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Old 09-07-2004, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default 1995 pontiac bonneville SLE supercharger conversion

Well I can get a 1995 Pontiac bonneville SLE with a rebuilt engine for $2500 and I can get a supercharger off of another bonneville for $350 so it would be cheaper than a bonneville ssei but how hard would it be to put a supercharger in that car?
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Also I thought intercoolers were more expensive than this.........

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT
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Dude, You know putting an SC on an N/A motor is not recommended. Go buy some FSM'* and figure it out.

That'* not an entire intercooler.
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Dude, You know putting an SC on an N/A motor is not recommended.
What he said bud. Different compression ratios and such. It can be done but it isn't gonna be a bolt on and go. You will need to tear it down and build it right. Good luck, it'* only earth money.
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Also I thought intercoolers were more expensive than this.........

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT
That seems to be an air-to-air intercooler (out of AUS)...?

and AFAIK, air-to-air isn't good on the 3800'* (Roots I think?) setup? Just pulling stuff out of my *** here
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You have a 95 so adding a SC is twice the trouble as any other year. The NA engines of that year are a serier 2 and the SC engines are series 1.The upper intakes, internals, PCM, and a ton more are totally different. The best you can hope for is to install a CSC, but that will still take some custom work. Lo0ng story short, I wouldn't recommed thrying to add an SC to a NA engine.

As for the e-bay item, that appears to be an air cooler for a turbo application. The intercooler picuted there is made to cool incoming air to the engine and not an actuall SC intercooler. As already mentioned, there is a lot of parts that need to go along with that to make it work.
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The intercooler picuted there is made to cool incoming air to the engine and not an actuall SC intercooler. As already mentioned, there is a lot of parts that need to go along with that to make it work.
I think those air-to-air intercoolers are okay for centrifugal SC setups (which the 3800 does not have)?
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The intercooler picuted there is made to cool incoming air to the engine and not an actuall SC intercooler. As already mentioned, there is a lot of parts that need to go along with that to make it work.
I think those air-to-air intercoolers are okay for centrifugal SC setups (which the 3800 does not have)?
I beleive (don't quote me though) that the air-to-air intercoolers are made to cool the air going into the engine, as opposed to using a coolant to pull heat from the air passing over it. The one in the link mounts to the front of the car VS having the intercooler that mounts under the SC (even though varioations of both are present in both setups).
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What they said.

Killer, you need to ASK before you start shopping. Or do some searching here. All these questions have been asked before.

You can buy an SSEi for far cheaper than it would take you to convert an SLE, and you won't have problems. Convert the SLE (if you're even succesful), and you WILL have problems.
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what im trying to figure out is what that i/c came off of... does the ford ka have a sc 3.8??
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