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As some of you know, I just bought an 05' 5.3. When my brother had his 03' z71 he thought about getting a supercharger and could never afford it. Fortunatly for me, I start a new job in a few weeks and should be sitting pretty well. So Ide like to get a sc for the truck.

 

I dont want anything really radical.. just give me a bit more pep off the bottom. Ideally Ide like to get something with a clean install, mild boost, and one that doesn't require a stand-alone or altered FI system.

 

If anyone has one, Ide be interested in hearing your experiences and suggestions as well as what brand you suggest purchasing.

 

Thanks

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Radix or a Whipple. Id say either of them will suit your needs well. Im gonna throw a Whipple on my 6.0. The Whipple is a more efficient blower. If I had a bit more money left id say the Livernois or Texas Speed front mount turbo kit would be killer. Simply due to the fact that power capabilites with a turbo are insane AND it utilizes a REAL INTERCOOLER!!! Not a heat exchanger the size of a tranny cooler like the Radix uses.

 

http://www.magnacharger.com/

 

http://www.whipplesuperchargers.com/

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Well I was hoping for a bit more of a response haha...

 

anyways.. 99silver5.3, I take it you dont have one yet, because you said you were gonna get one for the 6.0. Let me know how it goes when you get it. Its gonna be a few more weeks until I really start pricing them. The turbo kits were pretty cool, I kinda forgot about the turbo idea on the new truck because I seriously considered turbo'in my sbanger. I didn't have enough room for the turbo (without some serious spatial modifications) and it didn't occur to me yet that my 05 has quite a bit of space in the eng. comp.. I have a turbo that would be perfect for this app., now you got me thinking :tear:

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I love my Radix. Mucho torque off the line and dead reliable. Easy install, though I didn't have time to install mine due to the amount of hours I am working. It is an awfully expensive proposition and the only reason I did it is that I don't trade vehicles very often; the Avalanche is basically my play toy and doesn't get driven a lot. It's almost three years old and only has 21K miles on it.

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i love my magnuson radix too, install was pretty easy, is a complete kit, came with everything for install except coolant for intercooler, nice clean looking setup, great solid power right off the line till max rev, it is the same blower they use on the goe gibs silverado, this is the second supercharger i have had, i had a powerdyne and it turned out to be a nightmare, i have had 0 problems with the radix, and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good reliable fi setup, unlike turbo's and centrifical blowers the radix is a roots style blower and has boost right off idle and is great for daily driving, street and offroad play, and works great when towing

 

poast here if you want more opinions

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=20

alot of guys there running fi setups it is a performance based forum

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Well I was hoping for a bit more of a response haha...

 

anyways.. 99silver5.3, I take it you dont have one yet, because you said you were gonna get one for the 6.0.  Let me know how it goes when you get it.  Its gonna be a few more weeks until I really start pricing them.  The turbo kits were pretty cool, I kinda forgot about the turbo idea on the new truck because I seriously considered turbo'in my sbanger.  I didn't have enough room for the turbo (without some serious spatial modifications) and it didn't occur to me yet that my 05 has quite a bit of space in the eng. comp..  I have a turbo that would be perfect for this app., now you got me thinking    :tear:

 

 

 

 

No, I dont have one yet. Paying for a good tranny first!!

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I think Whipple is the best also. I don't have one yet but when I find a good used one for a nice price, I'll buy it. Then again, I could win the lottery and buy a new :fume: one.

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Currently on my 01 GMC w. 5.3v8 I had an ATI Procharger P-1SC installed running about 8-9 lbs of boost. I love it so far. I haven't experienced any of the others out there to compare, but there is a lot of boost after around 3000-3500+ RPM. I had a bunch of other stuff done too, Competition Cams performance camshaft, valve springs, and lifters. Edelbrock shorty ceramic headers, speed-pro pistons and rings 'cause one of my factory pistons had a crack along the side of it. It's a lot of fun to drive... :fume:

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Thanks for the replys. I will be sure to check out those other sites. When I do get one, I will be sure to let you all know what I got, how it worked, and any regrets if any...

 

 

Thanks again

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My buddy had a Whipple put on his 96 Vortec 454 and it was sweet. Never had any trouble with it and was a blast to drive. I drove it all the time and it gave intantanious response off the bottom all the way through the powerband. I remember racing a Mustang 5.0 up the backside of Big Bear and pulling away from him (this was in a lifted 3/4 ton ex. cab long bed 4x4 with the Rancho 9000s and the compressor setup, and a really heavy McWelco toolbox in the bed). That guy was shocked

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