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    Ceramic Washers

    Do you think its ok to replace the ceramic washers on a supercharger with 90 hours on it, without replacing anything else?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GROOVY MAFIOSO View Post
    Do you think its ok to replace the ceramic washers on a supercharger with 90 hours on it, without replacing anything else?

    New Spring Washers along with the Metal Clutches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GROOVY MAFIOSO View Post
    Do you think its ok to replace the ceramic washers on a supercharger with 90 hours on it, without replacing anything else?
    Can you, yes. Would anyone here recommend it, NO. Are you that strapped for cash? have you seen the carnage that ensues when a bearing cage fails?

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    I am a bit strapped for cash. just spent $4k fixing ski from salt water ingestion...

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    I would definitely want to change the bearings if salt water has been involved. We are talking 30,000 rpm here. Protect the investment you just made and rebuild the charger. You also have the stock '04 setup in there that is not to sturdy or trustworthy to start with.

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    Now that winter is upon us I should have some time to save.
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    Good call, bearing and shaft failures are expensive repairs.

    Remember the kit comes with metal washers now so it is actually only $200 plus extra labor to have it rebuilt.


    ...or instead of spending $400 ($300 for kit and $100 for labor and shipping) by a X charger for $800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GROOVY MAFIOSO View Post
    Do you think its ok to replace the ceramic washers on a supercharger with 90 hours on it, without replacing anything else?
    No, you will need bearings as well. Your best bet is to install an entire rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCHeel View Post
    ...or instead of spending $400 ($300 for kit and $100 for labor and shipping) by a X charger for $800.

    Actually only $699

    And I highly agree! Why spend $400 to rebuild your OEM charger that only makes 8.5psi, when you can spend an extra $300 and get a COMPLETELY NEW S/C that makes 10.5 psi. Then you can sell your old one for $200-$300. So it's basically a wash, and you get 2psi free!

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=773

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    Bearings are $100.....

    Not doing them is a gamble. Why gamble over $100?

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