2012 LS, 6MT, Topaz Blue, ECO wheels
Laid out the rough routing for my charge piping this weekend! Shouldn't be too bad.
exactly, I will be taking my stock K&N intake and putting it to intake duties from the supercharger inlet, the outlet will be routed from the supercharger, which is the AC compressor spot going between the exhaust manifold and radiator, then to the front mount intercooler, then to the throttle body. Between the intake portion and charge pipe portion, I will be adding the bypass valve, which works to releive load on the supercharger in low load scenarios. It basically references off the intake manifold, so as soon as there's some vaccum, it opens. The MAF sensor will be left on the intake portion and the bypass will be plumbed after the MAF so that all air remains metered.So you're plumbing the roots supercharger through an air-to-air intercooler? Interesting...
Yeah - the LSJ intake manifold is a beast, and I'd expect something similar would be needed for adequate cooling.yeah, with the lack of space, needing a custom fuel rail, evap purge having to be relocated and even then, I'm not sure there would be enough room.
Nice work !!!I started fabricating the plexi plate to go over the left middle vent to house two gauges, cut using a Dremel, then sanded the edges flat and chamfered the edges. When final, I will be painting it to match the dash trim or possibly wrapping as I have some high quality vinyl that is somewhat close to the silver.
To mold I just used a heat gun to shape it to the trim.
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Looking good so far. I am adding these references just in case you have not seen them:I put in a lot of work yesteday night to fit the exhaust parts I have better, lowered the car and in my tired self, I had routed the exhaust between the z-link and the cross member to which it attaches to, so it did not clear with the coilovers. I raged a bit let's just say.
On another note, I took the stock intake casted tubing and cut it to prepare it to braze some plate to it to create the inlet and outlet for the supercharger itself.
Next big step is taking measurements from the mounting points off the AC mount, something I have not been able to find online. With these measurements I can then finish adapting it for the supercharger.
Hopefully this weekend, I get some time to work on it.
Big things coming in the coming weeks. Routing the charge pipe from the throttle body up to the intercooler and braze some sections where possible. Mounting the supercharger (make the bracket). Finish my adapter plate for the boost gauge and AFR gauge off the template I made this weekend, then heat shape it to fit the trim.
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All are removeable and replaceable. You could 3d print the one with no link though.I'm not much of a buy and install guy, I'm more of a, if I can make it then I'm making it sort of guy. I also don't care for permanently modifying the car instead of adding parts I can later remove.