View Full Version : Procharger or Vortech?

05-18-2003, 10:29 PM
What do you guys think? I'd go aftercooler either way, but which system do you think is better, more reliable?


Big Daddy
05-18-2003, 11:39 PM
Vortech owns both but I like the fact that I don't have to change the oil in the Vortech. You do have to tap the oil pan though and the extra device adds heat to the oil SO, I went with an oil cooling system to keep the oil temp down. With the Procharger you don't have to tap the oil pan but you must check the oil seperately and change the oil in it. Either is a good choice.

05-19-2003, 07:41 AM
Vortech has a better reputation, especially for street blowers.

Vortech does NOT own Procharger...ATI makes Prochargers. Vortech and Paxton are now one company (Vortech and Novi blowers).

ATI has a great racing blower rep....but has had some serious issues with their street blowers (leaking seals, impeller failures, etc..).

05-19-2003, 09:39 AM
Exactly what Tom said above !!! For the street, the Vortech supercharger is the most reliable and complete kit in the market. For the track only, the race series Pro Chargers are hard to beat.

For the street, a Vortech will give you enough power to melt your factory internals or if you have a built bottom end, you could get enough power out of one to be in the 500-600 RWHP range... More than plenty if you ask me ~~~


05-19-2003, 11:47 AM
Ok, I know you guys are all fans of rediculous horsepower, but am I going to be able to get away with just buying the kit and installing it or am i going to have to rebuild the bottom end of my engine? I was kinda hoping that the kit was complete enough that I could just have it installed and tuned and be on my merry way with about 400rwhp or so.

05-19-2003, 11:57 AM
I simply added the Vortech kits (blower & aftercooler) to my stock 99 Cobra. Did nothing internal to the engine. Getting 489 RWHP, which is plenty. It's also my everyday driver with 78000 miles on it. Blower has over 50k miles on it.

One thing to be careful of, however....transmission. My original is now being replaced (with a T-56, at my expense) after having trouble first with forward gears, then with reverse.

See the details in the signature below for more detail.


05-19-2003, 01:07 PM
I basically Had the Vortech kit installed with MSD ingnition and aftermarket chip. With a good tune should not be a problem. But usually with that kind of HP and torque increases it will eventually find the weak link where every it might be, if you stay in the boost alot. :D :D It is also my daily driver.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: