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Old 04-27-2016, 10:19 PM   #1
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What to look for in a used supercharger system?

Hey guys! Was looking on some online buy and sell websites in my area and stumbled upon a used pro charger kit for a new edge mustang. Ad doesn't say much, only that it was claimed to be used for around 1000 miles. Seems to be selling the entire kit plus injectors. Ive contacted the guy and we are making plans on meeting so I can see it. My question is, what exactly do you look for to determine the quality of a used SC kit?

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The biggest thing will be shaft play in the impeller. With 1000 miles it shouldn't have very much to it, the only play there should be the play that is taken up by the oil. Other than that there really isn't too much to look for. Ideally with used injectors you would want to get them tested, but that isn't essential.

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Print out a instruction guide with a parts inventory for the exact kit being sold and go through the whole thing noting any parts that are missing. Procharger stuff gettable on superchargersonline but missing brackets will drive the price down substantially. Hardware is not a huge deal to be missing nor are messed up couplers or v-bands but again, the more stuff that is missing (if any) the more you haggle.

But yes the biggest thing is the headunit itself. Should be minimal or no shaft play side to side or in and out. If there is anything substantial then I'd still buy a complete kit but tell him it will be minus the price to get Procharger to go through it or at least a good chunk of it.

And at 1,000 miles I would hope he would have a receipt that is pretty recent unless its been sitting in his garage for years waiting to go on the car.
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