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Old 07-08-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Arrow POLL: Procharger or Vortech or Maggie

With Both putting out some of the best HP Gains in their class, which would you choose, considering reputation, power and price. Yes I give the advantage straight away to the Procharger if for nothing else than the CARB #

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Old 07-08-2009, 08:06 PM   #2
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You forgot Techco!

I'm waiting to see a finished Techco and a finished Vortech system before I make any decisions. Both look like excellent setups!
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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I'd vote for Magnacharger if it was a choice....

But since it's not, +1 for Procharger and their ease of install + value + reputation.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:05 PM   #5
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I have a procharger on my 06 GTO and it am so happy with it. The thing i like the most is that 1 you dont have to tap the oil pan. (i beleive the kit that you dont have to tap into the oil pan is too big of a blower for stock internals) Procharger is self-contained. And also the prochargers plumbing is all behind the bumper. Vortech is all up top and you can see it. IMO it doesnt look as good. With just a procharger and a cam on my gto i went from 363 RWHP to 599 rwhp. I love the way that the procharger pulls. Like a damn train. Good luck with your decisions. Just my 2 cents.
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Well since Hennessy does not make a supercharger...I will vote for MagnaCharger because I am assumming that is what you meant anyway. I think a muscle car like this new camaro deserves a top mounted supercharger like the MagnaCharger....They are awesome, and they look great under the hood of the camaro.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:22 AM   #8
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Hmmm no clear winner yet, Guess we will have to wait till some people get them installed... Is the procharger the only set-up currently with a CARB#? Even though it doesn't look as cool as a top mount SC, the CARB# and the 45% HP Gains!?!? make it a clear choice for CAlifornia no?
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Another for Magnuson. Also - they're working on a CARB number if I understand correctly. Personally - Vortech and Procharger are at about a tie, but I know both make great power. I've been exposed to Procharger a little more, however, I'd still like to see some numbers from both. I'll be a little suprised if they make more power than Maggy's latest (TVS 2300), however, I know those centrifugals make power.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:52 AM   #10
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With Both putting out some of the best HP Gains in their class, which would you choose, considering reputation, power and price. Yes I give the advantage straight away to the Procharger if for nothing else than the CARB #
Go NA with big displacement. An LS7 or better.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:55 AM   #11
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:58 AM   #12
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Why Techo Over the Procharger????
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:12 AM   #13
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I would vote for procharger. I have never messed with prochargers but the reason prochargers kits would appear to be the best is they won't generate as much heat. Also they use a air-to-air inter cooler which is more efficient then a water to air.

this is just my opinion, so why are you guys saying go with maggie chargers??? I would think they would still be good, but the intake air would be hotter, thus not making as much power.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:23 AM   #14
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I'm leaning with the Maggie because it's a relatively known kit as of right now. Several tests have shown ~500 RWHP on 6 psi of boost and completely safe for the car. I'd like to see what the TS companies are coming up with as well as the centri' guys. They're air-to-water but we know the LS9 intercooling drops temperatures to ~140*, and it's my understanding that set-up isn't nearly as efficient as a Maggie set-up.

I'm always open to new, unbiased, information though
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:26 AM   #15
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I have to say the chromed out Maggie loooks SIIICK! any word when the 1900 will be avail, and will it have a CARB#?
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:28 AM   #16
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Like one of the guys said...go with a built LS7.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:31 AM   #17
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Just to update you guys on a few misconceptions...

We most certainly will have CARB on our systems soon enough, so absolutely no worries there.

Vortech offers both oil fed and self-lubricated compressors. So, if you don't want to tap the pan and run the lines, just buy the V-3 System and you're good to go...and you still get the superior fit and finish & OEM quality of a Vortech.

Although we do use air to water on some of our systems, our new 2010 Camaro system is utilizing a HUGE air to air cooler. Plus, don't forget we'll be drawing our inlet air from a 4" rotomolded air inlet that will draw cold air from the front bumper/fender area...not hot air from directly over the header.
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:33 AM   #18
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As you were posting, I was watching your teaser video, and thinking.. Hmm. Maybe Vortech.. :P So many choices. any est. DYNO numbers yet?
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As you were posting, I was watching your teaser video, and thinking.. Hmm. Maybe Vortech.. :P So many choices. any est. DYNO numbers yet?
Soon my friends...soon. We are sitting on pins and needles waiting for the production inlet duct to come in. We don't want to dyno the car without the actual production parts that will come with the system...so any numbers we report are fully legitimate.
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:21 PM   #21
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All the products mentioned are good and some have pros and cons over the others. So far we have sold over 20 Magnuson kits on the new Camaro while installing over 10 of them. And I can say that the quality, power, look, ease of installation along with reliability is the best our company has experienced.

We use and sell all of the major blowers mentioned. You wont go wrong with any of them. However, we have been extremely impressed with Magnuson in every way.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:18 PM   #22
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Good To know, seems to be a theme.. Thanks John. What are your thoughts on the 1900 vs the TVS2300. ETA on the CARB# for the MAggie?
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Just to update you guys on a few misconceptions...

We most certainly will have CARB on our systems soon enough, so absolutely no worries there.

Vortech offers both oil fed and self-lubricated compressors. So, if you don't want to tap the pan and run the lines, just buy the V-3 System and you're good to go...and you still get the superior fit and finish & OEM quality of a Vortech.

Although we do use air to water on some of our systems, our new 2010 Camaro system is utilizing a HUGE air to air cooler. Plus, don't forget we'll be drawing our inlet air from a 4" rotomolded air inlet that will draw cold air from the front bumper/fender area...not hot air from directly over the header.
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All the products mentioned are good and some have pros and cons over the others. So far we have sold over 20 Magnuson kits on the new Camaro while installing over 10 of them. And I can say that the quality, power, look, ease of installation along with reliability is the best our company has experienced.

We use and sell all of the major blowers mentioned. You wont go wrong with any of them. However, we have been extremely impressed with Magnuson in every way.
We appreciate your support John!

Maguson has sold well over 150 of these kits now, and quite a few customers including Hennessey have eclipsed the 600 RWHP mark. Trust me when I tell you, a positive displacement supercharger running 30* over ambient making 15 psi is FUN.
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QUOTE=Hennessey Performance;667403]All the products mentioned are good and some have pros and cons over the others. So far we have sold over 20 Magnuson kits on the new Camaro while installing over 10 of them. And I can say that the quality, power, look, ease of installation along with reliability is the best our company has experienced.

We use and sell all of the major blowers mentioned. You wont go wrong with any of them. However, we have been extremely impressed with Magnuson in every way.[/QUOTE]

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We appreciate your support John!

Maguson has sold well over 150 of these kits now, and quite a few customers including Hennessey have eclipsed the 600 RWHP mark. Trust me when I tell you, a positive displacement supercharger running 30* over ambient making 15 psi is FUN.
So much for that MM&FF article I'm being toiling over regarding these types of SCs. Are these cars running different long blocks, or just with supporting fuel/ignition upgrades? I'd like to know so I can start planning how I'm going to get 600 RWHP with a SC that has a CARB number. If it's only a pulley and some fine tuning away, I'm there
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