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ProCharger C7 Intercoolers: It’s all about PERFORMANCE and TESTING!

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We thought we would do a more “technical” blog than usual, and offer some insight into the testing that goes into intercooler development. Here we’ll illustrate how we use “real world” data to evaluate how the aerodynamics of a vehicle’s body affect the performance of an air-to-air intercooler.

In previous C7 Corvette blogs we talked about core design and track testing, so this time we’re going to focus more on what “track testing” means, and how different versions of the intercooler are evaluated.

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When ProCharger began R&D for the C7 Stingray supercharger system, we determined that a “one-size-fits-all” approach to the intercooler was not an ideal solution. Lets be honest, the Corvette is not a “one-size-fits-all” performance vehicle, given the variety of racing mediums customers use them in. To ensure a customer has the ultimate air-to-air intercooler for their needs, two versions of the intercooler system was created (Vertical and Horizontal.) Customers using their C7’s for 1/4 mile drag racing or standing mile racing, can benefit from our outstanding vertical intercoolers advantages. And those using their cars on a road course application, will prefer our horizontal intercooler, that allows maximum engine cooling for long durations.

So lets dive into what steps were taken to ensure both of these ProCharger air-to-air intercoolers for the C7 were the undisputed industry leader.

LOCATION: First and foremost we knew it would take both a road course and drag strip to collect the data we needed for proper evaluation. The Heartland Park racetrack is located close to the ProCharger facility and offers up not only a world-class road course, but also an NHRA drag strip. This allows us to test the same car on both tracks, on the same day, with the same weather and conditions (thus eliminating changing variables that could otherwise skew the performance data).

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(Road Course Layout, used for Testing)
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DATA COLLECTION: Three separate laptops were on board recording nearly every engine parameter (that’s right THREE separate data acquisition systems), as well as pressure and temperatures at different locations on the supercharger system. For good measure we also used video and photography to capture aerodynamic effects.

ProCharger C7 Supercharger Data Collection

(It took 3 laptops on board to capture all data each run)
ProCharger C7 Supercharger Data Collection

TEAM: We wanted to keep the amount of cool down time between laps and passes constant, so each time the car would come in from a track session, all the vehicle data had to be logged and saved, and the entire intercooler system had to be swapped to test each design. To make sure all this happened quickly and consistently, a team of ProCharger staff worked feverishly with the skill and speed of a professional endurance race team.

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Changing ProCharger Corvette Supercharger Intercoolers

DRIVER: All the testing equipment in the world will do no good if the driver can’t perform consistently on each pass and lap, and ProCharger is lucky to have AMA and ASRA licensed road racer Walt Sipp on our sales staff. Lap after lap, hour after hour, Walt’s driving abilities allowed him to push the Corvette to the limit, yet still retain consistent precision.

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Walt Sipp Drives ProCharger C7 Corvette

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Now for the test results, starting with the Vertical intercooler and followed by the Horizontal variations tested.

ProCharged supercharged C7 Drag Strip Stingray

Vertical Intercooler Testing: Absolutely lowest IAT’s, PERIOD. With a nearly non-existent pressure drop, the Vertical intercooler option is perfect for high-HP street cars, whether on the drag strip or long pulls down the highway. However, with the stock radiator and engine cooling system, this unit may not be ideal for road-racing with extreme multi-lap sessions at wide open throttle. Enter the Horizontal intercooler option.

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ProCharger Corvette C7 Vertical Intercooler Supercharger

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Horizontal Intercooler Testing: We tested several versions of scoops, flaps, diffusers, etc to determine what the best fitment and the most effective cooling. Though none of the Horizontal intercooler options tested (regardless of flaps, scoops, size, etc) could match the Vertical intercooler’s low IAT’s, the Horizontal intercooler still has its merits–some of the versions that stood out from the rest are illustrated below …

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ProCharger Corvette C7 Horizontal Intercooler Supercharger

First Test Group:
3.5″ thick ProCharger cores (to mimic competitors’ available units)

A. Enclosed scoop, forward-facing, top of core
B. Factory flap, behind core opening

Second Test Group:
4.5″ thick ProCharger cores

(C) No scoop/flap, just open hole to ground
(D) Factory flap, behind core opening
(E) Factory flap, in front of core opening
(F) Extended flap, behind core opening
(G) Extended flap, in front of core opening
(H) Enclosed scoop, forward-facing, bottom of core
(I) Enclosed scoop, forward-facing, top of core
(J) Enclosed scoop, forward-facing, bottom of core, extended
(K) Multi-vane wings, forward-facing, bottom of core
(L) Multi-vane wings, rear-facing, bottom of core

So what does this all mean? Here is a quick breakdown of the notable tests, with images of a few of the options tested.

(A) and (I) = Poor Performance
Testing of these units had to be aborted due poor IAT’s and ECT overheating, likely due to the amount of air the scoop steals away from the radiator just behind it.

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(H) and (J) = Moderate Performance These units performed well in terms of IAT’s and ECT, however aerodynamic problems occurred after above 135+ mph. The nose of the vehicle would lift causing “push” when cornering, and the braking transition was sketchy. For safety reasons, no testing about 140 mph was performed.

