04-19-2005, 02:39 AM
can anyone explain to me the vortech supercharger tuner kit? i saw it on the central florida motorsports website, it cost $2,172 and claims to give 177 horsepower and 160 torque.http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=277 .while the tuner kit with the aftercooler gives 18 more horses to make it 195 and 10 more lbs/ft of torque to 170 but for $3,760 http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=276 . and finally the the supercharger kit with aftercooler is $4,338 when claiming the same power gains as the tuner kit with the aftercooler (195hp and 170torque) http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=195 . wats the deal with the prices and power? the tuner kits say its for manual trannys, i swapped mine from auto to manny, is that a problem? the tuner kits say they require high flow injectors and custom tuning when the supercharger aftercooler kit doesnt. The supercharger tuner kit without the aftercooler seems like a steal for $2,100. is it?
04-19-2005, 04:20 AM
The normal, more expensive supercharger kit includes tuning: you get everything you need to make it work (injectors and an ECU flash, I believe) when you buy it. With a tuner kit, you'll have to source tuning from a third party.
Moved to Forced Induction......
04-19-2005, 09:03 AM
Like he said [duh] when you buy a tuner kit all you get is the supercharger,you have to get the chip,injectors, and tuning on your own which IMO is better because a mail order tune for a S/C is no good.
04-19-2005, 12:13 PM
do u have to flash the ecu or use a chip? can u keep the stock settings on the ecu bc i have had some ecu problems
04-19-2005, 07:34 PM
I would just do a custom tune. The tunes that they usualy provide are just a basic tune to get you started and there is much more room for tweaking.
Im waiting for pro charger to send me my new chip so I can drive it then I plan on replacig the chip for an SCT XCalibrator (http://www.focussport.com/sct_flasher.htm). Focus Sport includes 3 tunes to start you off then you can go from there.
P.S. I could just get the tunes/programs added to an SCT then use a switch but then you have to send the chip back where as the XCalibrator I can adjust any of the little things myself. I could do a Pro Racer package but thats way to advanced for me at this time.
04-20-2005, 01:16 AM
Yea, the chip that comes with the kits is junk. Tuner kit is the way to go. That's what I would do.