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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 19, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Which LS3 Supercharger would you recommend

I have an LS3 480 in my 69. I put in over a year ago and once again I am looking for something else to add. I really would like to put on a supercharger. Anyone have opinion/suggestions on which brand to add that would be fairly clean, simple and looks good.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 19, 06:05 PM
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Re: Which LS3 Supercharger would you recommend

They have a LS3 supercharger.
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I would look into an LSA supercharger but you are looking at a new accessory drive. You are definitely going down a rabbit hole....

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Re: Which LS3 Supercharger would you recommend

Maggie (about +100hp I guess 6psi with a pulley)

But you might out grow that quick too ?

BUT, there's always a turbo or 2, or a SC ?

Compression is going to be your limiting factor unless you run E85, a Meth kit, or the good gas....but there's still limits.

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Re: Which LS3 Supercharger would you recommend

[QUOTE=ttwo;1783113299]I have an LS3 480 in my 69. I put in over a year ago and once again I am looking for something else to add. I really would like to put on a supercharger. Anyone have opinion/suggestions on which brand to add that would be fairly clean, simple and looks good.

I'm looking into the same thing for my LS3/480. I have metal Stinger hood, so the inside is like a metal 2" cowl.
I have narrowed the choices down to the two Maggies or the LSA. It looks like both the front of the Maggie TVS2300 & the LSA plumbing hits the hood & I'd have to cut some structure. Not sure if that is a big deal. The Maggie Heartbeat looks to fit better as it has a lower throttle body.

My GM guy says LSA. My car parts guy says Maggie TSV2300 (cuz it looks bad ***)
If you go LSA look at https://boostdistrict.com/
If you have a fiberglass cowl, it looks like any of them would fit.
With the SC comes the decision of what new drive to buy. It sucks cuz I have a brand new Vintage Air drive system....ohhh well, its only money
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I have an LS3 480 in my 69. I put in over a year ago and once again I am looking for something else to add. I really would like to put on a supercharger. Anyone have opinion/suggestions on which brand to add that would be fairly clean, simple and looks good.
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I'm looking into the same thing for my LS3/480. I have metal Stinger hood, so the inside is like a metal 2" cowl.
I have narrowed the choices down to the two Maggies or the LSA. It looks like both the front of the Maggie TVS2300 & the LSA plumbing hits the hood & I'd have to cut some structure. Not sure if that is a big deal. The Maggie Heartbeat looks to fit better as it has a lower throttle body.

My GM guy says LSA. My car parts guy says Maggie TSV2300 (cuz it looks bad ***)
If you go LSA look at https://boostdistrict.com/
If you have a fiberglass cowl, it looks like any of them would fit.
With the SC comes the decision of what new drive to buy. It sucks cuz I have a brand new Vintage Air drive system....ohhh well, its only money
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I'm looking into the same thing for my LS3/480. I have metal Stinger hood, so the inside is like a metal 2" cowl.
I have narrowed the choices down to the two Maggies or the LSA. It looks like both the front of the Maggie TVS2300 & the LSA plumbing hits the hood & I'd have to cut some structure. Not sure if that is a big deal. The Maggie Heartbeat looks to fit better as it has a lower throttle body.

My GM guy says LSA. My car parts guy says Maggie TSV2300 (cuz it looks bad ***)
If you go LSA look at https://boostdistrict.com/
If you have a fiberglass cowl, it looks like any of them would fit.
With the SC comes the decision of what new drive to buy. It sucks cuz I have a brand new Vintage Air drive system....ohhh well, its only money
A CTS-V LSA lid is lower profile and the hoses exit the rear. They can be bought used because a lot of guys swapped them out for the ZL1 lid.

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Re: Which LS3 Supercharger would you recommend

I'm not looking for more than maybe 150 or so HP extra. Will ALL of them require a new serpentine system?
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I'm not looking for more than maybe 150 or so HP extra. Will ALL of them require a new serpentine system?
The LSA requires much less from what I am told. Boost District website seems to have a kit that includes an adapter that fits with your own pulley system, assuming your not already using an aftermarket pulley system. Like I said, I have a Vingage Air pulley system now and have been told to get a Vette pulley system if I go with the LSA.
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Re: Which LS3 Supercharger would you recommend

Pay close attention to the number of belt ribs and belt wrap on the pulleys. There is no point in a supercharger if the belt slips under load. Some systems do suffer from this due to poor design....

Advantage of a supercharger is a nice flat torque curve, not peak horsepower imho....

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