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OK last night went to Portland International Raceway (PIR) with some Viper buddies. Made 5 runs outside temp started at 82* & dropped to 71* by 10:05PM.
Best time of the night was 15.762 @ 86.48 (Last Run), all starting in 1st & manually shifting except the worst 17.122 (NO COMMENT)
here they are in order
1. 15.972 @ 86.53
2. 17.122 @ 84.28 :confused (Spun off the line & let the trans shift automatically big mistake)
3. 16.075 @ 85.55
4. 16.048 @ 85.60
5. 15.762 @ 86.48 :)

Some interesting side notes:
1. No longer is everyone gawking at the Vipers it's now the SSR must have talked to over 100 people all liked it except for a 17 year old kid & I think he was on drugs. Top up Top Down, Top Up Top Down, Top Up Top Down... We need an inexpensive add on to make it do that from outside. I know there are $1000 alarm systems but I don't need that, nor do I want to spend those kind of $$$, seems for $100 or so some one can figure out how (hear that after market guys or GM).
2. There was a Dodge SRT-10 with the Viper engine thing was huge! 525HP best time by an experienced driver was 13.980, just think what we could do with that kind of power! :thumbs
3. After running mid 12's in the vette 16 seconds is a long time need another 100HP!!!
 

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Sounds like you need a MagnaCharger.. Doesn't void the warrenty.. $5K.

www.magnacharger.com

Sales pitch.... "Though the 5.3L V-8 that comes in stock SSRs is certainly not anemic, the unit-body on frame construction means that the SSR is not exactly a featherweight. Many owners have been interested in performance upgrades. How about a blower that adds 100 HP and 100 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels? Magnuson Products and their MagnaCharger line has announced the Radix-SSR intercooled supercharger kit for the SSR. Based on an Eaton supercharger mounted 180º from normal to optimize the intake path, the Radix-SSR is a completely engineered package with everything needed for installation and it all fits under the stock hood. The kit even includes a new cast aluminum intake manifold that replaces the OEM nylon manifold. For ease of mind, MagnaCharger offers an optional 3 year/36,000 mile powertrain warranty."

I was going to take my SSR to Sears Point (now Infineon) but it looks like you saved me the trouble. I agree, more HP and more gears would be a welcome added improvement. I made a couple of 9.0 SuperComp passes at Frank Hawleys Drag school in Pomona and 15 seconds is a lifetime. I'm going to rig a air induction system with a K&N filter and see what happens.

Currently I am racing a Baby Grand stock car on a 1/2 mile oval. We took a pair to Sears Point and did 94 in 14.2. It was fun but puts too much strain in the trans and engine, plus its really hard to keep the tires from spinning.

As for the alarm.. I had Lojack installed and then learned about a cellphone type option that when you call it, it will pinpoint the location of the truck on a computer... It sounds better than Lojack as all it needs are cell towers... Lojack equipment must be in the police car to find it and not all PD's have it, dispite what Lojack says. Try searching www.dogpile.com for Lojack and the link to the cellphone deal will pop up in the list.
 

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Magnacharger & Warranty

What would give you the impression that installing an aftermarket supercharger would not void your warranty on engine related problems?
 

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Magnacharger offers an aftermarket warranty that covers the engine & trans for three years or 36,000 miles that has nothing to do with with the dealer. I am a magnacharger dealer and they are suppose to be releasing the first run of superchargers this week. When i get mine install i'll post what i think of it . I have installed them on plenty of the 1/2 ton pickups and know what it does for them. :thumbs :thumbs :thumbs
 

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Magnacharger offers an aftermarket warranty that covers the engine & trans for three years or 36,000 miles that has nothing to do with with the dealer. I am a magnacharger dealer and they are suppose to be releasing the first run of superchargers this week. When i get mine install i'll post what i think of it . I have installed them on plenty of the 1/2 ton pickups and know what it does for them. :thumbs :thumbs :thumbs
The issue (and question) is whether or not it voids the Chevrolet warranty. After paying for an extended warranty to Chevy, I'm not in a real hurry to buy another warranty because the installation voids the first one.
 
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I have my SSR about a month now and I am very impressed with it. But it has not off the line power.... :rolleyes:

By adding a supercharger I know that will help but will it hurt the transmission or engin in normal driving?

I would like to make my SSR allot faster any ideas?
 

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What everybody forgets is that the supercharger doesn't control how much abuse your engine and trans will get!!!!!! The person behind the wheel does that. :jester
 

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I have heard that this kit is shipping this week for the last 2 weeks

Are they really ready???

I thirsty for one and the results/pictutres of yours.
:skep :skep
 

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Magnacharger

When can we see it and hear what it does for the performance from someone who actually has one installed? :cool
 

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Look in the technical section under' magnacharger is here "and you'll see a picture mine that i just installed friday.
 

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GM Sevice Mgr. Says Supercharger Will Void Most Of Warranty.