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(D) = Good Performance This was the first unit to ship with our systems and performed well. However, the intercooler flaps that are intended to route air toward the core create a ground clearance issue for lowered vehicles, and have a tendency to lay over at higher speeds. The IAT’s and ECT also performed adequately, though not the best of the options we tested.

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(L) = Best Performance
This unit could spend all day on the road course (at least until you ran out of gas, tires, or brakes). The IAT’s stayed exactly the same on each lap, the ECT stayed exactly the same (stock), no aerodynamic changes of the car were observed, and great ground clearance was achieved (even on lowered C7’s). This version wasn’t too far behind the Vertical unit in terms of low IAT’s and it has the same high-flowing core as the Vertical with nearly no pressure drop. This is the perfect unit for cars that will be at WOT for long periods of time, and/or in harsh, high-heat climates. Even though the unit is drawing air from underneath the car, the ground clearance is still close to factory.

ProCharger C7 Corvette Supercharger Intercooler Diffuser Scoop CAD

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So there you have it, a glimpse into the real-world testing and R&D, with data to back it up. For more than 20 years, ProCharger supercharger systems have been a premium product, consistently proven to be the top performer on the drag strip, the street, and the road course!

If you are looking for the Ultimate Power Adder® for your C7 Corvette Stingray at power levels from 650-1200+ HP, look no further and call ProCharger today at 913-338-2886.

If you already have a ProCharged C7 that you want to share with the world, please check out our FACEBOOK page, or tag us at #procharger

(Aftermath of only a few laps on fresh tires)
ProCharger C7 Corvette Tires on Road Course Supercharger

ProCharger V-Twin: Looks as Good as it Works

It’s sad to see the riding season winding down for most of us around the country. There is good news though, with winter time comes winter bike show season. So even if you can’t get out on the road, you can still shine up your ride and hang out with other like-minded motorcycle fanatics.

Nearly every big city has at least one great show during the winter months so now is the time to get started. Does your stock bike need something to get you in the game? Is your wild custom looking for the last piece to put you over the top? ProCharger superchargers can get you there either way.

A small sampling of custom builders that can back this up and have used ProCharger superchargers to not only add 40-80 HP or more, but to get the show-winning look, reads like a who’s-who of the custom bike world:

• Dirty Bird Concepts
• Azzkikr Customs
• Kendall Johnson Customs
• Arlen Ness
• East Coast Baggers
• DD Custom Cycles
• Leroy Thompson Choppers
• Goldammer Cycle Works
• DUB Performance
• APL Peformance
• Fat Baggers
• Grant County Choppers
• KlockWerks
• All N All Custom Baggers
• Camtech
• Perewitz Cycle Fab
• And on, and on and on …

(Click the images below to see the V-Twin Gallery)

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ProCharger has a bolt-on, self-contained, intercooled supercharger system available for virtually every model of air-cooled “Big Twin” H-D motorcycles from the latest 2015 H-D bikes to certain 1994 models. With this extensive line-up it means more people than ever can experience the same jaw dropping power and show quality look of a ProCharger Supercharger system.

For 20 years ProCharger superchargers has been making slow things fast and fast things ridiculous, so if you’re ready to install The ULTIMATE Power Adder on your H-D V-twin, visit the ProCharger motorcycle systems page here or call our V-Twin Sales Team at (913) 338-2886, M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM central time.

More Championships and Records, End of Season Near!

With the leaves changing colors, and a few racing series coming to a close, it marks the end of the 2014 drag racing season. Which means only a few more passes worth of boosted, gear jamming, parachute throwing action, before these machines start their winter hibernation (or tear down) to get ready for next year.

First up, it seems we can’t go a single blog post without having to mention ANOTHER record pass by the Gen 5 Camaro of American Racing Headers / Farks Supercars. Almost every pass down the track, this car gets faster and faster. This heavy weight is currently powered by a ProCharger F-1C-94 supercharger, and is the FIRST IRS Camaro in the 7’s!!! How much faster can this car get? Here in the office we are all excited to see this car do what it does best, RAISE the BAR! Congratulations to the entire team for yet again another record pass.

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Over the past few weeks, a few records have been re-written, a few champions crowned, and LOTS of fast ProCharger powered machines tearing up the strips across the USA. So lets dive into some details, starting with our 2014 Champions powered by ProCharger superchargers.

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This past weekend marked the end of the NMRA season, wrapping up in Bowling Green KY at one of our favorite tracks (Beech Bend Raceway). ProCharger racers clinched titles in both Renegade, as well as the Truck and Lightning class.

Bart Tobener, running his ProCharger F-1C-10.5 powered machine was a force to be reckoned with all season and Beech Bend was no different. This event had one of the tightest qualifying fields around, with the top 5 spots being separated by less then a 10th of a second. Though at the top of that list was Bart with the #1 qualifying spot (8.10@168). Bart and his Mod Motor machine marched their way through the field to the finals, taking not only the event WIN, but ALSO THE 2014 Renegade Championship!!! After switching from a competitor’s supercharger to a ProCharger, Bart has been on an unstoppable roll that lasted throughout the season. A HUGE CONGRATS to Bart and the MV Performance crew on an outstanding year!

