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Old 04-03-2008, 02:13 PM
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I have a Cobalt 272 open bow that has a 496 ho with a bravo 3 x drive 1.81 gears...If I install a Procharger M1-SC, would I HAVE to upgrade my drive and would I have to upgrade to hydraulic steering? engine has about 60 hours on it and is stock otherwise. Also, how much would a used procharger go for? any ideas? oh yeah, the unit would be set up for 5psi.



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Old 04-03-2008, 02:55 PM
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Scott, you will want to avoid Procharging a stock 496. Internals will not take the boost. You are better off looking into a Raylar kit for your motor. Plenty of info on this in the tech section. If your transom looks like what I think it does, I'm not sure you have room to install external hydraulic steering. Won't be necessary unless you get the boat running 70 MPH or above. The Bravo III X should live if you are kind to it. Might want to consider moving to a Bravo I if you are looking for top end.
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I ran a ProCharger with 5lbs. of boost on a 1998 7.4 MPI and it handled it just fine.
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Prochargers are not just a bolt on and go. Everyone thinks so but people that have been running them with success have a lot of time and work involved. This is my third rebuild running a PC. It's always something. There are plenty of threads and knowledge on this board to help. Half assing it means no dependability.
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I've got prochargers on my 454's. Everything I've read says you don't want to mix a procharger with a stock 496. I think procharger themselves will discourage you. The 496 is not that tough internally.
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