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Old 05-10-2010, 03:38 PM   #11
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Procharger sets itself apart with the air/air intercooler. The Roots style, and Vortech use air/water. Procharger's air/air can handle the same boost at much lower intake air temps.

They are very expensive systems though, and as you said much easier to install.
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:41 PM   #12
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air to air intercooler is stupid easy on vortech too and cheaper than procharger.

but OP don't buy those kits. just go on the forum and buy the heads and cams (and intake manifold if you want a centri blower, you dont need manifold if u go with kenne bell tho). should be able to get the heads and cams used for a few hundred bucks, then you'll just need gaskets and have em installed.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:05 PM   #13
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Well if anyone finds some good PI heads on ebay lemme know! haha. Im always a lil skeptical about buying used though due to they could be junk. Man this supercharger idea just turned into another 1000. UGH! LOL
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:10 PM   #14
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I'm a big fan of pro-charger and always have. I love the pro-charger F1 setup you see on the 03/04 cobras.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:49 PM   #15
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i have 2.1 liter kenne bell, it doesnt make too much noise. makes some at higher rpms in 2nd and 3rd , not as loud as i thought it would be but still sounds cool.the bigger kenne bells are the ones that are louder. you cant beat the hp for the money 408 hp , 456ft lbs torque and the guy let off at 5100 rpms insted of 5500. that was in december in florida it was cold this year. i put it on my 99 gt with 105,000 miles it now has 110,000 with no problems. kenne bell made one for your car at one time, it was kind of offset to the side with a long snout, look around you may be able to find a used one somewhere.
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+1 my friend has a 2.1 kb cobra, the blower is not loud at all.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:01 PM   #17
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If you go KB your gonna have to go the PI Swap route (https://mustangforums.com/forum/4-6l...d-to-know.html) and even after that there are some more modifications. A friend of mine did it on his 98 and it was a bit of PITA!

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i have 2.1 liter kenne bell, it doesnt make too much noise. makes some at higher rpms in 2nd and 3rd , not as loud as i thought it would be but still sounds cool.the bigger kenne bells are the ones that are louder. you cant beat the hp for the money 408 hp , 456ft lbs torque and the guy let off at 5100 rpms insted of 5500. that was in december in florida it was cold this year. i put it on my 99 gt with 105,000 miles it now has 110,000 with no problems. kenne bell made one for your car at one time, it was kind of offset to the side with a long snout, look around you may be able to find a used one somewhere.
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+1 my friend has a 2.1 kb cobra, the blower is not loud at all.
This is a good thing! Kenne Bell's first line of superchargers for the 4.6L 2V was a 1.5L for the lowest "stage" then they discontinue that one and went to a 1.7L for the lowest "stage" and now the latest and greatest is the 2.1L. The reason that each revision makes less noise is because that noise is the sound of inefficiency. Kenne Bell specifically states the less noise a twin-screw makes specifically theirs the more efficient it is. So yeah they dont sound like cats being drug behind a car anymore but they are superior in engineering. There are also little tricks they do to intentionally quiet it down ontop of the superior mechanical engineering. Personally I wish they wouldnt do this. I'm ok with sacrificing sound for the sake of improving the product but not to intentionally quiet it down.

Hers a vid of a 1.7L. Listen to that baby scream!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcpScMafB0E

And here is a vid of a 2.1L from a fellow forum member. The engine he is using in that video is now blown to pieces unfortunately LOL.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iUPIOSLe-w
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:06 PM   #19
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i got the 2.1 cause i wanted to use the stock hood , i didnt want a huge hood sticking up in my face. didnt want to show anyone i had a supercharger, wanted them to find out the hard way! the 2.1 fits under the stock hood nicely,on the 98 if you change the heads and put a kenne bell on you will have to leave the insulation off and cut some of the fiberglass braces out under the hood.

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Old 05-11-2010, 09:26 AM   #20
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I always ask a few questions before recommending a type of supercharger. You're in New Jersey. Is your car a daily driver? Do you drive it in all weather conditions? Will it see snow? Will other people be driving your car? Will they drive it in bad weather?

I picked a centrifugal supercharger because my car is a daily driver all year long in winter as well as summer. It sometimes sees snow. My wife also drives the car and Indiana weather is unpredictable. Likely as not she could be driving in the rain. The KB guys brag about the twin-screw generating full boost at 2000 rpms. I chose a ProCharger because it doesn't. The car behaves fairly well for her even in the rain because she seldom gets above 2500 rpms. But when I drive, all that horsepower is there ready to be unleashed. Except in snow, then I drive like my wife.
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