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    You running boost on an LSx? Step in here please.

    I'm curious to know what made you decide on going with a supercharger or a turbo (or twin turbo if thats your style lol). I'll hopefully start throwing some boost at my car in the next few months. I'm leaning more towards the turbo route, but a supercharger isn't out of the question. This isn't a "help me pick a way to go" thread, I just want to know what made up your mind. So lets hear it, how did you make your decision on S/C or turbo?
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    Turbo.... For less money if you do a homebuilt you can make way more power I just made 711rwhp 726rwtq on only 10lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rk ws6 View Post
    Turbo.... For less money if you do a homebuilt you can make way more power I just made 711rwhp 726rwtq on only 10lbs
    Nice! Thanks for sharing. Did you do that on an LS1 block or what? I bet 711 feels good to drive lol.

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    I chose FI simply because I didn't want to be filling a bottle every other week. It's also nice to be able to drive normal and have the same street manners and gas mileage I would completely stock with the power at my disposal anytime I want it. Plus, it just sounds badass.

    Like mentioned, a turbo will make more power as it's more efficient. It's all about your goals.

    If it's more of a street car, I typically say something like a Procharger is a good choice. Turbos seem to run hotter than superchargers from what I've read. They also cost more and require more fab work generally. Nothing says that's the case with all builds though. If you have the skill, knowledge, and manpower to piece your own system together you can save a ton of money.

    If you plan on keeping the LS1, you should stay at around 8psi unless you plan on upgrading the pistons and connecting rods. The stock cam will also play a factor. If you're going to run a lot of boost you may even need to consider the strength of the block itself since it's aluminum.

    Whatever route you take, just ensure you do your homework. Also make sure the rest of the car can handle the new found power. When you start getting into the 500rwhp+ range, things can break quite easily.

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    Thanks for the info and the luck, I feel I might need it lol. So out of curiosity you chose a Procharger because you wanted yours to stay more of a street car, or did you just happen to chose a supercharger?

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    After talking with several well-known builders they all said it's the most reliable supercharger on the market. That's what sold me on it. Packy and GTP also had a lot of great input. I also have a friend running one on his Mustang for the last 5 years with zero issues and of course Ed here runs one. Don't recall him ever having a problem with his.

    There's benefits to both set-ups.

    It's all about preference.

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    Well thats good, no issues is always good. True, it is all about about preference.

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    I've seen some badass turbo builds. No doubt. I've seen a TransAm that was running twin turbos that was pushing 900+rwhp. It sounded insane.

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    Damn thats sick! Twin turbo's would be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by camaroz2896 View Post
    Anyone kno where to find a cheap lsx 454 ?
    Not sure. Try checking out the internal engine section, or maybe one of the site sponsors. Welcome to LS1 by the way.

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    Ok, I KNOW there's more people running boost on this site. I want to know what made you decide on a supercharger or turbo for your car.

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    Hum, guess no body else runs boost around here.

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    Procharger. Simple, fairly easy to install. Still gives me access to engine.
    Got tired of filling the bottle. FI was one of the best mods I did.
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    Ok im missing something ''filing the bottle''? are you talking turbos or nitrous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2K_CAMARO View Post
    I'm curious to know what made you decide on going with a supercharger or a turbo (or twin turbo if thats your style lol). I'll hopefully start throwing some boost at my car in the next few months. I'm leaning more towards the turbo route, but a supercharger isn't out of the question. This isn't a "help me pick a way to go" thread, I just want to know what made up your mind. So lets hear it, how did you make your decision on S/C or turbo?
    I asked that in an earlier post too,because it seems almost all had SC -ers no one responded with Turbo chargers so i dunno?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    Procharger. Simple, fairly easy to install. Still gives me access to engine.
    Got tired of filling the bottle. FI was one of the best mods I did.
    Cool, thanks for sharing. I can see a procharger being simple from pictures I've seen, but didnt really know. Are you happy with it or would ever switch to turbo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSSguy View Post
    Ok im missing something ''filing the bottle''? are you talking turbos or nitrous?
    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSSguy View Post
    I asked that in an earlier post too,because it seems almost all had SC -ers no one responded with Turbo chargers so i dunno?
    Yes, filling the bottle refers to nitrous. It costs money to fill that bottle every time. Well from what I can tell, supercharges are easy to install, vs. turbos have LOTS more piping.

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    For how I drive my car, I am very happy with the Procharger. No reason to switch at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Y2K_CAMARO View Post
    Cool, thanks for sharing. I can see a procharger being simple from pictures I've seen, but didnt really know. Are you happy with it or would ever switch to turbo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSSguy View Post
    Ok im missing something ''filing the bottle''? are you talking turbos or nitrous?
    Nitrous. It's cheap HP, but filling the bottle every week was a pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    For how I drive my car, I am very happy with the Procharger. No reason to switch at all.
    Cool cool, good to know. How do you drive your car? You drive it like a DD, racecar, weekend racecar, part time cruiser, fun toy? Just curious.

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