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Old 08-21-2015, 01:24 PM   #1
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Considering a Kenne Bell

Considering a kenne bell 2.1 for my 03 gt in the next couple months. Anyone on here have a kb on there 2v? This is my dd and just wanna have some street fun, and boost seems the best way to go. After researching I think the kb will suit me better then turbo or centrif. Type. Anything I should know about the swap? 180000 on her so I'll prolly sc it,save a little more and get a junk yard 4.6 and do a forged bottom end because I'm sure the stock bottom can't hold up to 14 psi. Would 9 psi be safe with that many miles for a little while?
Also what other parts would be beneficial to add to the build? Would the stock clutch hold up to the 400+ claimed hp from 9lb? Kit comes with injectors and fuel pump booster but should I just get a higher flow pump? Maf? Heads? Would shorty headers or long tubes be best? Cars stock now except for or x and flows.


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Kenne bell is way over priced I'd get a inner cooled procharger


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Kenne bell is way over priced I'd get a inner cooled procharger


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He doesn't want a centri
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Kenne bell is way over priced I'd get a inner cooled procharger


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You do realize the Kenne Bell is cheaper than the Procharger and he said he didn't want a centri right?
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9psi intercooled 2.1... plug and play.. once you rings go grab a 700 dollar junkyard special, change the clutch and put her back in

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Basically what everyone's saying. Low boost for now. Then engine swap, low mileage, and maybe forge the internals. And up the boost; then you'll have one mean car.


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I have 0 experience with 2v....only 4v.
I had a Kenny Bell on my 97 Cobra. It worked fantastic although this was over 15 years ago. I started out at 6, then 8.....when I tried 12 I broke a ring land off of #8 and #6.
After that I put a good set of rods and pistons in it and started breaking the rear end. Sold it shortly after.
Like was said, start out with low boost and if you want more the whole drive train will need to worked on..trans....driveline.....rearend.
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At the stock motor's power limit of about 425-450rwhp, the transmission will be fine if its in good shape and so will the rear. Its when ppl put them in cars with a lot of miles that problems crop up.

When I eventually get this stupid motor swapped in my 2000 it will still be a stocker pullout from the JY with 38k miles at $575 shipped to my door, stock trans, Exedy Mach 400 11" clutch, stock T45 and stock rear. I do no forsee any issues as far as driveline durability but if something does break then I suppose that's just an excuse to upgrade it lol.
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