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Thread: Whipple Supercharger
03-02-2009, 08:54 PM #1
Now forced induction is nothing new to me, but a crank driven supercharging device is. I am really leaning towards the Whipple for my truck more than any other type or brand. Does anyone have experience with them or maybe a thought or a opinion?
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03-02-2009, 08:57 PM #2
I've heard nothing but great things about them although I have never had experience with them.Peter
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03-02-2009, 09:15 PM #3
my friend has one in his 454 burb. He has nothing but great things to say about it. As far as i know they are awesome surperchargers.
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03-02-2009, 11:19 PM #4
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My boss actually had a magnacharger for his Cobalt, and it was a nice easy install and he got moderate power from it. When he went and bought a new Cadillac CTS, he had a Whipple put on it and all I can say is holy s***. He had a hell of a time with the installation, as it was not as user friendly as the Magnacharger. There was one super nice feature about this product, for a nominal fee ($500) they sent a portable tuner which is pre-programmed with the aftermarket tune for your whipple charger. This is not a standard option, you must REQUEST this and pay the extra money but it is worth it. Once installation is complete, you hook up the scanner to the PTM and let it work it's magic. It will show you what to do like turn accessory on or push brake to the floor, or act to a certain prompt on the screen. The whole process takes about 35 minutes, and the scanner is yours to keep. He absolutely loves the system and recommends it to anyone, 125 hp gain, ???torque on P Zero tires.2004 Chevy Colorado
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03-03-2009, 12:23 AM #5
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my aunt and uncle has a 69 camaro z28 that will run 9's.. it has a whipple super charger, i havent got the oppurtunity to run it (come to think of it neither have they lol) but the guy they bought it from hasnthas one prob with it.. go for it bro!!2006 gmc sierra 1500 z71
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03-03-2009, 12:52 AM #6
03-05-2009, 07:38 PM #7
Ive done some reading through out the web and it seems that no one really thinks highly of this tranny. The wipple is supposed to place a 40-50% increase in power. So lets say for numbers 425hp and 500ft-lbs at the crank. I am told that the 60e is only rated up to 360ft-lbs. Im guessing Im gonna loose the tranny a few weeks after the install of the SC.
What do you guys think???
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03-05-2009, 07:55 PM #8
Whipples are pretty efficient for a supercharger. I've seen some s/c grand prixs like the one I had with a whipple transplant and they made a lot more power with less knock. They also sound wicked! Bout gives goosebumps hearing them. But yeah I've heard the weak link on gm trucks are their trannies.
Here's a whipple on a 3.8 grand prix. Loud as hell! Watch whole vid...2nd pull is evil, even scared the camera guy. If I remember correct from the gp forum he made around 400hp.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSAb67sSNMk"]YouTube - Whipple Grand Rpix[/ame]
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03-05-2009, 08:48 PM #9
holy frik! thats awsome. i need to get one some day2006 Silverado Z71 - 97,000 - totaled, RIP
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03-05-2009, 09:01 PM #10
Shop I worked for was a Whipple installer. Did both small and big block trucks, installs easy,good instructions. Customers were happy. Tech line good also. Just before I left they also started installing Magnachargers. They seemed to have better throttle response due to a valve in back of the supercharger itself, I forget what they call this valve but the Whipple doesnt have this valve. I would check both out.
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