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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2006
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Originally Posted by via sin dios
OK, i keep hearing that superchargers will destroy my engine and i also hear they do not really mess it up . If i get a supercharger for a 2004 mustang with 40K miles on it, what will be the life span of my car with a SC?

Also, stock cars have turbos, is it true that a stock SC or turbo is designed to work with the engine there for it wont screw up the engine.
If thats true can i get a SC from a 3.8 thunder bird?(I hured its the same engine)
you've got it backwards. The aftermarket SC units ARE designed to work with your engine.

The T-bird SC is designed to work with an SC engine, which has forged pistons, rods, cranks, etc.

The T-bird SC can make mincemeat of a 94-8 Mustang 3.8L engine. the 99+ has a stronger block, but you should upgrade the pistons crank & rods if you're going to use that system.

All in all, it would be cheaper to purchase a REBUILT SC engine from O'Reilleys, or someplace similar, and reflash your computer to run it.

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