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To Supercharge or Not to Supercharge

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a used mustang gt, (2006-2010) and wondering if it would be a good idea to supercharge it.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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Are you asking as far as performance goes or because it may be a high mileage car?
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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Since its not my money or car, get a supercharger. But you should probably buy the mustang first.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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that all depends on what your definition of a good idea is.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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More deets needed. I'd focus on buying a ride with low to moderate mileage first, drive it a few months to make sure it's not falling apart on you N/A, then see if you want to s/c
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #6
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Sounds like good advice.

I meant to say i was looking for a low mileage mustang as well, under 40K miles.

I'm currently have my camaro for sell and the buyer's bank called my bank today for the payoff info, so I might be without a car by the end of the day.

But yes that definately sounds reasonable to test drive it for a few weeks to ensure all running fine.

So how much can you expect to gain HP wise installing a S/c?
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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Just look at the various hp gains vendors have for their products, in general they're pretty accurate. The cut and dry version is anywhere from 9-16 rwhp per psi, all depends on the type of charger and it's general design/quality.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:35 PM   #8
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Hey guys, I was looking around for a mustang to buy and stumbled across this one.

Its a 2007 mustang shelby gt
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50k miles

the bad, its got a salvage title, but for 12800 is it worth it?
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That's up to you and what you might find down the road.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:25 PM   #10
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I wouldn't buy a salvaged titled car. But a mustang with a blower rocks. Best mod I ever did.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:01 PM   #11
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I'm not a fan of salvaged titled cars either. I'd say keep looking around. As for supercharging it, drive a while first to see if anything needs to be fixed/replaced. Give yourself some time to look at the different superchargers and pick one that best suits you.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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buy this..

http://www.s197forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=82199
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I'm looking to buy a used mustang gt, (2006-2010) and wondering if it would be a good idea to supercharge it.
Yeah, they're OK, I guess.
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what kind of question is this. Of course! (but only if you have the money for it)
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:35 AM   #15
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I wouldn't buy a salvage titled car unless it was from a friend, and I had plans to keep it a very long time. If he is selling it for 12k and its a GT500? Yeah something is def bad? You get what you pay for with that one.

You also probably want to own a car before you make plans for it. I know you're probably brain storming but you don't know until you own it. I had plans to S/C my GT but I have lost interest in doing that now.
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Well, I went and had a look at the 2007 Shelby GT, and asked to see the title.

The story goes; the uncle purchased it at auction in Florida as a wrecked car. He has a dealership but is having his nephew sell the car. I had a look at the title and the car is still registered with Florida under the ownership of the insurance company. Sounds like their wanting to save the registration fee of transferring it to them. I told them I would have to have the title in their name before going to the bank for the loan because the bank is going to write the check to whoever is showing as the owner on the title. They replied they wanted a deposit if that the case. Anyway we were both polite to each other. The car looked in pretty good shape, except for a bit of wear here and there.

Anyway I got the VIN number, but probably have to skip on this car.

But it would be nice to have it and s/c it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #17
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I would run the other way especially since they are asking for money up front.

The reason they don't want the title in their name is because of liability and cost to transfer title to their company name. I'm sure it would also cause their insurance to go up as well.

http://www.dmv.org/fl-florida/salvaged-vehicles.php

Salvage titles are a crap shoot and on top of that what are you compromising in safety? Driver may have walked away from the first crash, will you be so lucky in the second crash? Some insurance companies will not insure a salvage title.
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Run from that car and don't look back.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:35 AM   #19
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exactly...where in tx are you...I have a couple of options for great s197s (2005-2009) GTs if you're near Houston...
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I'm in Dallas.
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