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Old 09-16-2009, 08:11 PM   #51
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So...remember that cog drive upgrade I mentioned before?






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Old 09-21-2009, 07:29 PM   #52
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Looks great guys. How much more is that cog setup going to be? And which blower is that on there? When you coming back over to use the DynoJet?

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Old 09-22-2009, 12:55 AM   #53
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"And as far as GM's cylinder deactivation system is concerned, we didn't detect any problems."

Is the AFM not tuned out with the install?

How much is the "optional" warranty?

Any sounds clips? I am looking at getting this Vortech/Corsa combo.

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Old 09-22-2009, 11:54 AM   #54
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The cylinder deactivation is tuned out with the tuning that is included with the supercharging system, yes. I can only assume that the mention of detecting no issues with it was referring to it being tuned out and the car still running perfectly under conditions that would normally engage the deactivation.

There are a few warranties available. The system includes a 1-Year, unlimited mile warranty on the Supercharger right out of the box. The first optional warranty is an additional $50 when you you send in your warranty registration paperwork - this raises it to a 3-Year, unlimited mile warranty on the Supercharger. There is also an optional 3 Year/36,000 Mile Powertrain warranty available if you purchase the system from, and have it installed by, any Vortech Authorized Top-Tier Installer. See the Dealer section of our website for a list of Top-Tier Installation Facilities in your area.

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"And as far as GM's cylinder deactivation system is concerned, we didn't detect any problems."

Is the AFM not tuned out with the install?

How much is the "optional" warranty?

Any sounds clips? I am looking at getting this Vortech/Corsa combo.

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Old 09-22-2009, 12:07 PM   #55
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Why the extra wide cog drive on the crank? If there is no room for the wider drive on the blower etc... why have the extra width on the crank?
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:45 PM   #56
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So...remember that cog drive upgrade I mentioned before?






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Correct me if I am wrong....and I know somebody will. Looking at the photos, isn't the belt supposed to go UNDER the idler/tension pulley? Just seems like the smooth sides should be the contact surfaces while the cog sides are in contact with the cog surface.
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Correct me if I am wrong....and I know somebody will. Looking at the photos, isn't the belt supposed to go UNDER the idler/tension pulley? Just seems like the smooth sides should be the contact surfaces while the cog sides are in contact with the cog surface.
Yes, someone will. This is a polychain GT2 belt, made of a plastic material. These polychain belts are far stronger and are known to last many times longer than standard rubber, or kevlar/rubber cog belts. However, the trick to them is that they cannot be bent backward and therefore must be tensioned from the tooth side of the belt.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:22 AM   #58
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Nice looking belt and STOUT looking bracket I might say. Excited in seeing this kit released. Is that a Ysi blower in the picture? What would it take parts wise to upgrade to a Ysi from your base kit?
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:59 AM   #59
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i must admit, the setup looks alot cleaner then procharger. dont like prochargers air filter placement at all. props to vortech.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:32 PM   #60
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Nice looking belt and STOUT looking bracket I might say. Excited in seeing this kit released. Is that a Ysi blower in the picture? What would it take parts wise to upgrade to a Ysi from your base kit?
To swap over to a V-7 YSi-Trim compressor, all you have to do is get the YSi supercharger and the YSi-conversion assembly (which consists of properly sized sleeves, clamps, and elbow - MSRP will be under $100 on the assembly). The YSi supercharger will bolt right in, and then change over the sleeves and clamps for the larger inlet and discharge diameters of the YSi...and you are good to go!
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Correct me if I am wrong....and I know somebody will. Looking at the photos, isn't the belt supposed to go UNDER the idler/tension pulley? Just seems like the smooth sides should be the contact surfaces while the cog sides are in contact with the cog surface.
The HTD rubber belt can be tensioned on the flat side. However, the belt pictured is the newer GT2 polychain. These have an internal spline, if the belt is tensioned on the flat side it will bend the spline opposite of what is designed to be bent in and render it useless. These belts are far superior to the older rubber HTD cog belts. Just goes to show that Vortech uses only the best quality parts in their supercharger kits. It also looks like they are using a high quality dual bearing billet idler, twin plate bracket and arbor style tensioner. The more I look at pics of the bracket, the more I realize this is a serious piece of machinery. They essentially took all of the features of their heavy duty race kits and integrated them into a no holds barred street kit for the Camaro.
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:52 PM   #62
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I too would agree that Vortech has done their homework. I am surprised at the technology in the belt design too.
Is the internal spline constraint only a problem while under tension?
I am thinking of the possible issues that migh happen while packaging for shipping like bending the belt in half to save space and reduce costs. Just wondering.....
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The belts actually come packaged in a box from Gates (the manufacturer) to prevent them from being damaged in transit. It should be kept in the box until it is ready to be installed. Once again, this only applies to the Gates GT2 Polychain cog belts.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:58 PM   #64
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:52 PM   #65
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I'm a little confused by the description. It seems to only talk about the supercharger on an automatic transmission. Is the supercharger only available for the L99 and not the LS3?
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I'm a little confused by the description. It seems to only talk about the supercharger on an automatic transmission. Is the supercharger only available for the L99 and not the LS3?
It will fit the same on both engines...It just happened to be built and tested first on the L99. The LS3 tuning will be completed soon, and you will be impressed.

