Chevrolet Camaro 5th genTop mount supercharger for lfx,is this a feasible thing or am i just dreaming?Top mount supercharger for lfx,is this a feasible thing or am i just dreaming? Kyle
It’s been developed. Not much interest.
@Peter thanks ill look into it more. Why wouldn’t there be much interest?
@Kyle not as much power can be had out of it like the side mount can.
@Brennon hows that?
@Kyle not true. Most people just don’t want to cut a hole/holes in their hood…
@Peter im thinking of a raw mad max style build
@Peter it is true though. They’ve dynod both. Side mount always puts out more power.
@Peter Crazy what the search option finds.
@Bradley be perfect. Hopefully not too hard of an install
I believe it has taken off more with the Colorado crowd as it fits under the hood.
@William might be able to expand on the subject…
It would be the same install mostly would it not?
..overkill @William got u
@Peter We chose not to persue the top mount on the LFX, there was zero chance it would fit on a Camaro5 without cutting the hood or doing an aftermarket cowl hood, and the other issue was the rear firewall clearance on the 5th gen, it’d have to be cut or we’d have had to go with a pretty small top mount unit like the 1740 TVS or even smaller I think to get the smaller rotor pack length, and move it forward quite a bit with the intercooler design, and then that’d limit its peak power output compared to using the big 2300 TVS that we did on the Colorado and one Camaro. Anyhow, it was just impractical, bottom line, the Vortechs by comparison made so much sense
I already cut my hood. ‘Ice cube tray’ vents from ‘68-69 SS. I made them functional.
If someone wants to spend the 2500-3500 for R&D to buy the unit and doesnt mind cutting their hood, i have a cnc milling machine and would love to make one but just cant afford to spend that money right now
You are dreaming. Your best bet is Overkill’s pro charger kit. I too wanted a top mount rootdrive supercharger.
The LFX is a very unique engine, predecessor (LLT) and successor (LGX) are different so very little aftermarket parts. LLT you could get headers. LGX you can get an Edelbrock E-Force top mount supercharger (but the small hp gain isn’t worth the money compared to Overkill’s kit).
@Car I know a guy with an LFX that has a top mount, over 700 to the wheels
It’s been done a few times, I’m doing a top mount on mine eventually for sure
@Chris what kit/set up will you run
@Kyle not sure yet, I’ve been emailing a few different ones
@Chris only one i know is the rx
@Kyle it’d be a custom setup
I think Tracy Lewis’ system for the LFX is a top mount