ProCharger is about to unleash their new i-1 supercharger that promises to completely change the way we think about centrifugal boost.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a company with more options for adding nitrous to an LS engine than Nitrous Express, or simply NX as it’s known to their fans. Founded in 1996, and still owned and operated by Mike Wood, the company takes great pride in the quality, engineering, safety, and power of their systems.
by Andrew Wolf on February 26, 2013
We’ve connected with Turbosmart USA to help us guide you, our readers, to a better understanding of how blowoff valves and wastegates work and how they’re properly sized for a given application, engine combination, and horsepower output.
by Don Creason on January 10, 2013
Controlling pressure inside your engine’s crankcase can yield a significant increase in horsepower. This goes hand in hand with properly controlling your oil system. How much power and how you set things up are also tied together and will depend on your engine’s particular setup.
by Andrew Wolf on January 7, 2013
Chris Alston’s Chassisworks has helped lead the charge in hardcore supercharging accessories with the development of the Component Drive System, a supercharger belt and gear drive setup that also features a host of innovative accessory drives. Join us as we review the CDS system on our Project BlownZ Camaro.
by Rick Seitz on January 7, 2013
We finally have our Chiseled Performance intercooler and water tank installed into our BlownZ Camaro project car, and we are happy with the results to say the least. Check out this latest installment of our ongoing build to learn more!
by Sean Haggai on December 6, 2012
Curious to know whether or not your current LS-based engine needs a vacuum pump? We put one to the test; installing a GZ Motorsports Sportsman vacuum pump on a big-inch 454ci. LSx. What did the dyno numbers reveal? Read on to find out, right here!
by Jason Reiss on October 23, 2012
An overview of the refinements made to ProCharger’s F-Series Superchargers, from the vaunted new F-1X to the monster F-3R, with racing history and excerpts from ProCharger-powered racers.
by Andrew Wolf on September 20, 2012
In this tech piece, we’ll take a look at the feature-filled Schoneck Composites supercharger reverse drive system that we’ll be using on our Project BlownZ, along with a look into the ProCharger F-1R blower and other F-1 series superchargers.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on May 2, 2012
Edelbrock’s E-Force supercharger kit for the C6 made it easy for late-model Corvette owners to add a little boost to their naturally-aspirated Y-bodies. Now, the tuning experts at Lingenfelter have taken that hardware and adapted it for the C5, turning these inexpensive Corvettes into blown street terrors.
The innovative team at Accessible Technologies Inc., the name behind the ProCharger supercharger brand, opened their doors to the powerTV team, allowing us a virtually all-access look inside the design, manufacturing, and assembly process that goes into their self-contained supercharger systems.
by Sam Martin on January 3, 2012
Chris Alston’s Chassisworks has unveiled a whole new line of products designed for direct bolt-on gear and belt driven superchargers for racing or serious performance-built street motors. The new line, called Component Drive Systems (CDS) is designed for either single and dual ProChargers, Vortechs or Paxtons.
by Paul Huizenga on September 27, 2011
ZEX’s perimeter plate system has a lot of advantages over an old-school spraybar plate or a “wet” nozzle system. The obvious plus is that with the perimeter plate, there’s no obstruction to the airflow into the intake manifold when the system isn’t activated, but there’s another trick up its sleeve as well…
We wanted to show how easy it is to install the nitrous on your car and help put to rest some of the myths and horror stories that have been spread throughout the years. Thankfully, today’s nitrous systems are very advanced and have many years of technology behind them, making them very user-friendly.
by Paul Huizenga on March 24, 2011
Turbonetics, based in California’s Simi Valley, has a vested interest in keeping the Golden State’s air clean, since they’re breathing it themselves every day. Coming off of their successful, CARB-approved turbo kit for the ’05-’10 Ford Mustang GT, they decided to tackle the new LS3 Camaro.
by Mark Gearhart on January 6, 2011
Even a company that has produced a proven product can make it better with technology, and that is exactly what Paxton did with the introduction of the new NOVI-2500 supercharger. But even to push the envelope a bit further, they have developed an all-new carburetor bonnet called the PowerHat.
Question: Can the LS3 engine, one of GM’s newest offerings in it’s LS family of performance engines and certainly one of its strongest, stand up to the challenge that boost presents? To find out, we spoke with some of the leading engine builders in the country to find out just how tough the LS3 is.
We all love a well-executed challenge that breaks the norm. When it comes to the CTS-V, the norm has absolutely been superchargers. When Mike Nice of Connecticut decided add boost, he chose to escape the norm and build a custom turbocharger system for his 2006 CTS-V. This is his build.
Installing nitrous was always something that I wanted to know but didn’t just want to jump into. The ZEX LS1 kit was the goal of the day, and it was an easy one. Except for one hick-up.
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When it comes to an engine that runs nitrous, the last thing you want is wheel spin; not only does it make you lose a race, it is also potentially harmful for the engine. Not all tracks or cars are created equal and you need a tool that allows you to harness the power potential of your nitrous system.