The Kenne Bell kit required a dedicated lower intake assembly to secure the twin-screw supercharger to the LS3/L99 cylinder heads. The three-piece design not only provided exceptional port flow, but (more importantly) housed the ultra-efficient air-to-water intercooler assembly. Run as a self-contained system (including its own pump and front-mounted heat exchanger), the intercooler is a serious weapon in the fight against detonation. The Kenne Bell kit relies on the stock drive-by-wire throttle body mounted to an adapter plate. The Kenne Bell kit relies on the stock drive-by-wire throttle body mounted to an adapter p For those looking to go beyond the stock boost and power level, Kenne Bell offers a 110mm throttle body upgrade (shown next to the stock throttle body). For those looking to go beyond the stock boost and power level, Kenne Bell offers a 110mm Naturally, the throttle body upgrade required an adapter plate upgrade as well. Actually, the intercooler improves the safe power output by significantly reducing the air intake charge temperature. Since heat is a natural by-product of compression, the intercooler is called upon to reduce this unwanted heat. Running just nine psi, the efficient twin-screw design provides very little increase in charge temperature, but the intercooler has been designed and sized for future (read higher) boost levels. Helping to further keep things cool is a compressor bypass valve. The bypass valve is used to recirculate the air from under the supercharger back to the inlet. This helps both lower the inlet charge temperature and reduce pumping losses under cruise conditions. Since positive displacement superchargers are so sensitive to inlet restrictions, Kenne Bell designed this huge 4-inch air intake tube/MAF assembly. Since positive displacement superchargers are so sensitive to inlet restrictions, Kenne Be The tubing was designed to accept the factory MAF electronics, which required custom programming. Modern supercharger kits are much more complicated to design and install correctly-bolting on the blower is actually the easy part. The tubing was designed to accept the factory MAF electronics, which required custom progr The smog-legal kits will include the factory air box lid with the mandatory carbon trap (shown here mounted in place behind the driver's side fog lamp). Note also the electric circulation pump for the self-contained intercooler system. The smog-legal kits will include the factory air box lid with the mandatory carbon trap (s Additional features on the new Kenne Bell Camaro kit include a fuel system upgrade consisting of 60 psi injectors housed in an aluminum fuel rail and fed by a Kenne Bell Boost-a-Pump. Like the MAF, the larger injectors required dedicated programming. When everything is said and done, you have a complete system that will increase the power output of an LS3 Camaro SS from 376 rwhp and 374 lb-ft of torque to 553 rwhp and 505 lb-ft of torque at just 9 psi on 91 octane fuel. The peak power numbers are nice, but so too is the fact that this system provides a big block-like torque curve, bettering 450 lb-ft from 2,500-6,500 rpm. For off-road applications, Kenne Bell offers a serious filter assembly to maximize airflow to the supercharger. For off-road applications, Kenne Bell offers a serious filter assembly to maximize airflow Mounting the supercharger and inlet system required relocation of the driver's-side coil bracket. Everything needed (including the relocation bracket) is supplied with the kit. Mounting the supercharger and inlet system required relocation of the driver's-side coil b Extensive testing and tuning on the chassis dyno has provided a kit for the SS that will increase the power output from 376 hp to 553 hp at just 9 psi of boost. The supercharger itself is available polished for or not. Extensive testing and tuning on the chassis dyno has provided a kit for the SS that will i SOURCES Kenne Bell 10743 Bell Ct. Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730 909-941-6646 www.kennebell.net « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Richard Holdener Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!