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Old 05-21-2012, 04:12 PM
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....Speedriven's Whipple Supercharger Upgrade....

We have finally had enough time clear up at the shop to completely focus on the Whipple supercharger upgrade kit for the 55K motors!

Our goals are to retain the complete stock look of the kit, have our price point around $6,000, bolt in installation, and of course a generous power gain. Our preliminary system as of now will include:
-2.9L Whipple Supercharger
-Custom intake manifold runners which will retain the stock intake plenums on top,
-Custom mounting plate for the supercharger
-New larger and much more efficient intercooler
-Bypass valve housing which will continue to utilize the factory bypass valve
-Throttle body inlet plate to retain the use of the factory throttle body inlet
-Inlet spacers to allow the use of the stock airbox system
-Custom Y-Pipe to the factory inlet plenums
-Custom mounts for the factory sensors such as the MAP senor
-Custom Supercharger Gearing
-Custom pulley snout and pulley size (In the future smaller pulley sizes will be available for more boost!)
-And all necessary hardware for installation
-Custom Tuning will be in addition to the kit with different pulley sizes

Our kit is to be released in stages.
-Stage 1 Will be the bolt on kit running the stock boost level, but because of the efficiency and size of the blower and intercooler, the car will make significantly more power.

-Stage 2 Will include the kit plus an additional smaller supercharger pulley to increase the boost level. It will also include a custom tune.

-Stage 3 + Will add modifications such as an 82mm TB and Longtube headers. If you have an existing 82mm throttle body it will work with the kit!


And on to the pictures....







Runners are about to undergo the machining process.





Updates will continue as progress is made

Thanks
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This is huge Aleks, glad you guys are pushing forward with this, it is going to propel our platform to 9 second e55's patroling the streets, WINNING!!!! I am glad you guys chose the 2.9 as the 3.4 would have eaten our motors up, literally. The 2.9 is the best of both world, instant boost and spools extremely fast, and on the other hand, makes copious amounts of top end power.

Have you already got the throttle body inlet mated to the blower, and what intercooler are you using, one of Whipples units? Will you plan on doing a clutchless blower pulley, if so, that will have the blower constantly spinning and the jerk from engaging on the OEM setup will be gone?

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I am both excited and not holding my breath all at the same time lol. It has just been so long I don't know what to think with all the different big ticket products out there still not coming to fruition. I guess it looks like some kind of progress is going to be made and I am certainly excited to see this happen, now just make everyone proud!

Is there an honest expectation of when this is all expected to be completed now that it is claimed to have full attention? Should we expect a completed setup running in the next month or are we honestly months away still? Just curious how much you guys actually plan to work on this since I suppose if you really were putting all attention toward it and had the parts needed it could be done very fast and be ready for testing.

It is interesting seeing how you plan on reusing a lot of the original parts to incorporate the new supercharger with to make things much easier to complete the kit. My question though to that is how do you plan on sourcing those pieces needed (the runners, the throttle body inlet, etc) buying all those from a parts retailer/dealer if getting the runners part of supercharger is even possible?

Was curious if people were gonna be expected to take their superchargers apart and give you pieces of it in order to buy your kit like a core or something, or are people supposed to take their supercharger apart and use their own parts with what they buy from you and complete the kit with their parts? Guess that would suck if that was the case making our supercharger worthless missing pieces, so I suppose this could be a good question that many others would like to know now that I have mentioned it.

Good luck with the work, hopefully you guys don't hit any major snags
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Is this going to retain the stock ECU and traction control system?
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Is this going to retain the stock ECU and traction control system?
I don't see why not.

Thank you for the news, you're giving hope.
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so i guess the 7 month old g/b for the 3.2 headers are complete and shipped? funny i never got the email for final payment. way to stay in touch on the header thread alex. ill post it here because you have completely blown us off on the other forum
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No one here cars about headers for a 3.2
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I care would be nice to have some love for the m112k. I don't think it would be too difficult to adapt the kit to the platform either. Just one less runner, even the dimension could stay similar.

Would be nice if the kit would work for the non supercharged m113. I think kleeman charges close to 8-10k for their kit and quite a few people do buy it. There are quite a few non supercharged m113's as well. CLK55, SLK55, C55, and OLD school E55.

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No one here cars about headers for a 3.2
You should care because Speedriven took deposits and hasn't delivered .... yet. (always an optimist) Why would the whipple project be different? Can't you see what's going on? Hopes raised, deposits taken, no progress on our project, backlog gone, suddenly lots of time to work on a whipple project. Whipple whipple whipple, yes we feel twin screwed. Cancel the project and refund our deposits or get it done.

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