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Retro69 11-24-2012 11:07 PM

Maybe a Dumb Question? Why Are Superchargers So Expensive?
 
I am really curious what there is about superchargers that makes them so expensive?

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Rat 11-24-2012 11:24 PM

What part?

Kinda like saying cars are expensive.:facepalm:

Birm 11-24-2012 11:24 PM

Demand drives prices :)

SSE 4 2SS 11-24-2012 11:32 PM

Like Birm said and to expand on that... Lots of research goes into them... they are a specialty item, certainly not necessary... and people will charge what the market allows... In a hot new much desired car like the 5th Gen, they will be pricey... but not excessively so to my knowledge...

Birm 11-24-2012 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS (Post 5842767)
Like Birm said and to expand on that... Lots of research goes into them... they are a specialty item, certainly not necessary... and people will charge what the market allows... In a hot new much desired car like the 5th Gen, they will be pricey... but not excessively so to my knowledge...

Thats why you are a Mod lol:respekt:

SSE 4 2SS 11-24-2012 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Birm (Post 5842785)
Thats why you are a Mod lol:respekt:

nah, just gabby as you have discovered...

SPARTAN sui 11-24-2012 11:52 PM

I think it's all supply and demand. Niche market, all of what everyone has mentioned already. I've always wondered the same, seems like you don't get a whole lot for $5,000+ considering you can buy a used vehicle for that much money.

But that used vehicle isn't going to be as much fun!

Rcfiddy1 11-24-2012 11:54 PM

Because its worth it! :D

Birm 11-25-2012 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS (Post 5842801)
nah, just gabby as you have discovered...

:laughabove: You're not as bad as people say :sm0:

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Originally Posted by Rcfiddy1 (Post 5842815)
Because its worth it! :D

:word:

SSE 4 2SS 11-25-2012 12:02 AM

I've been called some pretty bad things... but I consider the source...

Op, sorry for the thread jack, back to your regularly scheduled programming...

lakersftbl69 11-25-2012 12:03 AM

Ya but why is it say if I were to get a supercharger say for a new 5.0 mustang and the same one for a camaro ls3 ss it's so much more for the camaro even if u compare older model such as a 2002 mustang compared to a 2002 camaro the camaros are so much more. Why? Does that much differance in price really have to do with the smaller displacement engine in the mustangs compared to the camaro

Jessika 11-25-2012 12:04 AM

There is an insane amount of R& D that goes into producing something like a supercharger.
I know that the eaton rotors in the TVS are not cheap... Then factor in the labor hours to machine the pieces & assemble them. I think SLP has it right by offering their new supercharger system at 6750...

The reason the mustang supercharger is cheaper is because it is a front drive. Compare apples to apples and it will work out to be right about the same.

lakersftbl69 11-25-2012 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Jessika@SCC (Post 5842844)
There is an insane amount of R& D that goes into producing something like a supercharger.
I know that the eaton rotors in the TVS are not cheap... Then factor in the labor hours to machine the pieces & assemble them. I think SLP has it right by offering their new supercharger system at 6750...

The reason the mustang supercharger is cheaper is because it is a front drive. Compare apples to apples and it will work out to be right about the same.

Oh I see

willhe64 11-25-2012 11:03 AM

Having just installed the TVS2300 kit i can see why they are up there in price. The blower itself is a precision part with sub .001" tolerances and high strength metals. I'm guessing that alone would be worth $2500-$3000. More than a rear differential which is close but not quite the level of tech of the blower head unit. Then add in the manifold and intercooler, heat exchanger, pump, injectors, SCT tuner and all the other stuff. and I can easily see why they are priced the way they are.


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