Originally Posted by ChefRacer
hmm, well has anybody tried to make a turbo where the hot side and the cold side were on opposite sides of the engine bay, so the exhaust gas isn't heating up the intake side? I'm pretty sure I've seen superchargers built like this, where the belt driven side was on the opposite side from the intake side.
Wouldn't it make sense to keep the two sides apart, even if you are losing a percentage of the power to the distance between the two sides, wouldn't the lack of heat make up for that loss and then some?
It isn't the exhaust gases that heat up the air, it's compressing it that does.
You can put the "cold" side on a trailer behind and the air will still be hot