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OK folks here is the news! Contacted CT Engineering about the prototype Ridgeline supercharger they show on Facebook and this is what they said.

Their Ridgeline supercharger produces a nice bump approx 70-80 hp, it bolts on cleanly and runs well! I shared the concern of the extra HP damaging the engine or transmission and they replied it's their experience that Honda's are built strong enough to handle the extra HP.

Just look at the photo!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...51832856930721

Here is CT Engineering's issue. Having successfully developed superchargers for many other imports including Honda, CT's concerned there aren't enough buyers to justify bringing the supercharger to market. If there are then they will consider it.

Best guess is the kit will cost $5-6K. It's a difficult kit to produce because everything you see in the photo is a "one off" design and they are unable to modify an existing system to save costs.

Here is how you get yours!

We need to form a group of 10-15 Ridgeline owners committed to purchasing a $5-6 grand supercharger kit for CT Engineering to consider a production run. Simple as that.

Now lets put our money where our mouths are!

You can contact CT Engineering to confirm your commitment at -
[email protected] and include in your title "Ridgeline Supercharger Buyer"

I would love to have one, how about you?
 

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Your right ddamienie, the price is a bit high compared to Toyota's Tacoma TRD supercharger kit who's msrp is $4500.00 and has been produced for years.

Thanks for your encouragement, I too want this and would gladly pay an extra $500 to $1,500 more for a custom supercharger no one else has! Our members do this all the time with stereos, rims and tires! We ultimately want to personalize our Ridgelines and set our trucks ahead of the pack!

On a positive note, CT did say their price was an estimated and projects it fall once interest, production and sales values have been realized.
 

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Aloha Rusty! I've seen your mad wheels all over this site and love what you have done!

This is for real! This an actual photo of their working supercharger and they did dyno it. When I called them out of the blue the person I got my info from didn't have the dyno sheet in front of him. They are developing several other projects and decided to tryout a Ridgeline for fun.

When I asked about buying the prototype they told me it was removed and put into a Civic racer! Yes a Civic!!!! It is sick and may even have a pair of turbos added! SpeedHunters wrote an article about it.

Here is the link: http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/06/meet-the-worlds-only-street-freak-civic/

Now tell me bruddah that you don't want one!!!!
 

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Aloha Mitchell Gant! I called CT Engineering directly after seeing this on facebook - there in California! I ran my ROC post by them for accuracy which they approved. What do you think?
 

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Aloha K575! In all of the post regarding turbos or superchargers I've read on ROC there are always concerns about the engine or powertrain handling the extra horsepower. I knew someone would voice it so I asked them upfront about it. CT Engineering believes the performance bump will not overwhelm either in the Ridgeline. They have installed these in many imports and believe the Ridgeline is built stout enough to handle added power.

I'm not interested in racing my truck, but would love to have that extra power on tap when needed! They sound sweet too! Do you think you can make a little room under your hood and in your wallet for one?
 

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Aloha Keith & ddamienie,

Thanks for your thoughts! I believe CT provides a standard warranty on their products against defects as most performance manufactures do. On the other hand Keith, I don't know of a single automotive performance manufacture whose warranty covers replacing the defective item and repair installation. Only Toyota will offer a limited warranty on their TRD Supercharger as long as they sell and install it. But then again who wants a Tacoma over a Ridgeline right?

If the concern is extending your trucks longevity, then it makes no sense adding performance enhancements which increase horsepower. I'm with ddamienie desiring extra performance in my Ridgeline!

I believe this is a fantastic chance for ROC's responsible drivers to get the extra power they crave! Who knows Keith, maybe this could temp you back into a Ridgeline!
 

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No idea on Rich's turbo but I live in Hawaii and met the ROC member who installed a custom turbo on his Ridgeline! It was well done but cost him a fortune! I believe it was close to 10k for all of the fabrication.

Check out this link: http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/06/...t-freak-civic/

The supercharged Ridgeline engine may get twin turbos to boot!! That's way to rich for my needs but I'd like to see them pull it off! :act035:
 

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Does anyone have any other ideas where we could source a supercharger? I am stunned to find after all of these years there is so little offered in after market performance products! No superchargers, turbo kits, body kits or much in performance to beef up my rig! Arrgh!
 

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That's what I never could understand! The engine is used elsewhere and raced. The truck has been out for YEARS with out a redesign! Uggh!
 

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I was told to check out if superchargers exist for Acura RL & TL 2008 or later engines blocks because these are basically Ridgeline engine blocks. I am determined to get a supercharger on my rig! :act047:
 
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