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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 01, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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I was just wondering about the Weiland supercharger for the 86 Iroc. i saw that it has abot a 25%-40% increase in power. now i plan on having about 400 hp with this new cam and K&N filter (just rough numbers to work with)---that could be 550 hp then. Thats unreal. anyone have one of these superchargers?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 01, 01:42 PM
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Not sure which supercharger your referring to. Is it a roots type(144,177,6-71,8-71), or is it centrifugal? I doubt you are running low enough compression to run a roots type blower on pump gas. It may be possible with a centrifugal though.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 01, 02:47 PM
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weiand superchargers are roots style blowers. u could get away with 9:1 comp but dont plan on running much boost....they like 8.5:1 and less.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 01, 03:51 PM
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I had a friend who ran a vortec supercharger on his 87 camaro. It took a while to install but it was worth it. Lets say the power it added even with 4 pounds of boost was alot. He never dynoed the car but it had to be atleast 100 hp increase.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 01, 04:50 PM
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Two things. Your friend installed a centrifugal supercharger, which is much more efficient then the roots type blower in question. Secondly, there's no way in hell 4lbs of boost netted 100hp. Maybe 50-60hp on a cold day.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 01, 05:08 PM
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just gotta...especially not in Hell, its too hot!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 01, 05:12 PM
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I've got the Powerdyne 4.5 which is a centrifugal supercharger and they say it adds 80-100 hp. I always assumed 80 to be conservative. I know a guy from work who put on one of the Weiand suprchargers and he said it felt like an easy 100 hp increase.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 01, 08:37 AM
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Well 60 hp is still a big increase especially if it FEELS like a 100 hp increase even if my seat of the pants dyno results arent accurate.

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