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Old 05-13-2010, 06:12 PM   #51
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Sounds like a dang airplane! Great job!
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:37 PM   #52
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Good LORD that thing is beastly. And sexy... I want
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:54 PM   #53
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What's this cost? Did I miss it somewhere? I've got the same car w/white stripes and I've been thinkin magnacharger but this has me thinkin otherwise!! Please post a price for the blower kit and the labor, or PM please!!
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:08 PM   #54
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What's this cost? Did I miss it somewhere? I've got the same car w/white stripes and I've been thinkin magnacharger but this has me thinkin otherwise!! Please post a price for the blower kit and the labor, or PM please!!
yup..that the big question...cost
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:14 AM   #55
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OK .... OK .... hang on a minute ...

I work for the same company as Steve, and let me tell you, he is a COMPLETELY different person now that the Camario is done. Before, he was a nice guy ... soft spoken, mild mannered, friendly .... but all that has changed.

Recently I have noticed a glazed look in his eyes, as though his mind is wandering as you speak to him ... his hair looks like he combs it with a fan ... his right foot has a nasty twitch ... and he CONSTANTLY sends me e-mails that say things like "Hey, my car's faster than yours!" or "Hey, wanna race at lunch?" and possibly the most disturbing "I've got a goat tied up in my back yard ... wanna come over?"

Of course I'm just kidding ... Steve's a really cool guy and I'm .... uh-hum ... happy that he has such a fast car now ... crap, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little ...
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:48 AM   #56
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:58 PM   #57
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Hi! Excellent write up and review on the Kenne Bell. I enjoyed reading it very much. My question is how reliable is the Kenne Bell compared to the Maggie TVS for the Camaro? I am sure it is great product and very reliable but I was told the Maggie is more reliable and the Kenne Bell is more prone to having problems! I really like the Kenne Bell and would prefer the performance and power of that unit but I do confess I am learning about this stuff and just want to make a good decision. I respect all companies products and understand people have opinions and they can be biased to their favorite products! Customers are the best ambassadors so have you recieved many other feedbacks? Thanks and once again an excellent product!
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:11 AM   #58
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That is just perfect for the street!!
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:43 AM   #59
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Look awsome great numbers
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:34 PM   #60
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Hi! Excellent write up and review on the Kenne Bell. I enjoyed reading it very much. My question is how reliable is the Kenne Bell compared to the Maggie TVS for the Camaro? I am sure it is great product and very reliable but I was told the Maggie is more reliable and the Kenne Bell is more prone to having problems! I really like the Kenne Bell and would prefer the performance and power of that unit but I do confess I am learning about this stuff and just want to make a good decision. I respect all companies products and understand people have opinions and they can be biased to their favorite products! Customers are the best ambassadors so have you recieved many other feedbacks? Thanks and once again an excellent product!
I cannot offer a reliability comparison between a Maggie and the Kenne Bell, but this not the first Kenne Bell I have owned. The previous one was on a LSX motor in a sand car and I did my very best to abuse it on a regular basis and I never had a problem with it. Broke 2 trannies, numerous CV joints, even an A arm or 2, but the blower performed flawlessly. I hope this helps.

Did I mention it is VERY sexy?
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:43 PM   #61
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Steve ... tell 'em what else you drive ....
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:40 AM   #62
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it would help if us po folk got sum $$$$ figures for these lil add-ons
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:13 PM   #63
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Steve ... tell 'em what else you drive ....
I am man enough to admit it

My daily driver is a 2010 Prius!

There, I said it! I am a closet Prius Lover!
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:23 PM   #64
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But do you seriously like the drive of it?
I think the new Volt is going to be fun car with a nice low end TQ.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:25 PM   #65
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Won't the air filter be subject to in-climate weather if it's so far down like that?
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:27 PM   #66
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Nice looking in the engine bay there. Kenne Bell's are very pretty units.

My big question is how is the boost? I've read that because of the way the Kenne Bell bypass valve is setup, the slaps shut all of a sudden and it's either all or nothing. In other words, boost isn't progressive, it's explosive. Nothing at all wrong with that, just different from the Maggie which gradually closes the bypass valve as vacuum on the motor drops giving more progressive power as in easing away from a stop light.

I've got something in store for my Challenger which will be interesting as well. I drop it off at Arrington Engines on Monday.
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KB and Maggie use virtually the EXACT same bypass valve.

No, the valve does not SLAM shut. Its starts to close arounf 7" of vacuum, but is fully closed right artound 3" of vacuum. If you mash the throttle, the bypass closes instantly, and you get instant boost. But if you roll on, yes you can get a linear (somewhat) nboost increase.

It is no different than any other top mount blower.
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Nice looking in the engine bay there. Kenne Bell's are very pretty units.

My big question is how is the boost? I've read that because of the way the Kenne Bell bypass valve is setup, the slaps shut all of a sudden and it's either all or nothing. In other words, boost isn't progressive, it's explosive. Nothing at all wrong with that, just different from the Maggie which gradually closes the bypass valve as vacuum on the motor drops giving more progressive power as in easing away from a stop light.

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Old 05-20-2010, 04:16 PM   #68
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KB and Maggie use virtually the EXACT same bypass valve.

No, the valve does not SLAM shut. Its starts to close arounf 7" of vacuum, but is fully closed right artound 3" of vacuum. If you mash the throttle, the bypass closes instantly, and you get instant boost. But if you roll on, yes you can get a linear (somewhat) nboost increase.

It is no different than any other top mount blower.
That's not what Mr. Norms garage says who are a Kenne Bell specialty shop....I wouldn't think the blower for the Camaro is different from that on the Challenger, but maybe it is. They've actually had to develop a "boost box" to help alleviate the problem on the Kenne Bell.

They've explained that the Kenne Bell actually uses boost to close the bypass valve which makes it a bit more sudden.

Again, maybe it's different on the Camaro, but I've had people with Kenne Bell's on the Mustang say the same thing.

Any gauges in this car like AFR or EGT or ?
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