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Old 10-07-2019, 03:24 PM   #1
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Supercharged LGX vs stock V8

I've been on the brink of supercharging my V6. I love the idea of taking our 3.6L V6 to take down V8's. But what holds me back is the classic argument of "just get the V8". My lgx with just a CAI and axel back exhaust can hold its own taking on RT's and 4.6 mustangs but I always get destroyed by any SS or Mustang GT with the 5.0. I'm asking for anyone who's gone the supercharged route with te V6 (doesn't have to be camaro) was it worth it?

Do you guys think supercharging the lgx can take on the newer SS? I know it'll be able to take 5th gens for sure but the new 6.2L LT1 is one hell of a machine.

My main thing is that I'm going to install it, love it of course, but will eventually cap on how far I can push the engine and eventually just regret not getting the V8.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:00 PM   #2
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I've been on the brink of supercharging my V6. I love the idea of taking our 3.6L V6 to take down V8's. But what holds me back is the classic argument of "just get the V8". My lgx with just a CAI and axel back exhaust can hold its own taking on RT's and 4.6 mustangs but I always get destroyed by any SS or Mustang GT with the 5.0. I'm asking for anyone who's gone the supercharged route with te V6 (doesn't have to be camaro) was it worth it?

Do you guys think supercharging the lgx can take on the newer SS? I know it'll be able to take 5th gens for sure but the new 6.2L LT1 is one hell of a machine.

My main thing is that I'm going to install it, love it of course, but will eventually cap on how far I can push the engine and eventually just regret not getting the V8.
I'd ask, what are your ultimate goals for the car? A supercharged V6 will be fun for sure, but I'd guess there is less aftermarket support for the V6, where as the sky is the limit for the LT1. Besides, you can always supercharge a V8 too...
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:02 PM   #3
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Funny you mention this, because I saw a supercharged 6th gen V6 dyno a few months back. At about 8 psi it made 440 rwhp. I talked to the owner for a minute and he said the car was completely stock minus the blower and a custom tune. I was very impressed. Considering the average 6th gen V8 makes around 400-420 rwhp stock, and weighs 200-300 lbs more, I'm sure that V6 would take it
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:33 PM   #4
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I have taken the stock sealed engine to 11.0@125 MPH with Overkilled stage 2 kit 3.2 pulley Meth injection stall converter and 3.27 rear gears on E85. It was definitely a 10 second car only got about 4 runs on the new converter and I ran 102 in the 1/8th. We had a fueling issue on the Dyno and at the track which caused the demise of the motor but I rocked the same tune for over a year running @ Camaro fest and hitting the drag strip almost every other weekend.

I was definitely approaching the limits of the stock engine but you could easily build a V6 on stock engine that will hand stock V8 and mustangs Thier ass all day even mildly modified ones.

Also keep in mind there is more we have done a group buy for rods and pistons which makes those parts now available I am working on test fitment for a more boost friendly intake manifold and there is still smaller pulley water to air cooling supercharger upgrades etc...

Eventually the driveshaft and trans will be the weakest link but we know that will be in the low 10s as the 2.0t zzp ran mid to low 10s on stock drive train for a long time before going for 9s and twisting the driveshaft.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:59 AM   #5
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I'd actually be interested in supercharging my V6 as well. The Overkill supercharger is still the most reliable out of the three available I'm assuming? The Procharger supercharger can be purchased and installed locally to me though, which is a plus.
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