Turbos are everywhere, phase kits are popping up all over the place, with good reason, the results are proven and well impressive.
Finding something a bit more original for any make/model of car becomes more difficult as the weeks go by and I still think superchargers have a lot to offer.
The kit has been designed to increase power by 40% from a stock engine and with all our other usual refinements. The supercharger system will create smooth progressive power available at an instant touch of the throttle.
The supercharger mounting bracket is located at the back of the engine. It is made from pocketed billet. This position allows the supercharger to be driven off a longer alternator belt provided. This belt replaces the stock belt and allows the factory belt tensioner to be retained. The supercharger unit fits neatly between the engine and the firewall. Air is supplied to the supercharger from a K&N induction filter located in the original airbox position. The supercharger discharge is routed to the throttle body. Ducting is manufactured in a lightweight moulded plastic (good insulation from heat) using the same process as some OE applications.
The kit is setup to provide reliable and dependable power on this 4 cylinder engine making it a good choice for those using their car as a daily driver yet demanding the extra instant power.
• Power gain expected: 40%
• Fully reversible
• CARB approval to be sought
• Expected price $3600
• Available from Z-Distributors
• Expected launch Spring 2001
If it does give 40% increase over standard, you're looking at 220bhp, 200bhp seems a safe estimate generally speaking, not bad for £2000 ish.
There's just something about a supercharger I like, the rarity of it more so and the fact that it doesn't suffer from heat as much as a turbo.
Original induction bits can be retained, and it has to sound the dog's with a 57i on there
More reading required I think.