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02-01-2006, 09:22 PM
i own a vs 1995 and i want to supercharge it it already has extractors and exhaust and was wondering if i coud supercharge it

03-01-2006, 02:19 AM
i own a vs 1995 and i want to supercharge it it already has extractors and exhaust and was wondering if i coud supercharge it
Of course you can!! Do you have wads of money?
Most of the kits start at around 4-5 Grand and go up from there. You usually get what you pay for, so here are a few pointers.
Research what type of supercharger will suit your needs,ie Positive Displacement, Centrifugal or Screw Type.
Look for a well engineered kit or piece together one of your own, however most companies that sell kits have already done the hard yards and things like ADR approval and other compliances have been covered by them.
Don't skimp on an intercooler,it's a must have, and all other things,ie water injection, etc, are band aid methods of controlling detonation.
Detonation is BAD and is even worse in a blown engine with temps up to 18,000 degrees F and pressure spikes up to several thousand psi which is a lot more than the engine internals are designed to withstand.
Here are some websites..


And I would recommend that you get some reading material on supercharging.
This book..
"SUPERCHARGED! :Design, Testing and Installation of Supercharger Systems" by Corky Bell, is a good read and has plenty of good info.
When you start talking to those in the industry it is good to have some background knowledge, that way you won't get treated like a moron with money to throw away :oops: ...

03-01-2006, 12:43 PM
wot about turboing or is that too hard for this car

05-01-2006, 09:51 PM
You can turbo or supercharge it, completely up to you and how much you are wanting to spend. Anything is possible 8)

10-01-2006, 02:03 PM
what better for power to money ratio a supercharger of turbo?

I think superchargers are cooler 8) because turbo's are all in jap cars and shit. well that's how I see the picture.

so superchargered is the direction I think I would go if I have money :cry:

15-02-2006, 11:15 AM
Have seen a supercharger on a VL straight 6 :wink:

15-02-2006, 08:39 PM
you can supercharge or turbocharge absolutely anything! like mentioned before it all depends on how much you want to spend. you also havent mentioned if its a v6 or v8. talk to CAPA.

19-03-2006, 12:36 PM
Supercharges give a good smooth torque curve cause its belt driven of the crank. however, cause of this there is a power loss. A turbo is driven by your exaust gases so the engine doesnt lose power, but there is a lag before the turbo spools up. Turbos are usually more expensive and require more work to fit. on a 'V' engine i believe a supercharger is best, less piping through the engine. Plus its tough to run a supercharger. Turbos are too jap, dont want that image