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Old 04-29-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Stuck in a bind here. Time has come to where I can finally afford to boost! Now Im just stuck between going the turbo or supercharger route. The goal is to have 350 rwhp and atleast be able to run low 13s and hit 12s with dr's.

I also want to try to piece together my own kit but am not very knowledgeable on everything I would need so any one with experience doing that, help would be greatly appreciated!

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If thats all you are looking for and ease of installation then go with a supercharger. A Vortech will run you less then an X Charger and will put you at 350rwhp (depending on your tranny) with a 12psi pulley.
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If thats all you are looking for and ease of installation then go with a supercharger. A Vortech will run you less then an X Charger and will put you at 350rwhp (depending on your tranny) with a 12psi pulley.
Oh, should have been more clear. Its either go with a Vortech or go the turbo route (not a big x-charger guy). And I have an auto.

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Oh, should have been more clear. Its either go with a Vortech or go the turbo route (not a big x-charger guy). And I have an auto.

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Cost wise, ease of installation, etc I would go with the Vortech. My buddy I bought mine from was making 335rwhp through an auto with just gears and an aluminum DS on his car he was running 12.6 on street tires.
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Cost wise, ease of installation, etc I would go with the Vortech. My buddy I bought mine from was making 335rwhp through an auto with just gears and an aluminum DS on his car he was running 12.6 on street tires.
12 psi?
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12 psi?
Yes 13 pound pulley (2.87) but at the manifold makes around 12.5-12.6 depending on the temperature.
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Also, how hard is the installation for the Vortech? Id be installing this in my garage.

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Also, how hard is the installation for the Vortech? Id be installing this in my garage.

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several people have done the install in the garage. i think the only thing you need to do that isnt wrenching is tapping the oil line? and also with turbos you have to take into account you have to get rid of your cats but youll be able to make more power
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I didn't install it but only for one reason. With the V2 Vortech a hole in the timing chain cover needs to be drilled for the oil return line which I wasn't comfortable doing. However, if you get the newer V3 that is a self contained oil wise its do able in a garage. Hell, the V2 was doable but like I said I didn't want to drill the timing chain cover.
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Is it possible to just buy the vortech supercharger by itself and then piece together a system? Would that be much cheaper?
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Is it possible to just buy the vortech supercharger by itself and then piece together a system? Would that be much cheaper?
You can, do some research online there actually may be a thread here where people piece together the kit themselves. Check out http://www.superchargersonline.com/
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I hate waiting. I just want my car to be boosted already. Now by the time I get this my car will have atleast have 65k miles. Is that too high of miles to go with a setup like this?

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I hate waiting. I just want my car to be boosted already. Now by the time I get this my car will have atleast have 65k miles. Is that too high of miles to go with a setup like this?

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nope, as long as your car has been maintained and you keep maintaining it appropriately
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I hate waiting. I just want my car to be boosted already. Now by the time I get this my car will have atleast have 65k miles. Is that too high of miles to go with a setup like this?

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Nah, I put mine on at 65k. Also, JimC ran nitrous on his car for 2 years I believe and then put an X-Charger on his at 90k miles, ran that car all the way to 200k miles and ran a 12 second pass. There is quite a few guys well over 100k with boost.
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That's right - 2 years on a 75 shot that I pulled for the Xcharger at 90,000 miles. A week before I sold it with 203,000 miles on it the car was still running 12's. And the new owner has run it up to 211,000 and it is still running strong.
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That's right - 2 years on a 75 shot that I pulled for the Xcharger at 90,000 miles. A week before I sold it with 203,000 miles on it the car was still running 12's. And the new owner has run it up to 211,000 and it is still running strong.
I love using your car as an example on why the 4.0 is so reliable lol, so I have most of the details down!
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Shopping around to get the best price is so tedious...
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Shopping around to get the best price is so tedious...
It really is... I just so happened to start looking for a supercharger and my friend was just about to take his off and sell it so I got lucky.
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It really is... I just so happened to start looking for a supercharger and my friend was just about to take his off and sell it so I got lucky.
Thats pretty lucky. lol

So im not very familar with turbo and supercharger kits. But for this turbo kit, I know its not complete but what else would be needed to complete the install? Thanks for all the help so far!

http://www.on3performance.com/ThreeV6.aspx
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Thats pretty lucky. lol

So im not very familar with turbo and supercharger kits. But for this turbo kit, I know its not complete but what else would be needed to complete the install? Thanks for all the help so far!

http://www.on3performance.com/ThreeV6.aspx
I think that specific kit has a typo, I think its for the V8 notice how it says 3V kit and shows everything V8. I would check out www.powerhouse411.com and it depends on which kit you get really.
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