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Re: New Owner in Florida

Postby SpiritRT [OP] » Feb 23 2011, 12:47am

bradneal wrote:Damn! You're not messing around.

Hey, it looks pretty humid in that picture for February.


I have a lot of plans for the truck. I got a base model so I could build it as I wanted. The huge rebates, GM owner loyalty and the $grand Ally Financial threw in and the Daytona 500 tickets made it a really great deal.

The pic was taken while it was raining. I have another posted in the gallery.
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Re: New Owner in Florida

Postby MSHOUP88 » Feb 23 2011, 1:26am

Welcome from the old new guy :) .supercharger. NICE!
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Re: New Owner in Florida

Postby starspangled6.0 » Feb 23 2011, 1:51am

MSHOUP88 wrote:Welcome from the old new guy :) .supercharger. NICE! Can somebody tell me the diff between turbocharers and superchargers and witch is better 4 a truck.


First off, welcome to the site! I think you've got a great product, but as usual, good customer service in the auto world is very hard to come by. Hope you can get them to fix it right!

Alright, MSHOUP88, I'll give it a stab- turbos take the spent exhaust gas, and make it spin a turbo- which in turn sucks more air into the engine- more air, more fuel, more compression, more power. The only downside to turbos is that they're pretty expensive, and may require a lot of work to install.
Superchargers get powered by the serpentine belt, and do the same as turbos- jam more air into the engine, which gives huge benefits. Superchargers are less expensive, and I believe that some are just DIY bolt-on kits, too. However, since they need to be powered by the engine in order to develop boost, they don't give as much of a power gain. Turbos create excess backpressure, which also robs power, but the losses from the supercharger are greater.

In summary, if you're looking for an easy 70-120 hp (not sure about the exact figures), go with a supercharger. They're cheaper, so that's what I would go with. GM has had GREAT success using superchargers in the 6.2L motor- think CTS-V, Corvette ZR1, Camaro ZL1. If you really wanted to go crazy, go with the turbo. It would probably require a lot of internal engine mods, so the thing wouldn't blow up with all the pressure. Check out wikipedia's article on this topic... YouTube has some good videos, too.
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Re: New Owner in Florida

Postby MadHatter » Oct 13 2011, 1:18pm

OP! have you done the supercharger yet?
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