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DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« on: March 21, 2009, 01:57:36 PM »
Joe and I are down in Beautiful downtown Piedmont SC watching and working with Dave and Randy while they are installing my Stage III upgrade.  Because of my header, my install is always just a little harder to do than the others.  and once the kit fits my car it fits everyone's.

The trip down was good once we got on the road, I forgot my medications and had to turn around 15 minutes from the house, so it made us an hour late meeting up with Joe and Dee.  So they had breakfast and coffee while they waited.  We finally got started around 10 am instead of 9.  We stopped every few hours for nature and stretching and got to the hotel around 6 or so.  We unloaded the cars and Joe, Dee and I headed for the shop.  Chris knew better and stayed at the hotel.   We finally picked her up around 10 and went to dinner.

Friday - car goes into the shop and the work starts:  (to be continued)

Oh Boy Oh Boy, the problem car is here...


Hood Off




Pull out the complete setup from the Stage II.  You can see the FocuzTech Headers.



Upgrade the throttle body



Throttle body comparison



Install new crank pulley.  Stock belt goes back on and now supercharger has it's own belt



Close up of stock belt on and new crank pulley


« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 08:07:23 PM by DeepBlueGXP »
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Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009, 01:58:22 PM »
Radiator fan removed to simplify things, notice the coil in the corner.  That is the ambient air temp readings you get in the Sky and on the Dashhawk of the Solstice.  It's behind the radiator, strange location!!!




Install and Remove the Supercharger at least 50 times for practice.   No not really, maybe only 49 times because of clearance issues with the header



The header caused the intake pipe to hit the frame and a bracket sticking out.  Dave used a plasma cutter to fix that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCgnK-IGA7g

New CAI pipe had to made from scratch since. 



CAI installed in the same box that the MACH II is for the GXP :woohoo:



You can see the new shock tower braces also



« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 08:03:57 PM by DeepBlueGXP »
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DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009, 01:58:39 PM »
More photos of the S/C



The new pulley system



« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 08:06:04 PM by DeepBlueGXP »
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 03:44:24 PM »
I can't wait to hear about it and see those pictures!  You must be so excited and anxious.
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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009, 02:15:04 AM »
come on Critterman....you're killing me...we need pictures and details...P
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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009, 07:32:59 AM »
getting ready to hit the road and head home, the only picture I have ready is the throttle body comparison
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

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StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

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Solo Performance SQR-2
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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 08:07:02 PM »
Photos are now added.  Enjoy

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 08:59:58 PM »
That... Is... beautiful... and functional as well no doubt. I love that CAI and a this rate it may be YEARS before I can save enough money to do all the mods I want to do!

Nice job!
Just trying to do my part...

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009, 11:16:19 PM »
Wow... Awesome set up...

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2009, 01:49:07 PM »
As usual it was great to see Critterman, even though his car can be a little bit of a challenge sometimes. It was also great to have Joe down here and his help during the weekend was much appreciated. As usual the Pizza and beverages on Saturday night was great and we look forward to seeing everyone at the mod meet in May!

Thanks,
Dave
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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009, 02:59:33 PM »
a quick little video of the post install fun, I will put up another later:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_7H3vWoM9w
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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2009, 03:14:16 PM »
Cool angle on the video...sounds fast as heck!
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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2009, 03:35:16 PM »
OMG
That sounds Mad MAX-ISH

Totally awesome!!!

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2009, 04:31:15 PM »
That sounds AMAZING!! Unfortunately the pictures don't show up with the network restrictions where I'm at right now...  Can't wait to see it in person!

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2009, 04:46:06 PM »
Cool!!!!

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2009, 09:31:29 PM »
You can hear the car coming before you see it :)  thanks Joe for posting the pictures, I have a couple of the finished product I will post in the next couple of days.  The car runs like a top, instant respose to the trottle, and it still gets 28-29 miles to the gallon on the road if you keep you foot out of it.  9 hours and two tanks of gas on cruise running 65 to 75 :)
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StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2009, 10:54:49 PM »
a quick little video of the post install fun, I will put up another later:

Wow! that video makes Critter's car look really clean!

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2009, 07:24:14 AM »
It really does have that Mad Max sound to it!  Very cool!   :drive:

Nice that it's still very streetable and MPG is a bonus.  Great job guys!!!!
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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2009, 10:08:49 AM »
Wow! that video makes Critter's car look really clean!


Dust and dirt don't have a chance to land Mike, but it still needs your tender touch to make it super slick :)
2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2009, 08:51:32 AM »
Finished product pictures, Joe had to leave and come home before it was put together and tested.  I took these pictures after I got home of the finished product.

The last picture is a figment of your imagination a DDM cold air intake on a supercharged Sol, it just doesn't exist...........yet
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DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2009, 10:20:13 AM »
That looks sweet!!!!  I am jumping out of my pants for the Maryland Meet now!
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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2009, 12:33:33 PM »
That is looking awesome.  I had a chance to see the engine before at the St. Patty's parade.  This makes me want to now get a stage 3.  Your killing me here, but the CAI adds a new reason for a functional hood scoop. 

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2009, 02:38:41 PM »
Video #2, a little more of a real drive by.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayREyrk5y9U

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2009, 04:59:48 PM »
Sweet.....

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Re: DDMWorks Stage III Supercharger installation - Now with pics
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2009, 05:34:53 PM »
Love it, Dave can correct me if I am wrong but I usually pickup 3rd around 60, and 4th a little over 100.  It sounds to me like Dave is very close to redline when he lets off the throttle, so probably passing Randy somewhere over 95 :)
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DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

 

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