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I want to do something to my Denali. I don't want some teardown and major rebuild, just a fun thing to do.

So I have been wanting to go with a forced induction setup. Either a Whipple supercharger or maybe a nice single or twin turbo setup. I can do a nice twin turbo kit for almost half the cost of a Whipple or ProCharger. No plans of running big boost, probably stay under 10psi. I'm thinking of going with an electronic boost controller so I can dial back the boost if road conditions warrent. So, what are your thoughts?

I'm sitting down because I'm sure some of you will have unkind things to say.

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After driving a whippled 6.0 Suburban, it's the way I'd go for fun power. Mileage sucked worse, but it was fun.

 

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I don't know about Chevy motors but if you add much boost, don't you usually need pistons and maybe rods? I don't know cars so well with boost adders but motorcycles never did very well with stock pistons and often rods as well.

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The LS bottom end is very stout. I won't have any problems if I stay under 10psi and have it PROPERLY tuned.

GM let's Hennessy put a supercharger on several new cars and SUVs and the warranty remains intact.

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Whipple, and adjustable. Spendy for sure but I think a bit more control of the outcome?

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Whipple, and adjustable. Spendy for sure but I think a bit more control of the outcome?

I had a blower on my Duster and I really liked how it ran. I had a turbo on my Datsun 1200 coupe that lacked in tuneability. Magnason makes a nice bolt on kit but again it's very spendy.

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If you want to practice, my wife Toyota FJ Cruiser could use a mild Boost.

 

how do add fuel for a positive manifold pressure?

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Whipple is where it's at on most Chevy stuff. Really common in the boating stuff.

 

Down side is the expense forsure. I think on Jesse's first boat he was in 10K a side. So 20k total.

 

Having more never seems to be cheap.

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So I think the way I'm going to go in is build a 408 short block. For the price of a good turbo kit or SC, I can build a nice 10.5-1 all fordged inturnals. I have seen dyno numbers of this combo go 562hp 538tq on pump gas, smooth idle and a real nice TQ curve.

 

I know I didn't want to pull a motor, but I think it makes the best sense. Will my back be happy with me? I doubt it but I can stretch the build out for many months. I have a extra 6.0 block and a pair of LS3 heads.

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