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Old 10-29-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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IPF supercharger - ride along impression (with pics inside!)

Hey Guys,

About 2 weeks ago I met up with sycraft and his supercharged LFX Camaro in Orlando. He took me for a ride (actually 2) in the car, both under normal driving as well as under full throttle. I also had a chance to check the car top-to-bottom while it was on.

Sycraft was nice enough to meet me and give me the chance to look at his car, so I want to return the favor by sharing my experience.

First off, the guy is a attention to detail freak! Car was very clean, and his mods are tasteful - including many Chevy optional add ons, and I think his choice of the IPF kit only enhances the vision for his car.

The kit is super clean - meaning the fit and finish of all the parts fits like an OEM glove - and I can't get over how simple everything fits into place. All form and function under the hood here. The supercharger bracket has a great fit and finish - the intercooler location requires no cutting - also you leave all your stock parts in tact - the only thing you modify if the MAF wiring by doing extension so it reaches the new housing located closer the inlet pipe and filter to the supercharger.

Riding Impressions. First off, I'm a big fan of refinement, and this kit has it. While under power, it is smooth and lineal - no abrupt drop off or peakiness. You hear the supercharger a little, but its all the right noises. After romping on it and coming to a stop light, the car adjusted itself well with no lumpiness in the throttle or idle, something I can appreciate. Another thing, the car is 100% stock performance-wise with only the IPF kit; this means stock exhaust and mufflers. That said, I felt there was a lot more power than stock (having just been in my v6 camaro driving to meet him, the two cars felt night and day - I felt like I was riding in my friends 2011 5.0 mustang). So I can only imagine what the performance will be like with the car having headers, hi-flo cats, etc...I would have love to have driven it to give a better impression, but the ride along was more than enough to make me see there is a different car with this kit on it.

I especially liked the silicon hoses (personal preference) the routing of the intercooler/charge pipes, the location of the catch can, and the overall simplicity of the kit.

And now for the pics!! (sorry taken with a Blackberry camera-phone )




I am going FI in Spring 2013, and I think anyone looking to go FI on their LLT/LFX should consider the IPF kit. Sycraft was very transparent with what the kit can do and his impressions thus far. I will be awaiting dyno numbers when they are released, but I wouldnt be surprised if they were over 400 whp. If anyone has any questions specifically for me, please feel free to post and I'll try to answer as best as I am able.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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Cool, no doubt the kit looks clean.

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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I'm jealous

Me like very much.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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This Kit is still at my top of the list for FI for my Camaro. Only thing that would change my mind in a heart beat would be a nice looking Roots type Blower :-)
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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Looks awesome! I love how everything is matte black!
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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Thanks for the kind words, This is a blast to drive and I am a bit of a clean freak. Just took 5th place overall at an all makes and model show last weekend. This included some trailer queens that were brought in. Next time I am there, I will let you drive....
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:04 PM   #7
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hey man, next time your in Broward let me know
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #8
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hey man, next time your in Broward let me know
Tommorrow for the American Speedwear shoot
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #9
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:45 PM   #10
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:25 AM   #11
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Thanks to Sycraft for showing off his IPF Supercharged Camaro! And thanks to stand-al0ne for the kind words.

Anyone looking to go with the IPF SC Kit will not be disappointed! We worked very hard on this SC Kit for you guys and gals.

If anyone is interested please feel free to call me if you have any questions as I know it's a big investment.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:23 AM   #12
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Somebody know if there is a meth kit or pulleys that offer more boost for these?
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #13
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Now I'm really jealous Sycraft ! Just got mine all set with a new tune and snow rolls in to NewEngland
The vert needs to rest now for a few days till the snow goes !
Looks really good !
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #14
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Like simt3k said, are there any upgrade options with the kit?

Do you have any kits currently in stock? If not, what is the wait time?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #15
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They are available now, no additional mods needed. You can get pullys from Vortech, but the tune would become a custom tune and it would coat addl. I do not feel any need to go beyond what this kit is capable of. It is designed for reliability and ease of use with pleanty of power to be had. Much more and the motors may suffer without supporting internals.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #16
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Thx for reply Sycraft.

Maybe you can also help me here, I asked this question in another IPF thread as stated, A custom tune for cars fitted with headers is currently in development. What is the status of the tune, as I have shorty headers.

V8's can use the same V3 SC, correct? I know a few have upgraded the pulley on their V3.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:11 PM   #17
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The tune is available for headers already.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #18
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Do you have headers Ikmv? You posted pics of your bay but I cant really tell.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #19
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Hello !

This Camaro is set with LFX engine ... so NO headers !!

All Camaro - LLT -SC Kits were complete tuned with all sorts of headers ... short .. long ... stock ... all done !

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Thx for reply Sycraft.

Maybe you can also help me here, I asked this question in another IPF thread as stated, A custom tune for cars fitted with headers is currently in development. What is the status of the tune, as I have shorty headers.

V8's can use the same V3 SC, correct? I know a few have upgraded the pulley on their V3.
It is the same V3 unit, they do have a tune for headers now. So fuel issues and internals are whats holding it up, you can go big, but be prepared to blow it.....The stock bottom end has not been pushed too hard yet, so actual limits have not been breached. I feel that anything over 500 crank is starting to push it, I am knocking on that door.
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Hello !

More BOOST is NOT always MORE power !!

The maximum output power vs boost level It is dependent on the compression ratio and the fuel quality used with the SC conversion !

In the actual setup we are running 9PSI at REV LIMIT at sea level and when i do a pulley change to get 10 11 or 12 PSI we must reduce the ignition advance and the max power output is nearly same because of the very high basic compression ratio of the LLT / LFX engines !

Only with lower compression ratio you can run that high boost 12PSI but then your engine is loosing much power below 4500 RPM so that it will feeling tired !

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Old 11-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #22
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I agree with the others. with this kit making somewhere between 450 - 500 crank horsepower, you are going to need to do a lot more than a pulley change to be on the safe side.

ASH...I enjoy reading your comments as it really seems you know what you are talking about. I hope to be trying out your IPF tune on my Non-Aspirated Camaro one of these days.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:42 PM   #23
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i'm starting to lean more and more on this kit. just still unsure to stay na or go fi still lol
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #24
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i'm starting to lean more and more on this kit. just still unsure to stay na or go fi still lol
Really depends on what you want out of it. If you want power, na will probably never achieve what this supercharger will.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #25
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Really depends on what you want out of it. If you want power, na will probably never achieve what this supercharger will.
True that but something to say about having a bolt on, great performing NA V6.

It's a cheaper way if it meets your need for speed.
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