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First video I have seen with a 3.8 s550.
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Power management will be the top issue for 3.8 cars.
 
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Power management will be the top issue for 3.8 cars.
That, and 10r80s not gonna get many passes out of one at that power level I'm thinking. (Not to mention with an even smaller pulley at some point)
 

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That, and 10r80s not gonna get many passes out of one at that power level I'm thinking. (Not to mention with an even smaller pulley at some point)
The 3.8 cars with a th400 are going to be real fast. Aftermarket EFI with traction control will be the key.
 

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That, and 10r80s not gonna get many passes out of one at that power level I'm thinking. (Not to mention with an even smaller pulley at some point)
I assume the 1500R 10r80 has extra clutches/steels .
 

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It's cool, but a solution to a problem that doesn't exist (for the vast majority of whipple owners).

There's like .005% of the PD consumer that has a need for this blower.

The 3.0 has already put down this much power in a max effort build (Cobra Jet topper) a couple years ago.

The disadvantages, extra cost, extra weight, would have to therefore outweigh the only 2 advantages, a bigger ceiling (if you're max'd above 1300 wheel with the 3.0) and less belt slip.

To get to 1300 with a 3.0 you're gonna need a tiny pulley and overdrive, so belt slip might still be an issue with a 10 rib, but that wasn't clear from the article I read.

So aside from guys who want to run PD but are maxing out their 3.0's, the only other person this makes sense for is someone who doesn't want to run an overdrive and/or doesn't want the expense of the 10 rib setup and is trying to make high power but experiencing belt slip with the small diameter pulley.

I'm always for "because we can" but this is a product that makes sense for 1300+ guys or big blocks, etc.

If it wasn't heavier and more expensive, it would make more of a legit option for most 5.0/5.2 owners.
 

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That wont stop the 3.8 from being back ordered for the rest of the year :)

Everyone always wants more. Remember when the TVS2300 was the greatest thing? Well the 2650 had to be better...and it is.
Same reason Procharger offers so many blowers that you'd never strap to a street car, there's always a market for that stuff.

I'd also assume that at comparable boost levels, the 3.8 should make more power/torque at lower RPM with all else being equal, and that's something that may appeal to some street users.
 
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