1500W TMA Monoblock, 400W TMA fourchannel, 2 Sets of components, with Double din touchscreen and GPS ALL CUSTOM