I was debating between a Turbo, Procharger or a Maggie?
I can get a really good deal on the Procharger, but I like the instant torque and OEM looks of the Maggie. If I can find a Maggie for a good price, I am probably going to go that route.
If anyone knows of a group buy or deal on the Maggie please PM me. Thanks..
Your choice all depends on what your final goal is really.
Vortech - One of the oldest kits with proven reliability and excellent power. Centrifugal superchargers make more boost and power as the RPM increases so there's more peak power, similar to a turbo. Downside is a lot of people don't like the power cooler "sea turtle" I call it.
ProCharger - just like the Vortech only it flows even more with 1400 CFM compared to the Vortech Si's 1150 CFM. So ultimately it has more potential. It comes with a front mount intercooler that looks really nice in the front grill and is a newer kit than the Vortech. Downside is they tend to throw more belts but there are ways around it and fixes.
Maggie - probably the neatest looking blower, looks like it came factory a lot of folks say. Boost comes on a lot quicker in the lower RPMs but maxes out very quickly.
They tend to make a lesser power overall than the centrifugal superchargers.
As for turbo that's a whole different animal, LOTS more power with less boost. Of course there's more cost when doing a turbo but that's the nature of the beast. The only other downside is there's a little bit of lag at first (unless you go TwinTurbo) but not much when you have a Hemi.
So just ask yourself how much you want to spend and how fast you want to go and how important looks are.
I find most guys with the centrifugal superchargers (Vortech/Procharger) are generally making roughly 550 hp to the wheels on about 10 pounds of boost give or take on a stock 6.1
I would say most Maggie kits are making close to 500 at the wheels. And most turbo kits are making more like 600+ to the wheels give or take on probably only 7 to 8 pounds of boost.
That's just a ballpark estimate every set up is a little different.
So you just have to decide which way do you want to go.