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Old 01-23-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default Centrifugal vs. Screw Type Supercharger

Hey all, I am looking at getting a supercharger and I just can't decide what to get. I have a deal right now where I can get a centrifugal vortech/paxton that'll put out around 470 rwhp for about 3k. The cheapest I can find a screw type Whipple or something is for around 4500. I used to have a Lightning with an Eaton screw type. I really love the supercharger whine and everything about screw type and I have never heard a stang or anything with a centrifugal. I know that you cannot really go past 450-475 hp on a GT without needing extra mods so this would be right up in the perfect zone.

I have two requests, one, what are your guys opinions? Also, does anyone have a clip or youtube vid of a stang at WOT with a centrifugal. I just don't know if I should wait and save up some more or buy the vortech/paxton right now.
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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I don't think you will be dissappointed by getting the paxton...but I think you should consider what your final goals may be? And make sure you don't buy something that may limit you for future power potential...
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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Pick the one you want regardless of price. You didnt buy a brand new car and spend all that money on a C-series kit on a whim. You will keep this car a long time so do it right.

Personal opinion Whipple FTW
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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Being able to say "I got twin-screwed" is worth every penny.
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:35 PM   #5
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Being able to say "I got twin-screwed" is worth every penny.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:12 PM   #6
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Pick the one you want regardless of price. You didnt buy a brand new car and spend all that money on a C-series kit on a whim. You will keep this car a long time so do it right.

Personal opinion Whipple FTW
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:44 PM   #7
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I overlayed two dyno curves, and a twin screw running 8 psi with peak numbers of 425 hp / 410 tq has more power below 5000 RPM then the Brenspeed Paxton kit. Basically, you can have more "power under the curve" with lower PSI on a twin screw.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:51 PM   #8
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:43 PM   #9
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i like the centris..... power comes on strong when racing....nice grunt down low......

TS have mor "off the line" centri has more "@ the top end"
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:52 PM   #10
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This will always boil down to application and personal preference! I say Whipple ...why because I have one -so many of the opinions you get will be biased. Regardless of what your choice is you will be happy and welcome to FI in advance! J
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