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Old 01-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Probably been hashed out a ton on here but here goes. 02 Red on Red Coupe. Automatic Z51 . LS1 engine . Put a Corsa Indy exhaust and a Blackwing on it and want more of course I love this car ! Shop guy says a set of long tube headers and a cam with a tune will help this engine. Will it be enough ?
Or for about double the money a Procharger set up will really get you what you want I don't know what to do, anybody got some take on my dilema ? Thanks
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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02 Triple Black Auto Vert, Maggie, B&B exhaust

Red '88 Auto coupe. 247.5 rwhp, 341.4 Torque. 1.6 r.r's, Hedman headers,
air pump elim., 180 stat., x pipe, k&n , cut lid, no frisbee, massaged Heads, ported Plenum
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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Guess where my tax return is going....Supercharger $6599 installed and tuned...drive in and drive out. They guy even offers a loaner car for 3 days


http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-g...installed.html
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. After watching the vid link Johnz02z06 put up I'm in . Deep down thats what I thought , just needed a little prodding to make up my mind ! Time to lighten the bank account .
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:49 PM   #6
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A&A or ECS supercharger. Hands down the best kits for C5/C6 Corvettes
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:57 PM   #7
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Without a doubt, a blower is the way to go. But, you have to ask yourself an important question.... roots style or centrifugal? Roots is positive displacement based and gives more instantaneous power in the lower RPM range. Centrifugal is dynamic based and gives more power in the higher rpm range. Just to give you an example, I've got a Vortech VS2 unit which is Centrifugal. At low RPMs, the car feels like stock. But once I get over 3000 RPMs, it quickly becomes a bat outta he!! and is a major blast to drive!

This is a chunk of change to spend so definitely first decide which way you want to go.

Here are some good reads on the subject,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roots_type_supercharger

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrif...e_supercharger

Let us know which way you go...
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:58 PM   #8
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I vote NOT, your transmission will last longer without it
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #9
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blower is the best bang for the money. Headers are nice, but for the price, you only get about 15-35 more ponies. Double the price, and get 10X more power? Sounds like a duh decision.

A note: you may find yourself getting Boost-Happy (wanting to drop the the pulley size) at which point you may need to consider the following upgrades:

1) Upgraded transmission
2) upgraded radiator
3) Meth injection system
4) Wider rear tires

All of which can be upwards of $1000
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #10
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Struggled with the same dilemma, thats is till I found a lightly used A&A kit

I think what I really like about SC is the drive-ability factor, as mine is mostly a street car, with the extra (boost) horsepower on demand only when I want it....

Startin out simple, will be stock bottom end, but will upgrade valvetrain springs and such and probably the balancer. So not going for a ton of boost, probably in the 7-8 range...

Hoping for around 500 rwhp or so....
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #11
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Feel free to call or e-mail us at sales@eastcoastsupercharging.com, we have some great winter specials going on right now and can assist with the install if necessary.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:27 PM   #12
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Stock A4? Uh, I'd upgrade that too. As well as a converter, maybe 3K stall.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:30 PM   #13
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Guess where my tax return is going....Supercharger $6599 installed and tuned...drive in and drive out. They guy even offers a loaner car for 3 days


http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-g...installed.html
What a deal, invest $6599 in your Corvette (and likely more to follow) and you decrease it's longevity and it's value at the same time. If you're not frequently on the race track, there and many better investments to be considered I'd ask for a lifetime loaner car!

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #14
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What a deal, invest $6599 in your Corvette (and likely more to follow) and you descrease it's longevity and it's value at the same time. If you're not frequently on the race track, there and many better investments to be considered I'd ask for a lifetime loaner car!


I love the "general" sections.


You clearly do not understand why people do performance mods, and that is your God given right!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:37 PM   #15
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Definitely a supercharger - if you can afford it. Without any mods, keep the boost down. Has A&A raised their prices? Seems this time last year, the deals were all $5,995.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #16
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Stock A4? Uh, I'd upgrade that too. As well as a converter, maybe 3K stall.

Ron
I agree .

If you had a MN6, you would be good to go SC. However, your A4 won't be able to handle the power for long. You should add in the cost of a trany upgrade.

I am I did my SC!
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #17
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Definitely a supercharger - if you can afford it. Without any mods, keep the boost down. Has A&A raised their prices? Seems this time last year, the deals were all $5,995.
that price doesn't include the install
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #18
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Supercharge that 02 Red on Red coupe!!!!
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What a deal, invest $6599 in your Corvette (and likely more to follow) and you decrease it's longevity and it's value at the same time. If you're not frequently on the race track, there and many better investments to be considered I'd ask for a lifetime loaner car!
By that logic, why even buy a performance car like a corvette over a much cheaper/more reliable car like a corolla?
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #20
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Supercharge that 02 Red on Red coupe!!!!
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Is there anything more HOT than a red C5 Vette?? Beautiful shot. Thanks for posting
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