How did you decide which S/C to go with?

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    I'm losing my mind reading about all the options here. At first I though I wanted KB 3.2, then Whipple, and even VMP in in the running. How did you all decide??????????????

    Whipple seems to be popular, only con i have there is it seems to be like my Street Glide, everybody has one....I know there is a reason for that, but I am just mentioning it.

    KB seems to be the least common, and the most expensive setup.

    VMP seems to have a good reputation, and has fast cars, but so does every other one I mentioned. I need to research more........

    I want a fast car. I want to be somewhat safe, but I don't want to spend all that money and have Grandma safety either. 100% I want 700RWP. Just curious as to what sold some of you actual customers on one or the other. Thanks!
     
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    If I were to buy one, I would go with Whipple.
    Easy to install, great customer service.
     
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    You will be happy with any of them. I wanted to go with a SC that was redisigned and Whipple was it. Whipple is a great kit and very efficient. I beat on mine on the dyno and never had issues with heatsoak. In a 93 degree dyno bay, all of my 7 pulls in 30 mins had arouns the same IAT2 temps. The IAT2s were 104 to 108 WOT for each pull. Damn thing pulls hard and that Whipple whine sounds like a jet lol.
     
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    You are getting great power. What else is done to your car?
     
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    In regards to power:

    Whipple kit with 132mm TB, fans and 3.625 pulley
    1000cc FIC injectors
    Kooks catless headers with full exhaust
    JMS BAP
    Mcleod RXT and flywheel
    MGW shifter
    3.31 gears
    everything BMR makes lol
    FRPP struts and shocks

    Tuned by Ken Bjonnes:headbang:

    I probably forgot a few things lol.
     
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    Wow, I thought it was going to be easier than that! lol.....you Manual?
     
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    Yep, it is a manual. I will have track times soon.
     
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    Great, cannot wait to see it. I've been reading about the tunes also. You have definitely invested a ton in your car, and should need wings on it soon! Great job with it, and thanks!
     
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    Thanks bro! Trap speed will be the best way to see how much power that I am making.
     
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    I chose a VMP TVS kit mostly because of their huge success with the 11-14 Coyote's. I knew I was getting a guaranteed 10 sec street car on pump gas/auto setup with a basic TVS kit on 11psi. The other benefits were cost, my Stg3 TVS kit was significantly cheaper then a whipple kit, the TVS was ready to ship, whereas the whipple kit there was a wait.

    The good news is that you can't go wrong with any of them. If I had a manual, I'd go twin turbo, although it's hard to pass up the results/$ from Beefcakes Paxton 2200 combo. If you have an auto I'd go whipple as long as you have $8,000-10,000, or TVS if you want guaranteed results for a few grand less. (i enjoy stirring the pot occasionally, haha).

    Also, I wouldn't get caught up in setting goals based on dyno numbers, dyno numbers are subjective, whereas trap speed is more definitive based on conditions. The most important thing is the tune, stick with the popular tuners from this forum and you'll be set.
     
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    do it, quit fuggin around, just do it :lol::cheers:
     
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    You forgot Meth... Not the one you smoke... :doh:
     
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    Whipple FTW!!
     
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    I decided on a centri unit because I've never had one before.you can't go wrong with any of the 3 kits you mentioned.
     
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    Yeah, the meth injection actually made me lose power lol
     
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    But prevents detonation, running rich (which is why you lost power. Be careful not to run lean on high RPM. You'll fry those pistons and rings).
     
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    this. its around the same price as their KB kit as well. the testing will be this weekend.
    KB most expensive? you need to price it with boostworks dude. compared to some of the other vendors i could get it installed for cheaper than the alternatives.
     
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    I'd agree! That Boost Works kit is really nice and made a ton of power on a very very conservative tune.
     
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    Went with Whipple because of the Power out of the box and the Whipple tune is spot on from all the Whipple tuned guys.

    Besides great customer service from Whipple, I got a great deal from [MENTION=10008]LethalPerformance[/MENTION] for my full kit.

    After reading from these guys experience through out the year made me go Whipple. =)
     
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