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Old 10-29-2013, 03:09 PM   #15
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People are paying 6000 for 80 hp when they do a supercharger.
If I only got 80 more HP out of my S/C, I would be pissed off.

It's quite a bit more.

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Old 10-29-2013, 03:28 PM   #16
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This is actually a huge bang for the buck. Headers for the LLT (yes I know LFX can't do headers, it's an example) are about 700 and u get 15 hp. People are paying 6000 for 80 hp when they do a supercharger. At 1200 for 40 hp you'd be way ahead in the power/price ratio over these other mods. Hell even a CAI is 400 bucks for an 8hp gain?
First off, 80HP is a bit short...most gains I'm seeing are at least 100 - 120rwhp gain, so you should figure 120 - 150 crank HP gained.

Second...I just don't see cams + tune getting done for $1,200. I hope I'm wrong, but early on (and likely forever since cams won't be a big seller) I'm betting 1,500 to 2,000.

But anways, lets say you get 40rwhp with cams for 2,000. A SC install will typically run you around 5,500 to 6,000, but lets just say 6,000. Three times 40HP is 120HP. Three times 2,000 is 6,000.

So in reality, the ratio of cost looks like it could be the same for cams.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:49 PM   #17
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First off, 80HP is a bit short...most gains I'm seeing are at least 100 - 120rwhp gain, so you should figure 120 - 150 crank HP gained.

Second...I just don't see cams + tune getting done for $1,200. I hope I'm wrong, but early on (and likely forever since cams won't be a big seller) I'm betting 1,500 to 2,000.

But anways, lets say you get 40rwhp with cams for 2,000. A SC install will typically run you around 5,500 to 6,000, but lets just say 6,000. Three times 40HP is 120HP. Three times 2,000 is 6,000.

So in reality, the ratio of cost looks like it could be the same for cams.
An installed system is no way 6000. The system itself without install isn't even 6000. It's 6095 before you factor in shipping. Shipping the system will probably be a good 75-100 dollars. Then you still have to pay for install. Which is about 10 hours labor if I'm not mistaken. So that's an extra 1000 in just labor. Which brings you price up to about 7125 for 100 hp like you guys said.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:52 PM   #18
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First off, 80HP is a bit short...most gains I'm seeing are at least 100 - 120rwhp gain, so you should figure 120 - 150 crank HP gained.

Second...I just don't see cams + tune getting done for $1,200. I hope I'm wrong, but early on (and likely forever since cams won't be a big seller) I'm betting 1,500 to 2,000.

But anways, lets say you get 40rwhp with cams for 2,000. A SC install will typically run you around 5,500 to 6,000, but lets just say 6,000. Three times 40HP is 120HP. Three times 2,000 is 6,000.

So in reality, the ratio of cost looks like it could be the same for cams.


That's a good write up. That along with hopefully 3.91 rear gears, and I'll throw some serious power to the ground...
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:52 PM   #19
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Mine was under $6K installed.

'Cause I did it myself.

And I even had to pay sales tax.

Never measured it, but I'll bet I'm right about 400 rwhp, whereas I was probably 265-ish stock...

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Mine was under $6K installed.

'Cause I did it myself.

And I even had to pay sales tax.

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That was before they upped the price
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:56 PM   #21
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That was before they upped the price
Jus' sayin'. And I walked in and took it home with me. Plus Jesse cut me a break because I live in AZ and had to pay tax on it.

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Old 10-29-2013, 04:55 PM   #22
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Jus' sayin'. And I walked in and took it home with me. Plus Jesse cut me a break because I live in AZ and had to pay tax on it.

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Is a supercharger a complex and complicated instal?
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Is a supercharger a complex and complicated instal?
I did mine by myself, in my driveway, in two days. By trade I'm a wholesale floor covering territory manager. I've never been a mechanic. Make your own determination from that.

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An installed system is no way 6000. The system itself without install isn't even 6000. It's 6095 before you factor in shipping. Shipping the system will probably be a good 75-100 dollars. Then you still have to pay for install. Which is about 10 hours labor if I'm not mistaken. So that's an extra 1000 in just labor. Which brings you price up to about 7125 for 100 hp like you guys said.
I'm just going off of what I know, and what I know is the price the kit was. I don't know what the new price is...although it seems like I've come across a few sales and group buys they have had so I'm betting one could be had for around 6,000 or so.

No I wasn't factoring labor installation costs...I forgot about that probably because I'd be doing the labor myself or with the help of my brother who is a GM mechanic.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:06 PM   #25
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or with the help of my brother who is a GM mechanic.
I couldn't work with my brother. He's an airline pilot/former fighter pilot/aeronautical engineer and would drive me absolutely up the wall with his anal retentiveness. I'll take him first choice as a pilot, though.

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Old 10-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #26
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I couldn't work with my brother. He's an airline pilot/former fighter pilot/aeronautical engineer and would drive me absolutely up the wall with his anal retentiveness. I'll take him first choice as a pilot, though.

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Well no one in my family or that I am around is mechanically minded other than my future father-in-law. That's where many of my tools come from, but my degree I'm striving for is a physics degree with a minor in mechanical engineering so I don't know why he and myself couldn't get it done. Did the company send you instructions or what?
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Oh yeah, Mon. Complete instructions on a zip drive. Except they're for an LLT, for the most part.

That's why you'd want my number, 'cause I care like that.

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Oh yeah, Mon. Complete instructions on a zip drive. Except they're for an LLT, for the most part.

That's why you'd want my number, 'cause I care like that.

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When/If I get this and the hopes are looking up. I will definately be contacting you. Although, I am heavily considering a gear swap to 3.45 atleast if not 3.91 with a ss rear diff before I do this, because I have the puny little 2.92 gears in my 2ls. Thoughts?
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