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Old 02-04-2005, 23:29   #1 (permalink)
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Vortech/Powerdyne/Whipple?

Just wondering what brand of supercharger people have chosen to run and the reasons why they chose that particular brand or type of blower. I've been toying with the idea of supercharging my I6 wish it was a V8 :( EFII Fairmont with the intention of achieving around 240/250 rwkw and also making it a more driveable cruiser.

CAPA have a few centrifugal blower kits advertised on their site and I'm after some feedback from people who have purchased these kits on whether they are easy to install, whether they achieved respectable power figures, and if they encountered any reliability issues.

I'd also be interested to hear from people who have chosen a roots type blower such as a whipple and how they went about making or sourcing a suitable manifold.

Your help would be much appreciated
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Old 02-05-2005, 01:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Vortech/Powerdyne/Whipple?

I went with a Vortech V2 blower on mine for the reason that tons of people use them, their quality seems to be very good and you can get decent boost out of them. I would stay away from Powerdyne because their internal belt design is a weak point, you can only really get 6-8psi max out of them which will only get you to the low 200rwkw mark.

As for the CAPA kits, they are easy to install because every last bit is included. A full install should take 2-3 days of work for the ordinary person, as long as you dont run into any little snags along the way.

Drivability is generally close to stock, idle to around 2500-3000rpm is just like stock then the boost starts to come in. Reliability should also be good as long as your engine is in good condition, I would always recommend a basic rebuild before installing a blower anyway.
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:00   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Vortech/Powerdyne/Whipple?

Whipple is a better more efficient design over the Roots type...But for general street use the many sizes of centrifical Vortech is great..Easy to fit,can be pulled off anytime without too many signs it was blown...
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Re: Vortech/Powerdyne/Whipple?

i got the V2 for the same reasons, i also like that it is all under bonet.
my sujestion is if u get an ea-ed kit . U can use el fans & if ur not nere capa find some one local for ur chip & tuning.
capa were exceptionly helpfull to me .
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126rwkw when i got it & had a 2 1/2 fron the y back system put on for some sound LOL
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Old 02-09-2005, 14:43   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Vortech/Powerdyne/Whipple?

i just bought a V2 S-trim, to put on my V8, should be interesting,
how much different is the noise from a V2 with the helical cut gears, as to that of the V1 with the straight cut??
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The cut on the gears make a huge difference. Straight cut gears would whine very loud but the helical gears will still be audible..
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I asked for for you here...

http://www.corral.net/forums/showthr...41#post4426041
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Waiting for CAPA to give me some feedback.. should be interesting!!
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Waiting for CAPA to give me some feedback.. should be interesting!!
I hope your not waiting for an email response because I don't think they ever look at their emails.

As for the V1 vs V2, I was going to get a V1 but I went and visited CAPA and one of the sales guys had a V1 on his car and they are loud. After hearing it I got the V2, it still has a very noticable whine at idle but far less than the V1.
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