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Super charger on my 3.8 firebird

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    Super charger on my 3.8 firebird

    I have 1999 firebird with 3.8 liter v6 auto tranny. I was told bout putting a super charger on it off of a. Buick can i do that an if so what should i expect to pay for super charger an what else would i need to do to car for the super charger to work properly. Thanks for your input

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    I think the air intake may be on the wrong side

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    It will work but would require a lot of machining and thus cash. The intake is on the wrong side since they are for the fwd cars, if youtry to bolt it up the intake will be in cabin. You should also look at the hp you will be gaining, the super charged versions had 40hp more than the Na versions, it’s just not worth it for the money and hassle that it’s going to be. If I were you I would look into some headers there is a company that makeslong tubes for the v6 but I can’t remember them off the top of my head, do a full exhaust then look into some suspension mods. After that I would go for a cam and find some twisty back roads. The v6 cars are often preferred in autox because of the reduced weight in the front end they can corner a bit better.
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    If I had that kind of money Id buy 2002 som ta with a m6 and mod the hell out of it, but on my budget I was happy to end up with what I have now, cant complain about it either but I spent alot of time looking at the v6 cars and if I had one Id throw every supension mod I could buy at it.

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    I know what I have into mine and I have just about every suspension piece I can have for traction. I'm expecting about a 11.7 when I go to the track with my Nitto's. I'm guessing with a real tire maybe, maybe 11.3. I'd easily be in the 10's if I was a stalled auto with the same set-up.

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    Yea burned up all my supension mod money for my planed v6 when I bough my curent car haha totaly worth it.

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    Ya ill pass on super charger not worth it i see now. An I've already got pace setter mid tube headers just not put on yet. I just put on aftermarket cat an i have 80 series flowmaster. An my suspension is work in progress lol currently have UMI performance adjustable pan hard bar, Hotchkis 1" lowering springs on rear, an 100$ pair rear shocks. I also have UMI performance Box style weld in sfc, Polyurethane suspension bushing kit that i haven't put on yet. Am i on right track with these upgrades

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    My plan was strano front and rear sway bars, strano lowering springs, 3 point sfc's, a stb, some bilstein shocks, new lca's, a ta and ta relocation kit to get it off the transmission, and then go for some go fast parts. Maby upgrade to some bigger rims and run at least 275's like the ws6 has and some good rubber. It would be a totaly diffrent car and alot of fun on some twistys

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    ^^ good plans
    Yea but then I bought the ws6 im just now at the point where im putting sfc's on it and getting my old man to give me a hand with them has been like pulling teeth. I spent alot of time looking at the v6 cars I was gonna get a 5 speed and have some fun on the back roads here.

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