May also be due to the fact that most people don't know first gens exist... Lol. A dying breed for sure.I wouldn't hate that. Wonder if that's why I'm the only person talking in this thread?
Thinking about it. There seems to be a way to drive through that RPM range without causing rasp. I'll try programming myself to do that and see how long I last.Throw a small resonator in there somewhere to see if it'd get rid of the rasp.
Dude! I did a SC swap onto my 2000 too. Need to go finish reading your thread, but did you do the whole engine or just the SC goodies?Installed the ECU for the supercharger and I don't have any check engine lights, AND my throttle response off idle has improved.
I'm positive I read your thread a couple different times when considering the SC swap. You and your truck have been on quite the adventure and I'm always jealous of your scenery!Dude! I did a SC swap onto my 2000 too. Need to go finish reading your thread, but did you do the whole engine or just the SC goodies?
Running the "correct" ECU made a HUGE difference for me. It ran on the NA ECU but poorly and richly. It also ran on the AT SC ECU but had some problems when wheeling off-road (throttle would cut out on long steady climbs in 1st gear 4LO.). I think the "AT module failure" code was causing the main ECU to cut fuel periodically. It was strange and only did it in 1st gear which I didn't understand...
Finally found a SC MT ECU from an Xterra. Close enough. Runs well - just have a CEL for fuel sender and evap. I know someone who has a work around for that. I'll get to fixing it eventually.
Anyways, good read. Still glad I stumbled upon your thread!
Haha...how long since the last swap?Check your cabin air filters, y'all.
Idk why I didn't see this! Apologies for the late reply!!So hows the SC running bro. I'm finally about to move into my mouse and get this done. I'll be reading through your post and some other guys in its entirety to get a rock solid idea but is it really as easy as those dudes that SC that Xterra in the 3 part video we've all seen? SC, Pulleys, Injectors, Fuel Rail ECU, etc.... is pretty much it right. Thought i remember you having some issues but got them ironed out. From everything you''ve learned do you have any top pointers on this task
Sorry for not reading through your whole post before questioning but come on man! i have over 1200 posts and have been on here for almost a decade. Not to mentiion i even have a sticky. I kind of somebody in these 1st Gen Streets 😁😆😅😂🤣
Bus Seriously, Worth It or Not Worth It???
I have a complete SC engine with Computer i pulled from a Junkyard that Butterman tipped me off to. NOt sure if the engine is any good and i know the SuperCharger will have to be rebuilt. Compression wise (and i'm going off memory" the 33E and 33ER aren't that far apart in compression it's like 8.6:1 vs 9.1:1. Plus they dont' make the rebuild parts for the ER anymore so if you need new pistons etc... then you have to rebuild with VG33E parts. The ER has the forged pistons, crank shaft, and cast iron black which are the main differences as far as the engine goes. My engine only has 135k on it so its still relatively young. A couple of my racer buddies say the compression difference between the E and the ER is so small that it shouldn't make too much of a difference so long as i don't get crazy with the boost. I'll keep your venting into the atmosphere tip in mind tho. I have a 2022 Frontier PRO-4X now so my old 1st gen is now a project vehicle to just screw around with and have fun with.Idk why I didn't see this! Apologies for the late reply!!
Truck is running absolutely great. It's still nowhere near fast and I do worry it's going to blow up whenever I put my foot into it and hear the blower crack.
If you're good with a wrench and can find a whole engine / literally every item you need for the swap for under $1,500 I would do it again. Especially if you're doing it at the same time as a timing belt and other major service that will be taking you down to the crank pulley anyway. I got mine done in about a weekend + another week of troubleshooting while daily driving.
HOWEVER!!! I'm not sure I'd recommend swapping in the vg33er engine. The truck is already so damn slow that I think the additional compression of the vg33e+r is worth having. The secret is letting the lower bypass vacuum port vent to atmosphere and capping where it went on the SC.
It's really a labor of love and personal connection to the truck question. If you see yourself keeping the truck as a forever toy, may as well take it all the way.