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Old 03-04-2021, 06:52 AM   #1
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LSA or aftermarket!?!

With the days of finding a cheap LSA behind us, why even bother looking for anything but aftermarket now? I can't see spending 5k+ for a used blower and install kit. At this point why not just spend a little more and get a new kit...am I wrong?
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:10 AM   #2
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My guess is some people like using OEM parts and find a better deal than the $5k+ you mentioned. If I was in the market for a supercharger, I agree that I would be looking at options other than the LSA.
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:42 AM   #3
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Boost District has a new LSA package for 5th gens starting at $4400. https://boostdistrict.com/collection...w-supercharger
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:57 AM   #4
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I went the LSA route. Did it for around $5k, I didn’t do a kit because I was trying to see how cheap I could do it for.

I question now if spending $6k on a Whipple may have been better. Currently contemplating a Kong which would be an easy swap with my LSA.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:13 AM   #5
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I went the LSA route. Did it for around $5k, I didn’t do a kit because I was trying to see how cheap I could do it for.

I question now if spending $6k on a Whipple may have been better. Currently contemplating a Kong which would be an easy swap with my LSA.
Which Kong are you looking at? I have read somewhere they are coming out with a larger SC for the LSA.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:14 AM   #6
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I lucked out and got a brand new ECS 1500 complete tuner kit for 4k. The other option I was looking at was a Maggie or whipple. The LSA is a great power maker though!
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:06 PM   #7
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I lucked out and got a brand new ECS 1500 complete tuner kit for 4k.
Wow thats an awesome deal
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:20 PM   #8
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Keep checking the classified section. Now and then a great deal will pop up. Mine has an interesting back story to it, that's why I got it so cheap.

Pretty much any boosted camaro is a fun ride. I do admit that I make a bit of noise when around town. But it wouldn't be fun if it was quiet lol.
Good luck which ever you go with.
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:21 PM   #9
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Yeah the used LSA blowers are way too pricey imo. I think the ESS kit is the best bang for the buck right now.
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:24 AM   #10
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I lucked out and got a brand new ECS 1500 complete tuner kit for 4k. The other option I was looking at was a Maggie or whipple. The LSA is a great power maker though!
I know I was trying to buy that one and you got it first!
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:24 AM   #11
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Wow thats an awesome deal
That was stolen... lucked out still though. Lol

I don’t understand why people say “I like the factory look”. Maggie/whipple/KB looks factory. Hell my ECS looks factory.
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:27 AM   #12
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Boost District has a new LSA package for 5th gens starting at $4400. https://boostdistrict.com/collection...w-supercharger
It's not complete still need injectors, fuel pump, and cold air. I have been looking at this also. I have the cold air but still need the pump and injectors.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:34 PM   #13
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It's not complete still need injectors, fuel pump, and cold air. I have been looking at this also. I have the cold air but still need the pump and injectors.
Yep, I saw that. Still not a horrible price considering what some of the used units are selling for.
Ive been looking at a the Maggie Heartbeat and the Whipple, just not sure what I'm going to do at the moment. Head is spinning with all the information and tradeoffs etc lol
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:01 PM   #14
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Which Kong are you looking at? I have read somewhere they are coming out with a larger SC for the LSA.
I don’t know the number, but it can handle up to 1000hp.
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