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Old 10-18-01, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default Supercharger for SC300

I am thinking of designing a supercharger system for my SC.

I know, I've said before that I don't need the extra power. But I really like to tinker.

Does anyone know who makes the most efficiently-sized compressor? Paxton? Vortech? Powerdyne?


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Old 10-18-01, 09:59 AM   #2
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be smart...do a turbo
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Old 10-18-01, 10:11 AM   #3
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But all of that exhaust modification.

And where do I get the exaust manifold?

Don't I have to lower the compression via new head gasket,etc. I just don't want to tear into the engine.


Sounds like more work. The supercharger is far less invasive. I recently installed a supercharger kit on my Dad's Dodge pick-up. It seemed very simple to me.

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Old 10-18-01, 11:43 AM   #4
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ask computer wiz about it

he wanted to do a supercharger kit; but found out its cheaper and a lot better to do a turbo on a 2jz car

there are TONS of kits around...
people don't supercharge the 2jz for a reason... and you don't HAVE to put on the headgasket if you don't want... you'll just be limited to around 10-12psi of boost... but you'll still make a LOT more power than the supercharger

its 400rwhp vs 300rwhp

the turbo is also better for gas mileage and allows you to remove all restrictions in the exhaust since it won't be too loud
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Old 10-18-01, 11:48 AM   #5
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Well, if I can get 10psi from a turbo then that changes everything!

300rwhp is just fine. Should be quick enough.

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Old 10-18-01, 11:55 AM   #6
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Jon, Turbos are not legal in Cal. SC aren't either but Swift claims it' in the process of obtaining a carb #.

Unless you want to have to take off your Turbo everytime the smog comes up or find some who will do it on the sly, try to find something legal.
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Old 10-18-01, 12:00 PM   #7
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Oh yes, I realize the smog implecations. I'll have to stew on that for awhile. Maybe Swift will have CARB certification by the time I'm ready to blow the bucks.


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swift has been saying there getting card #s for like 2 years now....and there GS400 kit is stll not carb exempt from what i know....and they havent finished a kit for the sc300 yet.......and toyomoto has been making a turbo kit for the car since 93......i have had my kit for 2+yrs.....there kits are awsome and will give you all the power you want......if you have more questions ask away...Jeff
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Old 10-18-01, 02:13 PM   #9
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Geez, two years? They are never going to get it at that rate.

Jeff, what's smog laws like in your state?
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lexlyf...im glad i amuse you.......so tell me...does swift racing have any carb exempt numbers for there products...?....and if he wants a slow sc300...i guess he will call....is your car supercharged yet?......
sc300jon.....toyomoto has a stage 1 turbo that can gat ya around 300rwhp for 5500...with exahust manifold...down pipe and everything......give them a ring if you have turbo questions....305-599-3050
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sc300jon,

you seem kind of suprised at 10psi from a turbo? with the head gasket and enough fuel you can crank it to 18psi... and thats just a particular turbo... the 2jz engine can take crazy amounts of boost
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Old 10-19-01, 06:44 AM   #14
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Oh, my surprise is that I can run 10psi without lowering the compression. Every kit I've seen requires a new head gasket. I would like to keep the factory high-compression.

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lexlyf...im glad i amuse you.......so tell me...does swift racing have any carb exempt numbers for there products...?....and if he wants a slow sc300...i guess he will call....is your car supercharged yet?......
sc300jon.....toyomoto has a stage 1 turbo that can gat ya around 300rwhp for 5500...with exahust manifold...down pipe and everything......give them a ring if you have turbo questions....305-599-3050
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If the cat is located in the same position as my GS there is absolutely no way to certify it California. He'll have a fast SC he won't be able to drive on the street. If swift ever gets CARB he'll have a slower but streetable SC.

Hmmm, which would be better of the two?
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