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10% fuel saving on average.
Higher rpm capability, more torque and bhp over wider rpm range.
Acceleration time from zero to 100 kph cut by 1 second for faster cars and up to 3 seconds for slower cars.
Higher top speed by up to 30 kph.
Easy overtaking, cruising and hill climbing.
A comfortable, light feel throttle.
Less CO2 output due to less fuel input required for the same rpm.
For automatic vehicles: instant take off from standstill with no clutch slip due to increased torque, higher revs in D mode between 4500 rpm to red line depending on gearbox, and easy gear kickdown. More..
For manual vehicles: achieving rpm limit with just 1/2 throttle, and even higher revs if the rpm limit is removed. More..
For diesel vehicles: less diesel black smoke because the accelerator is pressed only halfway for the engine to reach the rpm red line, and better load capability. More..
For turbocharged vehicles: reduced turbo lag. More..
Ever felt that your car just wasn't quick enough? Well, you can make it a lot faster by adding a Surbo (air Suction-Turbo). Here's how:
1. The Surbo gives more torque over a wide rpm band. Torque means instant twist power. The engine with Surbo on can accelerate briskly and sustain the acceleration to red line or beyond, all on half throttle or less. That means easier pickup, and fuel savings because you will press less on average (by mathematical derivation on Wikipedia, the amount of fuel injected at any moment is proportional to number of cylinders x rpm x accelerator pressure).
2. The Surbo attains higher power (which is proportional to rpm multiplied by torque at that rpm). If your car starts slowing down by 4000 rpm, it's time to restore the power. The Surbo takes your engine back to red line easily and puts back some 50% of existing acceleration power based on rpm, assuming a red line of 6000 rpm. Or, instead of travelling 40 metres, you travel 60 metres in the same time. You'll realize this when you start beating familiar traffic lights. Up the gears you will pull even further away from other cars as they start to slow by 3rd gear. This is because these drivers have to press the accelerator more for higher gears, and use up most of the manifold vacuum for air suction, and perhaps even encounter knocking and over-fueling. The Surbo, with its own suction power, uses less of the manifold vacuum to pull the air in, so extending power.
3. The Surbo assists hill climbing. Just going up the incline, activate the Surbo
for extra air compression to charge up the hill. This makes the Surbo useful for long hills like those at Seremban Heights in Malaysia. There it starts with just a moderate slope that attracts little attention, but after that there is a bend and a sharp uphill climb. Many drivers and cars are not prepared (for example, by picking the correct gear and charging up the slope with speed). The wide-band torque of the Surbo gives added flexibility. The driver can maintain a low rpm in a higher gear for longer, or he can shift down to use the high rpm power of the Surbo too. The Surbo is also useful for mountains like the Genting Highlands, where air density and hence oxygen content drops with altitude. For every 100 metres climbed, engine power falls by 1 percent. The Surbo when activated gives improved air density for efficient combustion.
Testimonial regarding Surbo's hill climbing assistance..
More details on how the Surbo improves hill climbing.
4. The Surbo assists the engine to overcome loads like the airconditioner. The low rpm power of the Surbo helps, as that is the region most weak vehicles are stuck in while trying to accelerate. Once the Surbo takes care of the aircon load, it can just power away up the revs, allowing gearchanges upwards and gaining speed, till the aircon is less of a problem.
5. The Surbo lets you carry more people or cargo, and in fact, use their mass momentum from a low gear to force feed the engine with the air compressed by the Surbo. (More details on How It Works ).
6. The Surbo gives you confidence to overtake quickly. Especially long vehicles which have blind spots, or a whole convoy of vehicles unable to pass them.
Just accelerate and hold the accelerator briefly to back pressure the Surbo for a vortex, and when the accelerator vibrates indicating increased engine power, start accelerating with half throttle to high rpm, and repeat in the next gear if necessary.
7. The Surbo gives you freedom to speed without fuel penalty. Where legal, you'll achieve your vehicle's rated top speed with less than full throttle, or you can be cruising at
150kph with about half throttle. Our customer feedback shows
that the speed for maximum economy gets stretched from the usual 90 kph to 110 or
120 kph, despite wind resistance increasing as a cube of the speed. For example, a Surbo Civic ESi cannot better 12 km/l in Singapore but will do 17 km/l at 110 kph on the Malaysian North-South Highway. Its engine rpm at that speed was near to the Surbo's torque peak rpm, at around 3300 rpm.
The increase in the top speed will be especially noticeable if your car has accumulated a lot of mileage (which causes the air flow to be less due to worn valve cams or carbon), and needed a lot of accelerator pressure to run fast. The lighter throttle also reduces fatigue. As your own body is part of the mass used to activate the Surbo, the ticklish feel of Surbo-induced acceleration is therapeutic, even for your passengers. A turbocharged car such as a Mercedes 250 may give you a big thrust in a low gear or high rpm, but Surbo power is like a gentle back massage througout the drive.
Why not try the Surbo and see how much enjoyment it can give? Call us today to put a Surbo in your vehicle!