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Is it possible to put a supercharger on your 1997 Buick park avenue It didnt come with one or would you have to swap motors with an ultra?

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2010-10-05 00:12:58
2010-10-05 00:12:58

I have been wondering the same thing, I have a 98 and I have been looking around the junkyard, the supercharger itself would only be $70, but I believe that there is an extra pulley on the Ultra that powers it. I have heard that the Buick tranny is not built to handle the supercharger and needs to be replaced about every 50k miles. Giving the car the extra power may cause other issues with valves, heat, and reducing engine life. I am going to look into this further by comparing the repair manuals, and hopefully try it out.

Not only is a matter of the tranny being able to handle the power, but you do need the extra belt to power the supercharger. That would be the least of your worries. You would need to recalibrate (if not change) the fuel system to accommodate the increased air flow through the engine. Not worth the effort or cost.

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