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    Hi Guys

    I am thinking of doing something to my car so I can get more power, I like my instant power so when I floor it the car should move. hence the choice of super charger. Is there any other alternative I should look in too which would cost me less because the super charger solution is not cheap.

    Have any of you guys tried supercharge a V8 and what do you get out of it and is there any concerns I should be aware of.

    I would properly do most of the work my self but I have been looking around a bit and whole new kit cost close to £3000 so I was wondering does anybody know where I can get the kit cheaper then this or even maybe a second hand one.

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    £3000 sounds like a steal to me mate

    I would advise against second hand purchases as a rule... But that's just because i'm fussy
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by adelaz View Post
    Hi Guys

    I am thinking of doing something to my car so I can get more power, I like my instant power so when I floor it the car should move. hence the choice of super charger. Is there any other alternative I should look in too which would cost me less because the super charger solution is not cheap.

    Have any of you guys tried supercharge a V8 and what do you get out of it and is there any concerns I should be aware of.

    I would properly do most of the work my self but I have been looking around a bit and whole new kit cost close to £3000 so I was wondering does anybody know where I can get the kit cheaper then this or even maybe a second hand one.

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    Hi Adel

    Have a read through this mate, its a thread I put together on supercharging and may be helpful to you,

    Supercharging

    The kit you have seen at £3k sounds a bargain TBO mate...I am not aware of any second hand ones and Im pretty sure you would need to buy it from the US as there are quite a few SC 540s out there.

    Risks with a 2nd hand kit are mainly that the supercharger itself may be knackered or worn and you wont find out till you fit it (eg./ it throws the belt al the time or is noisy)

    What about getting Wizards of Nos to install a 150 shot kit for about £600 (ish)

    Then you get an insta 150 hp for a good amount of times for the price of a refill on teh Nos bottle
     
     

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    HI mate,


    Sounds good could you tell me more about the kit? cheers
     
     

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