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New member here from SoCal.
I’ve done some searching here and most conversations are quite old.
I have recently acquired a non S/C 2011 HSE.
5.0 V8.
I am wondering about current options for supercharging this engine. Googled a bit did not see a conclusive option.
there are a couple of S/C engines for sale on EBay $$$$! Has anyone ever heard of someone replacing/ retrofitting an SC engine into a straight HSE?
Am I asking for trouble?

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New member here from SoCal.
I’ve done some searching here and most conversations are quite old.
I have recently acquired a non S/C 2021 HSE.
5.0 V8.
I am wondering about current options for supercharging this engine. Googled a bit did not see a conclusive option.
there are a couple of S/C engines for sale on EBay $$$$! Has anyone ever heard of someone replacing/ retrofitting an SC engine into a straight HSE?
masking for trouble?

thank you
Peter
I assume you meant 2012?


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Sell your HSE and buy a S/C or Autobiography. I can’t see any reason to go through all the effort of trying to convert your HSE to a S/C. They built plenty of 2010-2012 Supercharged Range Rovers. These don’t command a significant premium over the base HSE model. So if you want a Supercharged RR, buy one up front, don’t try to convert one. It wouldn’t be cost effective.
 

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Sell your HSE and buy a S/C or Autobiography. I can’t see any reason to go through all the effort of trying to convert your HSE to a S/C. They built plenty of 2010-2012 Supercharged Range Rovers. These don’t command a significant premium over the base HSE model. So if you want a Supercharged RR, buy one up front, don’t try to convert one. It wouldn’t be cost effective.
I see your point Bill. The S/C and autobiography are quite common here
in LA. Almost all of them white and black.

The car I found is so clean, it’s astonishing. With only 55k miles, I brought it to a Range Rover dealer to get a PPI and they were amazed. As with many things automotive, there is a matter of taste involved. The tan interior and the Baltic blue are handsome combo, I personally much prefer the L322 to the later model, the seats on mine look barely used, even the driver’s seat looks fresh. So the idea of supercharging this particular one got stuck in my head, but I see numerous others on Autotrader and such, mostly with high miles.
 

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I would enjoy the Rover you purchased. Do you really feel that you are lacking power with your non-supercharged version? I have the non-supercharged version and I don’t feel like I am missing any power. There are some negative draw backs to the super charged version.


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I would enjoy the Rover you purchased. Do you really feel that you are lacking power with your non-supercharged version? I have the non-supercharged version and I don’t feel like I am missing any power. There are some negative draw backs to the super charged version.


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Nathan,
Thank you, you’re probably right. It’s a curiosity more than a need. As a newbie geek who loves fussing with this gorgeous car, I was just wondering what options exist, and if was technically possible to drop the S/C engine into our cars without other modifications, pipe dreams all...
I’m glad to be here at this forum because I’d like to keep this beauty running as an example of classic RR style and quality. I’ve had other fine cars, even a Silver Shadow, and loved its interior, I’ve never been in a car that made felt more luxurious and elegant than this one...thanks
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Nathan,
Thank you, you’re probably right. It’s a curiosity more than a need. As a newbie geek who loves fussing with this gorgeous car, I was just wondering what options exist, and if was technically possible to drop the S/C engine into our cars without other modifications, pipe dreams all...
I’m glad to be here at this forum because I’d like to keep this beauty running as an example of classic RR style and quality. I’ve had other fine cars, even a Silver Shadow, and loved its interior, I’ve never been in a car that made felt more luxurious and elegant than this one...thanks
Peter
If theoretically speaking it can be done.
You have to read just a little bit.

I dont have experience on 5.0 engine
But 4.2 and 4.4 are twins but one is male second female.
Different fuel pump with same fuel filter for example. 4.4 use return fuel system 4.2 not.
You have to check fuel system and injectors if they are same you can found intake and eaton charger for a salvage vehicle and overwrite the ecu.
For another example suspension. 4.4 and 4.2 has different front suspension.

It can be done i think, worth it, i dont know. You can drive your engine and than swap with a low milage 5.0sc
It is more logical.

But on second engine repair time I’ll do swap with a tundra 5.7sc engine First one was a pia 14 months something
 

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I see your point Bill. The S/C and autobiography are quite common here
in LA. Almost all of them white and black.

The car I found is so clean, it’s astonishing. With only 55k miles, I brought it to a Range Rover dealer to get a PPI and they were amazed. As with many things automotive, there is a matter of taste involved. The tan interior and the Baltic blue are handsome combo, I personally much prefer the L322 to the later model, the seats on mine look barely used, even the driver’s seat looks fresh. So the idea of supercharging this particular one got stuck in my head, but I see numerous others on Autotrader and such, mostly with high miles.
I went through much the same looking for a clean '10-'12. I didn't want black, white, or silver and that eliminated 90% of them. Then narrowed further with SC and under 100k. The Blue/Tan SC combo would have been my choice. But my Nara Bronze SC was the best solution I found over months of looking. The conversion I think would be very expensive, just with the cost of the engine and brake upgrades.
 