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Another Champion taking home the crown this weekend was Nina Gusler. With her in her 2013 F-150 with a ProCharger P-1SC-1 powered Coyote 5.0 clinched the championship in NMRA Truck & Lightning class. Also, she will most likely be awarded the Rookie of the year for the 2014 season! An interesting note about the truck is that Nina drove the truck to and from every NMRA event this year! She follows behind her husband Brad towing his race Lightning and their BG Racing parts display trailer. Congrats to you Nina, showing everyone that you can put the miles on this rig, run the number, and take home the big crown at the end of the year!!

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On another note, at the same race Phil Hines in his F-1X-12 powered Street Outlaw Mustang ran an unbelievable 6.87@202! Unfortunately Phil brushed the wall and had to lift against John Urist in the semifinals. Giving Urist the win and allowing him to take over the points lead and championship. We all wish Phil and his car a speedy recovery, so he can get his car ready for this weekends NMCA race!

Click here to watch the 6.87 Pass!

ProCharger was on display in Bowling Green, ready to answer any questions you may have about our street or race supercharger systems.

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Our booth featured an amazing Coyote-swapped Fox body, that rumor has it will soon be getting a magazine feature soon. This car not only features our ProCharger Coyote 8rib transplant system, but also makes 700 rwhp out of its stock GT crate motor on 10psi!

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We showed off the brand new Coyote Cog System on the engine stand in the booth. Ideal for those looking for the perfect power adder for their 1000+ HP Coyote project.

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Another feature car in the booth was a stunning (make that jaw dropping) 1965 Mustang powered by a fuel injected 347 with a huge ProCharger F-2! This car was driven to the track from the Cincinnati area, and got 22mpg on the trip.

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Twice a year, some of the baddest 1/8th mile cars in the land do battle at the South Georgia Motorsports Park, at the “Light Out” and “No Mercy” events. These events should be marked on your calendars, on the list of “MUST ATTEND” if you are in the area.

Maybe most impressive is Enzo Pecinni in his ProCharger F-3R-136 boosted BAE Hemi powered Mustang. He qualified very well in the premier class of “Radial vs. World” #4 with a 4.13 @ 188! Than backed that up with a 4.14 and another 4.13. That 4.13 @188 is the new fastest 1/8th mile pass for a ProCharger powered car on radials!

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Another notable racing feat that recently has came to our attention, is Dan Baumann’s trip to the 7’s. Running a 7.81@175 made Dan the first supercharged car to run in the 7’s under the new class rules. This pass happened during the NMRA/NMCA super bowl, where Dan runs in Xtreme Street. However what makes this pass so amazing, is that it was done on a “small” blower, compared to what the class allows. Blowers as large as a F-1C-10.5 are legal for this class, however Dan made this blistering pass on the new F-1C-94 that is only a 9.75″ blower. We have a feeling this car is just starting to show its hand of what its capable of, and can’t wait to see more. (Dan will possibly be testing the larger blower here shortly)

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Joe Priola and his steel 3500 lb 1966 Chevelle is powered by a 555ci Big Block Chevy with boost from a ProCharger F-3R-136. Joe is now getting this Chevelle dialed in with a new EFI system, and just a few weeks ago he ran a ground pounding 6.98 @ 204 mph! Joe runs this car at many Chicago area grudge and outlaw drag races, and is planning to attempt the ultimate grueling test of the true street car at Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week in 2015.

A few more races are left, and four other ProCharged racers are still in the points lead in their respective classes and in position for championships as the final races approach in other sanctioning bodies. So stay tuned to our blog and facebook as we will keep you up to date! For comments and questions please contact us at 913-338-2886.

SPY SHOTS! (Another SRT8 in the building)

It goes without saying, ProCharger superchargers has been leading the way in HEMI supercharger systems, so it comes as no surprise another platform is being added to the list. Here is a glimpse of what we found hiding over in the ProCharger warehouse. Its big, 4wd, and has a very large HEMI under the hood!!! Yes that is correct, ProCharger is about to release its intercooled supercharger system for the NEW body style Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8!!! And we have some teaser images to share.

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The same engineering that helps power the worlds fastest GEN3 HEMI in the WORLD! can be seen in this new system. We can’t let out all the details of the supercharger system right now, but can assure you that it will be well worth the wait.

From the industry leading self-contained supercharger headunit, to the coolest air charge possible from its air to air intercooler. Every aspect on this system will add up to delivering the highest HP possible, with just a mild amount of pump gas friendly boost. The system can be purchased 100% turn-key including fuel system and handheld tuning. Or in tuner kit fashion for those wanting to do their own programing, or adding engine and/or exhaust modifications to their Jeeps.

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Keep your eyes and ears peeled to our blog and Facebook, as we try and leak as many details as we can. Otherwise give us a shout at 913-338-2886 for further questions, or comments.

ProCharger Chevy SS Sedan, packing 610+ HP

Pretty much everyone we know loves the heavenly sound of a V8 starting up in the morning, and the smell of burnt rubber. However not all of us can have Mustangs, Corvettes, Camaros and Challengers, due to needing a bit more space. So for those of us that need to fit “real” human beings in both the front seat, and rear, we are left with the world of high performance V8 sedans.

