: supercharger ??



stevedinha01
11-23-04, 01:13 AM
i want to purchase a supercharger or turbo within a week. does anyone have one or know of someone with one and can make any recommendations?? i am looking at whipple right now.

fast66
11-23-04, 01:52 AM
How much will it change your mpg?

T-Dizzy
11-23-04, 01:28 PM
I have a Vortech (http://www.vortechsuperchargers.com/welcome/index.asp) and am extremely pleased with the results. Nasty gains in HP, no drop in MPG (I average 14.9 overall after about 30,000 miles).

- T

fast66
11-24-04, 03:58 AM
that better mpg than mine stock. I get about 13.5 using both highway and city. I am thinkign of getting a supercharger, but the only that puts me off is having to put more gas.

skides1
11-27-04, 02:55 PM
You guys must drive like blue hairs. I am lucky to get 10 on the freeway.

Jungle George
11-30-04, 07:42 PM
I have a Magnuson MagnaCharger unit on mine, it looks stock, it fits right where the inteake manifold is normally. Mine is intercooled and it runs like a scalded cat..

See it at www.lovecars.com and click on Project Vehicles.

elwesso
11-30-04, 08:19 PM
Id be intersted to hear how the engines hold up long term...

Jungle George
11-30-04, 08:30 PM
Id be intersted to hear how the engines hold up long term...

You have to expect shorter life span, but these motors last 300,000 in trucks all the time, so I don't see a reason for them not to last at least 100,000 with a supercharger.

elwesso
11-30-04, 09:37 PM
True.. I guess it depends how hard you drive them...

Id dare say youd get close to normal lifespan with very good oil change intervals and using only superior quality oil and filters.....

cableguy43
12-02-04, 12:14 AM
How noticable is the power increase? Is it night and day? Worth the extra $$$ I've been thinking about adding a supercharger as well

Jungle George
12-02-04, 12:38 PM
How noticable is the power increase? Is it night and day? Worth the extra $$$ I've been thinking about adding a supercharger as well

What do you think of an extra 125 hp out of the rear wheels???

Blown4fun
02-03-06, 08:10 PM
I would like to know how everyone is coming up with those inflated numbers for hp. the engine is stock 345 hp @ 5,200 rpm at the flywheel. If you do the math you will find that there is at least 40% hp drop to the wheels ( hence 207 hp) the magna charger on a stock engine is not producing the numbers you see on you Dyno chart. If you gain 60% that only equates to 331.2hp at the wheels and that figure is even high. what error factor was entered into the computer prior to the pull? Most people add 1.5 then expand the graph to 550hp which gives you a super high hp reading on that pull. i just had a pull done and the hp at the wheels indicated 233.2hp. Then we added 1.5 error factor & expanded the graph out to 550 hp and the hp after the pull read 497.8 hp at the wheel. Remember you are paying good money for that big false smile.

hornyjuan
02-03-06, 08:55 PM
I would like to know how everyone is coming up with those inflated numbers for hp. the engine is stock 345 hp @ 5,200 rpm at the flywheel. If you do the math you will find that there is at least 40% hp drop to the wheels ( hence 207 hp) the magna charger on a stock engine is not producing the numbers you see on you Dyno chart. If you gain 60% that only equates to 331.2hp at the wheels and that figure is even high. what error factor was entered into the computer prior to the pull? Most people add 1.5 then expand the graph to 550hp which gives you a super high hp reading on that pull. i just had a pull done and the hp at the wheels indicated 233.2hp. Then we added 1.5 error factor & expanded the graph out to 550 hp and the hp after the pull read 497.8 hp at the wheel. Remember you are paying good money for that big false smile.

If you look at the stats sheets his is the 5.3L 285hp 2wd version. 100 HP gain for a supercharger is phenominal. Although I'll never understood why you didn't just go with the 345hp as there's a 60hp in the bag right there. I understand 2wd vs 4wd as far as launch but still...a supercharged 6.0 would probably smoke a supercharged 5.3 lade.

Now the 2007 6.2L 403 HP Supercharged would be a monster. Add an air intake, exhaust, headers, chip...you'd have a 500+ monster....ESCALADE-V!!

Rolex
02-03-06, 09:11 PM
I would like to know how everyone is coming up with those inflated numbers for hp. the engine is stock 345 hp @ 5,200 rpm at the flywheel. If you do the math you will find that there is at least 40% hp drop to the wheels ( hence 207 hp)

I don't understand how you arrive at a 40% loss to the wheels??? :hmm: On average there's an 18-25% loss from the flywheel to the drive wheels (in most vehicles). I've never heard of a 40 % loss in my life.

That said, I would NEVER put forced air induction on my Lade.

OCESCALADE
02-04-06, 05:37 PM
From what i have read it is 15 to 20%. With AWD it may be more since you are running 2 differentials.

AZPowerAndSound
02-05-06, 08:46 PM
I shot you a PM

JASON FOWLER
02-06-06, 10:15 AM
super charging is the only way but go all the way if you do it cechk it out at www.69zl1.com this has got to be one of the faster escalades in the country