Walk me through the costs of getting a beefcake special paxton supercharger kit?

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    #1 clevernickname, Nov 20, 2018
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    I might be getting one 2019 black friday for when my powertrain warranty is up in Feb 2020. I have a few questions/concerns and have never modded an engine before (i'm not doing it myself obviously but my knowledge is lacking). This it not for track, just street use.

    1) Canada doesn't have e85, is it still worth it?

    2) is beefcakes paxton special different from (for example) a lethal performance paxton supercharger kit?

    3) I read a lot of threads of those 750-800hp mustang specials that came with a supercharger stock from the dealer (roush or whoever) and people were saying it was too much power since nothing else was upgraded and the car wasn't able to handle it either. Were those superchargers just bare bones vs the kits we buy?

    4) What tires should I be running, drag radials pretty much? I work from home and don't drive in rain/winter so it's more about cost than drivability in bad conditions.

    5) https://www.teambeefcakeracing.com/bfspec2015paxton2200sl.html - what options should be getting for my purpose (spirited driving, spotlight racing).

    6) What other things aside from tires do I NEED to upgrade for the car to handle the supercharger?

    7) Does paxton offer warranty?

    8) Ballpark figure of how likely it is for the engine to explode or something else catastrophically fail because of the supercharger?

    9) Does this supercharger make the "whining sound" that I hear a lot with dodge superchargers? Is there a way to do that or too expensive for what it does (just sound)

    10) Ballpark quarter mile time if I only have 94 octane at best?

    11) Ballpark 0-60 time?

    12) How much would it be to get an aftermarket launch control (non-pp, no launch control stock) with the supercharger?

    13) How much should installation cost?

    14) It's around $5550 right now on beefcake "on sale". Will 15% be taken off in addition to that?

    15) Is that paxton supercharger kit the best one for me (that I linked above) I assume the 900hp for an extra $300 won't add much or I'll have trouble putting it down anyway?

    16) Does paxton have any emblems/stickers? I might add a supercharger sticker somewhere but couldn't find any.

    17) Does this kit change redline and do most people get a different speedometer to reflect that?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    It's crazy that none of this has been answered on the forum already.
     
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    I've gotten lots of help in the past by...asking questions. Sorry that bothers you :)
     
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    Or you could call them
     
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    All of the help you are asking for....has already been answered.
     
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    Dang, so everytime you see a question that you've seen the answer to, you post this? I don't..have an archival knowledge of every question asked here nor is the search function the best, but I kinda feel sorry for you that you have to go out of your way to post this kind of stuff. Best of luck to you!
     
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    1) Canada doesn't have e85, is it still worth it? Yes if you want to go faster

    2) is beefcakes paxton special different from (for example) a lethal performance paxton supercharger kit? beefcake is the leading vendor for vortech/Paxton and he will not steer you wrong. Also lots of them used forsale as well for 4ish

    3) I read a lot of threads of those 750-800hp mustang specials that came with a supercharger stock from the dealer (roush or whoever) and people were saying it was too much power since nothing else was upgraded and the car wasn't able to handle it either. Were those superchargers just bare bones vs the kits we buy? If your car is a stick and you race it on sticky tires you may have clutch and trans issues

    4) What tires should I be running, drag radials pretty much? I work from home and don't drive in rain/winter so it's more about cost than drivability in bad conditions. Car will need good tires to be useful below third gear

    5) https://www.teambeefcakeracing.com/bfspec2015paxton2200sl.html - what options should be getting for my purpose (spirited driving, spotlight racing). I would go with the oilfed unit (JT) for mor groth potential and the BV57 BOV.

    6) What other things aside from tires do I NEED to upgrade for the car to handle the supercharger? Clutch/transmission but it will be ok if you don't beat it too hard from a dead stop

    7) Does paxton offer warranty? Yes but it is not a good one

    8) Ballpark figure of how likely it is for the engine to explode or something else catastrophically fail because of the supercharger? Depends on the tune, driver and pulley. On a 3.6 pulley with a safe tune it should be fine

    9) Does this supercharger make the "whining sound" that I hear a lot with dodge superchargers? Is there a way to do that or too expensive for what it does (just sound) No but they do offer loud gear option. You might want to go with a whipple. Beefcake sells that as well

