Motovicity's Ticket To Ride FR-S Update- HKS Supercharger Kit!
Just about all of us can agree that the Scion FR-S is a pretty fun car, a car that has been a long time coming and that the market has been hungry for for years. Most of us will also agree that the FR-S is really hurting for more power. More power would make the car more balanced and better able to reach its full fun potential.
Well we are going to bring more power to the Motovicity Ticket To Ride FR-S in a big way by adding forced induction. We're not talking about your typical forced induction turbocharged power infusion either but rather with a centrifugal supercharger kit from HKS!
HKS has recently introduced its centrifugal supercharger kit for the Scion FR-S. Perhaps you might have seen it on the famous Evasive Motorsports Time Attack, Pikes Peak FR-S. Featuring high quality components and an exceedingly clean installation, the HKS system looks almost as if it was a creation of the Scion factory. The HKS Supercharger employs a very unique feature: instead of the usual gear or belt driven step up transmission, the HKS blower uses fixed traction planetary rollers to step up the speed of the compressor wheel over crank speed.
The advantage of traction drive is that it is more efficient and soaks up less power than the typical gear or belt drives used by other centrifugal superchargers. The traction drive uses technology from Nissan’s toroidal drive CVT transmissions and requires a special traction oil to help transfer the drive torque between the smooth rollers. The smooth rollers are by nature much quieter than gear drives and belts. The oil is essential for the drive to work properly. Without the oil the rollers would simply spin and fail to transfer any torque at all.