- Feb 10, 2022
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I ran my stock engine with comp 262 cams and a procharger at 9 lbs for a few years daily. Ran great! Loved it. Pulled the engine with no issues with it. Stuck a forged bottom end in it, head work and an on3 turbo setup. It was unbelievably faster. I would still recommend a blower over it though. It's easier start to finish, the turbo has left me in a constant state of.. oh this isn't right or this could be better or oh I hear a leak still. On and on and on. Which is okay when you have the time to do it.. life comes fast yhiugh and time available disappears. Another thing I would say is the centri blower is easier on the engine than a turbo. The torque spike a turbo can produce would easily shatter a bottom end. The centri blower will build it in a linear fashion which cuts down on low and mid range torque spikes which murder rods..It looks appealing, but from what I've read boost can be a bit sketchy on a stock bottom end and transmission. That, and I want to avoid the big drop in fuel economy that comes with supercharging.
Since everyone seems to love boost here, what's the take on running a turbo versus a centri in these cars?
If its a drag strip car or something you have time to fuck around with all the time. Go turbo.. but if you're okay with less power and far more simplicity.. I would recommend the centri blower.
also. I found gears like 4.10s to ruin my mileage more than cams or a blower. Since when you're cruising on the highway you are basically riding in vacuum. So you aren't dumping fuel like you would at WOT.