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Old 02-16-2005, 09:25 PM   #11
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Fishy from a company that has a Spiralmax advertisement on its website
Those ads are generated by Google according to the content of the page... and these scammy people usually tend to advertise with Google.

We'd get the same kind of ads here if we were to insert a little Google-generated ad banner. Especially here, seeing as how often we mention supercharging and all.
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I dont like the fact that it can run out of power sometime. And does the 1300 price tage include the alternator and all the batteries as well?
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actually i posted a link about it in the myths debunked thread.... its a link to a ricer forum... they were talking about it worked, but only for a short amount of time, then it had to recharge, and while its recharging its sucking current off ur alternator and a BIG restriction on ur intake
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I don't know man.. wouldn't it put too much pressure on the TB and stuff? I don't know what I might be thinking about, I am just saying.. it may not be safe for the induction system BEFORE the intake.. but hey, try away. Just don't expect your tranny to last long.. but hey, that'* just about a given on our cars [no matter the gen].


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Ummm....it'* still the same amount of air moving whether it'* before or after the TB, bud.
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Are they legit? Yes.
Will they work? Yes.

However, those are starter motors. They are only designed to run for 30 seconds or less. After that they need to cool for a minute or two.

You can accomplish the same thing with N2O for less $ and less weight.
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is it really worth the weight of 2 batteries in ur trunk..... and for reliablitiy purpose look at how many joints there are in that intake, its gotta be prone to leaking, and look at all the wiring. and its for a quick 15 seconds of boost and then it has to recharge while ur engine has to suck air though it (which is going to be restrictive because it is not turning). i dont think i would put that on a car even if it was free. i paid $1800 for my car, a thomas knight supercharger (just the supercharger no car) is $1500.
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is it really worth the weight of 2 batteries in ur trunk..... and for reliablitiy purpose look at how many joints there are in that intake, its gotta be prone to leaking, and look at all the wiring. and its for a quick 15 seconds of boost and then it has to recharge while ur engine has to suck air though it (which is going to be restrictive because it is not turning). i dont think i would put that on a car even if it was free. i paid $1800 for my car, a thomas knight supercharger (just the supercharger no car) is $1500.
While I agree with most of this, keep in mind that the Eaton Superchargers have bypasses built in.
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Interesting.... very interesting.....

I checked out their website.... but they have nothing for the 3.8L...... just "deposit $500"..... hrm....

Still.... an electronic SC... for $1200 isn't too bad IMHO.... sure the boost only lasts for 15seconds and it takes 20mins to recharge..... but in the staging lanes... that should be plenty of time.
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is it really worth the weight of 2 batteries in ur trunk..... and for reliablitiy purpose look at how many joints there are in that intake, its gotta be prone to leaking, and look at all the wiring. and its for a quick 15 seconds of boost and then it has to recharge while ur engine has to suck air though it (which is going to be restrictive because it is not turning). i dont think i would put that on a car even if it was free. i paid $1800 for my car, a thomas knight supercharger (just the supercharger no car) is $1500.
While I agree with most of this, keep in mind that the Eaton Superchargers have bypasses built in.
the bypass is going to be restrictive, its too small

the only way for a supercharger to be worth it is if it actually produces power, and it can run all the time.
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