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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)

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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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if i get a aftermarket SC wat would my engine life span be? (3.8, 40K miles on it, 2004)
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if i get a aftermarket SC wat would my engine life span be? (3.8, 40K miles on it, 2004)
As long as you follow manufacturers recommendations and driv it normally, there is no effect on the engine.

If you RACE every weekend, it may shorten the life expectancy by 10% more than racing would which is 25-35%.

So with the SC, total life expectancy would be shortened by 32-43% if you race every weekend.

Boost doesn't come on line with a centrifugal unit until approximately 3000 RPM. How often are you at 3000 RPM? I would guess very rarely . . .

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As long as you follow manufacturers recommendations and driv it normally, there is no effect on the engine.

If you RACE every weekend, it may shorten the life expectancy by 10% more than racing would which is 25-35%.

So with the SC, total life expectancy would be shortened by 32-43% if you race every weekend.

Boost doesn't come on line with a centrifugal unit until approximately 3000 RPM. How often are you at 3000 RPM? I would guess very rarely . . .
nice, where can i find a cheeper supercharger or turbo, i dont want to spend over 3K on one
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nice, where can i find a cheeper supercharger or turbo, i dont want to spend over 3K on one
You absolutely will not find a turbo under $5000, because of the customization.

The cheapest route is probably Vortech, but without an intercooler, you'll only be able to run 5-7 psi. Those have generally come in at approximately 2700 dollars.

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how can i get 2700 dollars (20 yrs. old, 6'1", 160 lbs)
























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