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Old 01-13-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Can a supercharger be installed on a regular 3800 Series II?

I have a 2001 Bonneville SE, and I was just wondering if the same supercharger that is on the SSEi'* could be installed on an SE. If so, approximately how much would a new one cost and where could I find one?
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Do a search for this topic, theres tons of posts already about this.

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also check techinfo. theres an article on it there. it has a lot better information than anything i could give you off the top of my head.

basically: it can be done, but not as easily as slapping a super on.
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Correct....there'* more than just a new engine being dropped in...I talked with Boosty a few weeks ago and he mentioned things I don't remember ...tranny, wireing harness...not sure exactly what, but it was definitely more than just a new engine.
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there is no need for a whole engine swap, you can do just a top end swap, heads, blower, bracketry, fuel rails, etc..
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YOu could add turbo for about the same money and effort.
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I think dbtk2 did a top end swap for pretty cheap.
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Moved to Performance and Brainstorming. Please post ONLY mechanical problems in the 2000-2005 section.
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YOu could add turbo for about the same money and effort.
All my mods combined cost about the same as a BASE turbo kit, which only puts a w-body car in the high 13'*, so in an h-body you're talking a low 14 second car. With a launch and injectors so I can drop pulleys, my car will run 11'*...

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I think dbtk2 did a top end swap for pretty cheap.
Yes, my complete topend swap, with all fluids, gaskets, oil filters, and my brand new XP cam, springs, retainers, timing chain, tensioner, etc..., ran me just a hair under $1300. Thats including a ported blower and machined LIM as well. The cam stuff alone was $600....a topend swap is pretty cheap as long as you look around a little bit for the parts.

As far as gains, with no tuning, it brought the car from a 14.63 @ 92.8 N/A to a 13.22 @ 102 with the M90 & XP cam. I'm sure with some tuning and race gas it would've gone easy 12'*.
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