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Old 10-27-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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Hello. Im wanting to put a vortech supercharger on my 4.0L but before i do that i wanted to know how much other modifications i needed to do (exhaust, drivetrain,etc.) so i dont just tear apart my car. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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You should consider upgrading the rear end to the 8.8 out of a GT. It is stronger than the 7.5 and depending upon your use of the car (maybe some track time with drag radials?) it will hold up better, plus it has the Tlok already.

I actually bent the pinion on my 7.5 when I was naturally aspirated with just an intake, tune and some drag radials on the car.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
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wow, didn't realize the 7.5 was that weak, might have to upgrade sooner than expected...
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:00 PM   #4
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When i put on my Vortech I don't think I upgraded anything else that should have been upgraded ie: 8.8 Rear end, Aluminum DS or anything else. Nothing has broke other than the motor. lol
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The rear end is the main thing you need to upgrade.
Other stuff is included with the vortech kit (fuel injectors, spark plugs, etc.).

Make sure you get a good tune; if buying a whole vortech kit, it'll come with a tuner and a tune, but a custom tune will be better. You can use the vortech tune to get you started though.

And good choice, the vortech kit I had has been very good to me for 2 years. (recently sold it to do a v8 swap).

[Where in of Texas are you?]

Once installed, you'll need to relearn how to drive the car: it'll be so much different!!!
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:27 AM   #6
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It seems like the x charger is the blower of choice for the v6ers on MF. Is there a + or - to the vortch vs the X? tx zstang, did I see on another thread that you've had them both?
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