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Old 08-29-2017, 10:06 PM   #1
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ECS vs Kraftwerks Supercharger

Yes, another one.

I need help deciding between the two for a '10 L99 car with the only mod being aftermarket mufflers. My goal is to stay below a level that is pushing the drivetrain to needing upgraded. No racing, just a toy. Looks like I can get the ECS for about $5800 and the Kraftwerks for $4400. I know a PD would probably be better for the low end torque, but I'm a cheap sob. I'll be installing it myself and getting it dyno tuned by professional.

It looks like I can get a little more power from the ECS, but how much more out of the box?

Any opinions?

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Old 08-29-2017, 10:36 PM   #2
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You need to read G701LE's build thread. He went Kraftwerks and it locked up after two days. Still waiting to see how the warranty will go. If Kraftwerks screws him around then I say screw Kraftwerks. If they treat him right (like they should) then I say they earned a shot.
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:40 PM   #3
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Kraftwerks doesn't have much upgradeability to be honest. You would be better going with the ECS kit. And when you reach the limits of the novi 1500 you can always upgrade to the vortec YSI unit.

I know you just want it as a "toy" but at least you have room to play around if you decide to want more out of it later.
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:53 PM   #4
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I would go with the option that gives you room to grow, nothing worse than getting use to the power you have and and then realizing to get more power you will need to buy a whole new system
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:28 AM   #5
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I have the SLP TVS2300 and it is one of the easiest and nicest pd supercharges to install. 50 state legal, which may not mean much where your from. You never hear of any problems with the new design. Very happy with mine. Call JuicedMototorsports for a good deal.
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:48 AM   #6
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That's really good advice regarding upgradability. The new power will be fun for a short while, then you'll want more.

If your system won't allow you to grow, you'll have to start over to get more power.
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:16 AM   #7
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:42 AM   #8
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Yes, another one.

I need help deciding between the two for a '10 L99 car with the only mod being aftermarket mufflers. My goal is to stay below a level that is pushing the drivetrain to needing upgraded. No racing, just a toy. Looks like I can get the ECS for about $5800 and the Kraftwerks for $4400. I know a PD would probably be better for the low end torque, but I'm a cheap sob. I'll be installing it myself and getting it dyno tuned by professional.

It looks like I can get a little more power from the ECS, but how much more out of the box?

Any opinions?

Thanks.
Hello, I sell both, and both are priced accordingly.

If your goals and budget are low Kraftwerks is for you.

If your HP goal goes beyond advertised HP then ECS is for you.

I provide these kit with custom tuning for a true plug and play installation.

Feel free to give me a call for a quote.

Keep in mind with any supercharger you need fuel pump upgrades, the stock fuel pumps do not keep up.

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Old 08-30-2017, 11:34 AM   #9
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I've been running the Kraftwerks kit without issues for almost a year now. G701LE has had some bad luck with his install but Kraftwerks has stepped up to help him out and I think they'll continue to do that. As far as room to grow, Kraftwerks is working on a bigger unit that will hopefully be available within the next 6 months. In the end, it's your money and your car so look at the pros and cons of both kits and see what fits best for you. Good luck with whatever decision you make. If you have any more questions about the Kraftwerks kit PM me or ask here.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:35 PM   #10
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ADM's LSA is hard to beat with OE drive-ability and reliability...

plenty people driving them and with what you are asking for the instant torque will be exhilarating...
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Old 08-31-2017, 04:49 PM   #11
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Bang for your buck LSA.
The Kraftworks is a great size blower for 6cyl car, LSA for the same price would be better though.
Best centri kit ECS for sure.
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:30 AM   #12
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Bang for your buck LSA.
Yes, I came to the same decision and ordered it yesterday.

Everyone look forward to many more questions on installation.
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:41 AM   #13
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Yes, I came to the same decision and ordered it yesterday.

Everyone look forward to many more questions on installation.
Good choice!
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:51 PM   #14
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The Kraftworks is a great size blower for 6cyl car, LSA for the same price would be better though....
I'll be eyeing Kraftwerks, only after they introduce their larger head units. Otherwise, agreed.

It's the DNA of these units on low IAT that attracts the road racers.
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