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Unveiling the 2012 Camaro ZL1

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Tweet The history of the ZL1 Back in 1969, 69 Camaros were produced under a special code name called the ZL-1. At the heart of the ZL-1’s DNA were drag racing aspirations. Designed by a Dick Harrell and targeting the NHRA super stock class the Camaro was fitted with a 7.0 litre all aluminum...

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DISS – Direct Injection Supercharged Setups?

DISS – Direct Injection Supercharged Setups?

Tweet Not dissing anyone here, in fact the contrary. In this short post we’re going to look at the implementation of direct injection technology on two ends of the performance spectrum. I’ve been on the record saying that I am a huge fan of direct injection technology (though it has existed in diesel applications...

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Choosing a bypass valve for your twincharged application

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Tweet The results of our analysis leads us to three different types of possible bypass valves: 1- The Sound Performance boost Activated exhaust cutout  ( or a similar custom unit using a Wastegate Actuator and a spare throttle body) 2- The HKS Twinchamber Racing Bypass Valve, or the Greddy Type-S BOV 3- A 60mm...

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Boost Nation Episode 3

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In this episode of boost nation: Eaton, 2011 Mustang GT, G-Power Hurricane RR, Diesel Turbocharger sizing and Twin Supercharged Lambo Diablo VT

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Boost Nation – Episode 2

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Tweet Links for this podcast: News 2011 mustang is at procharger Sean Hyland Motorsports supercharger kit Sound Performance exhaust cutouts Nissan 1.2 DIG engine Q&A No Links Featured Car TwinchargedCA18 on youtube Tweet

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A Supercharged LS7 crate engine

A Supercharged LS7 crate engine

Tweet Hot Rod magazine brings us a no nonsense buildup of a street supercharged LS7 engine. The engine features the following modifications: Custom eaton TVS supercharger Setup Cogged 4” wide belt drive system 13psi boost pressure setting 90mm custom fabricated intake system and throttle body Integrated intake manifold with custom air to water intercooler...

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Taming the Untuneable – OBD2 Engine tuning guide – Part 2

Taming the Untuneable – OBD2 Engine tuning guide – Part 2

Tweet In part 1 of this engine tuning guide , we explored the difficulties associate with altering the target air to fuel ratio on cars equipped with wide-band oxygen sensors and self learning ECU’s In part 2 we are going to look at three products that offer different ways to solve this problem. All...

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Boost Nation – Episode 1

Boost Nation – Episode 1

Tweet News Section M90 Supercharger on the J32 engine http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?p=42867450 http://www.weirtech.ca/gallery/displayimage.php?album=3&pos=4 Percision machining and fabrication company in Canada SOHC Vtec V6 ranging from 2.5 to 3.7 lires Ranging from 200hp to 300hp @ 5500 to 6300 rpms Compression ratios ranging 10:1 to 11.2:1 M90 / MP90 is capable of 550 to 600 hp @...

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Introduction to piston design for forced induction engines

Introduction to piston design for forced induction engines

Tweet There are many great articles online on general piston design, piston ring design, and how the design of OEM and aftermarket pistons has changed over the last decade. What we will focus on today is the choice of a proper aftermarket piston for your street engine running a significant amount of forced induction...

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Nobody cares about the 2011 Mustang 5.0 engine!

Nobody cares about the 2011 Mustang 5.0 engine!

Tweet Recently it was announced that the new 2011 Mustang GT would return to the 5.0 (302cid) V8 formula for power delivery. I don’t get what the big deal is going from the current 4.6 liter to a slightly larger 5.0 liter. I don’t even get what the massive nostalgia is towards the old 5.0...

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Taming the Untuneable – OBD2 Engine tuning guide

Taming the Untuneable – OBD2 Engine tuning guide

Tweet If you’ve bought a car (or even a motorcycle) in the last 5 years, then chances are that your vehicle is equipped with an LSU4.2 wideband oxygen sensor. This wideband oxygen sensor, unlike old narrowband sensors of late, is able to tell the ECU exactly how much unburnt fuel is running through your...

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Using the Turbo Calculator to design your twincharged setup

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Tweet I’ve recently updated the power calculator to include a turbo calculator. This calculator, performs similar calculations to the supercharger calculator in terms of flow and boost requirements to reach your power goals. It then goes out and chooses 10 compatible turbochargers that match your target application. I’ve also added the calculations for the...

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Supercharging the Yamaha R1

Supercharging the Yamaha R1

Tweet I’ve always been a fan of Yamaha motorcycles and Yamaha design. Yamaha, although they are a high performance motorcycle manufacturer, are notoriously known for designing beautiful bikes. This goes beyond simply putting a pretty body on a performance bike… Yamaha will actually go through the trouble of re-engineering a part (such as their...