ProCharger Supercharged Chevy SS Sedan 610HP Supercharger

Over the years, this market is getting a bit smaller, however the cars are at the top of their games in pretty much every aspect, styling, handling, and performance. To find a vast variety of these cars you have to look outside of the US. However here in the states, we are lucky to have the all-new Chevy SS Sedan. And ProCharger has just wrapped up its supercharger system for it!

So how does a ProCharged Chevy SS stack up?

2014 ProCharged Chevy SS 610HP* $50,574**
2014 Audi RS7 560HP $106,500
2014 BMW M5 575HP $95,850
2014 Jaguar XFR-S 550HP $99,875
2014 Mercedes E63 577HP $99,770
2014 Cadillac CTS-V 556HP $64,900

2014 Chevrolet SS ProCharger Supercharged 610 HP Supercharged

OK, so we know you’re probably thinking, “There is no WAY you can compare the Chevy SS to those cars” and we feel you. That is, until you start looking at the numbers, and the details. Forget the badges on the front grills for a moment and look at that hard cold data.

Every car on this list features:
Big brake systems
Great suspension
Killer sound systems
Race inspired seats
Electronic gizmos for days
Fit and finish unheard of just 10 years ago
Four doors and room for the family and crew.
And a big high HP motor in the front, driving those big rollers out back

When you start looking at the 0-60 numbers, and other performance facts, you will start to notice about the ONLY place the Chevy SS was lacking, was in the HP category, and with a simple ProCharger supercharger system that is all thing of the past. Lets dive into the what makes this 610+ HP monster possible.

Chevy SS Procharger Underhood Supercharger Supercharged

The ProCharger Chevy SS Supercharger system starts its foundation with the industry leading P-1SC-1 head unit. Mounted with a robust CNC billet alum bracket system, driven by a dedicated drive belt system. 7psi of forced air from the supercharger is feed to the huge air-to-air front mount intercooler, where its chilled before entering the 6.2L power plant. What does all of that mean? It means you can BOLT on a ProCharger to your brand new SS, and enjoy the smile 610+ Horse Power will put on your face.

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Procharger Supercharger Chevy SS 2014 Boost Bracket

So if you are looking for a four door, rear wheel drive sedan that delivers a powerful supercharged punch, the ProCharger SS straight out delivers. The ProCharger supercharger system, and the Chevy SS are a sure fire way to make sure owners of those “other” cars take notice, without taking out a second mortgage.

ProCharger Chevrolet SS Sedan Supercharger

Other Notable Family “Super Cars”
2014 ProCharged Charger SRT8 650+HP
2014 ProCharged 300C SRT8 650+HP

* 415 Rated HP, 342rwhp = 17.59% drivetrain loss, 519rwhp ProCharged = 610HP
**$43,475 MSRP base price + $7,099 MSRP ProCharger System = $50,574

ProCharger i-1, Programmed to Blow your MIND!

No better way to kick this blog off, than a little play on words. With its robust boost curve, and best in the industry power per psi, the ProCharger i-1 is really blowing peoples minds. (Pun intended) The concept of being able to program your boost curve from the cockpit on the fly has been dreamed of for years by supercharger lovers, and that dream is now reality with the ProCharger i-1.

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In this blog we will feature some of the various i-1 installs that we have found floating around the net. Ranging from customer installs, to shop installs, and even the magazines that couldn’t wait to get their hands on these amazing superchargers. No matter who gets behind the wheel of an i-1 equipped vehicle, usually 9 times out of 10 the first word out of their mouth is “WOW.” As they are blown away by the blowers ability to give you the down low rush of nearly instant boost, but still have that amazing top end charge of a centrifugal blower. Enough with the small talk, lets get down to some of these featured installs.

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One of the cars you can’t miss around the internet is that of a 2013 Stang, owned by APR Performance. When APR was looking for a supercharger to motivate their aerodynamic R&D test car, they needed a supercharger that could match their car’s ability both on and off the track. With the i-1’s ability to change boost curves, APR can get the perfect mix between daily driver, and track terror. The HUGE power the i-1 delivers really helps APR put their body kit and those huge brakes to the test on the road course. On the dyno, the ProCharger i-1 spun those big rollers to the song of 568rwhp on just 7.5psi of boost, even on 91 octane Cali grade fuel! Check out more info about this car, on the Mustang 360 write up by clicking HERE

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Next up is an ProCharger i-1 supercharger install by Squires performance. We ran across this video via an email sent into us from the customer, raving about how enjoyable his system was. Here are some of the quotes from his email:

“The car is an animal. From what I’ve experienced it’s a very efficient supercharger. The transmission built into the supercharger makes it pull full boost way earlier than a traditional centrifugal or positive displacement charger. The numbers it’s putting down are better than what the GT500’s are doing and it’s also stones lighter than them. Rick Squires did an amazing job on it.”

We always appreciate the kind words, about the product and our installing dealers. Here is a link to a youtube video of this car in action, where it lays down 611rwhp on just 7psi!

Long time Mustang racer, and shop owner Mike Dez shows us that even 100% stock automatic cars can lay down the power numbers (549rwhp) with the ProCharger i-1 system. When we asked Mike how he liked this system his reply was, “I never expected the boost to be so instant, competition mode is no joke” and “The ability to control the boost curve on the i-1, makes it a great daily driver and a strip terror all in one package.” Mike plans on hitting the track soon, and eventually turning the boost up once adds some traction aids.

