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which s/c set-up?

I'm about to purchase a s/c but, vortech v-3 with aftercooler is cheaper than 2.1L kenne bell kit. My question is kenne bell without intercooled is better than vortech? i like street driving and i'm not trying to get crazy hp either.


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vortech will make more horsepower per pound of boost because it's more efficient, but the kb will make much more low end torque. It's not a big deal if you have a manual trans because you can keep it in boost, but if you're auto, you might like the kb better.



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The Kenne Bell will sound 15x cooler. Plus you will NEVER have to explain to some car noob on how it is supercharged and not turbo charged. I cant even count the number of times a guy will look at a vortech 'charger at a mustang show and be like "oh so its turbo'd" Just go with kenne Bell. Twin-screws all the way.

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actually, i am impress at kb but my car has 75k miles on it. Im really looking at kb w/o an intercooler. I really dont know if this is going to be a better set-up vs vortech with aftercooler because of high mileage? I can control my driving habit and i do like low end torque. thanks

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The mileage doesn't mean anything if you have the proper fuel components and a good tune.
Comparing centri's with twin-screws is like comparing apples to oranges, kinda. There are advantages to each.
Either way, you're gonna spend a ton of money, and then you're gonna spend more money when you realize that you're really going to want an intercooler later on.
Putting a supercharger on a car without an inter/aftercooler is stupid. Trust me.
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ATI ProCharger for the win. Just sayin'.


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the kenne bell is awesome. just installed mine last weekend. awesome power. if you get a kenne bell make sure you get a new alternator if it wasn't recently replaced because they now turn backwards with the kit and won't last. mine lasted 1 kilometer.

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thanks man. I was looking for centri before but i think I am going for kenne bell because of the instant power.

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the kenne bell is awesome. just installed mine last weekend. awesome power. if you get a kenne bell make sure you get a new alternator if it wasn't recently replaced because they now turn backwards with the kit and won't last. mine lasted 1 kilometer.
thanks for the heads up and I think my alternator need to be buried anyway. Also what about my suspension upgrade to plant this power to the ground? I was told that lower rear control arms and poly bushing will help? Is this sound about right? thanks

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The Kenne Bell will sound 15x cooler. Plus you will NEVER have to explain to some car noob on how it is supercharged and not turbo charged. I cant even count the number of times a guy will look at a vortech 'charger at a mustang show and be like "oh so its turbo'd" Just go with kenne Bell. Twin-screws all the way.
Lol I can relate. I have a v2 Vortech and I dont know how many people have said that to me.
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thanks man. I was looking for centri before but i think I am going for kenne bell because of the instant power.

You'll be happy with the KB. I installed one on my dad's car.

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Definitely spring for the intercooled KB kit, you'll regret it if you don't. You will severely limit your potential for future horsepower growth without the intercooler.

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definitely go intercooled. especially if you're running in hawaii. you're going to want to get those intake temps as low as possible.

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the kenne bell is awesome. just installed mine last weekend. awesome power. if you get a kenne bell make sure you get a new alternator if it wasn't recently replaced because they now turn backwards with the kit and won't last. mine lasted 1 kilometer.
The kit comes with the hardware to place the alternator 'backwards'. That is usually the first thing (after the blower) people notice when they see my engine compartment.
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