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whats the difference ? - are you talking about long term reliability, econimics .. or simply preference?
All of the above. When I had my Vortech is was pretty durable although I didn't put many miles on it. I did have a few belt issues along the way.There is definetly more that can go wrong with a NA car that is supercharged. The crank is spinning the SC whether you are hitting boost or not. Does that make it unreliable? No, but I defintely would take one of my other vehicles on a long trip or if my daily commute was rather distancy. Just my opinion of course. I have seen very little input from guys that are out there with extensive miles on their SC Jeep. I'd love to see someone chime in and say they have 50,000 miles on their SC and have no issues to report.
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Well, Tim can't honestly say he's had issues with the ProCharger kit itself besides having the wrong belt on as of recently, just other stuff happening while the kit was on, dead battery or two, changed over to a full fuel system instead of the BAP setup, leaky seal on the trans, just stuff that got in his way for him, I think he was cursed by a gypsy at some point

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I ran out of fuel up top as the BAP burned out my OEM fuel pump. The rest weren't really procharger related. If you do go procharger do yourself a favor and go D-1! well worth the incremental expense. I would likely go to helical gears as well but that's personal preference.


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The only blower related problem I had, was the seal on the D1 housing itself started leaking oil. I had supercharger oil all over the left side of the engine bay. I had to send the unit back to Procharger, but they covered it under warranty. I just got it back a few weeks ago.


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I ran out of fuel up top as the BAP burned out my OEM fuel pump.
Please elaborate for those of us with the ProCharger BAP, maybe in another thread though.
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The only blower related problem I had, was the seal on the D1 housing itself started leaking oil. I had supercharger oil all over the left side of the engine bay. I had to send the unit back to Procharger, but they covered it under warranty. I just got it back a few weeks ago.
hmmm.. I think I may be having the same issue. I noticed some oil when I removed the filter from the blower while at the track last weekend. It was all over the inside lip of the blower intake. I also noticed a line of dry oil from that seemed to be spitting off the belt. I'm gonna take a better look at it tomorrow.

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I bought my 2010 Jeep brand new with a Vortech SC already installed by the dealer. I have just over 21k on the odometer and drive my Jeep almost every day. I have more runs down the 1/4 mile drag strip than I can count and even more informal launches on isolated country roads.

My family has made three long trips in the Jeep between Iowa and North Caroline (2300+ miles round trip) and several trips between Iowa and Kentucky (1100+ miles round trip). Only problems I have had with the SC Jeep in the 2+ years of ownership is a leaking gasket on the transfer case (quick fix covered under warranty) and a t-stat failure. I have a second set of wheels with high performance snow tires for driving in the winter. I have no concerns about reliability (beyond any other car) as I carefully monitor and maintain my vehicle.

After my positive experience with the Vortech and the Jeep, I can't imagine ever having a DD that can't run under 4 seconds to sixty.

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Please elaborate for those of us with the ProCharger BAP, maybe in another thread though.
Popping at high RPM?

Short version. Popping out the exhaust at high RPM's. BAP voltage tested and jumped appropriately when tripping the boost switch. Still not sure how it managed to run fine at low RPM but it did. Only starved for fuel up top. Fixed with fore innovations hat from Skip.
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