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Re: Paxton Supercharger
I say lift to your future needs. I went from 2 to 4 to 6 inches of lift, (springs). Along the way I certainley spent more money than going for the 6 inch lift right away. You could probably trade-in or sell your 32's. I drive mine daily, short trips around town. I consistently jump in my Bronc versus my new Oldsmobile Aurora. I'm saying I have a choice of a nice luxery daily driver, and prefer the bronc. With six inches of lift, 35's, and my attachment to it, it drives fine, daily.
I have supercharged my 1990 302 with a Powerdyne kit ($2100). I believe it's the best because it produces more at lower RPM for wheeling and was less expensive.. Took more than the kit. To get it to run correctly I had to go from speed density to mas ($650). You already have mas, but you would need to change injectors to 36lb injectors to get proper performance ($260), this also means replacing the mass airflow meter so it is calibrated to the bigger injectors ($200) and bigger diameter to flow (If it's not already 70mm). (It came with a fuel managment system, Just another regulator that increases fuel pressure so you get more flow out of the stock injectors, not the ticket in my opinion). I also rebuilt the motor to take the extra stress. Blowing effectively takes you to 12.5:1 to 13.5:1 compression. I had forged pistons and special rings installed in the short block I had done (more$). You may shorten the life of your stock motor or blow it if it's not strong. If you have an automatic, I believe you would also require a chip too take advantage of the power and shift points. It's pricey, I love it and have enjoyed doing the work on it. I now have the power of a stock 460 with better mileage. Hey why did'nt I just swap in a 460? Anywho don't think you can slap on a blower and it will be right, takes more. I am still having problems getting it to idle just right. I think I will have to replace the throttle body and the idle sensor there. Another round and perhaps it will be just right. Like I said I work on it and enjoy it. OK what's that about $3500? Prices above are from memory but close. [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]