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Old 09-01-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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what to expect for supercharger install.

Hi everyone,

I just bought a supercharger for my camaro and was wondering what to expect for the install and the overall feel of it afterwards! The one I bought is this one:

http://www.magnacharger.com/magnacha...ger-system.htm

Any opinions or advice would be much appreciated!

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Old 09-01-2010, 04:53 PM   #2
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I am assuming you are doing the install yourself correct?
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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i hope your not putting a supercharger on a stock camaro SS lol
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:00 PM   #4
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My neighbor will be putting it in for me at his shop. Yes I am going to be putting this super charger on a stock camaro. Is there something wrong with that?
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:25 PM   #5
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i hope your not putting a supercharger on a stock camaro SS lol
whats wrong with that?
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:26 PM   #6
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Congrats on the supercharger. That's a mod i'm saving up for in the future

In short, many people will beef up the car more before putting on a s/c. With LT headers, CAI, cat-back exhaust, upgraded suspension, clutch ect.. you will be getting the absolute most out of the supercharger and not have the power restricted by the manufactured parts. Also with the extra power you can potentially cause problems down the road depending on the amount of boost you run.
all this really depends what you're going for. would anyone agree with this?
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:51 PM   #7
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Congrats on the supercharger. That's a mod i'm saving up for in the future

In short, many people will beef up the car more before putting on a s/c. With LT headers, CAI, cat-back exhaust, upgraded suspension, clutch ect.. you will be getting the absolute most out of the supercharger and not have the power restricted by the manufactured parts. Also with the extra power you can potentially cause problems down the road depending on the amount of boost you run.
all this really depends what you're going for. would anyone agree with this?
Yes, I totally agree with this. I did most all that (not clutch) before the Maggie install. Makes sense and would never install with stock exhaust or intake.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:01 PM   #8
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I did talk to the people selling the kit and they were telling me that it's working better at the moment with the stock intake since aftermarket ones were throwing codes. I am going to be installing headers and a catback system.

This isn't going to be a car that is pushed to it's limits. I'd just like the extra bit of power when passing and what not. I'm not much for going crazy fast or anything like that.

When it all comes down to is this: I wanted a supercharger and I bought one. Other upgrades will be coming in the future, just not at this time.
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:09 PM   #9
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You'll be fine installing it in a stock car.
I've installed a number of Maggies on everything from box stock L99's to LS3's with headers, blower cam and race intake. For a daily driver keeping the car close to stock makes for a fun, well behaved, good driving car.
A well designed CAI will typically not throw any codes although you will need a different tune.
If you don't have a good local tuner I HIGHLY recommend contact Ted Jannetty with Jannetty Racing and gt one of his e-mail tunes. I've used him several times with great results. Enjoy your new power!
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whats wrong with that?
well you dont just throw on a supercharger... need to make make sure the engine can handle the extra boost. i mean when you add a supercharger you should be spending like 5 grand more on other things to help the engine with the extra boost... sure you can do it... but dont expect the engine to last long
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:30 PM   #11
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Few hints if your gonna do the install yourself.
Have someone help you as there are times during the install that you need help.
Install the rear hoses before placing the supercharger on the top of the motor before securing it down.
TAKE YOUR TIME!!! I can not stress it enough. A rushed install will cause you more headaches than you need.
Make sure you install the brass plug in the top of the intercooler.
The hardest part of securing the supercharger down is working around everything..I ended up using a socket wrench slide bar to secure mine down.
I would recommend a quality catch can for blow by in the PCV valve system. I'm recommending you go with elite engineering or another quality catch can promoted here..they work and will save you money in the long run. Trust me..detonation and a bunch of other things that are caused by oil blow by is not good for a motor.
Don't forget to install the tune with the package before starting your motor..I've seen someone do this firsthand on a G8 and the end result was not pretty.
Check your engine oil more than usual...there is nothing worse than spending all that money just to blow your motor. I would also reccomend checking the catch can after a few good passes or after about 100 miles of normal driving..you will be surprised at the amount of oil blow by you have with a supercharger.
Check your intercooler resivior..as long as it's halfway full...it's good. Any more and it just leaks out of the cap because of boil over.
Your supercharger is relatively maintenance free as the only thing you should keep an eye on are the belts. I would also recommend having spare belts on hand in case you throw a belt..better to be prepared than stranded with a belt that takes a few days to order...especially the rear 6 rib belt.
That's all I can think of...however, if you have any questions...feel free to ask.
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One more thing..the difference is unreal. If your only running the stock 6lbs and canned tune..you don't need to change your headers or any of the crazy stuff you hear about here. The stock internals can handle the 6 lbs without a problem. However if you want more power down the road by changing pulley size.. Your going to have to change a few things. The big question is...what do you want the end result to be?
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well you dont just throw on a supercharger... need to make make sure the engine can handle the extra boost. i mean when you add a supercharger you should be spending like 5 grand more on other things to help the engine with the extra boost... sure you can do it... but dont expect the engine to last long
On a POS Honda sure. On an LS motor not really. Unless your trying to crank out 600+hp you really don't have to do a whole lot. Just bolt up the stuff from the kit upload the tune and make black stripes on the pavement everywhere.
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+1 As for the rest of the comments here that act like they know what they are talking about...you really should research things before typing. The LS motors are a solidly built motor and can handle the stock 6 Lbs the maggie puts out with a canned tune provided by magnuson without any modifications to the car whatsoever with the exception of the Maggie and tune.
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