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Old 05-01-2009, 01:38 AM   #43
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what do ya'll think of a magnacharger mp122 supercharger with a borla cat back exhaust and headers?
The Maggie MP blowers have been replaced by the TVS 1900 and 2300.

Please, for the love of God, no one ever mention the MP blowers again.
They MP should have NEVER been put on a 350ci+ engine to begin with.

Headers from Kooks or American Racing and cats are all you'll ever need for performance and sound. The stock cat backs will be fine.
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:04 PM   #44
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STS system is very appealing, but remember all that piping going from the back of the car to the front has to be pressurized. Even if you had the fasting spooling turbos ever, you've still got a LOT of piping (& intercooler/s) to pressurize.

It certainly is appealing for ease of install (at least on the C6 compared to traditional TT setups), and thus cost of install if you're not doing it yourself, keeping the heat out of the engine bay & headders/manifolds. But it is not the best setup from a pure performance only standpoint.

I dont know if SC cars suffer as badly from hot weather as turbos do, but after owning 4 turbocharged cars and going to a C5 vette I dont think I would ever turbo an already powerful NA car. I'd either go all motor or maybe SC next time around. I just dont like the turbo side effects after living with them for so many years.

That being said, I do miss the sudden crazy on boost power spike of a modded turbo setup with a lot of boost & power. Sure it's not practical, but gawd is it a lot of fun!!!
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:09 AM   #45
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Todays dual ball-bearing turbos spool up crazy fast! You ever ride a turbo Hayabusa with over 500rwhp? Ain't much lag there!!! I bet you'll have positive boost before 2000 rpm.
Turbo's have come a long way in design. Along with ball-bearings, Variable geometry Turbo's utilise a set of vanes in the exhaust housing to maintain a constant gas velocity across the turbine, the same kind of control as used on power plant turbines. These turbochargers have minimal amount of lag, have a low boost threshold (with full boost as low as 1,500 rpm), and are efficient at higher engine speeds (they are designed to operate in its optimum A/R Ratio at any RPM). In many configurations, VGTs do not even require a wastegate.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:08 PM   #46
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I would go with a turbo, i love the sound of the a turbo spooling up

Nick at Fastlane has a 2SS/RS on order and plans to add a turbo as soon as I can get it delivered to him.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:24 PM   #47
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DO NOT GO WITH STS !
OR any other rear mount turbo......
Unless you are going to build a race car with a forged stroker with a high stalled auto.

Even if you want to build a race car, front mounts offer much better boost delivery and performance.
Rear mounts were designed for space issues. The Camaro/G8 have a TON of space.

Yes, I've driven multiple STS cars build by the best.
Their boost delivery is HORRIBLE and do not make full boost to the higher gears.
Remember, the Camaro weighs 700lbs more than a Vette and needs all the boost EARLY.
Stay Away.

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Old 05-04-2009, 02:35 PM   #48
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One of each! i love the sound of both and i'd probably put on a Gt40 on for a turbo and a twin screw for supercharger maybe a procharger lol the only problem is i'd need 2 diffrent cars
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One of each! i love the sound of both and i'd probably put on a Gt40 on for a turbo and a twin screw for supercharger maybe a procharger lol the only problem is i'd need 2 diffrent cars
You could twincharge. Look it up.
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:19 PM   #50
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I would supercharge it. It's efficient, and it makes huge horsepower without cutting the car up, and it generates less heat.

I'd like to see what a Procharger will do for this car.

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Old 05-04-2009, 05:52 PM   #51
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You could twincharge. Look it up.
you could but... i haven't really seen anything good about twincharging it nvr really seemed to work on the cobalts
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:20 PM   #52
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you could but... i haven't really seen anything good about twincharging it nvr really seemed to work on the cobalts
go with a bigger motor....lol
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go with a bigger motor....lol
The above tends to solve most automotive woes.
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Which is better - turbocharger or supercharger ?

I would like to know which is better a turbo or super charger?

Which one last longer?

Also which has the least problems ive seen engines blow up when trying to use turbo systems. also what is your thoughts about the meth injection systems.

Im not very knowledgeable about car perfomance parts please help

just want to get a ss auto to at least 600 hp what you reccomend.






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Old 05-08-2009, 01:47 AM   #56
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Well I'm by no means an "expert" in this area, but if you had a good cold air intake, long tube headers, high-flow cat back exhaust, supercharger such as a magnacharger (about 10-12lbs boost), and a tune....easily 600+rwhp. There are also other ways such as different ported intakes and cams that can add substantial HP....all with a good tune of course. You also have the option of a smaller pulley on superchargers for more power out of them. I don't have anything against turbos, except for they're known to produce quite a bit more heat....which is why some go for the STS (rear mounted turbo) system.....and also for the lack of space available under the hood.

Longevity wise...I would think both systems would be very comparable.

There are quite a few posts on other threads that go more indepth into the pros and cons of each, and I'm not too knowledgable on NOS or meth injections.
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