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Old 09-04-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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see this area hasnt been posted on in some time soo will add my thoughts -- if it dont go BLOW it lol - have through the years messed with most everything and all and all I perfer a blower best - centrifical type like a paxton also made under outher names are easy to mount are small size and verry few mods needed - havent stuck one on a 4.3 but seems like a perfect match especally a tbi type - cubes are rite ( under 300ci ) I know 289 etc loved them - pipe it into the air intake add a belt think ya could almost replace your ac compressor with it in same spot ( if you must have ac then mount ac compressor where smog pump used to be - true you would only build around 5lb boost on adverage but I have used this setup on several engines in the past and it makes a outherwise stock grocery getter into a saterday nite hider with no mods needed- something to consider

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Old 09-04-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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I have played with Turbos and With SCers and I prefer SCers myself. Gotta go clean the Cobra now that I am thinking about it.

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Old 11-11-2010, 03:48 AM   #3
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I know this is like a 2 month old topic, but I'm deciding on wether to supercharge my 5.3l or turbocharge it. What I've been told is that a supercharger is less work and less maintenance than a turbo. Plus I would have constant boost as well. I checked into the STS turbos, and with intercooler they only give a 150hp extra, and I heard somewhere a supercharger gives well into the 200hp gain. For more information, I was looking into buying the 2.3l Whipple Supercharger. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-11-2010, 04:29 AM   #4
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What are your intentions for the truck?

I am actually looking at a compound boost set up on my next toy. Running a roots style and a turbo.

Getting me the lowend torque and for when the turbo is spooling. Yes there are ways around this that are less costly and not as fun, but as usual I am crazy.

I have run a whipple 2.3 and 3.4 on oth of my 4.6mod and 5.4 mod motors. I have since turned to KB and run the mammoths on both. Love them much more. Of course these are on the Cobras.

I am also running a larger turbo on my 6L Excursion and the lowend is there, but of course it is a diesel.

With anything you can always get UPTO a certain number, but you have to look at a few things with such claims.

1. do you want a 550 - 600 rwhp truck as a daily?
2. are you ready to spend more on things such as tuning, larger injectors, larger fuel pumps, boost a sparks, boost a pumps, etc? (yes you can get away with none except tune and keep a reasonable street truck)
3. ready for the added wear and tear on the engine and trans?

How deep are your pockets? I started with wanting 650 at the wheels and got it. Was the car streetable? sure was and it was fun, but I race scca and have years of track time, so I have an idea of what to expect and how to react to what the added HP brings to the table in regards to handling etc. I had to upgrade quiet a bit to make sure my expectations were able to be handled by the motor, the fuel system, the trans and the rear. In all honesty I think I have around 12k into the mods on one of the Cobras.

So think through what you want and expect to gain and let me know. I can try to answer questions as you dish them out. If I do not answer right away it is not because I am ignoring you...I do have a life outside of this place. heh.

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Old 11-11-2010, 08:48 PM   #5
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After reading that post I'm actually considering not to supercharge it until I finish High school. It is going to be a racing truck, but the truck already has 146k miles on it, so I'm going to wait until I get a steady paying job, but a 6.0l engine in it, then hopefully supercharge it. But until then with all the extra stuff I have to invest in, its better to just have a mildly tuned daily driver. Thanks for the reply!

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