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Old 04-26-2009, 09:41 PM   #18
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I might bolt on a blower after a couple years of production and all the kinks are worked out. I'm not feeling adventurous, especially with the L99 and who-knows-what kind of expense and experience needed to properly screw with the computer. Hell, just getting an OBD2 scanner will take a fat bite out of your wallet, and that's just basic diagnositcs. It's never as simple as bolt-on, no matter who says different. Modern cars are almost organisms, few systems are truly discrete, and parts are expensive, even from the junkyard.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:09 PM   #19
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Mild boost from a supercharger, mile enough that I do not require new heads. New valve springs and a cam, headers, cat backs, tune from a reputable shop........anything I'm missing? Not sure if the suspension mods coem first though cause the SS aleady has formidable stock power !
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:17 PM   #20
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I might bolt on a blower after a couple years of production and all the kinks are worked out. I'm not feeling adventurous, especially with the L99 and who-knows-what kind of expense and experience needed to properly screw with the computer. Hell, just getting an OBD2 scanner will take a fat bite out of your wallet, and that's just basic diagnositcs. It's never as simple as bolt-on, no matter who says different. Modern cars are almost organisms, few systems are truly discrete, and parts are expensive, even from the junkyard.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:31 PM   #21
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A nice Eaton supercharger, probably the R2300 series. (ZR1 charger for those who don't know)
I love a supercharger because you have torque and power at all times, with only a small penalty. The supercharger whine is the best, and beats the sneeze of a turbo blowoff anyday!
The new gen tvs eatons don't whine nearly as loud as the old ones. Listen to the ZR1 and the CTS-V.Guys that have swapped out the gen 4 for the gen 5 eaton on the cobalts have all said that they are much quieter. Also if you get the right sized turbo, you won't have any lag and you'll have much more power, better low end torque and higher peak hp.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:42 PM   #22
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I would go with a turbo, i love the sound of the a turbo spooling up
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:27 AM   #23
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Turbo
better gas mileage
i prefer the sound of turbo spool vs sc whine
and i think turbo lag is kinda cool, it's like they get you off the line and a couple second later you blow by.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:57 AM   #24
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Neither im staying stock and happy with it
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:18 AM   #25
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Supercharger.....one word LS9
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:10 AM   #26
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Supercharger (eaton,KB,Whipple type).. typically more reliable and you can't beat the low end grunt ..

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Old 04-27-2009, 05:48 PM   #27
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I really want to do the KB kit, but it probly wont come out for another year.., ugg

i know the new gxp makes 550whp on a mustang dyno with a 3 inch pulley on the magnacharger kit ..
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:02 PM   #28
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09 G8 GXP LS3 with TVS2300 made 550rwhp with 6psi.
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A nice Eaton supercharger, probably the R2300 series. (ZR1 charger for those who don't know)
I love a supercharger because you have torque and power at all times, with only a small penalty. The supercharger whine is the best, and beats the sneeze of a turbo blowoff anyday!

I completely agree.
The 2300 with the addition of long tube heades (kooks or american racing) will give yo all the power and SOUND you will ever need for the street.
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Supercharger (eaton,KB,Whipple type).. typically more reliable and you can't beat the low end grunt ..

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I agree.

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Old 04-28-2009, 12:25 AM   #29
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Supercharger (eaton,KB,Whipple type).. typically more reliable and you can't beat the low end grunt ..

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with the right sized turbo you can.
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:42 AM   #30
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As soon as GM or my warranty go belly up, the Twins are going on!

STS (Squires Turbo Systems) has already developed a twin turbo system for the LS3 that put down over 600wrhp on a C6.

The turbos are very easy to install, and are installed in the muffler location insted of under the hood so they stay much cooler. They also have the added benifit of huge airflow from under the car helping to keep them cool.

Twin turbos will eliminate most of the lag that turbos have been know for. Plus, they will give you a 5.4 pound to 1 H.P ratio.

And did I mention that the entire system, including the tune and installation is under $8000?

I've been hooked since I saw a 04 GTO A4 go over 140 in the 1/4.

Here is a link so you can see for your selves: http://www.ststurbo.com/c6_corvette_
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:38 AM   #31
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with the right sized turbo you can.
You can use small turbos that will run out of boost pretty quick but spool up pretty quick but it will not be 100% instant like the supercharger. Having owned both I like the efficiency of the turbo, but the TQ curve (and cost) of the supercharger ...

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Old 04-28-2009, 02:22 PM   #32
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STS (Squires Turbo Systems) has already developed a twin turbo system for the LS3 that put down over 600wrhp on a C6.
DO NOT GO WITH STS !
OR any other rear mount turbo......
Unless you are going to build a race car with a forged stroker with a high stalled auto.

Even if you want to build a race car, front mounts offer much better boost delivery and performance.
Rear mounts were designed for space issues. The Camaro/G8 have a TON of space.

Yes, I've driven multiple STS cars build by the best.
Their boost delivery is HORRIBLE and do not make full boost to the higher gears.
Remember, the Camaro weighs 700lbs more than a Vette and needs all the boost EARLY.
Stay Away.

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Old 04-28-2009, 02:31 PM   #33
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No doubt a TT camaro would be ridiculous. However, with most of the manufacturers going to smaller, turbo engines, that spooling sound that I love so much about my car will get old after every Joe-Blo installs an intake an BOV on their ecoboost and thinks they are in the F&F. I'll probably go the SC route just because I like the idea of instantaneous torque and I think it will compliment the big motor nicely. I will most likely wait to install one when the warranty goes out so I will reserve final judgment until the time comes
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:42 PM   #34
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Todays dual ball-bearing turbos spool up crazy fast! You ever ride a turbo Hayabusa with over 500rwhp? Ain't much lag there!!! I bet you'll have positive boost before 2000 rpm.
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