Originally Posted by Claypops
Does anyone have a Vortech supercharger. I've looked ant turbos and superchargers and Vortech seems to be the best. But I want to get an opinion from someone who actually has one. Pros and cons?
Yes...and I've installed two. One on my friends 99' cougar which he has had installed since 2001 and one on my 06' mustang which I installed back in 2009.
It's an extremely reliable kit that's the entire reason I went with it. Considering my friend with the cougar that I helped install over 11 going on 12 years ago has had not one episode.
That being said I have 128,000miles on my mustang, I installed it just below 70,000miles meaning I've logged 50,000 miles on it already.
The newer kits for the 4.0 will be an easier install since you don't have to drill a oil line for return oil in the front of your engine. The new kits are designated v3. I have a v2 kit and am happy with it. It's a slightly different supercharger kit.
Ps make sure you buy new plugs "champion rs10lc" they are the coldest plugs I could find that arnt silver and gap them to .030-.035.
So that's the pros.
I had to cut the **** out of my fan shroud so the piping would not rub against my fan shroud "attached photo". I only discovered this problem after 10,000miles. Make sure you use Teflon tape on all your fittings so it won't leak. My friend with the cougars leaked a bit where there was no teflon tape.
Keep your engine bay dry. My vortech tensioner pulley went bad at around 40,000miles I live in San Francisco where it's always damp and foggy. And since I live near the ocean things tend to rust when induced to moisture. This only happened because I removed my rubber seal that helps keep rain water out. Which I've recently reinstalled. It was a $50 pulley the bearings were little rusty on the old unit causing the noise.
In my eyes I couldn't have made a better choice. Especially since I live in California
and laws impede on my freedoms to mod "smog legalities". All of my parts have to have a carb eo# and they do. I don't have to worry about being pulled over for illegal mods and have my car towed like a lot of the Honda and Toyota guys. It produces a lot of power, affordable and most of all the number one thing in my book it's reliable.