Surbo's effect on supercharged cars
A supercharger is used to compress air for more engine power. It is driven by the pulley of the engine, and as such, it loads the engine initially as an airconditioner would. If the vehicle is automatic, this may be a hindrance at low speeds, when the rpm is low and the gearbox changes up too soon. As the Surbo pre-compresses the air, it provides more very low rpm torque to the engine, so that it can rev faster, and therefore turn the supercharger sooner so that it can start compressing the air earlier.
We've fitted the Surbo on a 2008 Mercedes E class car with a 1.8 Kompressor engine. The effect was a strong buildup of torque from the mid range, and easy gear kickdown. There was a sporty engine note. The Surbo was fitted inside the original conical filter element, and totally hidden from view.
The owner said pickup was better. The car originally had a fuel consumption of 13 km/l in Singapore and would cover more than 600 km per tank, but on a trip to Ipoh from Singapore averaging 140 kph, it consumed only half a tank.
This was the same method as for the 2003 Mercedes C180 Kompressor as the filter was the same. For the C180, normally the supercharging would only be felt at around 70 to 80 kph, but with the Surbo, the assistance would come earlier.
Another supercharged car to have Surbo fitted was the VW Tiguan 1.4 (twin charged with turbocharger). This felt even stronger than the Tiguan 2.0 turbo with a Surbo. A Jetta with the same engine but tuned to over 200 bhp was also equipped with Surbo.
If you also have a supercharged vehicle and wish to have even more engine power, please come and try the Surbo.
How Surbo transforms your car:
10% fuel saving with mixed driving and more on highways
Faster acceleration, especially from standstill for automatic cars
Higher top speed, which means easier cruising
Higher RPM capability, rev limit possible with just 1/2 throttle!
Instant automatic gear kickdown
Safer, more confident overtaking
Better hill climbing power
Less diesel smoke, even with more speed
Reduced CO2 emissions from vehicles
Money saved, more than from fuel savings
Transferability. Use your Surbo on your next car
Lifetime warranty on both the Surbo and installation
What is Surbo?
The Twin Surbo, 2 Surbos in series for even more low rpm torque
Surbo versus other engine accessories and parts
When the Surbo is most useful
Dynamometer Test Results
How Surbo increases engine compression at low rpm and prevents excessive compression at high rpm
How Surbo increases engine efficiency
How Surbo prevents harmful engine knocking
How Surbo may help your engine so it can last longer
FAQ: Frequently asked questions
How Surbo works for diesel engines
How Surbo's increased air density enhances diesel technology, and raises peak RPM
Diagram: Surbo's effect on the whole vehicle
Diagram: Surbo on petrol turbocharged engines
Diagram: Surbo on diesel engines
Diagram: Surbo on turbo diesel engines
Some vehicles recommended for Surbo
Automatic cars fitted with Surbo
Manual cars fitted with Surbo
Surbo5 for larger engines
Petrol turbo cars fitted with Surbo
Petrol CVT cars fitted with Surbo
Petrol hybrid cars fitted with Surbo
Petrol supercharged cars fitted with Surbo
Natural gas car fitted with Surbo
Diesel and turbodiesel vehicles fitted with Surbo
Motorcycles fitted with Surbo
Photos of Surbos installed in various cars
Why choose Surbo?
Surbo will pass vehicle inspections due to lower emissions
30 day money back guarantee
What happens during the Surbo installation
List of Surbo dealers by country
Buy Surbo online with installation guide, if there's no dealer near you
Join us as dealer for your area
Surbo on racing gokart
Surbo on Honda Civic (runner up in Singapore race)
Surbo wins India race
History of the Surbo company
How the Surbo came to be
Aftersales service and advice, on accessories or compatible vehicles
User guide for Surbo
Automotive engineering and other applications of Surbo
User testimonials (with original source):
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