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I voted for Magnacharger. I'll try and keep this short as I can...
I actually had an Edelbrock "E-Force" on my "other car"..and it made great power. But -the bearing in the drive snout became noisy. It had a 1 year warranty, which was nearing it's end, so I called Edelbrock.
They said to send the blower in, and that they'd look at it. They also said I should have it back in about three weeks. 3 weeks pass - no blower or calls. So I called them and asked about what the status was with my blower...they said they couldn't "replicate the bearing noise"...and they were just going to ship it back to me.
I asked them how they were trying to replicate the noise, since you could hear the bearing loud and clear when it was on my car. They were actually spinning the thing with a hand drill!! I told them that I didn't think spinning the thing with a drill really replicated it spinning under my hood at idle with belt tension on it. After further semi-heated discussiions continued, they finally agreed to just change the bearing out anyway.
Another 3 weeks goes by, and no calls and no blower. So - I called 3 more times over the next week to get a hold of the guy...he was always "not in right now"....When I finally did get in touch with him and asked why it was taking so long, they actually told me that they were busy developing new model blowers for the Camaros and Stangs...really?!?
Guess my cheaper blower had to wait?? I let them know I wasn't happy at all with their excuse. And when I did finally get it back, I discovered that they had changed out both the shaft and bearing..which fixed it. But - they also decided to put a different drive pulley on it. It was a "pressed on" pulley instead of the keyed-on one it had on it when I sent it to them.
Not a big deal right?...unless you want to change to a smaller or bigger pulley...I couldn't do that anymore. And they wouldn't change it back to the way it was. Never again.
-It's true that the Edelbrock blowers use the same Eaton rotors...Edelbrock gets them from Magnuson. At least back when I got my blower, Magnuson basically made the blower and Eldelbrock made the drive assembly for it and sold it under the Edelbrock name. Don't know if that's changed or not.
Since I knew Magnuson sold the same basic blower (MP-122H) - I called and expained my whole deal that I experienced with Edelbrock...and I asked if they could help me put my blower back the way it should have gotten it back from Edelbrock...with the ability to change pulleys when I wanted to.
Unlike Edelbrock, their service and warranty department listened to me, told me to send it to them..and they fixed it and sent it back to me with the right keyed-on pulley. And - I only paid for shipping!!
Magnuson is top-notch in my book. I only regret I didn't buy the blower from them in the first place.
EDIT: I also asked Magnuson to rip those "Edelbrock E-Force" emblems off both sides of my blower and put their "Magna-Charger' emblems on....they did, and I thanked them for all they did for me.
Needless to say, I'm not too keen on Edelcrock...
'11 Challenger SRT8 392 Auto, Billet Metallic
-1983 Camaro Z28 Magnacharged 408
-1990 Cavalier Z24 3.1 All stock, 154K miles
-2000 S-10 4WD 4.3 V6
Last edited by GSMC; 12-13-2012 at 03:23 PM.