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The evolution of supercharger technology

The evolution of supercharger technology

Tweet In the news today, two promising prototypes of new style superchargers. The technology employed here is not novel in any way in that it has been around for a while now, but it is new to see this applied to superchargers: 1- Variable Gearing Chargers: The first is a variable gearing drive system similar...

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Using the power calculator for your E85 fuel conversion

Using the power calculator for your E85 fuel conversion

Tweet I had a question over email the other day about an E85 converted, supercharged BMW 3-Series. After answering the question, I thought it would be helpful and interesting to demonstrate to all my readers here and followers (on facebook and twitter) the advantage of using E85 on a supercharged set-up and the possibilities...

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Special Feature: Any Car Can Be Supercharged!

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Tweet Can I supercharge car? Is a question commonly asked on car forums, yahoo answers, and in the speed shops. Of course stands for your specifically owned car, be it a work truck, a track dedicated racer, or a dual purpose vehicle that sees both daily use as well as occasional track...

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You choose it, we build it!

You choose it, we build it!

Tweet I’m currently working on a fantastic new article on custom supercharging ANY car. While writing that article, it occurred to me that I myself hadn’t done a complete build-up for quite some time now. So it followed that I thought I could use this opportunity to kill two birds with one stone… Firstly:...

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Special Feature: Gintani Supercharged E92 M3

Special Feature: Gintani Supercharged E92 M3

Tweet   How do you go about modifying a car that is truly a benchmark in its own class ? The M3 has always been the top of the line street performer. With cheetah like reflexes, jaguar like top speed, and...

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Design a 4-2-1 header using the supercharger header calculator

Design a 4-2-1 header using the supercharger header calculator

Tweet Update: The article below was written for an older version (version 3.1) of the header calculator. Since then, in version 3.3 and above, the power calculator is able to do all forms of header calculations, including: Primary and secondary pipe lengths and diameters Shorty, tri-y, and long tube header designs Targeting a specific...

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Supercharger Tuning for the Mazda RX8

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Tweet The RX8 is a great performance car out of the box. The car is a direct competitor in its class of nimble and balanced track ready street cars. This class includes the likes of the Lotus Exige, the Honda S2000, and the Mazda Miata. These cars typically boast there nimble handling, great engine...

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Tuning your timing and timing trends

Tuning your timing and timing trends

Tweet Transcript: Hi , it’s Haitham again and this is another one of our.. how-to videos around the Power calculator on Supercharger Performance .com What I’m going to talk about today… is timing advance and tuning your ignition curve. First we’re going to talk about some of the underlying concepts of ignition timing and...

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A recipe for disaster

A recipe for disaster

Tweet Actually it’s not a recipe for disaster but rather it’s a recipe for a 700hp kenne bell cobra Mod list: Kenne Bell intake system 90mm MAS Accufab single blade throttle body Kenne Bell 424 supercharger with a 9.25:3.0 drive ratio (peaking at 30psi) 60 lbs/hr injectors and a 1/2″ fuel feed line Crower...

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Eaton TVS 2300 Supercharger Kit for the 2010 Camaro

Eaton TVS 2300 Supercharger Kit for the 2010 Camaro

Tweet Alternative auto tech announces their new supercharger kit for the 2010 Camaro. The kit is based on the eaton TVS (twin vortex system) with the new 4 lobe rotors and 160* lobe twist. AAT hasn’t released much detailed info on what’s included in the kit… but we do know is that it does...

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Factory Supercharged Cars – Ride Along

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Tweet Here are three really cool videos of ride alongs with some amazing factory supercharged cars. Usually these types of ‘street cars’ cannot be unleshed on the street as most of these cars can break every available speed limit in 2nd gear. The only way to see these cars truly live up to their...

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Adding Insult To Injury – Twincharged GTR

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Tweet The Nissan GT-R is designed to be a Porsche killer. Being the flagship of all Nissan (and currently all Japanese Supercars), it has claimed that it runs a Nurgurg Lap faster than a standard porsche 911. To add insult to this injury, tuning camp “Power Enterprise” has embraced this new beast and twincharged...

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Out with the old and in with the new…

Out with the old and in with the new…

Tweet Here are two interesting articles on updating your already supercharged ride: 1- This article looks at replacing the older generation 1.7L Kenne Bell twin-screw with a larger 2.1L charger. The articles goes inside the charger to show you the differences and similarities between the older and newer supercharger head units. The icing on...

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A snapshot of Lysholm Autorotor Superchargers

A snapshot of Lysholm Autorotor Superchargers

Tweet The Lysholm / Autorotor Supercharger is a unique and very practical chager. The unit is a great compromize between a positive displacement supercharger (that creates boost pressure by over pumping and over feeding the engine with air) and a compressor (similar to a turbocharger) that compresses the air inside the supercharger housing before sending...

