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Old 03-03-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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Should I supercharge?

I was just wondering what would be a better idea. I wanted to either turbo or supercharge my engine. My car is daily driven and I'm not looking to make more power than anything on the road. I just want something safe that will give me good, noticeable power, and I figure a supercharger would be alot safer than a turbo. How long do superchargers last in comparison to turbos? By the way, the turbo I was looking at was fmax, or maybe Toms kit, and the supercharger I'm looking at is Vortec. Oh and one other thing, I've been looking around and havent found this answer, are vortec kits street legal? Or emissions legal, or whatever?


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Old 03-03-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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Toms got a new kit coming out thats lower priced and makes more power than the vortech and sounds like it would be perfect for what your looking for heres a link to a discussion about it http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...threadid=8010.
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Old 03-04-2004, 12:55 AM   #3
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the vortech kit is street legal, and carb exempt. i just bought one, i have to wait till i get off this deplyoment to install it, bet i cant wait haha.
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:06 AM   #4
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Vortech is good but Tom's new kit is pretty cheap and produces alot of power sounds pretty good Its really a personal decision ethier is a good way to go Tom said you can't upgrade the turbo but you can upgrade the Vortech thats the only advantage i see but the turbo will produce torque to match the hp thats why its good
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Old 03-04-2004, 02:40 AM   #5
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Damn, this is a hell of a decision.
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In the end to me its whoever you think will be more reliable if you think Tom's Turbo will have less problems get that if you think the Vortech will get that Power is important when spending this much money but reliability is to
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Old 03-04-2004, 09:35 PM   #7
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id go with the sc. 1 you want something with a little power. if a dealer installs it, it will be warrantied for the work. also ford sells the jackson racing sc so if you get that through them, they guarantee the work and the sc. a turbo will give you gains but you have lag and eventually if you rag on it enough, the thing will be useless, i could be mistaken. but id go with the sc for the gains that it sounds like you want.
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Yeah I've been thinking about it all day, and I'm still having trouble deciding. I like the torque that Toms new kit puts out, but I think the vortech would be more reliable (not saying Toms kit isnt reliable, but I just figured superchargers last longer than any turbos, correct me if I'm wrong). I need reliability cause like I said, my car is daily driven, and I put alot of miles on my car. That and I'm trying to keep my car as street legal as possible.
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Tom said himself the cheaper kit can not be upgraded it if you upgraded it it would end up costing more then the expensive kit so no you can't upgrade the less expensive turbo unless you wanna spend more I like the torque on Tom's kit but I would probably end up getting the Vortech (plus I have an SVT there is no cheap kit for the SVT)
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Toms kit isnt even in the begining stages of being developled! how long do you want to wait!!! id go vortech since its available.

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