2006 or '03-'05 w/Supercharger

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Does anyone have any experience with superchargers on '03 - '05s LC's? I would like the extra power the '06's have but was wondering if it would be better (less expensive & more power) to go with an older model and add a supercharger. Any input?
 
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It may sound backwards, but look at it that way. I mean reverse it. Would you by an 03 to 05 with a wupercharger on it vs a newwer LC with higher HP?

Because once a vehicle gets modded with a supercharger it becomes (IMHO) a very personal vehicle. One that the owner becomes very familar with and knows how to fix himself, or can afford someone else to do it for a lot more $$$.

Also, regearing is probably more important to restoring lost perceived HP than a Supercharger. Supercharger are great for high altitude work or if you really just like the kick-in-the-pants feeling of power. But with gas at $3 to $4 a gallon, I don't know how much your going to be wanting to play with your right foot.

I had a Supercharged vehicle once, and I smiled every time I dropped the loud pedal until I went to the gas station, which was often, and that was when premium was ofter less than a buck.

So if power is premium, then consider an 06 or wait until the 08 model with the 5.7L Tundra motor. That truck is the bomb, so I bet the LC and Lexus will be real neck snappers too. All while getting better MPG.
 
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I'd go with the '06. If you are still not happy with the acceleration, regear to 4.88. That should smash you back into your seat...
 

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