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Old 07-23-2017, 03:44 PM   #1
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2014 1LE Supercharger question

So I have been looking to throw a supercharger on my '14 2SS RS 1LE for quite a while now. I have heard you can drop one in without changing much of anything. Is this true? I have looked at several brands and really am looking for the best bang for the buck. That being said, what do you guys think I should look at? It is my daily driver and I track it sometimes.
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Old 07-23-2017, 03:46 PM   #2
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do a search, this has been covered an insane amount of times.
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:10 PM   #3
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I'm in the same boat. Search the forced induction forum, and you'll find a good amount of threads on the subject. I also searched generally online, and found a few good sources of info. Bottom line, there are numerous options as far as SC's go specifically, but don't necessarily rule out turbo/turbos. From what I've read, installing a PD or Centi could easily be done by a decent shadetree with proper tools, and if you're gonna run less than 7-8 pounds of boost, you should be fine with what a standard kit from Whipple, ECS, Maggie, etc. include. Those of us with 1LE's have the benefit of having the ZL1 fuel pumps installed, which seem to be solid up to 600+whp with a BAP.

Search, my friend, and you shall find. Budget at least $8000 initially, and I'd figure at least another $2K after that, just for the initial build.
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:15 PM   #4
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A newbie telling a newbie to use search. Lol.

In answer to your question, yes and no. It all depends on your goals. There are bolt on kits that will give you a nice little bump in power and there is stuff available that will put you in the back seat. Are you doing it yourself or a shop? What are your expectations? You need to figure out what you want before anybody can provide advice.

That being said, I would look into the kits available from ADM and either do it yourself with his full instructions or bring your car to his shop and have him do it.
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:50 PM   #5
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Most cost effective and reliable option is the ADM LSA conversion hands down I did it and I love it
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Old 07-24-2017, 08:29 PM   #6
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There are procharger options as well
LSA is a popular choice. However you need to make sure that the supercharger is well cooled because if not it will heat soak.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:08 PM   #7
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So I have been looking to throw a supercharger on my '14 2SS RS 1LE for quite a while now. I have heard you can drop one in without changing much of anything. Is this true? I have looked at several brands and really am looking for the best bang for the buck. That being said, what do you guys think I should look at? It is my daily driver and I track it sometimes.
So you road race.

Ideally, 560-580rwhp is what you want max on your stock Gen5 1LE suspension tire/suspension setup for road course. Of course, Im not talkin 1/4 mile, street, this is a 1LE afterall ; )

If you haven't done mods like headers, cai, cam, etc yet, save all of that cash, and go with an AGP kit, with a spring and controller to dial back PSI down to a bare minimum (5.5psi-6..), and boost it back up once you hit street, 1/4 mile etc. This is your Bang For The Buck period. Actually, there is an AGP kit 3 months old selling in the classifieds for 6 geez as we speak.....

Oh yeah, and fit the largest intercooler AGP can fit with their TT kit, even if it means saving up the extra coin to order one. Tuning tuning tuning, intercooling intercooling intercooing, efficiency efficiency effeciency i will not say it more.


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Most cost effective and reliable option is the ADM LSA conversion hands down I did it and I love it
For the road course??????

Ok, The most cost effective PD blower, then yes I'll agreee with you. But once his driving skills pick up, and drives his riide deeper into, and harder out of turns into the straights, and double digit lap counts, the Bang For The Buck magic all goes flying out of the window, as he will begin to budget for them costly $$$$ (but effective) "super chiller Watchumacallits" to fight power robbing IAT'zzz.


Best Bang For The Buck Centri, would IMHO be ECS, and for road racing reliability, I would ditch that kit's default intercooler, and spend the extra coin, and again, ask AGP to sell you their LARGEST intercooler, that will fit nicely with a base ECS Novi kit. I totally believe, that you will be $$$$ ahead in a Proactive fashion, with this type power adder setup, in a road race application.

But I'm sure you already knew, Road Racing and Power Adders do not mix if you are after optimal.

A well thought out 600wheel NA setup would be optimal for the 1LE.


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Kraftwerks with their Rotrex kits, are supposed to introduce (finally), a larger head unit, than what they offer now. IF they think this one through carefully, being one who likes to root for the underdog, i predict the potential for a new King to be crowned, Best Bang For The Buck .

Rotrex are a thumbs up proposition for tackling heat and iat on a road coarse.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:47 PM   #8
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I've done the LSA kit and I road race. My LONG build thread will show you what I did. LOTS of cooling mods and other things, plus I run e85 now...

Bottom line, it's a lot of work and some $. Nothing cheap about it...

You're ahead as you have a 1LE. Road racing -- you may want to consider staying NA and doing heads, cam, and cooling updates...

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Old 07-25-2017, 09:03 AM   #9
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Like mentioned above, if you dont have any bolt ons already, just go AGP.
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