The following installation overview is designed to give you an idea of what is involved in installing a Comptech Supercharger System on a 2005 Acura NSX.
Location: 7901 Canoga Ave, CA
Vehicle: 2005 Acura NSX
Supercharger System: Comptech Supercharger System for 1997-2005 Acura NSX (Discontinued)
Selected Boost: 6psi
Ratings (Scale of 1-10, 10 being the best)
Installation manual: 8.5
Ease of installation: 7
Appearance of system: 10
Quality of supercharger: 10
Quality of accessories/hardware: 10
Overall value of system: 10
Performance (low-end): 10
Performance (mid-range): 10
Performance (top-end): 10
Overall Rating: 9.5
Step-by-Step Installation Overview
Here are some general questions about the installation procedure.
Question: Please provide us with a general overview of how the installation procedure went.
Answer: The installation was fairly straightforward. The kit was complete and every little detail was thought out. Overall, the installation went well.
Question: How long did the installation take?
Answer: It took around 7 hours. Everything was pretty standard.
Question: What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Answer: The toughest part of the installation was adapting the Carbon Fiber Air Intake Assembly to the inside wheelwell. You pretty much just need to play around it so that it will slip in the right position. Also the supercharger and intake piece weighs a good 50-65 pounds, so you definitely need at least two people to lift and properly place it down on the lower portion of the vehicle’s intake.
Question: What was the easiest part of the installation?
Answer: Everything else.
Question: Was the installation manual easy to understand?
Answer: The installation manual was great! It came with photographs and detailed instructions. I suggest reading a couple steps ahead because there are some cases where further steps are referring to the step that you are currently working on.
Question: Did anything about the installation process surprise you?
Answers: Just how easy the install actually went. Everything is honestly very straight forward.
Question: Were any strange tools required for the installation?
Question: Let’s say I have installed an exhaust system and air filter on my vehicle myself without much difficulty. I am not a mechanic, but I know my way around the engine. Should I attempt this installation myself, or should I take it to a professional?
Answer: It’s always better to have a professional mechanic perform an installation of this type. We have familiarity with engines and understand the type of work that installing one of these kits entails. Also, for things like “torquing specs” our technical training, and practical application of that training, allows us to perform these tasks with precision. We’re an additional way to ensure that the installation is performed properly. Also, the computer wiring steps and the FMU installation could be challenging components if you aren’t familiar with those aspects of the vehicle.
General comments: The difference that this kit makes is night and day compared with the stock NSX! This kit puts you back in your seat and keeps you there, it’s the way a NSX should feel like. It’s extremely smooth and efficient. Plus, it’s the easiest kit we’ve installed and it looks great, too!