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Well, back from the dyno with some improvement. Managed to get 552 RWHP / 530 RWTQ. Wasn't a big improvement, yet there was some.

Also changed the oil to Royal Purple 5W30. Trying it out at least. Also guys, check your JLT carbon piece as I noticed this morning mine had puckled on one end. We figured it was simply probably from heat. Luckily I was able to get it replaced on the spot as we called JLT and they simply stated send it back.

Well, looks like the Kenne Bell 2.8 is next after I live with the current for a little while. I could have gotten a few more horses but I was hoping for more torque. Seems like the only way to get it up is to simply swap the Suppy Duppy.

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What were the mods that got you over the 550 rwhp mark?
 

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What were the mods that got you over the 550 rwhp mark?
Hmmmmmmmm, do I have to? No problem though. A few parts: 2.6L Pulley, JLT Cold Air Kit, Kook's Headers, Kook's X-Pipe, Corsa Exhausts, Colder Plugs, Retuned Computer. That's takes care of the performance. Additionally I put on Eibachs all the way around, Upper and Lower Control Arms, Dynotech 1-Piece, and FR 3.73s w/Tri-Ax Shifter.

WaaaaaaaaaaBaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam - 550 RWHP.

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thanks.

I have been trying to decide on spending the money on full/complete exhaust like you have, or putting that toward something else, like a kenne bell.
 

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thanks.

I have been trying to decide on spending the money on full/complete exhaust like you have, or putting that toward something else, like a kenne bell.
Racer, you hit the nail on the head. I tell you that if I could go back and do it all over again, the latter is the route I would have chosen. Do a search on the board and you'll find where people have just changed the SuperCharger out solely and are pushing over 600 hp to 700 horsepower.

Specifically, if I could do it again, I would change the SuperCharger and Suspension and I think I would be just as happy. The good thing is that I can still change the Supercharger and who knows what I will get. Time will tell because I'm trying to stay abreast of JJ, Cal, PREZ, Fred, etc......... Mother always said not to call names, didn't she?

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thanks.

I have been trying to decide on spending the money on full/complete exhaust like you have, or putting that toward something else, like a kenne bell.
If you are considering a KB in the near future you may want to rethink headers. CGOESCHEL, who installed the KB, was adivsed against headers and ended up selling his Kooks. I am not sure as to the reasoning, possibly backpressure issues. Worth researching if the KB is in the near future.
 

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Racer, you hit the nail on the head. I tell you that if I could go back and do it all over again, the latter is the route I would have chosen. Do a search on the board and you'll find where people have just changed the SuperCharger out solely and are pushing over 600 hp to 700 horsepower.

Specifically, if I could do it again, I would change the SuperCharger and Suspension and I think I would be just as happy. The good thing is that I can still change the Supercharger and who knows what I will get. Time will tell because I'm trying to stay abreast of JJ, Cal, PREZ, Fred, etc......... Mother always said not to call names, didn't she?

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Flip,
There you go pointing fingers at us again.:D You can go to the front of the line.:cool: I think I am just about where I want to be in HP.I don't think I need any more on the street.:rolleyes: I have been with a couple KB and they are sweet.1 of them is having problems again for the 2nd time.
 

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Flip,
There you go pointing fingers at us again.:D You can go to the front of the line.:cool: I think I am just about where I want to be in HP.I don't think I need any more on the street.:rolleyes: I have been with a couple KB and they are sweet.1 of them is having problems again for the 2nd time.
Fred, what are the issues with the KB? I know cgoeschel had a TB issue in the beginning but that is all I am aware of. I am still awaiting Whipple before I make a decision as to which SC or no change at all.
 

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Fred, what are the issues with the KB? I know cgoeschel had a TB issue in the beginning but that is all I am aware of. I am still awaiting Whipple before I make a decision as to which SC or no change at all.

The 1st time it was the TB,SC and the tune.This time it won't idle,stalls.Not sure what the problem is, he is still trying to figure it out.Could be the tune is corrupted,fuse on one of the pump modules or one of the pump modules itself,hose,wire or the SC itself.Don't really want to take it to the dealer till you have an idea.:eek:
 

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The 1st time it was the TB,SC and the tune.This time it won't idle,stalls.Not sure what the problem is, he is still trying to figure it out.Could be the tune is corrupted,fuse on one of the pump modules or one of the pump modules itself,hose,wire or the SC itself.Don't really want to take it to the dealer till you have an idea.:eek:
Fred check out this post. Do not know if it will help?

03-25-2007, 10:32 PM
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Re: Kenne Bell 2.8H arrives!

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Sorry about the acronym. It is in fact the throttle body. The initial ones sent out didnt have a necessary teflon piece on the rod that holds the throttle body butterflys. Consequently it was letting a very minute amount of air past the rod and causing idle issues. Easy fix, just not so easy to find at first. I should have it back by Wednesday and Im spending all day installing the supercharger and waiting for it to show up!
 

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I heard Whipple is almost done designing the new smaller supercharger to fit under the hood. not like the 3.3 that doesnt fit under the hood.
Whipple is alot cheaper in price than kenne bell, so i am going to wait and see how the new whipple turns out before i make a supercharger swap.
 

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I heard Whipple is almost done designing the new smaller supercharger to fit under the hood. not like the 3.3 that doesnt fit under the hood.
Whipple is alot cheaper in price than kenne bell, so i am going to wait and see how the new whipple turns out before i make a supercharger swap.

What are the prices of the 2 kits?
 

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I heard Whipple is almost done designing the new smaller supercharger to fit under the hood. not like the 3.3 that doesnt fit under the hood.
Whipple is alot cheaper in price than kenne bell, so i am going to wait and see how the new whipple turns out before i make a supercharger swap.
I've seen pictures of a 3.3 under a stock hood .... with the tower brace in place. I believe the motor mounts were swapped out. It can be done. I'll see if I can find where I saw the pictures and post it here.
 

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I've seen pictures of a 3.3 under a stock hood .... with the tower brace in place. I believe the motor mounts were swapped out. It can be done. I'll see if I can find where I saw the pictures and post it here.
I know it can be done, but I heard the guy that owns that car has alot of vibration now and it was a trial and error until they got it to fit under the hood by dropping the motor.
 

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What are the prices of the 2 kits?

I have seen the whipple 3.3 for $3899. Thats alot cheaper than the $4999 that kenne belle wants for the 2.8h.

I would hope that the smaller whipple 2.9 would be 3k or less. but im just guessing.
 

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"CGOESCHEL, who installed the KB, was adivsed against headers and ended up selling his Kooks. I am not sure as to the reasoning, possibly backpressure issues."

Hey y'all
What is it with the header thing? I just can't understand it.

A knowledgeable guy with a dyno told me headers started working after the air flow problem got too much for the stock manifolds to handle and a stock SC would never make that happen.
Seems to me like the extra flow would help the blow go but I guess that shows how much I know! (yeah, yeah, a ryhme every time)

Obviously, SC engines are different than naturally aspired. It still doesn't make sense to me. The cams must have a heck of an overlap if reduced backpressure affects the compression ratio!
 
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