supercharger for V6


Asked by Oct 12, 2009 at 06:53 PM about the 2004 Ford Mustang

Question type: Car Customization

what is the best supercharger i can get for the money? i have a 2004 3.8 mustang. i was thinking an m90 from an old tbird

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actually the m90 setup is for a single port motor, so it actually takes alot to get that one to work on a 99-04. if your interested there is a m112 setup from the 03 cobra that is pretty nice. Many people have done the m112 setup so its easy to find online. Problem is you would have to make the kit and it also doesnt fit under a stock hood. I would say if you looking for something thats easy to install a procharger kit would be best. Also the procharger kit is intercooled so in theory you should get more reliable power with ought as much boost.

dollar for dollar, youre better off going with nitrous, much cheaper in the long run and much easier to install and the engine and its seals arent under constant boost conditions.


it is true that nitrous is cheaper, but if you want the power at all time you can gain upwards of 45% at 5psi of boost. I have heard of the 3.8 motor being able to withstand 9 and 11 safely over time with ought forged internals. so It really comes down to 500 for a nitrous kit which you can only use some times or 3500 for a kit that will give reliable all time hp. Ultimately nitrous's main job is to cool the intake and incoming air to make it as dense as possible to basically do the same thing as a turbo or supercharger with ought actually compressing the air mechanically.


yeah nitrous is good for short bursts, but I think he wants consistent power.


Note: the m112 kit can be done for around $2500 the procharger kit goes for about 3500 to 3800.

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Also if your looking for around 80 hp or so you could also look at super six motorsports and look at their cam, head, and intake kits. A combo of cam heads and port and polish intakes from them is said to add close to 80 hp and give the car a very cool sound. check out this video clip.

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it's old but put a paxton on it .it's the best for a 3.8


as far as i know paxton doesnt make a kit for the v6 of that year, procharger is the only company selling one that ive seen.

superchargers have alot of cons, predominately the heat generated by the air charge (engine killer) the constant boost (again an engine killer) the fact that its a belt driven accessory (slump in fuel economy) and the fact that they typically have a much shorter lifespan than the engine youre installing it on. those are all things to consider.

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true those are things to consider. the procharger setup is actual a 2 core intercooled setup. which helps a bit.

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im really a big fan of turbos. no refills like nitrous, no drag on the crank. heres a pre made kit. that ones quite pricey at 3600 dollars but u could build ur own kit for less.

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