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I'm soooo close to ordering a supercharger, but need some extra convincing!!

I wonded if buying a third party warranty would get round the old Lexus politics regarding fitting of supercharger, has anyone investigated this??

Basically what I would love to hear is.... Is the supercharger worth the money?? and would I ever be able to sell the car again??

Hope you peeps can help!!

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Had one fitted last week on my year old SE. Personally i'm not too concerned about the warranty now.

The supercharger kit is covered for a year and if Lexus wanted to sidestep a warranty claim,

the onus is on them to prove the modification was to blame.

It's a lot of dosh and much of the benefit is wasted in the uk (Germany was much more fun)

but i'm certainly not disappointed. Reduced TDi pricing makes it less scary pricewise too.

I believe Vic has a kit on order with TDi which i don't think he'll want now ...

You could maybe take over his order !

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One of our other members GRiM also had one fitted recently, so he'll probably have a word to say as well.:P

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I told you:smilegrin:

GRiM,

How's the wish list coming along? Will the flux capacitor and Babe Magnet be in place by JAE:?:

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I have read somewhere that performance is better than TTE claim, with some people claiming under 7 seconds, and that performance/acceleration through the gears is incredible.

Is the car really that quick??

Sorry for all the questions guys!!

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As standard, my car got it's 2nd wind at around 3.5krpm.

The compressor just exagerates this so it pulls hardest from there on.

Regarding official figures, i think this refers to TTE having got TUV certification with a pre production version of the kit. Since then, some minor changes have been made - pipe diameter, cable rather than vacuum bypass ... not significant enough to re-'TUV' but may have improved things slightly. Mat knows more about this than I ...

Also, people have done additional mods which may contribute to better performance figures.

Morph, Mat + Gordon all fall in to that category.

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Fantastic!! so no more being beaten by the BT engineers in their diesel fiesta's!!

I dont think I can resist anymore!!

I'll let you know if I take the plunge!

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...is the fully fitted final cost, all in, no surprises....

I take very little convincing with stuff like this... how much did it bang on the insurance for most people? did you tell them? is it an obvious thing to see when you open the bonnet?

cheers

Adeyb

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Originally posted by IS200 MCDIs the supercharger worth the money??
YES! YES! :yes: :yes:
Originally posted by IS200 MCDand would I ever be able to sell the car again??
YES! YES! :yes: :yes:

GO FOR IT! :bounce::bounce:

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is it obvious when you open the bonnet..............you tell me

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You know it makes sense!

Plus of course, if we do it for you I will be retire earlier:lol:

Mark

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heheh

hmm there is one born every day :lol::lol:

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Originally posted by GRiM

Gentlemen, start your engines. :cool:

Gord mate - remind me NEVER to race you... :(

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just to be irrelivant.............

the compressor unit used by TTE is the same unit used by Crysler/Damler-benz.........in all the compressor cars......the diffence being on the benz's the pully is on an electronic clutch:smug:

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Hi Mat,

Do you know which model of the Eaton charger is the TTE Compressor.

Rek

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nope sorry,all i know is its a 3 lobe roots type eton blower,its built by a german company that supplies the same units to c/daimler-benz

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The lights are red. The road is dry, and the carriageway in front of me is void of traffic.

I'm sitting in my car, talking to my son, trying to convince him that we should go see Minority Report, when a Lexus IS 200 SC with what looked like a HKS exhaust, gruffs up on my inside.

He blips the throttle.

He blips the throttle again, and again.

I ignore him.

Just as the lights turn to amber, my son asks me if I'm going to beat this guy from the lights. "No." I say to him.

"You don't play with the little fish, when there are bigger fish to fry."

The IS 200 SC roars off before green, leaving me standing at the lights, wondering if I should've taken him.

Then reality kicks in. Against a GS 430 I’d waste him like he was going backwards.

But I don't even have a stock GS.

I have the second largest investment in my life, powered by 300 bhp V8 and a few trick enhancements, from a small, but specialist developer called TDi.

So, the lights turn green, and the IS 200 SC already has the lead on me.

I've just had time to switch the TRC off, before the lights turn green, as TRC would ruin a fast start, before I see the IS 200 SC dart off in front of me.

Thundering my foot to the floor, I feel the car lunge forward, as it sparks into life.

The IS 200 SC jumpstart gives him a car lengths lead, and with a quoted figure of 7.0 secs 0-60 I don’t have to try to hard.

But I need fear not.

Second gear comes on me without realising, as I'm too busy watching the rev counter hit 6000.

Slotting her into second, without so much as a stutter, the car leaps forward again, this time with more power, and this time with the V8 , just warming up.

The rev counter hits 6000 again. Damn that was quick, do I need third gear, no not really.

But where is that IS 200 SC?

He's less than a car length behind me , just as I slam it into third.

As we near 140mph, the IS 200 SC has nothing more left to give.

Meanwhile with 3 thousand more revs of V8 power to go, I lunge forward to 155mph leaving the IS 200 SC well behind.

Having more power, and more torque, any gear proves to be my winning gear.

The V8 and 300bhp has done it's job.

It has provided me with enough power to catch, take, and leave any IS 200 SC behind.

It's time now, to move into the inside lane, and ease off the power, stop have a cup of tea and a bun and wait for him to catch up.

A job well done.....

The game's over, The GS rules!

:lol::lol:

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Excellent, Its good to see everyone practicing their story telling skills before JAE.

Just imagine what we are gonna get when fuelled by the large amount of alcohol that it seems is accompanying us!!!:lol::bounce:

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The supercharger model is M45 which is the baby of the bunch as it is good for 2.0 to 3.0 litre applications.

Mark

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its now also available for the RX300 with double bypass and smaller pully

1 mechanical bypass

1 vacum operated bypass

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Hi Mark,

According to Chris Bolland of Eaton, the TTE Compressor kit is a M62 third generation Eaton charger.

Rek

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Gordon,

I was taught by a master called GRiM, to be sure:lol:

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