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whipple supercharger for tbi

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gmtech954, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. gmtech954

    gmtech954 Registered Member

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    was just wondering if any of you guys have used one of these superchargers before. im thinking of putting one on my 93 suburban 3/4 tons 454. just wondering if its worth the $3500 or not. Thanks

    http://www.whipplesuperchargers.com/product.asp?ProdID=1140
     
  2. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The one that I saw on a 350 1/2 ton tahoe didn't seem worth it. I mean, yeah, 500 flywheel horses is great, but the gas bill just went from sucks to blows goats for quarters. If it were me, $3500 is a lot of money that could be dropped on better internal engine mods.
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    There was a link just posted to a page like "tbipower.com" or something like that, in which the guy had used a supercharger, then taken it off.

    His opinion was that for the cost, the other mods you could do for the same money net about the same gain.
     
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    I don't have any experience w/ the product, but I do w/ the company. About a year ago I was hellbent on installing this charger on my 94 Tahoe (TBI350) because it is emissions legal. I called "Whipple Superchargers" repeatedly to get info w/ no return call for like 2 weeks. After finally catching a real human answering the phone, I asked a few question and was almost treated like a complete idiot by these guys.

    I chose not to buy their product. If as a potential customer I couldn't get a call back - what would be the response if I needed technical help...?! :dunno:

    I'll sooner stay w/ a slow/dependable TBI Tahoe. :D

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