Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Colorado Springs
Turbos are generally more expenive to purchase and install, because they're a little more complicated. Take a look at the parts list provided with each complete kit and you'll see what I mean.
On a street car, a turbo is generally more efficient, and will adjust for things like air density and altitude. Properly designed, you'll get 12 pounds of boost at sea level, and 12 pounds of boost at 11,000'. That's a nice feature. Also, if you want to switch between gasoline and E85, the turbo can be easily adjusted for that.
In the past, turbos were for road racing and blowers were for drag racing. Technology has improved over the years, so those lines have blurred a bit.
'08 V6 Pony
'65 Monster FFR Cobra