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Old 09-03-2013, 09:06 AM   #1
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super or new engine?

hey everyone I cant decide between getting a super charger kit or a new engine, so here are my options. a hennessy supercharger kit for 10k bringing me to 550hp ish that would include me sending my car to calagary to the hennessy shop there and getting everything done or getting a new lsx 454 engine just under 10k. any thoughts
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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both seem like terrible options.. hennessy is your only overpriced option?
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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both seem like terrible options.. hennessy is your only overpriced option?
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:02 AM   #4
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$10k for 550hp is a bit crazy. $7500 turbo kit + $1000 to install would make ~700rwhp.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #5
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Hennessy makes a seriously nice kit. You could do a MTI 427 ls3 for almost the same price.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:40 AM   #6
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$10k for 550hp is a bit crazy. $7500 turbo kit + $1000 to install would make ~700rwhp.

AGP twin turbo kit running 8psi and take the money saved and set it aside for a forged short block.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #7
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What are you using it for? Track, Drag, DD, Weekend warrior? The large engine will guzzle gas but can be a great option for the track. He supercharger will be better for fuel eco and also good at the drags. Either way, I do agree both are overpriced. I installed my own and am at 600whp for ~8k and I went overboard with everything so all that's holding me back is octane and the non-forged block. Change the block to forged and I'm good til ~1k rwhp.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:50 PM   #8
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Waste of money for sure
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:06 PM   #9
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You might check these two packages out.

http://www.davenportmotorsports.com/packages/26

http://www.davenportmotorsports.com/packages/27


GSL GM City is a General motors dealership in Calgary that is authorized to install Hennessey packages.

Davenport Motorsports is a private shop in Calgary that sells their own packages (custom or standard). They are also an authorized Lingenfelter Performance Engineering dealer.

In my opinion, Davenport has a much better selection to choose from.

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Yo u should just do the SC install yourself, not only is it an awesome experience, it's super easy to do.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #12
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #13
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:00 PM   #14
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That LSX 454 project will cost you a lot more than 10K so if those are the two options it comes down to. You really only have one option.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:27 AM   #17
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hmm well thanks for the info seems like the consensus is I would be over paying for both options, someone mentioned a turbo kit. I am not using it at the track a lot just a few drags. what are some good alternative options, I am not super mechanically inclined but I could try to install a sc if it would save a lot. I am trying to get a lot of hp out of my Camaro with out changing everything about it. or spending a fortune 10k would be a good price for me.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:17 AM   #18
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:50 AM   #19
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I am confident that you can install a super charger yourself as long as you can follow directions. Im sure all of them come with detailed instructions, my whipple kit did. Also any company you purchase a kit should offer good tech support and help you through and hicups. If I remember right it cost around $8,000 for all of my expenses including fuel pump and dyno tune.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:39 AM   #20
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I'm confused on what you mean you aren't using it at the track a lot so no to a turbo? Turbos make great daily drivers, have no load when not in the power, can improve gas mileage, etc. No reason to not look into them. Plus install is super easy. Easier than a S/C with headers install.
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The only thing I don't like about the turbo installs is running oil feed and return lines, other than that they are very straight forward for the average backyard mechanic. Self contained oiling systems are going to be easier to maintain over time, not to say that a well setup oil feed system is unreliable.
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For 10K and big HP numbers. Hard to beat twin turbos
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Big horsepower for 10k doesn't exist. I have a saying with this kind of stuff:

Fast, Reliable, Cheap. You can pick two at any time, but never three.

No matter what system you use, you are limited by the motor underneath it. There isn't a blower or turbo kit that won't do 650whp with supporting mods, the power adder isn't the limiting factor.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:57 PM   #24
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That should be a sticky...
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #25
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Go to the pet store and get two squirrels put them inside the engine bay and call it a day! 700RWHP boom only cost you like $100 bucks, all you gotta do is keep the nut fuel going lmao
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