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Old 03-25-2015, 04:14 AM   #1
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Question roots style blower....

Did they ever make one for a v6?
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:42 AM   #2
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The Pontiac Grand prix gtp had a 3.8L v6 with a roots style supercharger.
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:46 PM   #3
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No factory kit from Chevy but there is an aftermarket one on the bowtie v6 forums:
http://www.bowtie v6*/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2747 (cam5 wouldnt let me upload the link so to view just remove the space between the bowtie and v6 and remove the * for the link to work...)
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:20 PM   #4
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Thats's the RX top mount, correct? They are putting them into full production now that there is good tuning available.









In full production now.

DynoSteve carry's them as well as Apex, etc.
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:28 PM   #5
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:15 PM   #6
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Hmmmm RX
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:46 PM   #7
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Looks goofy to me, I wouldn't want that little blower sticking out of my hood. Plus the company that makes it has a horrible reputation, banned from this site even.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:52 PM   #8
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Looks goofy to me, I wouldn't want that little blower sticking out of my hood. Plus the company that makes it has a horrible reputation, banned from this site even.
Buy a COPO hood, as a few have done, takes care of cutting up the hood. AS for RX, they have been bought up by another company.
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Buy a COPO hood, as a few have done, takes care of cutting up the hood. AS for RX, they have been bought up by another company.
Really? When did this happen? So is Tracy still involved in the business in ANY way?

And yeah you could buy another hood, that's true. So how many of these roots kits do you think they have out there on the road?
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If the roots kit is comparable in price to the ipf and produces good gains and is easily upgradable. I'm in I'd prefer a roots kit! However if Tracey is still involved no way! I think like anyone spending 5k+ I'd wanna make sure gain are great and that customer service is excellent both before and after the sale. If RX( or whoever) could make lower engine mounts as an option for people who don't wanna cut their hood then I think they'd sell like hot cakes! Wouldn't mind a copo hood though!
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:19 PM   #11
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Really? When did this happen? So is Tracy still involved in the business in ANY way?

And yeah you could buy another hood, that's true. So how many of these roots kits do you think they have out there on the road?
At least on RX's website, it still lists Tracy Lewis as the owner.
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Well there goes my hopes
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:56 PM   #13
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The roots FI setup is the least compilcated FI setup mechanically. No intercooler piping, wastegate's, bov (integrated into sc), oil lines etc. Therefore, as long as the blower is sized right and everything bolts up on top of the motor with the the pulleys lining up, I don't see how much can go wrong (as long as the tune is right).
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:52 AM   #14
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Kinda dumb to spend 5k+ on a kit then have to get a hood that fits plus have it repainted.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:35 AM   #15
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Wonder what company they are using for the blowers.
If they could fabricate low engine mounts to drop the motor to fit under the stock hood they'd be golden!
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:48 AM   #16
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i hate the side mount blowers so i would much prefer the root style. Not happy that the company doesnt have a good rep, ive read most of the threads about their problems.
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True their past rep will probably hurt them. While it is difficult a company CAN be turned around. We'll just have to wait and see!
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Tracy was not banned, he dropped as a supporting vendor and the account is suspended as you cannot just be a member after dropping as a vendor.

The reason was the hostility allowed by a few other vendors and the drama was not worth it. Only a small handful on the site have attacked him and they are all promoters of a direct competitor....do a search and find 2 plus years with nothing but praise on this site until the competitor got involved. Look at his itrader rating:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/member.php?u=20741

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=276629

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The company that acquired all products is a Aerospace contractor that designs electronic for the Global Hawk, Abrams, and other high tech military vehicles, so quality is second to none. They also design complete aircraft and their automotive division does high end magnetic ride suspension components and other products. Here is their info if anyone questions the quality and resources behind this: www.aircraftinstruments.com

The head units are Eaton units, 100,000 miles before needing lube change. 3 prtototypes have been out there and one has over 36,000 trouble free miles, one is the one in Tampa Tunings video, and one is in Texas. 2 LLT's and 1 LFX.

The blower suffers no ill affects from the weather exposed, and the COPO style hood is app. $500 if it is desired over the exposed unit.
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Good info thanks man! Anyone have info on price? I think Tampa tuning is supposed to release dyno numbers soon. Would love to hear more about the LFX application as well as what HP tuners could do with it.
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Good info thanks man! Anyone have info on price? I think Tampa tuning is supposed to release dyno numbers soon. Would love to hear more about the LFX application as well as what HP tuners could do with it.


contact dynosteve or apex here on the forum, as they are suppliers.
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Last I heard the price was $6900 straight from the horse's mouth.

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I've heard this a couple times, but seems questionable... I've stopped paying and dropped vendor status 2, maybe 3 times that I can remember, and once was for several months (testing to see if I even got any extra business from the website or if I was just wasting my money.)... My account was never suspended for not being a paying vendor after I had already been one.

That said, it really is a shame it can't be packaged under the hood otherwise it would probably sell like hotcakes. No room in the 60 degree v6 to drop the blower down lower. Looking at the pictures, you couldn't even drop the engine enough to get it to fit under the hood. Tracy's postings on other various forums of FI builds he's doing these days are looking pretty nice.

Technically, I am also a dealer, but I've never had my hands on the kit. The new billet pieces look very nice.
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I say we get Jason a roots kit and a copo hood to test everything out!
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I say we get Jason a roots kit and a copo hood to test everything out!
You'd have to get me another v6 car while you're at it I got my old 2010 SS back. I still have the complete LFX engine sitting here though... Throw the roots kit on it, and slap in in a rat rod... I'm down.
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Killing me Jason lol. Not to get off topic but your still selling some forged parts for the LFX right?
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