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To supercharge or not supercharge?
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:20:22 PM »

Now that I have a 6.2L FX4 with 3.73 gears. I have been thinking more and more about getting a supercharger next year in the spring. Im thinking about the Roush or Procharger kit. My debate is I usually dont keep trucks very long, a year or 2 and Im looking at new ones. This one I would like to keep 3 or 4 years. So that being said should I just put the money I would spend on a supercharger towards paying off the truck or just say hell with it and supercharge it?
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Re: To supercharge or not supercharge?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 10:28:57 PM »

Positive Displacement supercharger and call it a day.

The instant torque is intoxicating.

Blown Big Block........chics dig it!
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Re: To supercharge or not supercharge?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 10:44:27 PM »

Damn skippy! Give me the Roush!
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Re: To supercharge or not supercharge?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 11:07:21 PM »

You do know the fucking speed addicts you're asking right? Blow that bitch
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Re: To supercharge or not supercharge?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2014, 09:04:03 AM »

Faster,Faster,Faster!
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Re: To supercharge or not supercharge?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2014, 11:23:44 AM »

You do know the fucking speed addicts you're asking right? Blow that bitch
The company you keep.

If it were up to this group you'll be broke in a week.  This that said, GO BABY GO.
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Re: To supercharge or not supercharge?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2014, 05:40:59 PM »

Let the money saving begin then. Might get the kit that does not come with tuning so I can do some long tube headers and custom tune it.
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Re: To supercharge or not supercharge?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2014, 03:04:50 PM »

I'm likely super charging mine this winter.   I think I will give the Whipple kit a whirl.  Not interested in the Roush. .. or maybe a Procharger.

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Re: To supercharge or not supercharge?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2014, 08:51:12 PM »

watched a video on the whipple install on the 6.2L f150. it looks to be more of a pain than the roush. plus whipple has a coolant res that mounts behind the grille and a bracket on the grille hits it.
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Re: To supercharge or not supercharge?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2014, 08:59:11 PM »

With a big motor like the 6.2 I would want a big blower too. And the 2.9L will do that. I do about a 2.3l TVS.
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Re: To supercharge or not supercharge?
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2014, 09:19:49 AM »

I am going to do the Whipple heat exchanger with fans on it if I go that route...The Roush is just.... meh lol. The TVS are a good compressor too but I like the twin screw even if they make more heat.  Not to mention the Whipple can easily make more power running less boost than the TVS.  With these engines and their shitty cast pistons that's a plus.  But i am not discounting the Procharger either as I know it makes damn good power and isn't a big heat soaked mess that sits between the heads like either the Whipple or Roush.  I don't care about easiest install... i am doing this for power.   The twin screw and roots make more low end torque... and again the procharger would need more pressure to equal the Whipple in power... but it's also not as hot and has a bunch of cold piping and and air to air heat exchanger so.... i dunno.  Keeping the iat's lower you can run more boost safely without detonation do its a crap shoot.  Working somewhat in my favor is its never really warm here and is below freezing more than above so heat us more easily dispersed lol. . I will worry about it the day I order it.  This FX4 isn't my daily so if I pop the engine I will just build a forged one anyway.  It's nice having a close personal friend who owns an engine shop and let's you play in the back and build your own stuff.  But my daily is an F150 XLT SCab 4x4 with a 6.2 in it too..... so I dunno how long leaving that one stock will last lol. 

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