We know how hard it is to impress the hardcore racers such as Mike, so hearing quotes like that makes all of us in the office very proud.

Mike Dez racing ProCharger i-1 Supercharged Mustang

Mike Dez Racing ProCharger i-1 Mustang Underhood

And remember one of the understatements of the year, BOLT ON 10’s!!! We did it with out 2011 in-house test car, and you can too. The recipe is simple, take a 2011+ Mustang GT, add an i-1 ProCharger supercharger system, headers and exhaust, some sticky tires and HOLD ON! We say BOLT ON, since an average guy can install (bolt on) those parts in his garage in a weekend, and take his Mustang from stock, to a 10 second 1/4 mile terror.

Here is a little video by the crew at MAK Performance. They installed a Raptor kit onto a Harley F-150, that happens to share the same 6.2L engine that the Raptor comes with. In this video you can hear the blower changing modes at idle speed. If you listen close you can hear the impeller speed speed up, and slow down. Pretty cool video, thanks MAK for putting it out there!

To switch gears from big Ford trucks, to more GM 2 door fun, lets take a look at some Camaros we have found around the net featuring ProCharger i-1 systems.

Starting with this youtube video we found of Motiva Performance tuned Camaro with 645rwhp on 7psi, with E85 and an impressive 608rwhp on pump gas! This car features not only the ProCharger i-1 system, but also the addition of a Flex Fuel sensor, for a really trick install. What a perfect match up, having a car that can change its tune from pump gas to E85, and a supercharger that you can change the boost on the fly to match your fuel type. We dig it!

Listen and Watch it by clicking below

Owning an i-1 supercharger system, isn’t always about the sheer power it produces. But also, the passion behind how much fun the car becomes to drive, and the thrill of being able to change modes and boost levels on the fly. Possibly one of the best videos we have found to help describe that passion of driving an i-1 powered Camaro, is that produced by the guys over at LSXtv.com

Check out the video of their Project 5th Gen Camaro, featuring an i-1 below.

If you like clean install photos, with LOTS of facts to satisfy the “nerd” in you, check out their install write up, by clicking on the image below.
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One car that got plenty of questions asked about it, was this 2010 i-1 ProCharged Camaro at the Street Car Takeover events. This car is 100% stock, other then the addition of a dual disc clutch. It turns the dyno rollers to over 600rwhp on pump gas, and rips off mid 11 second quarter mile passes. (Very traction limited) If it didn’t have the ProCharger Supercharged sticker on the front glass, this car might be the ultimate sleeper.

ProCharged Orange Camaro SS i-1 Supercharged Underhood

ProCharged Orange Camaro SS i-1 Supercharged Blower

ProCharged Orange Camaro SS i-1 Supercharged

GM High Tech Magazine known for its in-depth stories and giving the cold hard facts, wanted to supercharge their road racing project car, and the first call they made was to ProCharger. Knowing this car was going to live on the road course in sunny (hot) Florida, the super efficient design, and low inlet temps of the i-1 was a perfect match. Not to mention that instant boost, to help pull this Camaro out of a corner with a rush of acceleration. They did an awesome write up on the performance on the road course of PBIR, and the installation of the supercharger, which you can read by clicking the links below.

Click Image to learn more about road racing an i-1.
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Click Image FOR a KILLER TECH install
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Another fun video we found floating around, was that of a customer showing how to change the modes in his 2008 Corvette. With a little spirited run, that we will assume is on a closed course under professional supervision. One of the things you can notice in this video is that the touch screen can display lots of different data, and has a VERY fast sample rate.

With more and more ProCharger i-1 Supercharger systems shipping out daily. We can’t wait to see more of them pop up around the net, however if you have a comment or would like to share your ProCharger experience (i-1 or Standard) feel free to reach out to us at sales@procharger.com or 913-338-2886 and we would be happy to hear for you.

Thanks for reading as always!

Faster and Faster, ProCharger racers raise the bar higher!

ProCharger racers are setting records everywhere they go, on all sorts of tracks, no matter how many wheels they have.
Let’s take a closer look at what’s been going on in the last couple of weeks.

In the Land of Two Wheels:

Now that the Sturgis Rally has wrapped up, all eyes in the world of two wheel performance are on the Salt Flats, for the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Weather conditions leading up to (and during) the event, had everyone concerned that this might not be the year for records to be broken; however, the rain did clear just long enough to get passes in, and everyone was in a hurry to make them count. As the motorcycles all began making their way home from the event, two ProCharger supercharged machines came home with (3) new Records! Let’s take a closer look at these destroyers of the salt, and what makes these machines fly.

