Drkrogue wrote:I had over heard some people talking about how the cvt has a belt inside of it and if you were able to change over to sprockets and a chain it should possibly be able to handle a turbo, this is info coming from some friends with a altima with the cvt whom they had talked to some people over at ptuning, i can't vouch that its the total truth as i know nothing about this transmission personally, if what you say is not possible then I'm a little sad. I was indeed hoping to put a little more pep in my rogue's step...
your friends are VERY wrong. they need to learn a little bit more about the CVT.
(constantly variable transmission)
the cvt has 2 pulleys connected by a steel belt.
each pulley will expand & contract to allow the belt to rise and lower on each pulley. by doing so- they create a GEAR RATIO.
each pully can expand or contract at different times, creating almost an infinite amount of ratio's. hence why its called constantly variable. its always changing depending on RPM, MPH, rate of acceleration, etc.
using two sprockets & a chain will create ONE gear ratio that will never change. that system wont work. the only time 2 sprockets & a chain will work is on a beach cruiser bicycle.