Boosted Y8 or B16A2 si?

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brett245

New Member
One of my buddies has a 99 SI with low miles and is pretty much a cream puff in perfect shape...it was owned by an older doctor who just drove it to work and babied it, my friend bought it and installed an AEM cold air and a short throw shifter. hes looking to sell soon, would it be a better idea to sell my 97 ex with intake, header and exhaust and buy his car or boost mine with a jackson racing supercharger :D?
 

BlackFrog

Neighborhood Lush
personally, i would rather have a stressed out, stock, hi performance engine like a b16 that loves revs and was built to withstand it, than a stressed out boosted engine that is making very similar numbers performance whise, but was not built to withstand it.

Sidenote, i know a guy who has blown 4, yes 4 Y8's in his turbo coupe. the last 2 times with stronger internals. My B16 has 122K without even a puff of oil smoke. There is something to be said for factory reliability.
 
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