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Thinking of adding Supercharger to 2014 Big Horn 5.7. Anyone done it?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Ram1967, Mar 25, 2020.

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  1. Ram1967

    Ram1967 Junior Member

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    Toying with adding supercharger bringing the 395hp up 160hp with supercharger to an even 550hp. Anyone done it and how do you like it?
     
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    I haven't, but I eventually want to! I'm happy to see if anyone else has. :) Edelbrock makes a really nice kit that I've been eyeing since I bought this truck.
     
  3. Pull Ya

    Pull Ya U.S. MARINE VETERAN Supporting Member Military

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    Contact Tach_tech a member here--he has a supercharged Ram. Also, contact Matt at Moe's Performance, he also has a supercharged truck--which currently runs 9.91 in the quarter.
    Jay
     
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    Tach_tech Senior Member

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    What’s your budget?

    I’m running the whipple kit, it put down 500whp at 3000ft elevation. So should be close to 600hp at the crank.

    I love it but I’ve also blown the first engine due to a questionable tune.

    If your willing to spend 6ish grand to do it, half expect to spend more in the future if you have any issues. These trucks can take 600hp for the most part but it’s definitely not what they were designed for.
     
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    Booms The OG Supporting Member

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    Upfront cost is prohibitive for some, You need to make sure you got some flow just in case something bursts down the line.

    That being said....


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    Did you need to beef up the ZF trans or is it already rated for the extra power ? Thanks
     
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    Tach_tech Senior Member

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    The 8hp70 is rated for 516ft/lbs of torque. That’s constant torque though not peak.

    They will usually handle it ok without any mods, but if you start removing the torque management or mess with the programming to much you run the risk of issues. The torque management is what helps them live with that much power going through them.

    Paramount performance who make built 8 speeds even recommend to leave the torque management on.
     
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    I killed my transmission with 600hp to the wheels. I honestly thought my engine would let go before the transmission did.
    Anyway this supercharger is going to end up costing me roughly 30K. 6k for the supercharger, 9k for the transmission/stall, and 15k for the 426 stroker.
    YMMV.
     
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    Thanks tach tech and ScLeCo.
     

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