Re: ATI Procharger Supercharger
A couple comments about adding boost in general.
Your car wasn't built for it. Turbo motors done by the manufacturer's are always different, blocks, heads, oiling, engine control systems... Remember this.
Your ECU does not have provisions for measuring boost. Like G-Force said, this means the supercharger is easiest. Because the boost is directly related to RPM, you can buy bigger injectors and fuel pump, and get it mapped by a good shop. DO NOT use a Fuel Management Unit (the little POS that jacks fuel pressure via a boost reference), the deal G-Force was talking about. Vortech, and ATI all do them in their Mustang kits. DO NOT get greedy with boost, 6 PSI or so and it should live for a while. You start cranking it up and your ride will get very unreliable.
In your car, I'd stay away from turbos unless you plan to add a stand alone ECU. Because turbos are load sensitive, you need to be able to measure the boost in the intake for the ECU to alter fuel/timing maps accordingly. They are tricky to map properly, and this fact has given turbos a bad name.
Last edited by luvtolean; 03-21-2005 at 11:53 AM.