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Old 08-23-2004, 12:03 AM   #1
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I have a 91 bonneville SE and i was wondering what super charger there is for that. And what brand.
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There are no bolt on kits available that I know of, but you can always buy a centrifigul supercharger and fabricate your own mounts and oil & coolant lines and all that to make it work. A CSC setup typically costs $3k+ though. A turbo setup would probably be cheaper (maybe around $1-1.5k), but again you would have to fabricate your own stuff. Personally, I don't think it would be worth the money on that particular engine...I would sooner drop in a Supercharged 3.8 or just buy a Bonnie with a Supercharged 3.8 before I would try to get a lot of power out of that engine. Just my opinion though.

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Ya ill forget about the idea. To much work im only 16
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Ya ill forget about the idea. To much work im only 16
Well only being 16 is no excuse. I'm only 16 and I just tore apart my engine, put a new cam & lifters in, an underdrive crank pulley, 24lb. fuel injectors, ported my exhaust manifolds, took the whole top of a 3100 V6 (the newest generation of GM'* 3.1L) and put it on my older generation 3.1L, I used the heads, intake manifolds, throttle body, and I had to convert a bunch of things to make it work. I basically had to put the whole engine together minus the crank/pistons/rods, and then on top of that customize all of the wiring, coolant lines, power steering lines, and all that to work with the new topend. It took me about 3 weeks, but that is just working on it slowly and in my spare time. All you have to do is read up on whatever you want to do a lot, so you are familiar with how it works, and then give it a shot. Money is probably a problem, but "too much work" is not an excuse. Really installing a turbo wouldn't be that much work, the biggest problem would be the computer. But, if I were in your shoes, I would just drive the car how it is and save up my cash to eventually just buy a car with more power to begin with. Just my opinion though.

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yeah, I agree, age doesn't mean a damn thing. I am the only person to work on my car.. yeah i've done a few things wrong, but i've corrected them.. and i'm only 14. If I were in your shoes, i'd leave it the way it is. My bonneville in the condition she is in now, is about 3 times faster than my mom'* beetle, and I have twice the power, and about twice the weight too. And mine needs a major tune up at the moment [and a new oil pan, but that'* another story]. Also the 440 T4 tranny can barely handle the power you've got, let alone a blower or turbo. I suggest a real nice tune up [ search around here, you'll see a quick, free, and great methods of improving the power, you already have.


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