The Hiro Koiso Racing team, has always been a strong contender when it comes to all out speed bikes. This year was no different as they brought home TWO, yes TWO different records at the speed trials. Their black 2006 FXD based Harley-Davidson laid down records of 211.080 mph and 211.0325 mph in each class specific configuration. (Hiro’s one way top speed was 221+ MPH) This machine is powered by a 135″ JIMS Twin Cam engine, modified by T-Man Performance, and is motivated by a stock ProCharger B-1 System. (Custom intercooler is used, due to body work)

With the body cladding on:
Hiro Koiso Racing Harley Record Supercharged ProCharger Bonneville Speed Trials

What 273rwhp looks like under the skin:
Hiro Koiso Racing Harley Record Supercharged ProCharger Bonneville Speed Trials

If you have some time on your hands check out the awesome photos on the Hiro page, by clicking HERE. And videos by clicking HERE

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What happens when you team up Lloydz Motorworks,Brian Klock and Helping with Horsepower? Well with that winning combo, you end up with a record setting machine!

This talented team built a 2008 Victory Hammer, to bring down the record in the non-faired class; and bring down the record they did, with a two way run average of 173.223 mph! The 106″ motor sucks down pressurized salty air with the help of a ProCharger B-1 supercharger system from Llyodz Motorworks. For more details on the ProCharger Victory supercharger system, please check out the Llyodz website HERE

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Victory Motorcycles Bonneville Record Hammer ProCharger supercharged 106 Lloydz

Victory Motorcycles Bonneville Record Hammer ProCharger supercharged 106 Lloydz

Check out the video with some great images of the event.

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Now let’s move to 4 wheel machines:

Veteran racer, Andy Manson recently made the switch to a ProCharger supercharger on his 1996 Mustang, and has REALLY made a statement. A statement to the tune of resetting the NMCA Street Outlaw record, in Norwalk OH. The blistering pass was set with his F-1X-12 ProCharger, at the pace of 6.943 @ 201.79 mph!!!!!

Andy Manson Runs ProCharger NMCA Record Setting Run

Also in Norwalk, the team of American Racing Headers, and Farks Supercars reset the 5th Gen Camaro Record (that they already held) with a pass of 8.17@171 mph! This car runs a ProCharger F-1C supercharger, and is getting quicker every week. In talking with the owner, we get the sneaking feeling that a 7 second pass is just around the corner for this car. Could it be this weekend???

American Racing Headers Camaro Sets the Gen 5 Record ProCharger Supercharged

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With the racing season coming to a close, all eyes are on who is going to be crowned a Champion for 2014. Last year, ProCharger supercharged racers brought home 6 different Championships, and this year it looks like we might be able to raise that number to 7!!! After it’s all said and done, ProCharger and its staff would like to say congratulations to not only these record setting performances we have mentioned, but all racers that go out each weekend and raise the bar higher and higher. We know the dedication, and consistency it takes to make these things happen. Again a true THANK YOU!

And speaking of Champs, the 2011 Drag Week Champion team of Scott Smith & Jake Brantner are returning to Drag Week 2014. This team will be setting off again with their 1980 Malibu powered by a ProCharger F-3R-136. This Malibu won’t be the only ProCharger powered machine ready to do battle on both the 1320 feet of drag strip, as well as the grueling drive that makes Drag Week such a unique event. We may just stop by the kick off of the event, and get some photos, so stay tuned for that!

Drag Week Champion Returns

Thanks for reading, as always! If you have any comments or questions please reach us at sales@procharger.com or 913-338-2886

The new F-150 is great, ProCharger makes it BETTER!

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In a previous blog, we talked about what a stir 5.0L Ford F-150’s were making in the world of performance trucks. That buzz and excitement has not shown signs of slowing down. Being able to bolt on a ProCharger supercharger system onto a completely stock truck and gain 65%+ more HP, is no doubt helping to keep this trend going, and aiding in creating some high HP blue oval trucks. With so many customers enjoying their ProCharger systems on their trucks, we wanted to take the time to feature a few customers and their experiences with the ProCharger system on these new F-150’s.

DO YOU WANT A 600+ HP F150?
Of course you do, and thankfully the recipe is simple.

ProCharger P-1SC-1 Supercharger system
Ford Racing BOSS 302 Intake
High Flow Exhaust

Put those three items together, add some custom ECU tuning, and you are left with 510+ rwhp!

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ProCharger F150 BOSS302 Intake 510 HP F-150

This truck gained a 78% power increase over stock, on a safe tune using only 91 octane fuel. Just imagine the look on the face of whomever tries to mess with this truck, not knowing its making OVER 600HP at the crank! No modifications to the standard ProCharger system are needed to use the BOSS302 intake manifold.

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Supercharged F-150 Procharger Boss 302 Intake P-1SC-1

As you can see from the outside, this truck does not look like it lays down 600HP through those big 22″ wheels, for the overall “sleeper” look.
That is unless you happen to catch the rare view of the front grill, as shown below.

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Supercharged F-150 Procharged Boss 302 Intake P-1SC-1

This customer opted for the Race Air-to-Air intercooler upgrade at the time of purchase, knowing that he was going to be turning the truck up later down the road. While benefiting from maximum cooling ability on its everyday driving duties.

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Supercharged F-150 Procharger Boss 302 Intake P-1SC-1

Another couple options this customer wanted, was the black finish for the supercharger to make the install look almost OEM with the Boss manifold, and the front mounted intake. The owner states that every time he opens the hood, a small crowd of people will form with excitement, and questions.

