Project BlownZ gets a power upgrade in the form of a brand-spankin’-new ProCharger F-1X supercharger. We spoke with ProCharger’s Sergio Schifman, who was happy to detail some of the performance advantages of this new piece. Testing and race results inside!
by Jason Reiss on June 13, 2013
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 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.
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 Andrew Wolf on November 23, 2011
ProCharger has provided powerTV with an exclusive look at this brand new, compact RaceDrive unit that will allow racers to install a ProCharger F3-spec supercharger on their engines with an all-new ProCharger engineered package. Also announced are a pair of new F3 superchargers for the hardcore racers.
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 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.
What’s better than a big block Chevy in a Nova II? How about a big block Chevy with a big, nasty ProCharger F-2? The ProCharger bracket, crank pulley and cog drive belt fit perfectly onto our big block. Check out the update for more pictures and details on the install!
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.
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.
If you are looking to drop some elapsed time at the drag strip and get a few mph out of it as well, there are few options to go with.
In this installment of updates on our Project “Swinger,” we’ll reveal our sinister plan to update our Nova with a thoroughly modern small block Chevy – the supercharged LSA, with a little help in the oil pan department from RetroLSX.
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There is no disputing that nitrous is a great modification for a daily driver that sees time at the track. You can drive the car normally, and when the mood suits you, a flip of a switch will give you an additional 50+ horsepower. Using a 2001 Camaro SS, we will show you exactly how easy it is to install a nitrous system with a Zex High Output kit, complete with a window switch.