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Old 08-23-2016, 06:13 AM   #1
derek1387

 
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Operation Re-do: KPE Powered LFX Camaro

Well, its time to start the build thread

As many of you know, I am working with KPE on developing a new and improved supercharger kit for the LFX platform, and then branch back to the LLT. KPE has bought out the rights to IPF's kit, and made many improvements to the kit, and are bringing in some upgraded parts and tuning in the package. I do NOT know the pricing that it will be at, but Jay and Ryan will be tagging along on this post and other posts, with whatever information you want.

The plan is to do a full DIY install thread, with dyno numbers for a VMAX TB, and 80MM TB, as well as with the stock 3.8" pulley, and a 3.48" pulley.

So, to preface...

2015 1LS Camaro Red Hot LFX with 13120 miles
Catless downpipes, NPP Dual Mode exhaust with Magnaflow 11386 X pipe
Jacfab ported manifold and spacer
Overkill Tuning, 80mm TB, E85 kit
bunch of suspension work....check out the other threads.

This is the Supercharger thread!

Key upgrades to the KPE kit over the original kit

Blow through 3.5" MAF with flow straightening screen. Allows for far better efficiency and tuning ability.

Improved pulley and bearing design. More robust for trouble free operation for years to come.

Larger, more efficient intercooler. The cooler the air charge, the more power. We do NOT paint these either as the paint reduces heat transfer.

Relocation and redesigned power steering reservoir and adapter. Moves reservoir up and back for ease of access and no kinking of hoses, Better flow to the pump from reservoir.

Addition of proper crankcase evacuation system specifically designed to provide constant crankcase evacuation avoiding oil contamination and extends engine life.

Special machined in anti-slip texture for improved grip.

Will Overkill tuning. Will is one of the most talented tuners of the GM GDI engines allowing more power, better efficiency.

Larger 6203 bearing that is standard for most OEM idler/tensioners and in many V8 big boost centri kits.



Parts show up today via UPS in the afternoon. So I will post pictures then of the parts












As for right now....
yesterday I installed the Denso ITV22 spark plugs that come highly recommended by MagnumForceGB





Also installed a 2 bar MAP sensor from the ATS 2.0T engine. Direct fit, just need to trim the intake manifold a hair. This MAP will work perfect for the supercharger build. Its part number is AC Delco 12643955. It was $24 on Amazon. Just need to change the linear and offset numbers in the tune. Will knows this, but if you do the install on your own, and do your own tuning, the numbers are 424.99 and -32.50








As for my boost gauge setup, it also has a wideband built in. It is the Innovate PSB-1. I did not do an install write up on it, but certainly can if anyone needs help!

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Old 08-23-2016, 06:13 AM   #2
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Starting off by getting the car up on jack stands in the front-Not needed, but gives better access to everything. You will need to remove the front fascia and wheel well liners (not needed, but, again, easier access). If you have a catch can system (YOU BETTER HAVE!) go ahead and remove that now. Also feel free to remove your intake system, as it will need to be out of the way.








To remove the front fascia, you will need a 7mm socket, 10mm socket, flat head screwdriver or pick (for the push lock connectors), and a T15 torx bit


You will have 5 total T15 bolts in each wheel well liner, and 3 7mm bolts on the bottom of the liner.

Then 7 10mm bolts to remove, and 2 7mm bolts, and 5 push lock connectors to remove the front fascia. Once you remove the front fascia and wheel well liners, put them somewhere safe, as you don’t want to have to re-paint!













BTW, all photos are shot with a Nikon D5200, or my iPhone 6+.



Parts show up today…so unboxing, and…hopefully pre-assembly later on! 

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Old 08-23-2016, 06:15 AM   #3
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:19 AM   #4
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Old 09-01-2016, 04:45 PM   #5
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since i own a 2015 RS i will be following your build...wonder how much power you will have?
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Old 09-01-2016, 04:46 PM   #6
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since i own a 2015 RS i will be following your build...wonder how much power you will have?
Thanks! There is a much more active and better build thread in the LFX sub forum...might check it out there :-)
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