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Finally, motorcycle superchargers give us the first American superbike!

Finally, motorcycle superchargers give us the first American superbike!

Tweet I have adrenaline in my veins. I’ve gone through phases of watching touring cars, Nascar, Drag racing sundays, Formula 1 and lately I’ve been really intrigued by the insanity of MotoGP. Now i’m going to be completely honest here about 2 things: 1- I don’t ride motorcycles, but being an engine builder and...

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Mercedes Performance Kits for the C200 Kompressor

Mercedes Performance Kits for the C200 Kompressor

Tweet I’m going to talk about my own car for a bit here… I’ve been in the performance scene for a long time and have helped a lot of people fix, repair and build up their cars from being a stock neglected and abused second hand car into being a gem of a dual...

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Head porting for lower boost and higher power

Head porting for lower boost and higher power

Tweet I ran into this great article on DIY head porting on the Toyota 3VZ-fe (V6) engine. The article illustrates a step by step on porting the head complete with flow numbers and port moulds. In the article, the Toyota gains flow from 204CFM to 230CFM on the intake side and from 154 to...

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Make money racing your grandmothers car

Make money racing your grandmothers car

Tweet My friend and I were having a heated discussion about automotive enthusiasts. He claims that all we do is waste money on cars to try and get some internet fame and maybe girls when it would be better to just spend that money socializing, spending more time with people and meeting girls. Through...

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Intake manifold design

Intake manifold design

Tweet A friend of mine is building an intake manifold for a naturally aspirated Toyota Celica. The car is equipped with a 2.2 liter 4 cylinder engine that generates around 135hp @ 5500 with 6200 rpm redline. With a lot of modifications, the engine can achieve 180 crank hp @ 6200 rpms and turbocharged...

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Electric Superchargers – Emperical Proof.

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Tweet Since we are Supercharger Performance, I knew that I’d have to talk about this topic sometime…I didn’t want to get into it though, without emperical evidence. I am an engineer, I understand the math, I understand the arguements and the counter arguements about electric superchargers…One day I do wish to see a universal...

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Nitrous to boost your supercharged car

Nitrous to boost your supercharged car

Tweet There comes a point in your power buildup where you may consider adding nitrous oxide injection to your supercharged car. This point typically coincides with reaching a level of performance that means increased investment and diminishing returns from your supercharger. For example, my car comes from the factory with a 5th generation eaton...

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Supercharger tuning for top end pull

Supercharger tuning for top end pull

Tweet Staying with this theme of ‘superchargers can have great top end’; I’ve geared this post for supercharger tuning for top end pull. Let’s say for example you owned a 4G69 2.4 liter Lancer Ralliart. The Ralliart is a 2.4 Liter stroker motor with a massive 100mm stroke. In stock trim the car produces...

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300 HP Celica Supercharger Kit

300 HP Celica Supercharger Kit

Tweet There’s a lot of discussion on the forums about weather superchargers have enough top end pull and weather turbochargers are better for high rpm and high speed operation. Usually these comments are made about cars that either lack intercoolers, or are factory equipped with an undersized supercharger that runs out of breathe and...

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DIY Modifications, fuel savers, and performance tricks to increase gas mileage

DIY Modifications, fuel savers, and performance tricks to increase gas mileage

Tweet The other day I had a thought about DIY modifications, possible fuel savers and other performance tricks and tips to increase gas mileage. See, although this is a performance oriented blog, as the cost of oil per barrell crosses the 70 dollars per barrell threshold once again, and as the economic depression in...

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305 Performance for a 9 second pass

305 Performance for a 9 second pass

Tweet Here’s an interesting supercharger setup from MM&FF magazine, with a great 305 performance build up: The 180hp 305 engine has been upgraded by: An Eagle / DSS / K1 stroker buildup brining engine displacement up to 347 cubic inches (5.7 liters). Holley Systemax high performance aluminum cylinder heads Holley systemax single plane intake...

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The Horsepower Calculator – Video 3 – Y-Pipes

Video 3 - Y-Pipes

Tweet We are excited to release the third in our series of How-To videos on using the horsepowercalculator. In this edition: Calculating the right dimensions for your exhaust system and more specifically for a Y-Pipe exhaust. The application today is a 5.7 litre chevrolet Camaro supercharged to 530 hp. Tweet

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Throttle pressure and throttle response

Throttle pressure and throttle response

Tweet From a technical point of view, throttle response can be measured by has your engine can build vacuum in its intake manifold i.e. via throttle pressure. The faster and higher peak vacuum is reached in the intake manifold, the higher the pressure differential will be between outside air, and your engine. This pressure...

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