How much power will my engine make?

How much power will my engine make?

The actual power made will depend a lot on the specification and condition of your engine.

Generally speaking an increase of about 60% is a good estimate for our side draft kit.

To give you some idea of what to expect, installing our side draft kit on a stock 1600 twin-port engine increased the output power from 50hp to 83hp when tested on the dyno. When you consider that a stock 2.0 Type 4 engine makes 71hp you can see that the kit is a worthwhile addition.

You can maximise the power gains if you make other sympathetic modifications to your engine. The following modifications will help you to make the most from your kit

  • Increasing capacity. We recommend no larger than 1776, although some customers have reported good results with 1835
  • Improved head work – We recommend something like the CB performance Panchito 35.5 x 40mm heads
  • Proper merged collector header
  • Boost referenced ignition control. We recommend using one of our crank fired distributorless ignition systems but a CB black box, MSD or similar controller will also work.
  • One of our custom camshafts. – Our cams are developed specifically for use with our supercharger kits and are available in a few different grinds depending on your application.
By employing modifications such as these our customers have managed to see massive improvements. The best results reported so far are 138hp from a 1776.

If you are chasing ultimate power, the other question to consider is how much boost can your engine handle? You can increase the drive ratio to give you more boost, but the more boost you push into the engine, the more supporting modifications need to be done. Higher boost applications require additional modifications such as boost referenced ignition control, water methanol injection and forged pistons to help manage detonation.

As the old adage goes... "how fast can you afford to go?"

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