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    Anyone tried one of these???
    http://www.electricsupercharger.com/
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    Icon313 probably not "snake oil"

    I canít speak from personal experience about this particular device, but I appreciate that no outrageous claims are made, and that they seem to know how and under what conditions it would improve engine performance. I bet this one will do what they say it will do.


    EDIT: But, for it to work, you would need to rig it up so that it is not sucking in hot under-the-hood air.
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    Gabage. I've talked to two guys that installed them. One gained 1 horse and lost 5 ft/lbs, the other lost 2 hp and 2 ft/lbs. Neither could get their money back. If you really want to try it, wait awhile, you'll be able to pick one up on e-bay for <$50.
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    BudCherokee, you may very well be right about how this device performs. But, would you also let us know how the "gained 1 horse and lost 5 ft/lbs" and "lost 2 hp and 2 ft/lbs" were measured. It takes good equipment with pretty high resolution and with the operator paying attention to detail to make measurements with that kind of precision.
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    Both these cars were dynoed before and after the install of that gizmo. Going by those numbers the e-supercharger made no difference in preformance good nor bad. Slight variations that small are most likely due to other factors, humidity, baramic pressure, air temp, fuel quality, ect.
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    For what the tech overview claims, the product very well may be a reasonable alternative to aftermarket cold air induction systems currently offered, in fact a CAI with one of these things attached may really provide some enhanced performance. The manufacturer is making no claims beyond what the part seems reasonably and logically able to do (I to am impressed with the manufacturers marketing). If installed properly, I can see where it might improve performance to the levels that they claim. I can also see how CAI systems do not always deliver what they claim.
    Interesting product....Powered Cold Air Induction....Generally on about the same level as some of the CAI enhancers installed on some of the late '60's and early '70's muscle cars in the form of vacume operated hood and cowell induction. Maybe a little expensive....
    Just my opinion,
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    Might be a good power adder for my 6HP Go Kart!... Not enough volume and pressure for much else
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    I really like how they say they guarantee you to get 4-6% HP increase but the only way they will guarantee that is if you pay to get it dyno'd with the guys signature, mail them the supercharger in new condition with the before and after dyno charts in the 3000-6000rpm range. If theres not at least a 4% gain, they will then give you your money back and pay half of the dyno fee (max $50).

    They really discourage returns it seems like and paying $300 just to feel a little difference when ur engine is whining like a baby dont really seem worth it.

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    Originally posted by Mascarab
    I really like how they say they guarantee you to get 4-6% HP increase but the only way they will guarantee that is if you pay to get it dyno'd with the guys signature, mail them the supercharger in new condition with the before and after dyno charts in the 3000-6000rpm range. If theres not at least a 4% gain, they will then give you your money back and pay half of the dyno fee (max $50).

    They really discourage returns it seems like and paying $300 just to feel a little difference when ur engine is whining like a baby dont really seem worth it.
    Big Gains usually cost BIGG MONEY... I would rather take the $300 and buy an APS Throttle Body at least it has been proven to ADD REAL POWER... Or maybe get a Shift Kit with APS Blocker Rod... Or the Mopar MPI 2bbl Intake... or better yet get all of the above and work overtime to pay for it!!!
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