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What Will A Supercharger Do For Me?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by randerson165, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. randerson165

    randerson165 Senior Member

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    I am looking to put a supercharger on my d16y8 in my 99 civic. How much horsey's will I be getting out of it. I can get the supercharger for pretty cheap so I'm looking to get some feedback.
     
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    beau_safken Senior Member

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    Well it depends on what kind of supercharger you could get....Centerfugal or...the other kind...I know that the centerfugal is the best for a good even power curve.

    Ok I am sounding like a jackass so I'll just ask ya what kind of supercharger you are thinking about getting so others can help you out. :(
     
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    for the cost, a jackson supercharger is not your best bet. you'll see like 160whp, 160tq which isn't that impressive given the 3000 dollars you'll spend on the supercharger alone.

    i'd go with a 50 shot, or consider a motor swap. then you could sell your civic motor for 500 and end up spending around 2500 on a complete b-series motor.
     
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    randerson165 Senior Member

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    It is a jr supercharger. I can get it dirt cheap so I'm just curious what kinda horse power I will be gaining. I can't afford a ls swap right now so i'm settling for an upgraded d16y8.
     
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    well, if you can get it at a good price then why not?

    instead of putting down 115hp, 105tq, you'll put down 160hp, 160tq.

    i'm guessing, but a well tuned Jackson supercharger is capable of that...or so i've seen.
     
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    great, thanks for you help
     
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    what exactly is a good price..... if you ask me if the price of a jrsc exceeds the price of a b18c1 then it isn't worth it
     
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    1200 is the MOST i'd spend on a Jackson Racing SC. and this one had better be in great shape...with all of the hardware necessary to bolt on. otherwise, just save for a b16a/b18.
     
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    I wouldn't put a supercharger on mine if you gave it to me. If it was gave to me I would sell it in favor of a turbo kit. I have seen alot of supercharged hondas run and they suck compared to boosted hondas. I would put that money towards a turbo kit.
     
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    i'd put on a Tornado if you GAVE it to me, shit. ok, maybe im exaderating... but fuckin A, a near free s/c, would definitly go on my car. why the fuck not.
    although... it might be a pain to hook up around the blow off valve :)
     
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