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Old 05-29-2013, 07:18 AM   #26
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I regret going with the Kenne Bell at first (any roots/twin-screw I probably would have felt the same), but that problem is getting fixed now!
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:40 AM   #27
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a blower is a real pain in the butt. Freaking car leaves 50yd black marks at will on 315 NT05 street tires. It's a pain I tell ya.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:05 AM   #28
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a blower is a real pain in the butt. Freaking car leaves 50yd black marks at will on 315 NT05 street tires. It's a pain I tell ya.



No regrets here. It's a blast to drive and always makes me smile. I only wish it was still my daily driver. I felt bad about putting the miles on it, so I slowly converted it to a drag/cruise vehicle. I would do it all over if given the chance.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #29
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Regrets with Kenne Bell? What was the problem?
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:40 AM   #30
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Mine is a daily driver with over 59k miles on the clock and over 600rwhp. After you realize what you have, you can sit back and laugh every time you hear someone rev their motor at you.

Once they hear the whine of the blower, it usually make them turn rather quickly in another direction. Sometimes they are willing to give a thumbs up prior to exiting, but usually it's just like a sulking kid crawling back home. lol

It's really fun when a kid in Daddy's Vette tries to act up.


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Old 05-29-2013, 11:50 AM   #31
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No regrets and Im at 28 k on my clock..... Car is a daily driver.....Goes on long trips and a pleasure to drive.....

New Injectors smaller pulley and tune go in on Monday at Jannetty!!!!



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Old 05-29-2013, 11:57 AM   #32
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cool, I like what I'm hearing from the daily drivers!! Might have to take the supercharger plunge soon. Now to install or have it installed? Thanks everyone for the input, this forum rocks!
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #33
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Thanks to the OP for posting the question. I bought a Magnuson supercharger from SCC last fall (early Oct I think). No complaints with the transaction. Jessica was great and so was Brian. If you are thinking about buying a supercharger, talk to them FIRST!!!!

Now that the weather is nice (and its the time to install), I'm having second thoughts about having a supercharger. Its not really a money thing (its bought and paid long ago) although we are looking at re-shingling our roof this summer and putting in a new shower in our master bath. I guess common sense () is rearing its ugly head and I think "What am I going to do with all of that HP?" I know what I have in it money wise, and if I could get back what I have in it, I would sell in a heart beat (and I wouldn't sell if I lost even $1). Stupid thing is, I also have the fuel pump voltage booster, ZR1 3 bar map sensor & spark plugs, and CAI supercharger tube. Only thing missing is a custom tune from Ted.

So I guess what I am trying to say to the OP, make sure you really, really want that extra HP or can make use of it (I have no desire to 1/4 mile or auto-cross). I do want more HP (435RWHP/500HP would be perfect), but not numbers approaching 600HP. BTW I'm turning 42 on June 13.....did I cross into the "boring old man" twilight zone?

Headers and a PTB along with my CAI and 3" Flowmaster Outlaw brought together with a tune from Ted would be MORE than enough to get me into trouble!!!!
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:03 PM   #34
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Thanks Big C! Sounds like a little buyers remorse. I see your point.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:05 PM   #35
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BTW I'm turning 42 on June 13.....did I cross into the "boring old man" twilight zone?
I doubt that's it since I'm 56. lol.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #36
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If you have the means, installing yourself is a great experience. I loved being able to pop my hood and say 'I did that'!

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:07 PM   #37
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Even though I'm running a turbo on my Camaro, I have had many supercharged cars in the past. Two of my cars are factory supercharged (the CTS-V and the ZR1). I have installed Magnachargers on several vehicles of my own in the past, a SSR with the 6.0 engine, a 2005 CTS-V and a Tahoe. I never regretted any of them. You will however, start making excuses to take unnecessary trips every chance you get.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #38
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:14 PM   #39
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Almost 58 years young here. Wife says I have to grow up. I reply that I have to grow old.....don't have to grow up Life's too short to go too slow. My work truck is supercharged (TVS Maggie LS2)....my play vette is too (TVS Maggie LS3). Running around in a slowassed, n/a ride is like dragging a parachute around.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:19 PM   #40
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:49 PM   #41
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I am 47 and now that my car is boosted I'm in heaven. Lol
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:19 AM   #42
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Yeah I regret it.


It has cost me alot of friendships from Corvette owners.
No one wants to play with me anymore :(
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:12 AM   #43
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:48 AM   #44
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Wife says I have to grow up. I reply that I have to grow old.....don't have to grow up Life's too short to go too slow.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:03 AM   #45
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I too regret the V3. I should have went with ECS's SC just because of the power it makes fast then the V3. I'm currently researching the restrictor plate to see if I can come close to the ECS. Beside that I dont regret supercharging my car. My last 4 cars have been boosted so it was just a matter of time.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:09 AM   #46
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I too regret the V3. I should have went with ECS's SC just because of the power it makes fast then the V3. I'm currently researching the restrictor plate to see if I can come close to the ECS. Beside that I dont regret supercharging my car. My last 4 cars have been boosted so it was just a matter of time.
I have a V3 Vortech Si trim ECS kit. You can pulley down, add a restrictor, and retune. Or add a nitrous kit to give you the grunt down low. Right now (auto car 2800 stall converter stock cam) I see 12 psi at 6200 Rpms, and it drops to 6 psi after the shift. Not bad! Not sure how low yours is at the bottom of each gear but I'm pretty happy with mine. 100 shot really gives it the snot tho!
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:51 AM   #47
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I regret not going with a custom tune from the start, instead of thinking the canned tune would be fine with CAI and shortys. The result was 3 cracked ringlands.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:29 PM   #48
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I am 42. You are only young once but can be immature forever. My wife says she has 4 boys (3+me).

I do not regret supercharging my camaro at all. I have to budget gas money and tire money now but other than that. I like having a car that is louder than most Harley Davidson's out there.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:38 PM   #49
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No regrets. Only problem is.....you don't want to stop. First you think, dang that supercharger looks awesome. A set of nice headers would really compliment that supercharger and help with air flow. Hmm....a good Cold Air kit sounds nice too.
Dang it, my front belt is slipping just a little on the front, that 8-rib pulley conversion is the way to go now!

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I am 42. You are only young once but can be immature forever. My wife says she has 4 boys (3+me).

I do not regret supercharging my camaro at all. I have to budget gas money and tire money now but other than that. I like having a car that is louder than most Harley Davidson's out there.
Although I already posted, I can't help but come back with my age since many others are listing theirs and I might be the oldest one in this thread at 67. I gave up on motorcycles a couple years ago due to too many non-repairable metal parts (in me, not the machine) and the loud fast car makes up for it, most of the time anyway. I don't think it's quite as loud as my neighbor's Harley, though. He has no mufflers at all.
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