Dude you get what you pay for!!!!! Frist the they trick the pcm to run the way it does, and the map sensor is a stock 2 bar, 3 is better. Different presser fuel injectors. Dont get me wrong, the prochargers can work very well. After looking into it I went with the Whipple. Good Luck man!!!
1 bar=14.7 psi..... Normal everyday atmospheric pressure is 1 bar or 14.7 so even just a 2 bar map will let you run up to 14 psi safley. I assume you are planing on going with just a 3.5 or 5 psi tune? Wich kit are you looking to buy? I personally have rode with "I DIG IT" in his whipple charged boat and it runs great.(as long as the injector wires dont break..... )
If you decide to order a Procharger kit pm me, I can probly pull off a much better deal on pricing. Anything boosted rocks in my book!!!
I believe their 496HO kit is to run 5psi. I really like the whipple kit and talked to I DIG IT about his, but it's a lot of money, so the procharger might be more feasible (and easier to talk my wife into). Plus I'm going to have to upgrade the drive, so any money I save will be more I can put towards that. I'm not going to be doing anything until next year at the earliest, but I will hit you up when I do.
Taking care of it ? Who hots up a motor to take care of it ,You are right if go easy it will last a long time .But once you start thrashing it Is when the tears will soon follow.Its not about cost it is about value. I am a big Whipple fan ,just not on a standard 496
I just dont think they have the internals to be reved hard,Once you start modifying standard motors you put pressure on the rest of the engine and drastically reduce its life,Your once reliable social boat,will now need a refresh depending on how hard you drive it ,Who honestly takes their social boat with a stock motor in to a shop and say just whip the heads off and have a look or throw some new bearings and pistons in ,most of us only go to the shop when we have a problem.Its not like mercury built the motor understressed and said we will design it and leave some margin for someone to modify it .I am an inboard rookie who has just had 4 years of pain end with my BBC SOLD yahoo.When thing settle down a bit im off to TPI for a motor.
Bigger motor = $40k+. If you take care of your 496 it will last a long time with the blower. I've heard many success stories from people who drive them right.
I don't agree. The 496HO even being easy is not going to like 5 psi in Havi heat. The pistons are a joke in that motor.
And trust me a nice motor can be built for way less than 40K. I have a Dart headed, bowtie block 572, with a 10:71 littlefield that can easily make 800hp on pump gas and it cost me NOTHING close to 40K. Price out all the parts, buy them, then take them to a machine shop for assembly. Do the install and rigging in your boat yourself. This motor can be built for under 20K.........