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Old 04-16-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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questions about blower

How come there arent any supercharged 5th gens with them big blowers sticking out of the hood ? You know, like the older generations have.

I'm a noob so i'm just asking around. Is it because newer technology makes it posible to keep it under the hood or do people avoid or for esthetic reasons or blocking of view(wich some already consider a problem on new camaros) ?

I like how a muscle car looks with a blower like that coming out from under the hood. And i googled to see if i can find new generation one's with that kind of blower but didnt find any.

Is there any difference between a blower that sticks out or one that is kept under the hood ?
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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That thread has one.

I would say it is because the VAST majority of blowers for the 5th Gen will fit under the hood and cutting the hood is not a necessity.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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part of it is that roots and twin screw supercharger technology has advanced a considerable amount since the days of the 6-71 and 8-71 blowers of old.
Smaller and more efficient.




but if you really want the bird catcher sticking thru the hood...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87263
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That thread has one.

I would say it is because the VAST majority of blowers for the 5th Gen will fit under the hood and cutting the hood is not a necessity.
Wow, it actually looks good in my opinion. I see thath not many agree to it, but i find it nice. Wonder how much it would cost to do that.
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I think it fits the billing and look of old school muscle..... with the lines on this car, I think it looks like crap. Just IMO, no disrespect intended... sorda like a kid took daddy's saw and cut a whole in the hood.

The thread spike posted, it doesn't look bad. Still slightly concealed, and modest for what it is... but there is another thread circulating here where the whole unit is exposed ..that looks awful.

With improvements to S/Cs nowadays, as spike stated, smaller and more efficient.
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is there anything new with this topic. i would very much like to have the old school blower on the hood even if it wasnt functional and was mounted on the hood. they just look BA imo.

think you could find one used or in a junk yard and weld it in place on the hood?
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