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I installed a whipple supercharger on my convertible in my garage last week and thought I would share my journey with you all. My wife will be helping me with the install.OK to start my car has 2" ARH headers and I removed the cats and put in straight pipes.I have a CAI intake and Corsa exhaust. The car is currently tuned by JRE and will be re-tuned by Ted after I install my Whipple. I will be using a ZR 1 Bar Map Sensor,ID 850 injectors,ZR1 spark plugs,MSD Fuel pump voltage booster and a 3.875 pulley. Car was purchased from Camaro Scotty.





 

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On my convertible there was a brace going across the front of the radiator. I removed to allow room for the inter-cooler. I will see if it fits after I install the inter cooler.




If you have the JDP color changing halos you will have to move the control box from behind the bumper. I moved it to behind the bumper on the right side
 

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There is a tight spot where both hoses go threw on the right side. I took a large pair of channel locks and bent the tin over a little bit. I makes it fit threw much better. I touched it up with a can of touch up paint
 

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Ok got everything off. Everything was explained very well in the Whipple kit. Time to put the supercharger on.

 

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I got the supercharger in and put roto fab covers on it.The covers fit well and look nice. I took my first ride tonight with my wife. After i drove around for a while to warm it up. I shifted to first let the clutch out and when i hit 10 mph i punched it . It immediately roasted the tires ,at 5500 I shifted to second and hit the gas and it roasted the tires again then i let off at 5500 enough till after i data log. My wife turns to me and yells next time warn me when your going to do that so I can put my head against the headrest. Third gear pulls like a freight train. All total it took my about 20 hrs. Not to bad if you can follow directions and have the tools. Boost went up to 9 psi. AF was about 11 at 5500 rpms. Time to data log.



 

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Here are some final pictures.Roto fab covers fit great and look good. I also painted the cross brace black.







 

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very cool.
your car is gorgeous. the grille and color combo really work well together.

what HP/TQ numbers are you expecting?
 

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very cool.
your car is gorgeous. the grille and color combo really work well together.

what HP/TQ numbers are you expecting?
Thanks I have been working on it since I got it. I also added all custom speakers 2 more 12" subs (besides the 10" in the rear seat) 3 amps to power it. One amp for the component speakers (150ch x 4) then a 1000 watt amp for the custom 10" I built into the factory spot and a 3500 watt amp for 2 more 12" subs that fit under the top when its down. 3 batterys and a 275 amp DC Power alternator to power it all.
 

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very cool.
your car is gorgeous. the grille and color combo really work well together.

what HP/TQ numbers are you expecting?
On 91 octane about 585 RWHP or around 700 engine HP. I am running just under 10 psi of boost at WOT.:thumbsup:
 

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Sick ride man!!! Looks great. Is this your first supercharged car? If so, is it worth it in your opinion? I keep talking myself out of it.
 

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Sick ride man!!! Looks great. Is this your first supercharged car? If so, is it worth it in your opinion? I keep talking myself out of it.
Lets just say! Getting BLOWN is the best.:thumbsup: Really makes this car fun. Just hit the gas and the tires smoke in first or second. Best $8000.00 I ever spent. Only down side is buying tires cause a cant stop my self.:lol:
 

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Toddb..
Yo wife looks ready to get the job done... awesome wife !!
I bet ya two heart's jumps out when you hit the throttle :D
Luv the chrome/Polished housing and the covers... looking killer bro :roxor:
Another Sweet N' bad aSS Vert !! :5go::5go:
Thanks. Ya I'm a old school guy. I love chrome. You need to see my custom stereo and interior. All done by me in the last year and a half.
 
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