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Vortech V3 supercharger question?

So I'm planning on getting a Vortech V3 non intercooled from brenspeed sometime in the next couple months. I've heard around the site that non intercooled will over heat. My question is how I could make it over heat and or ways to prevent it w/o buying the intercooled kit because i don't have the money for that yet.


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It's not going to overheat. Yes it will run hotter since you're compressing the air going into the intake but that's to be expected. On really hot days you will notice a decline in performance as the engine heat soaks. Did you get the IAT relocation kit with it?


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Don't even worry about it overheating.. The v3 is a great supercharger and Im sure you will love it.

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how much extra is too get the intercooler??

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honestly, since its coming around in winter time and even in FL its going to be cooler, just don't drive like an idiot until you get the I/C. if you romp on it, give it a bit to cool off before romping again.

Just use your noggin and watch the temp gauge

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how much extra is too get the intercooler??
It's about $1800... Better to get the air-air than the air-water in my opinion.

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It's about $1800... Better to get the air-air than the air-water in my opinion.
Doesn't air to air rob boost?

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What is a IAT relocation kit?

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What is a IAT relocation kit?
IAT stands for Intake Air Temperature. With this kit we relocate the IAT sensor to one of the front runners on your intake manifold in order to more accurately read intake temps. This is an add precaution and tells the computer to pull timing when intake temps are too high. The IAT relocation comes with our V3 kit.

You will not need to worry about intake temps with this kit. We spent hundreds of hours developing this kit in order to be mail order ready. During high heat/humidity days, you will notice a small drop in power which is due to the pulling of timing because of air intake temps. This kit is designed to be a no worry kit and is upgradable down the road.
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Doesn't air to air rob boost?
Probably a little but you compensate with a smaller pulley. Air-air has much greater Hp capability.

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I'd go with a Kenne Bell or the new Edelbrock..vortech is known for head problems and crappy customer service
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I'd go with a Kenne Bell or the new Edelbrock..vortech is known for head problems and crappy customer service
We have been a Paxton/Vortech dealer since Brenspeed's start in 2004 and yet to have issues. We did have one head unit leak and it was covered under warranty. Both John and Micah at Paxton/Vortech are oustanding guys and are always there to answer any questions we have to take care of any issues.Their customer service is top knotch with us. Sorry if they treated you differently.

As for the Edelbrock, it is new to the market but it too is a very respectable blower from a respectable company. We did just release Brenspeed staged e-force kits but they are more expensive than a Vortech V3 kit, which is a driving factor.

We at Brenspeed will not offer a product from a company that treats us with poor customer service because we therefore cannot offer our customers the customer service they deserve.
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I had to send my Vortech compressor back for a minor rebuild after less than a year.

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I'd go with a Kenne Bell or the new Edelbrock..vortech is known for head problems and crappy customer service
I've seen a number of threads beating up Kenne Bell for questionable customer service.

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Not to jinx myself, but my V3 has been awesome for about a year now. I originally bought it non-intercooled as well, and since added a methanol injection on it to cool off the IAT temps. Since the methanol upgrade I have been even happier. This V3 is more of a beast than is advertised. If I were you I would NOT get the tune from Vortech, as it is quite lame in terms of HP. I would get a tune from a better vendor right off the bat. Like if you buy your setup through Brenspeed, get their custom tune. The Vortech tune will make like 370rwhp, and a good tune from a vendor will produce more like 420rwhp big big difference. And it will probably cost you the same.


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