Supercharge or don't supercharge my GT

Discussion in 'Forced Induction - 5.0L V8 Engine' started by nnnnnn, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. nnnnnn

    nnnnnn Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2016 Mustang GT Premium
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2017
    Location:
    Stockton
    Posts:
    22
    Likes Received:
    9
    0   0   0
    Hey Guys,

    I have a 2016 GT Premium and I've always wanted to supercharge it for a long time. Early this year, I started a laway order where I would pay little by little. I selected a kenne bell and I'm still paying it. I have about close to 5.5k of payments left.

    Now here's the question: I use my car daily for work. My job is pretty good and they pay over 50 cents per mile that I drive. I was thinking about supercharging my 2016 GT because it's already paid off, getting an hybrid or not supercharging it and just driving it as it is for work. The 2020 GT500 also interests me but honestly I can't see much sense in getting it if I have already paid off my car. Just more debt I guess.

    My GT has about 55k miles right now because of frequent daily driving so I'm not too sure on supercharging it. I'm a little worried that it will affect the engine or the engine is too old. What would you guys do? Just need thoughts.

    Thanks
     
  2. cdq85

    cdq85 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2015 GT Boostey Pants
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Location:
    Greensburg, PA
    Posts:
    225
    Likes Received:
    61
    0   0   0
    yes. end thread.
     
  3. ForYourOwnGood

    ForYourOwnGood Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2017 Grabber Blue 5.0
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Location:
    Central MA
    Posts:
    1,400
    Likes Received:
    608
    Rating:
    100%
    1   0   0
    Send it.
     
    MrOldschool45 likes this.
  4. TripleB

    TripleB Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2015 GT Snack Pack- Whipple Stage 2
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Location:
    Idaho
    Posts:
    446
    Likes Received:
    220
    0   0   0
    If you have to make payments of any sort on a supercharger you probably shouldn’t be buying one.
     
  5. Braski

    Braski Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2015 Blk GT Prem PP
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2015
    Location:
    Lancaster, PA
    Posts:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    858
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    Rating:
    100%
    2   0   0
    The only regret I have is that I should of done it sooner!
     
  6. MrOldschool45

    MrOldschool45 MrOldschool45

    First Name:
    Don
    Vehicle(s):
    2017 Mustang GT Performance Package
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2017
    Location:
    South Chesterfield, Virginia
    Posts:
    155
    Likes Received:
    20
    0   0   0
    I agree with ForYourOwnGood, send it man. Don't listen to any negativity about it. Not everybody has 8k+ sitting around to mod a car for fun. Myself, I'm a low interest rate credit card warrior. Congrats on actually saving cash. You'll love the supercharger. Take care
     
  7. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2017 LB GT 400A
    Joined:
    May 8, 2017
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    195
    0   0   0
    I assume you bought your house with greenbacks?
     
    MrOldschool45 likes this.
  8. DTeal23

    DTeal23 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    .
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2016
    Location:
    SoCal
    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    16
    0   0   0
    SEND IT!!! NO QUESTION!!!
     
    MrOldschool45 likes this.
  9. TripleB

    TripleB Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2015 GT Snack Pack- Whipple Stage 2
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Location:
    Idaho
    Posts:
    446
    Likes Received:
    220
    0   0   0
    house is an appreciating asset

    cars are not, especially not supercharged cars

    do you have a room temperature IQ?
     
  10. TripleB

    TripleB Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2015 GT Snack Pack- Whipple Stage 2
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Location:
    Idaho
    Posts:
    446
    Likes Received:
    220
    0   0   0
    I would LOVE to hear your explanation as to why you think financing a supercharger is a good idea.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    nnnnnn

    nnnnnn Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2016 Mustang GT Premium
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2017
    Location:
    Stockton
    Posts:
    22
    Likes Received:
    9
    0   0   0
    #11 nnnnnn, Jul 6, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019
    Well, I'd rather not spend a whole lot of money on a supercharger at once, it's not an emergency need. I prefer to save more of my money. Is it that hard to understand? For anyone saying if you have to finance it you shouldn't be buying it. That's just the dumbest thing I've heard. I want to spend money buying a second car which would be an hybrid car, surely I could have dumped that money on the supercharger instead but whatever.

    Anyway, the car is paid off so definitely I can afford it. I make over 9k per month as an Engineer so yes I can afford it but whatever, just stupid comments. A car is not an appreciating asset so why put so much money at once on it. Better off putting money in 401k etc and I'm 28yrs old. I'm paying for the supercharger and also putting money in fidelity.

    I'm sure my money invested will be good for me several years from now, I can't say the same for a supercharger. But to each his own. If you prefer putting all your money in cars and judging everyone who's not putting theirs on it, that's your choice.

    With that said, thanks for your advice guys. I'll supercharge my baby this year.
     
  12. OniVita

    OniVita Member

    First Name:
    Matar
    Vehicle(s):
    2016 Mustang S550 PP
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2019
    Location:
    UAE
    Posts:
    20
    Likes Received:
    2
    0   0   0
    Send it!!!
     
  13. hlfbkd420

    hlfbkd420 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    18 Mustang GT w/ Roush Supercharger
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Location:
    Sunny AZ
    Posts:
    521
    Likes Received:
    298
    0   0   0
    There are plenty of good arguments why owning a house is not as good as renting but hey, this is the internet where your opinion is the best one..

    Enjoy your 30 year loan and never ending maintenance costs. I'll wait while you tell me you did a 15 year..

    To the OP, send it. It's your money.
     
  14. TehEno

    TehEno Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Harry
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Mustang GT - Tickford Supercharge Pack - Orange Fury
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2019
    Location:
    Canberra
    Posts:
    274
    Likes Received:
    187
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    0   0   0
    My 2019 came off the boat, had 22kms on the clock and went to the shop for the supercharger. Do it, you wil not regret it one bit.
     
    Oceanside_S550 likes this.
  15. Bluelightning

    Bluelightning Bluelightning

    Vehicle(s):
    Lightning Blue 2017 GT350
    Joined:
    May 22, 2018
    Location:
    South of Houston, TX
    Posts:
    683
    Likes Received:
    377
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    0   0   0
    Supercharge it. Enjoy it. End of Story.
     
Loading...

Share This Page