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Old 06-10-2003, 05:06   #1 (permalink)
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CAPA Supercharger kits for EF/EL

Does anyone have one fitted? I'm looking on thier website and it says there are 3 stages for EF/EL. Stage 1 and 2 are Powerdyne units, and stage 3 is a Vortech. Stage 1 is an estimate 215kw running at 6 psi, stage 2 is an estimate 240kw running at 9 psi and stage 3 just says "Mod engine" running at 9-14psi.

I'm presuming anymore than 10psi or so and you need the engine rebuilt with stronger internals. Anyone know what exactly is done to this "mod engine" in the stage 3? I also wonder how much power stage 3 would be with an extra 5 psi if 9psi stage 2 does happen to be 240kw.

Prices are as follows -
Powerdyne stage 1: $5,351.00
Powerdyne stage 2: $5,997.00
Vortech stage 3: $7,995.00

Now would these prices include fitting? I would presume so but I dont know where you would get it done as I dont know any CAPA dealerships. It doesn't say on the website whether the prices are labour inclusive or not.
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Old 06-10-2003, 05:39   #2 (permalink)
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Im quite certain that the price is not installed, that is purchase only, I have emailed them in the past.
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Prices are parts only. Any mechanic could fit them though, it comes with complete instructions so anyone could do it in about 2 days, with limited tools required.

The stage 3 generally requires the compression to be lowered at the minimum. Also strengthening of the bottom end and some decent pistons along with head porting etc would also help.
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Old 06-22-2003, 05:37   #4 (permalink)
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Re: CAPA Supercharger kits for EF/EL

Ahh well I wouldn't mind fitting it. I've fitted air/con to petrol and deisel couriers when I worked in Pre-Delivery. Couldn't be that much harder, could it!?
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Re: CAPA Supercharger kits for EF/EL

well I wouldn't bother with anything less then the stage 3 kit, so you would be looking at about 10 grand fitted....for that I'd go to P.E.T in Melbourne. They can do a full turbo kit for the EA-AU falcon which includes the following:
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all fitted for 10 grand.
power depends on boost.....but I wouldn't expect any less then 200rwkws...

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im starting to fit a "stage 2" kit to my AU falcon
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Re: CAPA Supercharger kits for EF/EL

Thats an excellent price falkeen.

Yup PET mods in thomo do do a great job I do know the owner Dennis.
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Re: CAPA Supercharger kits for EF/EL

PET may do great turbos, but the question was about superchargers.

I would imagine that the difference between Stage 1 and Stage 2 probably also includes an intercooer.

Personally, I would go with stage two as this would be less stressful on the motor than a stage three (and doesn't require any mods). BTW, the kit Falkeen is fitting is good for 195rwkw - about 45rwkw less than what CAPA quote.
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Re: CAPA Supercharger kits for EF/EL

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BTW, the kit Falkeen is fitting is good for 195rwkw - about 45rwkw less than what CAPA quote.
theyd be refering to FLYWHEEL killowatts would they not?
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Re: CAPA Supercharger kits for EF/EL

Perhaps - but as that's hard to measure, I had assumed rwkw. On reflection, though, you are probably right - as always!
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