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Old 08-17-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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Should GMPP offer a Blower for the SS?

I read on the chally forums that Mopar was considering production of a supercharger for the Chally and I thought it would be a smart move if GMPP did the same for the SS. What are your thoughts?
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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F'n A right they should; especially if they don't offer a model with one, IMHO. Hopefully, they'll have both the 1900 and 2300. That would be sweet!!!
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:22 PM   #3
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well, we know they've been testing some of the superchargers... and we also know that GMPP will be offering some goodies to go with the car.. so maybe that will happen... never know until it actually launches
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:25 PM   #4
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F'n A right they should; especially if they don't offer a model with one, IMHO. Hopefully, they'll have both the 1900 and 2300. That would be sweet!!!
I would deffinately get one. 25-30 years down the road you go to a maro get together and although there may be faster more powerfull maros there, mine is at 600+rwhp and all mods will be GMPP. I bet it would steal a good deal of attention from the rest.
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+1. I'd like to go as much GM as possible. It seems like they're really raised the bar the last several years.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:48 PM   #6
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the s/c chally would come from SMS aka Saleen
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Yes they should come out with a s/c for it. Like silver turtle said they are already testing some and i have read in the z28 thread that there are camaros out there running with s/c on them and in there also said "a company in a Suburb of Detroit just got an order from Chevy R&D to produce 12 Z28 emblems" so maybe this will all come together after the release with a supercharger
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:22 PM   #8
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of course it would be a good idea. and they almost 100% will. it would just suck really bad if you bought an SS, bought a supercharger, paid to have it installed, then 6 months to a year a Z28 come out with it already done.
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Well, I'm getting the 3.6, so hopefully they offer a blower for it as well if they offer a blower for the SS. That would solve a lot of my reliability worries - sure, even if its less reliable, I can just take it in on warranty.
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the s/c chally would come from SMS aka Saleen
I'm not talking about the sms. It's a blower to be offered by Mopar distributors like the stage kits for the srt4. This mopar blower will be unveiled in nov. at SEMA.
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It would be a phenomenal idea, but I don't understand why some of you are so certain. Did GMPP offer a supercharger in the past? I'm really rooting for it because Ford offers a kit for their GT that would make it more than a match for the Camaro. I want to stay ahead.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:39 PM   #14
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I think it'd be a great move. Just like Ford does with their Ford racing parts. I was at a Ford dealer getting some parts for a car I'm fixing and they had an ad for a bolt on kit, a handling pack and a forced induction kit. I think it'd be great. I'd love to get a handling upgrade for it. And if I could ever afford it, a supercharger would be great too.


And if they sell the SS for mid thirties, bolting on a supercharger would probably be cheaper than buying a Z28. But to get the performance of a factory car, like as well put together and tuned, you'd want the Z28. Especially if it sells for a price like a GT500 (with none of the infamous markup).

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of course it would be a good idea. and they almost 100% will. it would just suck really bad if you bought an SS, bought a supercharger, paid to have it installed, then 6 months to a year a Z28 come out with it already done.
I wouldn't mind because I'm sure the z28 will cost more than the price of the blower for the SS. Granted the z28 will offer more than just a blower over the SS.
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I wouldn't mind because I'm sure the z28 will cost more than the price of the blower for the SS. Granted the z28 will offer more than just a blower over the SS.
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Haven't you heard? The Z28 comes with a complementary penis extension surgery. Or is that standard on all models... I always get confused...
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Haven't you heard? The Z28 comes with a complementary penis extension surgery. Or is that standard on all models... I always get confused...
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Ditto The Blur.
Have they done it before? Plus they have to compete with the aftermarket. Of course their prices are generally higher than aftermarket, but are you going to pay for a 10K+ blower kit for your LS3 when you can buy an ATI kit? I find it even more doubtful if they offer a blower on the Z28. Then you would just buy a Z28. I could see them doing a crate motor that comes with a blower, but I doubt we will see them offer just a blower kit.

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Ditto The Blur.
Have they done it before? Plus they have to compete with the aftermarket. Of course their prices are generally higher than aftermarket, but are you going to pay for a 10K+ blower kit for your LS3 when you can buy an ATI kit? I find it even less doubtful if they offer a blower on the Z28. Then you would just buy a Z28. I could see them doing a crate motor that comes with a blower, but I doubt we will see them offer just a blower kit.
I know it would be more expensive than aftermarket but it would be covered by warranty. If it is covered by warranty it would be a complete kit to include fuel and a tune of sorts just like the stage kits for the ss/sc balts. If all these things were so I'd get one for around $7K.
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That's the point. The kit from the aftermarket (not GMPP) will be ~+7k for your shiny new LS3. Just check all the LS1 kits from ATI, etc. So a GMPP kit would probably be 10k. Would you pay it then? The answer to that question determines whether the market would support that. I say no way.

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I know it would be more expensive than aftermarket but it would be covered by warranty. If it is covered by warranty it would be a complete kit to include fuel and a tune of sorts just like the stage kits for the ss/sc balts. If all these things were so I'd get one for around $7K.
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That's the point. The kit from the aftermarket (not GMPP) will be ~+7k for your shiny new LS3. Just check all the LS1 kits from ATI, etc. So a GMPP kit would probably be 10k. Would you pay it then? The answer to that question determines whether the market would support that. I say no way.
Not for $10K. Now, why a $3K difference? How bout a $1K diff? If done with good R&D and gmpp tunes it properly so it won't lean out, knock, etc. they shouldn't have too much problems with having to fix & replace parts. GM would make a bit of $$$ selling them at $1K over respectable aftermarket kits.
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i got a couple of things to say about this. GMPP will be overpriced for a blower. people then say hey i would pay that for the warranty. thing is that a supercharger has to be proven to be the cause. it doesnt just throw your warranty out. i was talking to my "local" dealer about getting a maggy for my camaro. they will stand behind the warranty on thier own even if gm tried to say that the s/c was the cause. even if it means paying a shop closer to where i live for repairs.

on top of that SEMA is working more with aftermarket performance companies to provide warranties so more people will be comfortable with buying aftermarket parts. in the wake of that pressure magnacharger will also warranty any damage that can be attributed to the s/c as long as it was properly installed.

i personally plan on combining these options buy using the dealer to finance the s/c but installing it at home after i drive it home. only takes 8-12 hours to do it yourself and im sure it will be fun
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