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What is the best supercharger for a 97 Cobra?

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  1. newfie bullet

    newfie bullet New Member Established Member

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    What is the best supercharger for a 97 Cobra? I would like to add a supercharger to my car but which one in the best? I has to be safe also for I wouldn`t want to lose the engine. The car has 130,000km on it right now and still running great.
     
  2. Tabres

    Tabres Not without incident Established Member

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    Define best, please. This is an incredibly ambiguous question.
     
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    gt347mustang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Turbo.
     
  4. Chris _Scott

    Chris _Scott NA FTW Established Member

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    Procharger F4 if you want to rule the solar system
     
  5. 98 Saleen Cobra

    98 Saleen Cobra Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    jesus you guys know what he means.. Vortech, procharger, and paxton are the choices for centrifugal. and Kenne Bell for the twin screws. Just get the centri and go from there. If your car has that many miles I recommend a used S-trim Vortech kit or a used P1sc procharger kit. you can find many of those for sale here on SVTP for really cheap
     
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    STAMPEDE3 SAULS BROTHER Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I agree for your needs a P1sc would be a good kit.
     
  7. Cookieman00x

    Cookieman00x Drunk Again. Established Member

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    The problem here is that you want safe. Adding a supercharger to a stock high mileage motor, is just asking for problems. The safe thing to do is have your compression checked to find out how healty your motor is.

    From another thread I posted in...
    http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/sn95-cobras-24/720061-i-hit-wall.html

    A KB is prefect for a stock motor, its simple to install and far less complicated than a vortech or procharger as I have had both (blower spacing issues, belts slipping, or shreading or jumping, oil drain and feed lines (vortech), intercooler piping popping off, the added weight ect..

    KB may not have the ability to achieve high HP like a centrifical but for good performance thats streetable they are great.


    Dont get me wrong, my p1sc, d1sc and t trim are/were lots of fun, but for a stock motor I'd get a 1.5 or 2.1 KB with some 3.73's.
     
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    Rule the solar system, hahaha! :)

    I'm in the same boat. I was actually about two clicks away from buying a D1SC ProCharger for my Mystic.

    I held out, and happy that I did. I never found good deals on a Kenne Bell.

    Where is the best place to get a ProCharger or KB from anyway?!
     
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    gq916 Member Established Member

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    KB or whipple i think
     
  11. LitleWhiteSnake

    LitleWhiteSnake Yeah, Its a VTEC Established Member

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    if you want to have fun on the street get a kb..

    kb's do not make as much hp as the centris but they perform just as well or even better
     
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    I love the reliability and low end grunt that a positive displacement blower gives.
    If it were me, I'd go KB. No doubt about it. Lots more fun for the street. Should be safer for your higher mileage motor too.
     
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    spyder1337 It's LEGIT Established Member

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    I had a p1 and d1 on my cobra but the motor was built and those were a lot of fun but they also have their issues with slip and shredded belts along with alignment issues popping up from time to time it seemed like. Maybe just a nitrous kit so you could have it when you need it and not have to worry about it hurting the motor all the time.
     
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    id go kb you wont regret it especially if you drive it a lot on the street
     
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    TwnScrew Member Established Member

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    Kenne Bell. You will have a blast. Street performance is really good. Good luck!!
     
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    Gallows Make My Day... N/A Established Member

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    Do the compression check first and let us know what the numbers are and what your budget is.
     
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    All these people saying KB, have any of you had a centri blower on your car? I mean I know they don't make the same instant torque but the 1.5 isn't exactly much of a gain in terms of performance over a s trim or p1sc, low 11x vs mid to high 11x mph at the track with the centri not to mention the better efficiency.
     
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    440 rwhp here with the little ity bitty 1.5 9.5-10psi
     
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    foxman92 Its slow Established Member

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    i had both the kb 1.5, and a vortech s trim on my car.. i would deff, go with the kb for a street car.. the vortech sounded great.. but you have to realize your not going to make good boost until higher rpms.. the kenne bell will reach full boost by 2500rpm, and hold it all the way up the rpm range.. im thinking about buying the new 2.1kb for my car, and running it with meth..
     
  20. Jimmysidecarr

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    "What is the best supercharger for a 97 Cobra?"

    One that comes with forged pistons and rods!:poke::-D
     

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