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Supercharging VU v6 Ute help

Discussion in 'Mace Engineering' started by stoney1only2001, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. stoney1only2001

    stoney1only2001 New Member

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    Hey there, i'm wondering what would be the best performance ideas to supercharge my 2002 manual vu v6, i'm thinking go with the raptor supercharger kit, but i'm wondering what would be the most amount of boost i can run, engine has 200,000 kms, is the boost adjustable, and how easy is it to adjust (if it's a daily driver can i have a low boost setting), can i put a loud blow off valve or does it already have one, and if i do the throttle body upgrade will the tune for the raptor sc still work fine? when i do this, is it necessary to do new pistons, gaskets, etc
     
  2. MACE

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    It would depend on your budget and requrements I guess (?) Another option to consider would be to do a factory supercharged v6 engine conversion. . For ideas in regards to how to do this, please refer to this link below.

    http://mace.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/List/Index/744/l67-conversion

    If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask.

    Kindest Regards,
    Steve
     
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    Low comp pistons would have to be the go if you want more boost than a stock supercharged V6 for sure.
    The stock supercharges V6 can be run on 91 octane but it uses a fair bit more fuel and looses a lot of power.
     
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    It would depend on the blower, fuel used, application etc around what comp to run.

    Doing a factory supercharged V6 engine conversion though, and it would be a good idea to run them on 98 octane fuel if you want to leverage more of their potential.
     
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    use cometic steel head gaskets
     
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    hi I have a vu v6 with a terra charger on it and on lpg , what ever you do put arp head stud kit and cometic head gaskets from mace, my motor has done 230000 klms, been on since 60000 only problem I hade was a head stud broke and head gasket leaked compression into the water, been going 11 years
     
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    Thanks for your feedback whipple v6.

    In regards to a ARP head stud breaking, that is a fair effort to say the least!

    Out of interest, were the studs installed into the block, hand tight?

    Best Regards,
    Steve
     
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    yes hand tight,,it broke half way up
     
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    hi bye what I have done to my vu v6if money is tight ,I would go with a capa super charger, no computer mods 6psi boost it goes straight on,,i would go with cometic head gaskets and arp head stud kit,, get out of it for about $6000to $6500and I would go with 1.9 rockers, you can get it all from mace,,,ps..and put on alloy inlet manifold gaskets.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback whipple v6,

    Cheers,
    Steve
     

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