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What you do for a dependable superchaged DD?

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What you do for a dependable superchaged DD?

Hey eveyone I've been a member on here for just a little while now and every night I try to read up on what I should do to make a dependable superchaged daily driver. My truck is a 2005 4x4 4.0 with just over 50 thousand on it. The only performance mods I have as of right now are a K&N cold air, custom exhaust from last Cat. back. and a superchips tuner. I know the tuner will be no good to me after the superchager. I will soon be adding headers and the screamin demon coil pack. I am going to use the RP caster kit. I plan on only going to 5.5 or 6 psi max along with water/meth injection. I am going to use thicker/stronger head gaskets (let me know what you reccomend I think the only ones I have found were on Tom morana'a website). ARP head studs, bigger injectors (From a v8 mustang again please reccomend). I know some of these things have been covered but then I read so many things that say the oppisite of something else. I dont race and I'm never hard on my truck but hearing that whine leaving a redlight everyonce in a while would be fun. Also I will get an SCT tuner and custom tunes. I hope to get a lot of replys on this, this site has been my go to place for all the info I have needed. Thanks in advance.
 
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If I had to go w/a super charged fatory car it would either be a svt focus or a early 90's t-bird.

Keep us updated, it sounds like an awesome build. Especially since you have 4wd. Most guys that s/c a 4.0L slam it.
 
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If I had to go w/a super charged fatory car it would either be a svt focus or a early 90's t-bird.

Keep us updated, it sounds like an awesome build. Especially since you have 4wd. Most guys that s/c a 4.0L slam it.
Svt focuses are not supercharged.
 
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jimd supercharged his 07 4x4. its long gone now, who knows where it is. it is a BAD truck though.
http://justtruckin.net/pages/mytruck2.html

... oh and you are VERY close to me. if you do this I wanna see it. and maybe even drive it. and then do it to my truck!
 
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Originally Posted by SteelDirigible View Post
jimd supercharged his 07 4x4. its long gone now, who knows where it is. it is a BAD truck though.
http://justtruckin.net/pages/mytruck2.html

... oh and you are VERY close to me. if you do this I wanna see it. and maybe even drive it. and then do it to my truck!
I had seen that tuck on the rp caster site and I just read about what he done to make his safe for daily driving. The only thing he done that I hadn't thought of or read before as adding an inlet air temp switch to monitor the tempature of the air going into the engine and I wish there was more detail on that. Yes I am close to you about 25 min from etown I work there at addington transportation by ectc. It's going to be a little after tax time when this is completed. I just want to start getting things together like finding a good supercharger for a decent price, getting injectors, and all little parts together so that way it's not such a big chunk of change all together. Also I can't beleive the huge gains jimd got when using the meth injection .
 
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Originally Posted by MothMan999 View Post
Svt focuses are not supercharged.
I honestly thought they were too lol I've never been around one before.
 
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Yea for some reason I did too.

Well I would s/c it if I had one....
 
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IMO...leave it N/A

I run the RPI kit and while it is pretty cool; at the end of the day it's not really worth the extra hassle.
 
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IMO...leave it N/A

I run the RPI kit and while it is pretty cool; at the end of the day it's not really worth the extra hassle.
Well the project for sure has the green light now. I talked to my gf today and finally got her to tell me what she got me for my birthday and she's apparently been watching me and listening to me and looked through my favorites on my computer and she orderd the RP caster kit. I almost pissed myself. So if anyone sees an m90 around let me know. I have been wondering If I should knife edge and half shaft my throttle body or get one from a mustang and then polish it and then knife edge and half shaft? I'm going to talk to the local speed shop here and see if they can do a tune on an sct tuner. Could I just buy a used xcal3 and then get a tuner to email me a tune if I tell him my mods? I will also put my superchips 1950 up for sale. Sorry for all the questions. I'm pretty damn excited lol.
 
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Can someone tell me if this will work for my custom tunes? thanks its an sct x3

http://louisville.craigslist.org/pts/2676033945.html
 
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yep if its really never been tuned or flashed to a vehicle, otherwise you'll have to send it to the factory to get reset or whatever. you can get one with custom tunes for $380 though from rogue performance. He is the one that tuned the white ranger linked above as well
 
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Originally Posted by SteelDirigible View Post
yep if its really never been tuned or flashed to a vehicle, otherwise you'll have to send it to the factory to get reset or whatever. you can get one with custom tunes for $380 though from rogue performance. He is the one that tuned the white ranger linked above as well
I'm going to go over to brangers sometime this week and see if they would be able to do a dyno tune and be able to custom tune for it. If not I think there is an sct dealer around louisville that could. Brangers can do some pretty good work.
 
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In there a guy on here that just super charged his truck thats a 4x4?

NVM, its Burnett
 
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had the RP kit, great quality, but in the end you will end up wanting more power...you will say there is some extra pick up and go, but it will soon become "slow"...

just leave everything stock and throw the kit on it and tune it..done deal
 
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I just got on hell of a deal on ebay on a supercharger 75 bucks and 20 to ship it lol there wasn't a lot of info but he said it turned freely so I took a chance on it. just hope its in good shape.
 
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Originally Posted by cmstillwell67 View Post
I just got on hell of a deal on ebay on a supercharger 75 bucks and 20 to ship it lol there wasn't a lot of info but he said it turned freely so I took a chance on it. just hope its in good shape.
Oval or rectangular port? I'd plan on doing at least the snout bearings on any ebay blower...it's far easier to do it with the blower off the truck....got mine form http://www.rollingperformance.com/snoutkits.htm good guy to deal with.
 
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He said it was from an 89 or 90 thunderbird so it should be oval and even if it wasn't for the price I would make an adapter for it. I'm going to wait untill I get it before I order the snout rebuild. Thank you for the link.
 
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For a Reliable DD and Supercharged, it is not like it was years ago. The correctly sized injectors and fuel pump, a good tune, not an over spun supercharger, and proper upkeep is all you need. Do not take short cuts. Run 93 Octane!!!!!!! At 5-6lbs, you should be fine on an M90. People get into trouble when they try to overspin (crank the boost too high) the supercharger, run too low octane, not have enough fuel, or try to make too much power on an engine not meant to handle it. Staying within reason on everything and you should be as reliable as any NA truck.
 
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Originally Posted by 32vsnake View Post
IMO...leave it N/A

I run the RPI kit and while it is pretty cool; at the end of the day it's not really worth the extra hassle.
ill come take it off your hands then
 
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ill come take it off your hands then
Stop on by with some cash and it's yours!
 
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Stop on by with some cash and it's yours!
im sure you want more for it then im willing to pay since i already have a big money pit of a car but pm me a rough price
 
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im sure you want more for it then im willing to pay since i already have a big money pit of a car but pm me a rough price
Since I went down the SC road I'm sticking with it... at least until I decide to sell the truck

OP how goes your install?
 
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Originally Posted by 32vsnake View Post
Since I went down the SC road I'm sticking with it... at least until I decide to sell the truck

OP how goes your install?
hey no problem i figured as much anyways. i would like to see it run once at Western Speedway this summer tho just to see what it would do. i got a 7.6sec with a flowmaster drop in [email protected] on stock tires
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