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Is there any way in hell a supercharger for the K20Z3 could fit our Element with some fabrication? I have read that the k20 intake manifold mounts are nearly identical to those on the k24 block manifolds. Can anyone attest to this?





I keep looking for a supercharger for the Element, hoping someday I will find one. Like a used Jackson Racing supercharger or Comptech header that has been discontinued.... it must be out there... somewhere...

I wish, I wish upon a star...
 

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So since my first post on this thread I emailed a shop in the U.K (with no luck) and have been looking on Ebay for a used Jackson Racing supercharger. Then, my tuner and friend Jorge told me about Merc Racing. They say they have a supercharger for the K24 engines! You also get to keep your A/C. Could this finally be the answer? Anyone know if this could simply bolt on the Element? If not, how much fabrication would be necessary?

 

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I was really hoping more people could chime in on this merc racing k24 supercharger. I am now re-considering my head swap plan since it would be around the same cost. I contacted Jose Mercado at Merc Racing and he thinks the supercharger should work fine on the Element since it is a k head. I have since been told by one mechanic that it is not a good idea and that my engine rods might not be strong enough. I believe someone recently on our forum based in Canada just turbo boosted his Element and is pushing 350hp on a stock motor. Please share what you all think.
 

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Anybody? Was so excited to share this with the forum. We have waited for so long over the years for a supercharger that fits the Element. My tuner has told me the rods should be fine as long as we stay at 8-12 PSI of boost.
 

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Yes, my understanding with the Kraftwerks kits are that they can fit, but one must remove the air conditioning unit. For me here in Houston, TX that is not an option! Also the Kraftwerks kit is not a drop in kit, it includes no piping and will require serious fabrication. What I like about the Merc Racing kit is that one can keep both their A/C and power steering and it looks like it will not require much fabrication, if any.
 

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I don’t want to throw a wrench in your plans, but a used Chevy Spark EV motor is $1100 on eBay and puts down 400lbs torque.
Maybe grab a used Prius battery and rerout the rear drivetrain into the chevy motor?

That’s $2500 of what the fark power that will make your civic SI friends stop talking about how built their motor is
 

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I don’t want to throw a wrench in your plans, but a used Chevy Spark EV motor is $1100 on eBay and puts down 400lbs torque.
Maybe grab a used Prius battery and rerout the rear drivetrain into the chevy motor?

That’s $2500 of what the fark power that will make your civic SI friends stop talking about how built their motor is
Interesting idea, but I prefer to keep my Honda motor and drive train. What really appeals to me about this build plan is that I don't have to pull out my motor and tear it apart. From what I can gather about Merc Racing, is that their superchargers are more reliable than a lot of custom turbo set ups. My tuner has told me that our k24 motors can take a lot of power. I will need to wait a few months for financial reasons but I am starting to get super excited about this plan. A Merc Racing supercharger on an Element has never been done before. Also, my tuner does not think it will be that hard to install. So... now I am starting to compile a supercharger parts list. I figure I will need a new fuel pump, injectors, spark plugs, serpentine belt, 4bar map sensor. Probably need to put on a custom exhaust header set up also, but still remain a little reluctant to do that. We will see if it is necessary.
 

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Keep the K24a. I’m just saying that for ~ the same scratch you could have a hybrid.
 

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Ok guys, just bought the TVS900 Merc Racing supercharger. My tuner and I are so excited for this build. Jose Mercado with Merc Racing has also been super encouraging and helpful in answering my questions thus far. Now, I have to be patient, because it will be approximately 10-12 weeks until I receive the supercharger kit. This gives me time to build a supercharger accessory list such as upgraded fuel pump, injectors, map sensor, coolant bypass plate, extra. Will need some feedback on that moving forward so I buy the right accessories. I know this is a little crazy but.... this just might turn out to be.... really awesome.

 

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Ok guys, just bought the TVS900 Merc Racing supercharger. My tuner and I are so excited for this build. Jose Mercado with Merc Racing has also been super encouraging and helpful in answering my questions thus far. Now, I have to be patient, because it will be approximately 10-12 weeks until I receive the supercharger kit. This gives me time to build a supercharger accessory list such as upgraded fuel pump, injectors, map sensor, coolant bypass plate, extra. Will need some feedback on that moving forward so I buy the right accessories. I know this is a little crazy but.... this just might turn out to be.... really awesome.

Best of luck with it, keep us posted.
I didn't see a belt or pulley included with the kit. Is that extra?
 

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I think I will get a standard size pulley with kit, will need to measure and put on a new belt. Looks like I may also need an aftermarket bracket to relocate the OEM tensioner so all pulleys align. Trying to learn by researching what others have done on their civics and rsx's.
 

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What the heck! I haven’t followed this yet? Excited to see where this goes. I’ve been playing with the supercharger idea myself. In my head of course, don’t have the funds 🤣
 

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What the heck! I haven’t followed this yet? Excited to see where this goes. I’ve been playing with the supercharger idea myself. In my head of course, don’t have the funds 🤣
Yeah, I'm a little nervous. I'm pretty much all in at this point and have been buying up accessories for the supercharger. Have found some good deals on Ebay. Hope everything works out. I have been told by the pros that it should work. My tuner is solid and I trust him implicitly. It's just a huge mod. We are hoping for an extra 100whp. That is my goal, that would put me at 235 at the wheels. I imagine I will be good with that. Another forum user who lives here in Houston and is a friend is planning on putting full racing headers on his Element. He is currently getting it fabricated now. Am curious to see how that turns out. If he is successful and it is not too obnoxious, I may follow suit. Might just help me hit that 100whp mark.
 

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So I am a little bummed. It appears this valve cover I bought is not compatible with my Element. The guy told me it came off an accord with a k24. The black valve cover is missing two important screw holes on the right side. See pics. 😔
 

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Are you sure those aren’t just mounting points for ac hose? Wouldn’t be the biggest deal to fab up a little bracket to zip tie it to. I have something like that for the throttle cable on my CT70 haha! It can still look real clean.
 
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