When I told my small town Chevy Service Mgr. I was considering installing a supercharger on my SSR he politely informed me that I would be voiding a big part of my 3 yr. GM warranty. Anytime you add some 100 hp and 100 lb. of torque that the vehicle was not engineered for something is gonna break. The engine, transmission, rear end, brakes, ABS, drive shaft, PCM (engine computer), cooling system, etc. are all designed for a 300 hp stock motor. The increased hp from the supercharger is putting additional strain above and beyond what the GM engineers designed into the parts used in the stock SSR. Therefore, whenever something goes wrong with ANY of the mechanicals GM will NOT cover them under the factory warranty as the supercharger has induced increased hp which the factory parts weren't intended nor designed to handle. He told me that has held up up in litigation with GM in previous cases and that I should be aware of this before I install an afermarket supercharger. Sounded like he knew what he was talking about and I would hate to lose the mechanical portion of my factory warranty. Does this sound correct or is this Service Mgr. quoting info. that's incorrect?
 

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As for the warranty I believe GM will NOT stand by it after anything that has been altered in any way shape or form. Why would they it is not the way they intended there product to be used.

But------------- screw it, I am still putting one on.

This is looking way cool :cool

thanks for posting those pictures
 

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If that,s the case you better not put a k&n air filter in your car because the 3 horsepower you gain is going to void your warranty. As for warranty's i gave up worring about things like that a long time ago. I suppose that IF they every put a 6.0 with all the big horsepower" LOL" they are going to change the whole driveline to to handle all the power. I THINK NOT. Magnacharger offers a 3 year or 36,000 warranty for the engine and trans for $300.00. I have customers that have 10,20,30 and more thousand miles on there 1\2 ton pickups and no trouble yet. :thumbs
 

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A few posts indicating that a K&N filter is available for SSR. K&N says no? K&N is only pushing their oil filter for this model? Does anyone truly have a K&N filter that replaces the factory filter for the SSR? Thanks.
 

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K & N filter

I believe that I read here that the "panel" type filter 4 the C5 Vette will fit this application. Chk it out 1st.

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Thanks for reply. However, K&N says it won't fit. I'm sure they would like to sell it if it did.
They are supposedly working on a filter kit for the SSR? Drive Safe
 
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RedTn.SSR said:
When I told my small town Chevy Service Mgr. I was considering installing a supercharger on my SSR he politely informed me that I would be voiding a big part of my 3 yr. GM warranty. Anytime you add some 100 hp and 100 lb. of torque that the vehicle was not engineered for something is gonna break. The engine, transmission, rear end, brakes, ABS, drive shaft, PCM (engine computer), cooling system, etc. are all designed for a 300 hp stock motor. The increased hp from the supercharger is putting additional strain above and beyond what the GM engineers designed into the parts used in the stock SSR. Therefore, whenever something goes wrong with ANY of the mechanicals GM will NOT cover them under the factory warranty as the supercharger has induced increased hp which the factory parts weren't intended nor designed to handle. He told me that has held up up in litigation with GM in previous cases and that I should be aware of this before I install an afermarket supercharger. Sounded like he knew what he was talking about and I would hate to lose the mechanical portion of my factory warranty. Does this sound correct or is this Service Mgr. quoting info. that's incorrect?
According to SEMA the manafacturers warranty can only be voided if the aftermarket part can be proven to have caused the problem... i.e. punch a hole in a piston - probably not covered under warranty, ABS malfunction - not affected by a supercharger. The auto trans in the SSR is the same as the C5 Corvette, many of these cars have been modified to produce well over 400 HP are working just fine.
 

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Supercharger.

Whipple Superchargers is currently working on a blower for the SSR. Should produce 430-450 horsepower. They will have first one at SEMA and am hoping one for my slingshot shortly thereafter!
Slydur said:
OK last night went to Portland International Raceway (PIR) with some Viper buddies. Made 5 runs outside temp started at 82* & dropped to 71* by 10:05PM.
Best time of the night was 15.762 @ 86.48 (Last Run), all starting in 1st & manually shifting except the worst 17.122 (NO COMMENT)
here they are in order
1. 15.972 @ 86.53
2. 17.122 @ 84.28 :confused (Spun off the line & let the trans shift automatically big mistake)
3. 16.075 @ 85.55
4. 16.048 @ 85.60
5. 15.762 @ 86.48 :)

Some interesting side notes:
1. No longer is everyone gawking at the Vipers it's now the SSR must have talked to over 100 people all liked it except for a 17 year old kid & I think he was on drugs. Top up Top Down, Top Up Top Down, Top Up Top Down... We need an inexpensive add on to make it do that from outside. I know there are $1000 alarm systems but I don't need that, nor do I want to spend those kind of $$$, seems for $100 or so some one can figure out how (hear that after market guys or GM).
2. There was a Dodge SRT-10 with the Viper engine thing was huge! 525HP best time by an experienced driver was 13.980, just think what we could do with that kind of power! :thumbs
3. After running mid 12's in the vette 16 seconds is a long time need another 100HP!!!
 

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Supercharger

Yeah the dealers will tell you that but I had a Whipple SC installed on my 2000 Suburban and have had no problems with warrantee and NO PROBLEMS WITH THE WHIPPLE. Took me to 417 HP at the rear wheels, dyno'd! Makes a whole different ride out of the big rig!
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According to SEMA the manafacturers warranty can only be voided if the aftermarket part can be proven to have caused the problem... i.e. punch a hole in a piston - probably not covered under warranty, ABS malfunction - not affected by a supercharger. The auto trans in the SSR is the same as the C5 Corvette, many of these cars have been modified to produce well over 400 HP are working just fine.
 
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