1996 Ford Thunderbird supercharger

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Engine Performance problem
1996 Ford Thunderbird 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 124675 miles

cacan I put a supercharger on a 96 thunderbird v6 3.8l

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Friday, September 19th, 2008 AT 5:39 AM

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Can you put one on? Sure.
Should you put a Eaton Blower an a naturaly aspriated V6? No.
I fully understand what you are wanting to do, take a NA 3.8 and make it a SC by adding a blower to it. I agree in theory and to the naked eye thats the only differnce.
However, I have owned both the regular and the blown 3.8 the displacment is the only thing these two engines have in common. Period.
The regular 3.8 has something like 160 hp and not even going to try and guess the torque, I am sure you know what it is. The SC I had was a 93 as was the regular 3.8.
The SC had something like 250 - 260 hp with 350 ft/lbs of torque.
The thing is the blown version of the 3.8 is a much heavier ( can take abuse more ) than the regular 3.8.
The transmission on the regular also wouldnt hold the extra HP as well as the rear end.
So can you add a blower, yes of course you can but while you are at it may as well replace the entire drive train.
The best advice I can give you is simply this, instead of trying to add a blower to make a SC out of a LX just do a search or go to www. Sccoa. Com and buy a SC.
All the work is all ready done and you should be able to pick up a fairly nice one at a resonable price.

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