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Old 10-31-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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where should i go from here?

basically i want to get my motor ready for a supercharger, or possibly going n/a. what would you suggest i start to buy for my SVT in order to get the ball rolling?


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Nothing, any intake or bolt -ons will all change when you do the SC.. Save money and do the SC.

The only thing you might buy before the SC are suspension and brake upgrades.
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unless you are planning on producing a lot of hp the stock internals on the svt are strong enough for FI.
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Just put Lambo doors on it right away to get THAT mod out of the way.

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Good tires. Most important mod there is. All that motor will be useless without some sticky rubber.

Apart from that, get the Hypnotic exhaust with R/T cat, as most everything in the engine bay would be different for the supercharger anyway.
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the only thing i had to do was get a short ram instead of my CAI, other than that nothing......oh i just noticed you have an ORP, i have heard that because there is much less backpressure with those, you wont make as much boost as you would with a reg cat on there. I could be wrong but im pretty sure thats right. So ig you have the factory cat, you may want to put that back on.
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Boost is not dependant on backpressure. Especially on a SC, the max boost is defined by the diameter of the pulley and internal design. Torque can be affected, but it tends to be a trade of high-flow = less torque and more high-end bhp.
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Re: where should i go from here?

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basically i want to get my motor ready for a supercharger, or possibly going n/a. what would you suggest i start to buy for my SVT in order to get the ball rolling?
First thing you need to do is decide which route you will be going. FI or NA. The engine setups are totally different. NA you will be doing all of your work on your engine...P&P heads, new cams(which last I heard they arent out yet...am I right on this one guys?), increased bore and stroke, higher compression pistons, stiffer valve springs, yada yada yada.... You could make a screamin focus like this but it is going to take some work...alot of custom work at that.

Now for FI the internals should be good enough even if you are planning on going with a large amount of boost. What you will need for this...ONLY if you are going with large amounts of boost...maybe something in excess of 10-12 psi...would be lower compression pistons.

If you're just planning on running with the powerworks kit or something similar, then everything should be fine as far as your engine goes. You might want to get a cat-back exhaust, the SVTF exhaust is great, but for FI you might want a larger diameter pipes and especially the RT high flow cat.

I know I'm not getting all of this right so someone correct me if you catch a mistake, which I'm sure someone will because I'm not the engine expert on the forums
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svt_gEEk: thanks for the advice. that really helped a lot. i almost want to go N/A just to see what kind of numbers the motor can actually put out. also, i'd love to hear that thing at full throttle. it'd prolly sound mean as hell.
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No problem man I don't think you're going to see quit as great of numbers right off the bat as if you were to go FI route. But when you get all those engine mods like larger bore and stroke, cams, etc... working in harmony it will make some real power. IMO it will feel much better than FI too if you do it right because turbos have that pesky lag and superchargers mooch off of your engine to make power. There are no disadvantages to N/A that come to mind. If it's done right you will have a really smooth powerband up to 8,000+ rpms easy. Wouldn't you just love to hear an svt with a nice exhaust setup turning 8,500 rpms
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