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FX35 M90 supercharger

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Engine & Drivetrain' started by myron02, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. myron02

    myron02 Member

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    Does anyone know if it's been successfully added on the VQ35 engine?
    I know Stillen is a small M62 and stage 1 doesn't come cooled and it makes ok hp at best. This base kit is also over 5000$.
    Would M90, with a custom manifold of course, and larger injectors and cooler temp spark plugs be possible? Those M90s from grandprix are dirt cheap.

    Guys are using those on the J series honda motors but they are mounting them on TOP of the manifold so they are all sticking out of the hood. I know we can't do that on our engines so no hoods would have to be modified with a custom manifold.
     

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  2. meme405

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    If I was to go the supercharged route, the only kit I would look at is the Vortech V3. Given how much room there is in front of our engines there it would be the absolute best mounting solution.
     
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    myron02

    myron02 Member

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    Great system and lots of gains. Member on here has one installed. I am talking more of a slight boost in power, not looking for 400hp, or paying $6200 US.
     
  4. shadow191

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    If you want a Stillen, I'd just buy one used. They pop up somewhat regularly on the G/Z boards and are usually very cheap. They depreciate much more than Vortech setups or anything else for that matter because the power bump is very low relative to other choices. I've seen them average $2K USD.

    How would you mount an M90? You'd have to build a custom manifold which is pretty much why the Stillen costs what it does.
     
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    myron02

    myron02 Member

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    exactly, you would have to build a custom manifold. I know the stillen is cheap used, but still the power comes from a smaller M62 which I think is tiny for this application. Unless you spend more money on it and go stage 4.
    I just thought that if manifold can be made for cheap, and I can design it and make drawings for it, and M90 Gen 3 is dirt cheap (200-300$), it would be a cheaper option to add a bit more power. It wouldn't be water/air cooler like the stage 2 stillen, but stage 1 stillen comes not cooled as well.
    It was just a thought, and I don't know much about this either. I tried googling about this but I got nothing.
     
  6. shadow191

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    I just don't think you can get the manifold done for cheap enough to make this feasible. If you just want a little bump in power, get the Stillen. It tops out at 350whp at Stage 4, but even the basic on you're still going to get a decent bump.

    I don't think there is much of a market for a slightly improved Stillen. M90 is still going to have the top end issues of all Roots blowers. A custom manifold is going to cost a lot of money as it's somewhat complicated and you'd have to get parts cast which isn't something you can get done in small quantities. All that trouble and you may top out with just a little more power. Dimensionally, the blowers are the same size. M90 flows more, but then it also has more parasitic losses so I really think that your gains will be marginal.

    If you wanted more power than a Stillen, get a Vortech. Or maybe get a rear mount turbo, those are cheap and would probably be relatively easy to install on an FX. If you want a small bump in power, just get the Stillen. Only advantage of an M90 is better flow on the top end. If you want that, get the Vortech.

    You could probably make a one off manifold by hacking up a stock one and bolting the M90 to it. I just think the project wouldn't be worth what you've put into it.
     
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    myron02 Member

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    you're right, it's all dependent on the manifold but I don't think you have to get a cast one made. Guys weld up manifolds all the time.
    But you're right, it would be a pain in the ass. I just asked if anyone has done it before.

    Eh on the rear mount turbo, I drive in snow and ice and salt 5 months out of the year. That turbo wouldn't last very long
     
  8. I've had the Stillen stage 3 and then stage 4 for several years and it has been very reliable and made good power for a street driven car. The only downside is the stillen add on timing/fuel box that just isn't optimized--runs too rich as in 10:1 when on full boost.
     
  9. zebra555

    zebra555 www.tuner-store.com V.Seller

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    ^get an UpRev tune instead!
     
  10. la_fx35

    la_fx35 Staff Moderator

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    :plus1: Zebra's Stillen Stage 4 runs really well with UpRev tune.
     
  11. That how much more money on top of $5k kit? Another $1500 for injectors and tune?
     
  12. zebra555

    zebra555 www.tuner-store.com V.Seller

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    My tune was around $600 with UpRev License. Injectors are around $100, I think