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Old 08-31-2005, 16:19   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, Was after some opions on what is the best way to get more power out of the Boss 290. I have seen on the APS website that they are making a twin turbo system . But i have heard that a supercharger is the better way to go for reliability and longer life.

Any opions welcome on either way of getting the power.

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Old 09-01-2005, 02:36   #2 (permalink)
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Where did you hear that about superchargers?

Superchargers have the possibility of the belt snapping as well as putting additional pressure on the crank snout. A properly designed turbo system has neither of these problems as is supposed to shock the engine less. If fuel usage is a consideration the turbo is more efficient too as the supercharger requires a considerable deal of power just to drive itself.

That said a supercharger is much easier to integrate into a V type engine than a turbo is and the Boss motor doesn't leave a lot of room in the engine bay.
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+ a supercharger doesn't cook every hose and the wiring under the bonnet from the heat either
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+ a supercharger doesn't cook every hose and the wiring under the bonnet from the heat either

what and you think turbos do???? not in this day and age buddy
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Applying thermal barrier coatings inside and outside of dump pipes and outside turbo housings will ensure a properly designed turbo system will not cook hoses, wires etc..
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+ a supercharger doesn't cook every hose and the wiring under the bonnet from the heat either
The APS tt kit for the bass motor has the turbos mounted under the car near the steering rack.
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The APS tt kit for the bass motor has the turbos mounted under the car near the steering rack.
Thats correct I have spoken to APS about there tt sytem and they said

"We have not yet made a decision to produce the Boss twin turbo system to
suit the BA Falcon. Currently the twin turbo system is under evaluation
(field testing) and a decision will be made later this year to either go
to production or not"

Cost estimate approximately $12,000 for the intercooled twin turbo system,
plus install and tuning, plus the cost of the exhaust system to suit.
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Hi, Was after some opions on what is the best way to get more power out of the Boss 290. I have seen on the APS website that they are making a twin turbo system . But i have heard that a supercharger is the better way to go for reliability and longer life.

Any opions welcome on either way of getting the power.

Thanks
BPT and Sullivan Performance ( U.S.A. ) are producing a manifold to suit the Boss 5.4 DOHC that is in R&D right now. This will allow Boss owners to fit Whipple or Kenny Bell superchargers and gain the benefits of the Whipple twin screw design with instant boost ( zero lag ) being one of them. Reliability is as good as any O.E.M. gear on your vehicle now.

The Vortex style of supercharger leaves a lot to be desired and the new manifold and Whipple ( etc ) package is definately worth waiting for!

The twin turbo package from APS is also a stunner ( remembering that a turbo is just a type of supercharger anyway! ) but after seeing all that piping and stuff ...well does'nt a neat little Whipple sitting there in the valley just sound so right?!!
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well does'nt a neat little Whipple sitting there in the valley just sound so right?!!
will look into them thanks
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BPT have a thread on the pd blower on the other ford forums. Looks like a good setup.
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