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Supercharged F-150 Procharger Boss 302 Intake P-1SC-1

The only complaint he had about the system, is that it has caused a serious traction issue and is looking for better tires for racing usage. Even with traction bars, it has proven to be difficult to put all that ProCharged power and torque to the ground. Now that’s a complaint we LOVE to hear about in the office! Once this truck gets some sticky tires under it, we can’t wait to hear about some track times from this black beauty.

Supercharged Ford F-150 Procharger Boss 302 Intake P-1SC-1

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Nina Gusler ProCharger Supercharged F150

Another ProCharger supercharged F-150, is that of racer Nina Gusler and her 2013 F-150. Nina proudly races her ProCharger power machine in NMRA Truck and Lightning class, where she is currently the #1 points leader, going into the final round. Nina relies on the repeatable power that the ProCharger delivers round after round, which has helped her keep that #1 spot since the 2nd race of the season. (Not bad for her Rookie year!)

Nina Gusler ProCharged F-150

Being the points leader, and possible the soon to be champion you would think Nina would run an exotic combination, however that is not the case. Nina relies on a out of the box ProCharger system (P-1SC-1) with the race intercooler upgrade, Cobra Jet intake manifold, SCT custom tuning, and lots of traction.

Supercharged F-150 2013 Ford Nina Gusler

Nina has upgraded the motor to the Ford Racing Crate motor that is a bit lower compression, for plans to turn the trucks boost up even further in the future. However in its current condition, with just 7psi of boost, this truck makes an amazing 576rwhp, and a 12.34@116mph. The 11’s are just around the corner for Nina and this truck! For more details on this truck, check out her write up on SVTPerformance.com

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OK, now to totally switch gears from talking about HP and racing, lets talk about miles per gallon. Yes, you read that correctly we are a supercharger company talking about adding HP to F-150’s, but ALSO going to mention the additional milage gains customers are picking up. We spend lots of R&D time on our supercharger system, as well as the ECU tuning to not only maximize power/saftey of the engine, as well as maximum economy. That is if you can resist putting your right foot down and turning those rear tires into clouds of smoke with a smile on your face. Even the 600+ HP truck featured above has the owner beyond excited with its new gain in gas milage, reporting up to 23mpg on the highway! For another example, we looked to the internet, and found this example on an internet forum.

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“So Saturday I took the truck on about a 150 mile round trip. Mostly highway, 65-75 MPH. Before the supercharger i would get 13.5 in town and 15.8 on the Hwy, I kind of figured the mileage would go down. As I get up to speed I see it go to around 18 MPG, I was pretty sure that was incorrect. As I continued to drive it just kept going up!!! I didn’t reset it at any point on the trip My truck has 3.73 gears and 33.5s on 18×9s”

And here is an image from his trip, not bad for BIG tires!
ProCharger Supercharged F-150 Gas Milage

Even if you don’t own one of these new 5.0L F-150’s remember that ProCharger makes systems for LOTS of ford trucks. And has you covered with the same industry leading power gains you come to expect from a intercooled ProCharger supercharger system, as well as the perk in gas milage that we discussed earlier.

For more details click on the following links.

For those that have the 5.4L or 6.2L Raptors:
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5.4L 3 valve F-150 Owners:
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And also 4.6L and 5.4L 2 valve F-150 Owners:
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For more details on the 2011+ F-150 ProCharger supercharger system, please visit our main website by clicking HERE.

For all other comments and questions please reach us at sales@procharger.com or by dropping us a line at 913-338-2886 M-F 8:30-5:30pm.

ProCharger V-Twin hitting it hard in August

ProCharger in Sturgis

There was no shortage of ProCharger V-twin power at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Many ProCharger owners rode their bikes to Sturgis and parked them in the ProCharger display right on Lazelle Street, making for a changing-daily display of everyday, cross-country-rideable V-twin power.

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ProCharger HD Superchargers Harley Sturgis Rally 2014

The team from Kendall Johnson Customs brought up a group of bikes including Zach’s 300 hp Road King, Mark’s 300 hp Road Glide, Travis’s 215+ hp Street Glide and a 210+ hp Road Glide. All these bikes were ridden over 2000 miles while there! Other vehicles in the ProCharger display included a custom Street Glide making 189 hp, Grant County Choppers Sturgis winning custom street racer (more on that later) and ProChargers own 2009 Road King, 2012 Dyna Wide Glide and 2010 Camaro.

Forced induction was front and center at this year’s Sturgis rally and will only get bigger. Check out the following link for even more proof.

Link: http://tinyurl.com/lv3578v

There was also plenty of ProCharger supercharged power in the Victory Motorcycle display. Several ProCharger equipped Victory’s were on hand including Lloyd from Lloydz Motorworkz 215hp supercharged sleeper.

ProCharger Supercharged Victory Motorcycle

Supercharged ProCharger Victory Lloydz

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Victory teamed up with Lloydz Motorworkz and Conquest Customs to show how easy it is to modify a 2015 Cross Country and over a 24 hour period stripped and rebuilt one on full display for the public. The bike got a whole host of cool parts along with an intercooled ProCharger supercharger kit by Lloydz. The finished product turned out pretty sweet.

