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Old 01-26-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default Supercharger Reliability & Other Things

I have a '92 Bonne SSE. I am considering an '02 or '03 this spring. I think I would be fine with the 205 hp, however if the urge hits me I may go for the supercharger. What is your opinion of the reliability of supercharger equipped bonne engines. I use my car mostly for business in rural driving, however I like to wring em out once in a while. I'm not looking for a racer cause I already have one of those. When I feel like kicking some tail I take out my '95 LT1 Vette.

For those of you who have driven both, does the 205 hp have that much of a kick-in-the-pants advantage over my 170 hp. What is the torque difference. I guess that'* what we're talking about, not HP, right?

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There aren't any reliablility issues. I can tell you the difference between the 93SSE and the 93SSEi. Extraordinary. That blower will last a LONG time. Mine has 80k miles on it, and stills pegs the gauge. I have no second thoughts whatsoever about the smaller pulley, even with these miles. Remember the supercharged engines get forged internals and a heavier trans. They cover the bases.
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I bought my 97' SSEi used with 42K miles and now it has over 90K. Bad to the Bone! I've driven the NA version and it'* not bad at all, but when you light it up the SC kicks! Nuff said!
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My original */C has 133,000 on it. Just check the */c oil regularly, because sometimes it leaks out. When parts in the nose cone go bad, which they sometimes do, replace just the nose cone or the parts themselves, like the coupler or the bearings.

I've had no problems with the nose cone on my */c.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.
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