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2010 Chevy Camaro SS ProCharger Supercharger - This '10 Camaro Gets The Procharger Push

With The Help Of 12 PSI Of Boost, The Tune Time performance F-body Runs 10s.

By Dan Foley, Photography by Dan Foley

Once the Tune Time Performance 2010 Chevy Camaro SS broke into the 11s by swapping on a set of Mast Motorsports CNC-ported Black Label heads (Feb. '10 issue), the potential to move massive airflow through the motor became possible. In "The First Push" (Oct. '09), we used a Mast Motorsports cam (.573/.588 lift, 220/234 duration, 116 LSA), along with SLP headers and exhaust. All the above bolt-ons would help make the 6.2 L99 more capable of expelling the additional atmosphere we intended to pump into it. When adding a forced-induction system (turbo or supercharger) it's possible to add well over 100 rwhp. For those following the progressive push of the Tune Time Performance '10 Camaro SS, in this episode it gets blown-safely.

The power-adder chosen was ProCharger's new '10 Camaro SS High Output Intercooled System. There are four available superchargers (P-1SC-1, D-1SC, F-1, F-1R) to choose from, along with the choice of three drivebelt systems (8-rib, 12-rib, or cog-driven). In the middle of the mix is ProCharger's D-1SC supercharger with the 12-rib beltdrive system. This was the logical choice considering the mods done so far. For even more stealth, we opted for the new helical gearset option for a significant reduction in supercharger noise levels-the car next to you won't hear your supercharger.

Right from the introduction of the new Camaro, ATI was there, measuring and designing its HO Intercooler system kit. All of its homework paid off to make for a perfect fit and easy install. If you have a bone-stock LS3/L99, or one with minimal modifications (exhaust, air intake), the P-1SC-1 head unit is recommended and the stock fuel system is sufficient (though larger injectors and a fuel pump booster/amplifier is extra insurance). Since the Tune Time Camaro has a host of mods, upgrading the fuel system (larger injectors and rails, dual in-tank pumps, adjustable regulator, return system, pump voltage booster) became necessary to prevent lean conditions, which could severely hurt the LS engine. Tune Time keeps a close watch on the air/fuel (A/F) ratio during dyno pulls and tuning and will lift-off the accelerator if any lean conditions are evident.

Initially there were issues with high inlet air temperatures on the dyno, along with lean A/F conditions. The Tune Time crew worked them out by adding methanol injection and upgrading the fuel system. Once sorted out and dialed in with a safe tune, we witnessed a monster power increase. Then we hit the track for dramatically lower elapsed times.

STRIP TEST HISTORY

Mods - 60-Foot - 1/4-MILE / MPH
Baseline, Bone Stock - 2.05 - 13.25 at 106.42
Bone Stock With Tune - 1.99 - 12.94 at 108.39
Cam, Headers/Exhaust, Tune - 1.93 - 12.27 at 114.54
Heads, Tune - 1.86 - 11.81 at 119.27
Supercharger, Meth, Tune - 1.80 - 10.92 at 129.99
(corrected; 10.62 at 133.58)

Note: All strip testing prior to the installation of the ProCharger benefitted from 55- to 70-degree weather conditions.

SOURCES
Aeromotive, Inc
7805 Barton Street
Lenexa
KS  66214
913-647-7300
www.aeromotiveinc.com
Accessbile Technologies Inc. (ProCharger)
14801 W. 114th. Terrace
Lenexa
KS  66215
913-338-2886
www.procharger.com
ATI Performance Products
6747 Whitestone Road
Baltimore
MD  21207
877-298-5039
www.atiracing.com
Tune Time Performance
931 Route 166
Toms River
NJ  08753
732-349-7800
www.tunetimeperformance.com
MSD Ignition (Autotronic Controls)
1490 Henry Brennan Drive
El Paso
TX  79936
915-857-5200
www.msdignition.com
Mast Motorsports
330 NW Stalling Drive
Nagodoches
TX  75964
866-551-4916
www.mastmotorsports.com
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