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I see your point Bill. The S/C and autobiography are quite common here
in LA. Almost all of them white and black.

The car I found is so clean, it’s astonishing. With only 55k miles, I brought it to a Range Rover dealer to get a PPI and they were amazed. As with many things automotive, there is a matter of taste involved. The tan interior and the Baltic blue are handsome combo, I personally much prefer the L322 to the later model, the seats on mine look barely used, even the driver’s seat looks fresh. So the idea of supercharging this particular one got stuck in my head, but I see numerous others on Autotrader and such, mostly with high miles.
They are still out there. You just have to be patience. I had a laundry list of “wants” when shopping for ours. Had to be 2010-2012, had to be S/C, had to have rear seat entertainment, had to have to a trailer hitch, couldn’t be white, black or silver. Had to be well maintained, low miles, pristine.
It took about 8mo to find what I was looking for. I bought our 2011 RRSC 1.5years ago. It was a single owner RR with 28K miles on it. Pristine condition, Serviced every 6-mo as preventative (as it never was driven enough miles to reach the oil change interval mileage). It was Rimini Red with black leather, black headliner and piano black trim. Had the trailer hitch, and rear seat entertainment.
so I’m just saying.... the right car exists out there. I wouldn’t bother trying to convert to S/C
 

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Love the Red, very nice and very rare. The trailer hitch was on my list but the one I found does not. I have a used hitch and the wiring loom is cheap. I figured the effort was a trade off for not having the possibility of transmission abuse between the 500+ hp engine and a giant boat or equivalent. Actually doing the mod coming soon.
 

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I would enjoy the Rover you purchased. Do you really feel that you are lacking power with your non-supercharged version? I have the non-supercharged version and I don’t feel like I am missing any power. There are some negative draw backs to the super charged version.

Thanks again Nathan,
I don’t really feel a lack of power, (just as I didn’t with the 2013 sport I traded in for this HSE), but again it’s part of the daydreams one has about a new car one loves, like a teenage boy, wondering what I can do to it to make it cooler still, faster, better handling etc. I wonder what you observe to be the “negative drawbacks” to the S/C cars? Gas mileage?
Just curious
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They are still out there. You just have to be patience. I had a laundry list of “wants” when shopping for ours. Had to be 2010-2012, had to be S/C, had to have rear seat entertainment, had to have to a trailer hitch, couldn’t be white, black or silver. Had to be well maintained, low miles, pristine.
It took about 8mo to find what I was looking for. I bought our 2011 RRSC 1.5years ago. It was a single owner RR with 28K miles on it. Pristine condition, Serviced every 6-mo as preventative (as it never was driven enough miles to reach the oil change interval mileage). It was Rimini Red with black leather, black headliner and piano black trim. Had the trailer hitch, and rear seat entertainment.
so I’m just saying.... the right car exists out there. I wouldn’t bother trying to convert to S/C
Sounds like you found an great one Bill.
I’ve just had surgery on my back and I can’t tell you how grateful I am every time a get in and out of this HSE. The seats are simply the most comfortable of any car I’ve owned ever. I have even tried driving my Porsche since the surgery, as it’s like a go cart compared to this fantastic thing...
 

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I went through much the same looking for a clean '10-'12. I didn't want black, white, or silver and that eliminated 90% of them. Then narrowed further with SC and under 100k. The Blue/Tan SC combo would have been my choice. But my Nara Bronze SC was the best solution I found over months of looking. The conversion I think would be very expensive, just with the cost of the engine and brake upgrades.
Sounds like a great choice.
post a picture.?
 

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Love the Red, very nice and very rare. The trailer hitch was on my list but the one I found does not. I have a used hitch and the wiring loom is cheap. I figured the effort was a trade off for not having the possibility of transmission abuse between the 500+ hp engine and a giant boat or equivalent. Actually doing the mod coming soon.
Have you posted a picture of your red?
thanks for the vibrant exchange, glad I joined this forum
 

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is that your blue with tan interior does it have the lux interior?
I have a 2010 FFRRSC with all the bells and whistles wanna trade,
I had the timing system refreshed by the dealer and just installed new front end shocks and lower control arms
 

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is that your blue with tan interior does it have the lux interior?
I have a 2010 FFRRSC with all the bells and whistles wanna trade,
I had the timing system refreshed by the dealer and just installed new front end shocks and lower control arms
Not sure if it had the “ LUX “ interior it’s an HSE, I’m confused, are you asking if I “wanna trade?”
 

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Have you posted a picture of your red?
thanks for the vibrant exchange, glad I joined this forum
I like the red one which is BillConn's, mine is Nara bronze. I have an Oxford Blue P38 with tan interior, great combo. I don't really have a problem with the look of black, just doesn't work for me living in the country with lots of dust. And sooo common.
 
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