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Old 12-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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What would it take to make my own supercharger kit?

What would it honestly take for me to go out buy a Vortech V3 supercharger and build my own kit around it? What components are needed in order to do this?
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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Piping, tune, clamps, couplers, MAF tube, pullies, etc etc
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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A lot of engineering is involved with just the mounting brackets.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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A supercharger!!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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Lots of hair tarring out, specially if its your daily.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #6
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Honestly, it's not that hard at all. My friends and I built a turbo kit for a scion tc completely from scratch. The only thing is you will constantly have to be monitoring it and always be prepared for something to go wrong. If it's your daily driver, I would not recommend it at all. But can it be done? Sure.

Another thing though, is that we don't have a tuning software to tune things and mess with things ourselves. When we built the tc kit, we could always tune it and see how things were doing and change things but you can't with this car. You always have to be waiting for someone to get back to you on the tune.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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pipes and the head unit is esay, the tune and cables are what you need unless you have access to a dyno shop
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #8
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The tune is the gold nugget in the whole system. If you have an LLT working with a Bosch ECM is a mystery unless you have their proprietary files and know how to use them
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #9
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Honestly, it's not that hard at all. My friends and I built a turbo kit for a scion tc completely from scratch. The only thing is you will constantly have to be monitoring it and always be prepared for something to go wrong. If it's your daily driver, I would not recommend it at all. But can it be done? Sure.

Another thing though, is that we don't have a tuning software to tune things and mess with things ourselves. When we built the tc kit, we could always tune it and see how things were doing and change things but you can't with this car. You always have to be waiting for someone to get back to you on the tune.
Really not fair to compare a turbo to a SC... You can get creative with your piping and placement of your turbo.. .however on a SC, since it's belt driven you are a lot more limited with it's placement... and as NutButt pointing out mounting the SC is going to be pretty involved...
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #10
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Really not fair to compare a turbo to a SC... You can get creative with your piping and placement of your turbo.. .however on a SC, since it's belt driven you are a lot more limited with it's placement... and as NutButt pointing out mounting the SC is going to be pretty involved...
True. The turbo we built was a front mount so it was still in the same vicinity a supercharger would be in but I understand what you're saying.

Also, as stated, the tune is what's going to get you. Unless you can find a way to tune it reliably, you're efforts are going to be in vain.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #11
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I'd try to build a custom turbo kit before a SC kit.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:10 PM   #12
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I know this is oversimplifying it greatly but GM has produced several cars with factory Roots blowers, could you find a used one and make and adapter plate to make it fit the llt or lfx intakes? I am also very curious if you could take an LFX and make an adapter to bolt turbos directly to the cylinder heads. Just a few thoughts.
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Heat sink turbo, unless you wrap it and feed it oil, the benifits are great, just don't forget to feed your bearings.
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