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Old 07-11-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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well with all this recent engine work makes me want to top swap. and after finding a serires 3 supercharged for $50 and i bought it so i have some of the parts. but what i was woundering was is the engine strong enough to handle the supercharger with a stock pully, and if i do it im getting headers, cat delete, 180 thremostat, northstar tb, fenderwell intake, and custom tune. i dont drive it hard, but everyonce in a while it will see WOT. engine has around 180,000miles, so can it handle it ?

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just to clarify, is it a series 2 L67 Gen3 blower or is it the series 3 L32 Gen5 blower?
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its a gen 5
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The engine is strong enough, but you have a different compression ratio, so you won't be able to run as high of a boost as a L67. I would be more concerned with the transmission.
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yeah, im just looking for more power but nothing over the top, plan on sticking with the stock pully. i can do the hd diff swap or just put in a low mile hd tans, their pretty popular around here
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you will still need a lot more than just a blower to complete the top swap.
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Correct, you need heads, LIM, supercharger, fuel rails, harmonic balancer, ICM bracker and tensioner, the #9 pulley bracket and pulley, and wiring harness upgrade for the boost control. Not to mention the tune
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i have heads, blower, lim, harmoniac banenlcer, tensioner, icm bracket, i know there are lots of other parts i need but i thought this was a good start. and guys you dont have to treat me like a newb, ive read every top swap thread and safely modding thread...no offense to newbs...cause im one lol
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I'm confused. You asked the newb question...lol If you've read every thread then you should be up to speed on top swapping. Can you do it, sure...can your almost 200K motor handle it? We can't hand you a clear answer. These motors are strong and good in many ways. Without proper tuning, even a new motor can go bad.
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sorry guys i did ask the newb question, i am a newb at 18 and learning new things every day. i apoligize about the little out burst, last night was rough but thats no excuse. i really like this site and hope one day to know as much as you guys

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