June 24, 2007I've got a 2002 Silverado 5.3 and it only has 48k on the motor, I wanted to know what the "blower guys" thought. I know that he says toe-may-toe, he says toe-mah-toe, but what are you guys all running and what brought you to that decision. I like the "semi-roots" style blowers. But I hear good things about the "snails" (centrifugal). Let me know! What are the pros and cons to each: centrifugal, roots...ish?, or manifold replacement style superchargers. Brand, style, pros, cons, let's hear some experiences!! Thanks, MYTMOWZ
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June 25, 2007I have a whipple ............price was my main concern 3k , wasn't worried about the heat since i don't drive it much , Trannies are what you need to worry about
June 25, 2007What ever you do think about what your going to use it for. If towing is your main concern go with the roots style blower... because you get that down low power which is where the roots style likes to live. If your looking for speed to get yourself down the track? well then, centrifugal is the way to go because the power band is much higher in the rpms you won't run out of steam half way down the track.... OH YEAH price helps too..lol.. hope that helps..
July 1, 2007haha...price...no, I was gonna build my own!! I actually don't plan on racing mine, but I do plan on driving it...quickly, at least some of the time. I borrow my dad's boat from time to time so there's a real good chance I'll be towing. In response to MbpsychoSS, what do you mean by worrying about the heat? Is the Whipple no good in the heat? Thanks for the input! MYTMOWZ
July 1, 2007You say you are going to build your own supercharger? The question I have is how are you going to get by the California smog laws when registration comes due. Whipple and a few others have already jumped through the hoops and have the CARB numbers, this is part of the reason the cost is so much for a kit. Something to think about, I just hate to see you spend 1000-1500 and have to take it off in a year. Good luck