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I know there have been mixed reviews on some of the Harrop superchargers in the past, particularly related to the bricks in the TVS2650. This new option is similar to the Kong effort using the OEM CTSV/ZL1 lids. It's cheaper than the Kong.

One for sure downside I can see is it only accommodates a 103mm throttle body, compared to the Kong which will handle up to a 112mm. The snout looks a lot smaller on the Harrop in the pics

Other than that, is the Harrop a viable cheaper option to the Kong? Anyone had or heard any real world experience with it?

Harrop H2650i: H2650i LSA - Harrop
Kong 2650: Kong Performance LSA TVS2650
 

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I'm curious about it too, but there's no discussion about it in the US that I can find. The major difference visually is that the common snout to case arrangement is different. Instead, the throttle body adapter is a bolt on part, and the drive is a separate bolt on part.

For anyone that hasn't seen it. Superchargers onilne has it for $5017. Pulley's might be a bit harder to source since they aren't a typical Magnusson pulley like the Kong.
 
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It looks like that arrangement might make it harder to get a good port done.

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I know there have been mixed reviews on some of the Harrop superchargers in the past, particularly related to the bricks in the TVS2650. This new option is similar to the Kong effort using the OEM CTSV/ZL1 lids. It's cheaper than the Kong.

One for sure downside I can see is it only accommodates a 103mm throttle body, compared to the Kong which will handle up to a 112mm. The snout looks a lot smaller on the Harrop in the pics

Other than that, is the Harrop a viable cheaper option to the Kong? Anyone had or heard any real world experience with it?

Harrop H2650i: H2650i LSA - Harrop
Kong 2650: Kong Performance LSA TVS2650
You wrote:
"Anyone had or heard any real world experience with it?"
Yes, and from what I know, I would take note regarding Matt / Lt1z's remark above.

You also wrote:
"One for sure downside I can see is it only accommodates a 103mm throttle body, compared to the Kong which will handle up to a 112mm. The snout looks a lot smaller on the Harrop in the pics"

So, since fwHP is mathematically related to how much air an
IC Engine can inhale, and the max flow is 146 cfm / sq."
why would one desire to enlarge the internal volume of a blower,
without providing that larger blower with a large carb / tb, etc.
allowing for it to inhale more air?

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Umm, to make more money because people may buy on rotor pack alone and not overall design?

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Now, would a company really do something like that..:eek:

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I had a Stryker Blue GT before the V. I'm just waiting till they turn 25 to ship one to the US. I still think they look better than a V wagon.
 

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Anybody know the availability on these stateside yet? With the modular intake snout you can just about give it as much air as you want...
 

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i would go kong as well just for availability and support .

on a side note , i want a holden ute bad . I did find a place in colorado that imports them and makes them us legal. not cheap but so unique.
 

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In a V2 the Kong is better. The Harrop does work well in the Holden based body styles though
Have you determined why?
 

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Have you determined why?

Yes! A couple of things but snout placement for one.


Edit: Actually the i version looks to basically be a Kong made by Harrop instead of Edelbrock. I was commenting about this one.


 

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I've got a LSA G8 and looking toward 2650, but I'm not seeing the extra 1k for the Kong. The proprietary pulley hub is kind of a bummer too. Don't get me wrong it's a nice product, but when your primary clientele is ZR1 owners you can keep that ritzy price. Really need some hard performance data on this Harrop.
 
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