That is the way I understand it.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:31 PM   #67
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Tuned Kit vs. Complete Kit

I notice that there are 2 seperate prices for the Vortech supercharger; one for tuned kit and one for a complete kit. What are the differences with the two options?
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:49 PM   #68
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I notice that there are 2 seperate prices for the Vortech supercharger; one for tuned kit and one for a complete kit. What are the differences with the two options?
The complete kit comes with a Tuner/Tune and all fuel upgrades in addition to the actual supercharger, bracket and mounting hardware. Typically you would do this if you are doing a custom build and custom tuning etc.

The Complete Kits come with everything needed to get up and running including fuel upgrades and tunes. This is the kit you will want if bolting on a stock car.

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Old 09-29-2009, 10:27 PM   #69
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The complete kit comes with a Tuner/Tune and all fuel upgrades in addition to the actual supercharger, bracket and mounting hardware. Typically you would do this if you are doing a custom build and custom tuning etc.

The Complete Kits come with everything needed to get up and running including fuel upgrades and tunes. This is the kit you will want if bolting on a stock car.

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Sorry but I still don't realy understand the difference?

One kit comes with the supercharger and fuel upgrades and a tune.
The other comes with both of those plus additional equipment updrages?

What are the performance differences expecting with the different kit types?
With the added strain to the engine from adding a supercharger are there other modifications that have to be done to the to ensure that it handles the modifications properly?

Sorry if some of these questions seem lame but this is my first time considering these types of modifications and don't know mush about the process.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:40 PM   #70
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Sorry but I still don't realy understand the difference?

One kit comes with the supercharger and fuel upgrades and a tune.
The other comes with both of those plus additional equipment updrages?

What are the performance differences expecting with the different kit types?
With the added strain to the engine from adding a supercharger are there other modifications that have to be done to the to ensure that it handles the modifications properly?

Sorry if some of these questions seem lame but this is my first time considering these types of modifications and don't know mush about the process.

Thanks for the info.
Sorry for the confusion...

basically the tuner kit is just the basics...the actual S/C and hardware...no tune, or fuel upgrades that will be needed to run the S/C properly. If you get a tuner kit you will need to source a tune and fuel upgrades like injectors, boost a pump, MAF etc seperately, which is why the price is lower.

The complete system comes with all the hardware and and all the fuel upgrades and tuning. It is a complete plug and play system for a stock Camaro. This system is intended to be able to be installed on a bone stock Camaro with no other mods necessary.
This is the complete Vortech System:
http://www.bmcspeedshop.com/product_p/4ge218-010l.htm
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Thanks for the clarification and the kits, so it sounds like I woul dwant the complete kit as I would want the other changes to make sure the car operates properly and don't have to worry about other modifications due to the supercharger add on.

Typically from your experience what are the concerns and drawbacks to having this type of S/C added?
When something goes wrong what is the typical type of problem? And how often does it cause other problems not covered by the Vortech ot GM warranty?

Again, I want to do this but trying to cover all my bases here.
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Thanks for the clarification and the kits, so it sounds like I would want the complete kit as I would want the other changes to make sure the car operates properly and don't have to worry about other modifications due to the supercharger add on.

Typically from your experience what are the concerns and drawbacks to having this type of S/C added?
When something goes wrong what is the typical type of problem? And how often does it cause other problems not covered by the Vortech ot GM warranty?

Again, I want to do this but trying to cover all my bases here.
The complete kit will come with the computer programming for a completely stock vehicle with the addition of the Supercharging System. Any additional modifications will require custom tuning that is not provided.

In my experience, as long as the tuning is good and the system is installed properly, you should be good for well over 100,000 miles of reliable boosted driving. Between my last 2 supercharged cars, I've put close to 70,000 miles on Vortech Supercharged cars that I have owned personally. The only items that I've had to replace are normal wear items such as idler pulleys and belts.

We go to great lengths to make sure these systems last. We do not rush production of any new Supercharging System, and the results usually speak for themselves because of this. OEM fit and finish, quality, and reliability. Plus, with the 2010 Camaro systems, you have the ability to upgrade all the way to a V-7 YSi-Trim without having to change much else! This kit is going to prove to be the one to buy for sure. As soon as some of the aftermarket tuning shops get their hands on these kits, and start putting them on project cars...the results will speak for themselves, and everyone will have to take notice!
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:53 PM   #73
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VORTECH is the way to go I have been using them for over 15 year PROBLEM FREE!!!

just watch out for that Ricky Best guy.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:03 PM   #74
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Thanks for the information Brian and I am definitely going to get this Vortech system but not the additional upgrades and coustom tune after the winter here in DC. Everything I have heard about the product and previous Vortech products all aseem very positive.

I live in DC and only see one Vortech Top Tier Installer, JPC Racing in MD. Are you familiar with their work? Are there other shops in the DMV area that Vortech has a relationship with and can vouch for? What about Race Proven Motorsports in DE. I have heard good things about this shop but don't know if they are affiliated with Vortech and could offer and back the 3/36 warranty available.

What is the cost for the 3/36 warranty? What is the warranty that comes with the S/C system as is?

Thanks to everyone for your input that help me decide to buy this car in the first place and seemingly endless possibilities to modifying it.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:10 PM   #75
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What am I looking at here man! Don't know what the hell it is but it looks impressive.

I'm definetly going to go with this system in the spring. Now I just have to come up with the money and find the right shop to have it installed.

I have heard from a few people on the forum with shops and will look them up and go for vistis during the winter, I really want to make the right choice on the shop for the installation.

I don't care how good the system is if someone puts it in wrong or doesn't tune/set-up properly it won't do me any good and well probably just cost me more money in the end.

Thanks for the input.
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