Supercharge or don't supercharge my GT

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  1. nnnnnn

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    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.

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    As long as it's a solid motor before the blower goes on, your engine will be perfectly fine at normal/moderate boost levels. I would feel comfortable Supercharging even a 100k mile motor.
     
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    yes. end thread.
     
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    Send it.
     
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    If you have to make payments of any sort on a supercharger you probably shouldn’t be buying one.
     
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    ^One of "Those" guys, lol
     
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    The only regret I have is that I should of done it sooner!
     
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    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
     
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    I assume you bought your house with greenbacks?
     
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    SEND IT!!! NO QUESTION!!!
     
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    house is an appreciating asset

    cars are not, especially not supercharged cars

    do you have a room temperature IQ?
     
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    I would LOVE to hear your explanation as to why you think financing a supercharger is a good idea.
     
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    Reading is fundamental and you're coming up short. He's not financing, he's paying on it before he gets it. It might as well be a savings account.

    Even if he was financing it, there are plenty of reasons why it would make sense for someone to buy things on credit. Not everyone lives maxed out on credit and paycheck to paycheck.

    To put a point on it, You're just trying to be a snob.
     
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    #14 nnnnnn, Jul 6, 2019
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    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.
     
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    Send it!!!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Supercharge it. Enjoy it. End of Story.
     
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    Of course you could do like me and get you a $5-6K car to destroy daily, supercharge the mustang, and drive it for pleasure or occasionally for work. Also, you'll also be able to use haggerty insurance and save some money.
     
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    Yes!! Do yourself a favor. Buy a 2nd car and make this thing your baby if you do SC it. Put an obnoxious exhaust on it and really enjoy it. I've dailied several muscle cars and now that I have a 2nd car it's nice to look forward to coming home, jumping in that thing and just having fun.
     
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