    10) Ballpark quarter mile time if I only have 94 octane at best? If your car was an auto mid tens. With a stick low 11s at 130ish

    11) Ballpark 0-60 time? no idea

    12) How much would it be to get an aftermarket launch control (non-pp, no launch control stock) with the supercharger? Should be able to add it with forscan. Look at asbuilt thread in DIY section

    13) How much should installation cost? 1000ish

    14) It's around $5550 right now on beefcake "on sale". Will 15% be taken off in addition to that? ask beefcake

    15) Is that paxton supercharger kit the best one for me (that I linked above) I assume the 900hp for an extra $300 won't add much or I'll have trouble putting it down anyway? JT trim or whipple

    16) Does paxton have any emblems/stickers? I might add a supercharger sticker somewhere but couldn't find any. yes

    17) Does this kit change redline and do most people get a different speedometer to reflect that? Yes and no
     
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    I would PM beefcake directly. he was great in answering my questions about the same setup a couple weeks ago. unfortunately I am pushing it back a year to around the same time you'll be buying
     
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    The Beefcake Specials are not an additional 15% off. They're already marked down. The 15% off only applies to the complete systems and tuner kits. The best deal on there is probably the 900 HP combo with the BV57 valve and the Paxton 2200SL unit.
     
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    From a Canadian owner who did not mod my car before this one and pretty much in the same boat as you.
    I had like a shit load of questions too but then I went for a ride in a blown s550.. All the convincing i needed lmao

    If you got the money, pull the trigger and think later. That's what I did and honestly do not regret that decision at all!
     
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    the nice thing is, i am personally available as the owner, by cell 8-10 seven days a week, if i don't answer, i'll usually call ya back pretty quick. feel free to give me a ring with any questions you have, 513-478-1965! I eat, breathe, sleep, supercharging :)
     
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    hope that helps some
     
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    #13 clevernickname, Nov 20, 2018
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    Thanks for the answers.

    I may be mistaken, but wasn't lethalperformance running a 15% off paxton and their msrp is $5543? Or did they change their price for black friday or something so it'd be the same??

    And your other post indicated 15% off paxton SC but I guess not on already "on sale" ones. But every SC is already on sale, so is this code not actually for anything?

    edit: maybe i'm missing something though, cause whenever I click on regular 2015-2017 superchargers, the url includes black friday items.

    edit 2: nvm..sort of - LP says it's only for paxton specific kits, not custom kits. i didn't know there was a difference -_-
     
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    #14 clevernickname, Nov 20, 2018
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    Oh, what are the complete systems and tuner kits? Do you have a link? Curious what the 15% off is for exactly.

    And is it worth it to get a complete system/tuner kit to get the 15% off and add supporting mods to make it close to the beefcake special, or would that be more expensive still.
     
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    Step 1: Take credit card out of wallet. 2: Call Terry. 3: Wait for the brown box santa to deliver. 4: Have said goods installed. 5: Let er rip!
     
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    One thing that maybe hasn't been looked at ..


    Check your shipping rate and brokerage fees. UPS likes to give a nice bill a week after delivery.

    Sometimes, it can be cheaper in the long run to go through places like mustangshop.ca or Western Motorsports in Calgary.
     
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    Oh I'm good there. i have family just across the border. I'll probably try to get it installed in the US too..
     
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    Get hooked up with Lou Barone. He deals with Terry often and brings everything back himself. He’ll deliver or drop off or meet you as well. Great guy! Trustworthy and honest.

    Buzz me if you need contact info.
     
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    OP is in BC! Lol
     
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    Get the system Terry described. More stuff at a savings.

    I did the 2200SL with the BV57, 3.6 pulley, ID1050s and a Vortech BAP, JLT intake. Lund tuned it, also bought an nGauge. Car is pretty wicked on 93. Perhaps not the fastest out there, but for the street... PLENTY.

    Car runs and drives like stock when you want, other than the continual "vacuum leak" sound from the BV57.

    Don't worry TOO much about breaking parts, there's no traction available!

    If you're at all mechanically inclined and have access to tools, you can install it yourself. It's not a difficult installation at all, in my opinion. Took me about 10-11 hours total.

    Head unit has a 1 year warranty, you can bump it to 3 by mailing Paxton a form and a check for $50.
     
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