Victory Supercharged Cross Country ProCharger

ProCharger Racing and Winning

During the Sturgis Rally, the WMDRA held their annual race at the Sturgis Dragway. Tom Sperr from Grant County Choppers brought out his ProCharger equipped street legal Sportster based street racer for a little fun. The only problem, Pro Gas was the only class it fit in. Bikes in this class are normally full on drag bikes; drag slicks, wheelie bars, starter carts, etc. Tom’s bike is no wheelie bar, DOT tire, lights and the rest you would expect from your streetbike. That sure didn’t stop him though. The bike qualified number three, went rounds and faced the #1 qualifier in the finals. After a great light Tom and crew pulled off a stunning upset to bring home the win. The most impressive part; after pictures and the big check, he rode it home!

WMDRA ProCharger Win Pro Gas Supercharged

Make sure you also keep an eye out for more supercharged records at Bonneville by ProCharger powered racers.

LINK: Hiro Koiso Racing

Hiro Koiso Racing Supercharged Harley

Victory Bonneville ProCharger Supercharged

ProCharger at the Hot Bike Tour

ProCharger recently participated in the 2014 version of the Hot Bike Tour. This tour was a 1000 miles journey over five days showcasing some of the best bike and builders around as well as tons of riders happy for an excuse to get out and enjoy a ride. The ProCharger display was packed from sun up to sun down with power hungry customers looking to learn more about how to bolt on 40-80 hp in a single day.

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ProCharger has a bolt-on, self-contained, intercooled supercharger system available for virtually every model of air-cooled “Big Twin” H-D motorcycles from the latest 2014 H-D bikes to certain 1994 models. With this extensive line-up it means more people than ever can experience the same jaw dropping power and show quality look of a ProCharger Supercharger system.

For 20 years ProCharger has been making slow things fast and fast things ridiculous so if you’re ready to install The ULTIMATE Power Adder on your H-D V-twin, visit the ProCharger motorcycle supercharger systems page here or call our V-Twin Sales Team at 913/338-2886, M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM central time.

ProCharged C7 Vettes, making waves in Print, Web and TV!

When these systems were designed, we knew they were going to instantly become the “Must Have” bolt-on for this C7 platform. The outstanding power numbers, flawless driveablity, and easy installation, make it the PERFECT power adder for this Corvette platform. Well with those great benefits in mind the masses have started to take notice, and now no matter if you are searching the web, or flipping through pages/channels, you are bound to run across something being said about the ProCharger Supercharger system for 2014 Stingray Corvettes. And what exactly are they saying about these systems? Lets take a closer look and find out!

ProCharger Corvette Supercharged C7 Cover

Nothing brings more pride then a COVER SHOT! This article in VETTE magazine gave details about the install performed on one of the rare (1 of 500) Premiere Edition C7’s. This stunning Laguna blue car belts out the HP to the number of 587rwhp on a stock car, running 7psi, pump gas, and the supplied ProCharger tune. Bolting on over 200HP in a weekend, is a sure fire way to put a smile on any Corvette owners face. If you don’t have the magazine at home, no problem! Just click the image of the cover above, and go strait to the online version of the write up.

West Coast Customs builds a C7 for Continental Tire ProCharger Supercharged Corvette

When Continental Tires wanted a custom C7 Corvette built, they went to the best, West Coast Customs. And when West Coast Customs needed to boost the performance of that car, they too wanted the best, and that’s a ProCharger system. Combine the good looks of this Corvette, and power numbers to back it up, this C7 is sure to turn heads (and tires) for many years to come. Thankfully being owned by a tire manufacture, it takes some of the guilt out of doing smile enduing, tire smoking burnouts. Click the image above to check out the video link, in case you missed the show!

LSXTv ProCharger Supercharger Corvette Install C7

To start off the internet side of things, here is a link to a great install done by LSXTV.com and Cunningham Motorsports out in California. This write-up does a great job of showing the easy install, and details like the differences in the two air inlet options. After the install they took it to the track and had HUGE gains in performance, in both ET and MPH. Even on the OEM stock tires, a hot day, and lack luster california grade 91 fuel, this Corvette still knocked down 11.2@125mph! A set of sticky drag radial tires, and its no doubt a bolt on 10 second ride, from just a supercharger install!

Chick Driving ProCharged C7 Corvette Races Viper, and Wins

And you can’t talk about the internet, without mentioning YouTube. And you can’t be a gear head and not know about 1320video.com’s youtube channel. Well one of the videos making its way around the net (over half a million views so far) is that of a gal by the name of Erin, driving a ProCharged C7 to take down a Viper to settle a bet. The car she is behind the wheel of is a stock C7, running a ProCharger P-1SC-1 system. Power numbers on this car at the time of the video were in the mid 570rwhp range, on pump gas and 7psi of boost. The end of the video is pretty fun, as the owner of the Viper pays up on the bet. This C7 is currently undergoing a major transformation, adding a cam, E85, and switching to a F-1A ProCharger to become a power monster. So keep an eye on our blogs, and facebook for details on that.

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Well there you have it, from print to web and all things digital, ProCharger superchargers and Corvette C7’s are proven power combinations. If you have questions or need to locate a dealer near you, please check out our website at www.procharger.com or drop us a line at 913-338-2886.


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