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      03-06-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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How much weight does a supercharger add?

How much weight does a supercharger add? Thanks.
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      03-06-2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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That's a tough question to answer. It depends on which kit you get, Stage 1 VS Stage 2...
I'm pretty sure my stage 2 added a solid 90+ pounds by the time you add intercooler, fluids... And you don't really take anything off that weighs much at all.
Obviously the added power MORE than makes up for a relatively small weight gain
My car weighs 3,620#'s with a full tank, winter wheels and tires, stock brakes, carbon boot, supercharger plus all my other mod's and a few things in the trunk
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      03-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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Also depends on whose kit you are asking about.
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      03-06-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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90-110 pounds depending on what system you choose. Obviously the power gained will more than make up for the additional weight.
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      03-06-2013, 01:46 PM   #5
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After I subtract the weight of the stock manifold and intake and checking the weight on all the major components I came up with about 53 lbs on my ESS VT1-550. The only components that add weight are the blower, bracket and manifold. The VT2 has front mount cooler, hoses, water and a cooler in the manifold so im going to guess these additional parts add about another 20 lbs at most.
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After I subtract the weight of the stock manifold and intake and checking the weight on all the major components I came up with about 53 lbs on my ESS VT1-550. The only components that add weight are the blower, bracket and manifold. The VT2 has front mount cooler, hoses, water and a cooler in the manifold so im going to guess these additional parts add about another 20 lbs at most.
Awesome. Being a noob I thought it would be over 150 lbs. Supercharger and Akrapovic treatment in 2014!
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Awesome. Being a noob I thought it would be over 150 lbs. Supercharger and Akrapovic treatment in 2014!
Nice! Congrats!
The Akra will cancel out the added weight of the blower
Which kit are you getting?
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Awesome. Being a noob I thought it would be over 150 lbs. Supercharger and Akrapovic treatment in 2014!
Nice! Congrats!
The Akra will cancel out the added weight of the blower
Which kit are you getting?
ESS VT1, but I hear the power is addictive. If not VT1 then VT3.
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      03-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #9
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ESS VT1, but I hear the power is addictive. If not VT1 then VT3.
Dayuuum!!! Straight to VT3
That's serious!
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Nice! Congrats!
The Akra will cancel out the added weight of the blower
Which kit are you getting?
And kill that near 50/50 weight distribution at the same time.
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      03-06-2013, 04:00 PM   #11
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I am not a fan of SC because of this. the s65 is a lightweight engine..to add more rotational mass and heat out weighs the power advatanges.
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      03-06-2013, 07:21 PM   #12
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I am not a fan of SC because of this. the s65 is a lightweight engine..to add more rotational mass and heat out weighs the power advatanges.
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      03-06-2013, 07:23 PM   #13
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Our VF620 kit weighs 117lbs. (Air to water cooled)

The custom aluminum cast manifold assembly weighs 37lbs. by itself.
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Let me guess...you have a SC
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Noob question but can you hear supercharger whine?
Off topic but I don't think it's worth a new thread.
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      03-06-2013, 10:25 PM   #16
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Our VF620 kit weighs 117lbs. (Air to water cooled)

The custom aluminum cast manifold assembly weighs 37lbs. by itself.
Thanks!
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Had no idea a blower weighed so much
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Had no idea a blower weighed so much
Yes. They are heavy escargots!!
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      03-07-2013, 11:39 AM   #19
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Had no idea a blower weighed so much
Stage 2 is aprox 2.5% weight gain with 50% added power. You will quickly forget about a couple pounds

Also D cups are heavier than A cups
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      03-07-2013, 12:31 PM   #20
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How much weight does a supercharger add? Thanks.
it does'nt add much weight compared to the power it gives, it's just that it adds it at the worst place, but still 100% worth it IMO!

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Stage 2 is aprox 2.5% weight gain with 50% added power. You will quickly forget about a couple pounds

Also D cups are heavier than A cups
the boob comparison is key
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      03-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #22
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It has been awhile from the last time I measured the weight of all the individual components in our kits but I had some time this morning so I did. Our VT1 kit has a total weight of about 55 lbs. VT2 kits have an total weight of about 70 lbs without fluid.

We spent a long time in development and continue to spend time looking for ways to reduce the weight of our kits where we can. We have been able to get the weight of the current VT1 manifold down to 19 lbs and the current VT2 manifold to 24 lbs. Last time I measured the stock manifold and air box that are removed the total weight of the parts was about 10-15 lbs if I remember correctly.
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