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Old 01-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Supercharging - Any Regreats To Those Who Have?

I've made the decision recently to supercharge my 08 LS3 in the next couple of months and have heard a lot of great things, read a number of threads from happy customers, but what about those who wished they hadn't?

Is there such a thing, and if so, why?

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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None at all, the car is a blast and is the best mod I've done.

Just be aware that like any mod, things may not always turn out the way you think or go smoothly no matter how great the reputation of the shop doing the install.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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No regrets here. The car still performs well as a DD if need be and has gobs of power when I want to play.
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Would love to supercharge mine. There really isn't a downside to more power unless something breaks in which case you're warranty would be void.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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A guy who was at Corvettes at Bondurant threw a belt twice in one day. I'm not bashing Supercharger...but stuff happens....with any car.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #6
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Love my Magna! Combined with the Borla she is a mean machine.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
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I installed my ProCharger within the first year after I purchased my new 2005. It's provided me 6+ years of enjoyment and I have never thrown a belt. Actually, I replaced the Gates belt that came with the kit with a Goodyear Gator Back within one month of the install, just because I heard it was a better choice. That belt lasted until the Fall of last year when I ditched it when installing a Flip-Drive.

So, if the supercharger is installed properly, the belt is not an issue, IMHO!

Forced induction is the cheapest bang for your performance buck.

Do it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #8
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I did it on my since deceased C5 and zero regrets have a kit for the C6 and debating when to put it on.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:02 PM   #9
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Last May on my '10 GS. E-Force. Nothing but fun. Absolutely no problems so far, and just continues to amaze me every time I drive it. Drives like stock then will scare the hell out of you when you get on it. All good.
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Last May on my '10 GS. E-Force. Nothing but fun. Absolutely no problems so far, and just continues to amaze me every time I drive it. Drives like stock then will scare the hell out of you when you get on it. All good.

eforce on my 08 vert for over 2 years & still produces miles of smiles while running very quiet and well mannered till you need the pose.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #11
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*quality kit
*quality installer
*super quality tune

nothing left to discuss / nothing you'll regret

(done it 2X)
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:44 PM   #12
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I've put superchargers on other cars and regretted it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:57 PM   #13
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none at all
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:58 PM   #14
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England Green (in Houston) TUNE +
Vortech Supercharger V3 - Si Trim
Meth : Alky Control System, Progressive spray under boost, 100% methanol
Fueling: Mototron 60lb injectors and Kenne Bell Boost-A-Pump unit
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #15
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How many of you guys are running a h/c set up w/ your charger?
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #16
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How many of you guys are running a h/c set up w/ your charger?
Not much need, you can make good HP without a cam. For built set ups it's a no brainer, you should upgrade.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:03 PM   #17
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I've made the decision recently to supercharge my 08 LS3 in the next couple of months and have heard a lot of great things, read a number of threads from happy customers, but what about those who wished they hadn't?

Is there such a thing, and if so, why?

Thanks for the feedback!
not a single regret, s/c and exhaust, with a good installer.
drive it daily (when theres no snow) no issues.

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A guy who was at Corvettes at Bondurant threw a belt twice in one day. I'm not bashing Supercharger...but stuff happens....with any car.
Yes it does, if you do it wrong.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:57 PM   #19
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*quality kit
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nothing left to discuss / nothing you'll regret

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DIRTF on the install, then it's all in the tune. X2
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:13 PM   #20
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A resent post on the Corvette Forum reflected the fact that his supercharged engine blew-up during the process of getting it "tuned", so all does not always go well, but don't expect many to admit to their monstrous failures due to installing a supercharger. Nobody likes to admit to their stupidity. At very best, your engine life will be reduced considerably. Want a reliable supercharged C6? Buy a ZR1. It comes with a full factory warranty, not only on the engine, but the whole power train that delivers all that extra horsepower to the ground.
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