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Roots style blower?

This is a discussion on Roots style blower? within the Forced Induction forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Is there a "roots style" aka "twin screw" aka "whipple blower" available for the LS1's?...

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    Roots style blower?

    Is there a "roots style" aka "twin screw" aka "whipple blower" available for the LS1's?
    Last edited by SloLt1Camaro; 05-07-2007 at 03:41 PM.

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    Magnuson makes one...

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    What Blk99RamAir said is correct and there is a difference between a roots style blower and a whipple or screw blower.

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    Yes, that is true. A twin screw is much more efficient in making power than a regular roots blower. Twin screws don't produce as much heat, so they don't need as much boost to make the same type of power. Unless you are interested in instant torque, I believe a centrifugal is actually a better choice. But roots do sound pretty cool. My dad has a Lightning, so I know a bit about the roots and twinscrew KB's, and all that stuff. We ended up going homemade turbo...

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    I'm trying to get an exact list of things I would need in order to put that style blower on my 01' WS6?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SloLt1Camaro
    I'm trying to get an exact list of things I would need in order to put that style blower on my 01' WS6?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    This has to be one of the better "twin screw" installation's that I have seen to date. Click here.....

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    Here is some more info on where to purchase the full kit.

    http://www.lmspeed.com/index.asp?Pag...WPROD&ProdID=2
    1999 Trans Am WS6 Black - Forged 346, P1SC (8psi), TH-400, and 12 bolt(3.73's)
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    2004 Screaming Yellow Mustang Cobra - Whipple 2.3, Exhaust, & CCW's...My DD

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    Those links are awesome! Exactly what I was looking for, thanks guys!

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    yes...thanx...i have been looking for a roots type blower....

    i seen one surfing the internet a while ago...but i never found it..thanks alot....just what i can spend my money on

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    i did a little research on roots for Fbodies a while ago. since our engines sit way back in the engine compartment (a lot under the dash), just be careful you have enough clearance

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    Roots style, oh baby, oh baby.

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    wat kind of HP does that system put out

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    i think that it is around 450-500...
    if you would get the kit from magna it comes with the intake and upgraded injectors......

    i want one..
    but with the entire kit polished, they want 7500 for it...

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    The price is very high compared to the price/hp gains of other systems... But a true fan is a true fan, can't argue with that.
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    i just love the fact it's not the usual side mounted shit. it's like an old fashioned supercharger. but the price is still pretty steep. and you're going to have to do some cutting to get it to fit properly. but i think they send a template and all that you'll need for that evolution.

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    and if you actually decide to do it, post some pics when you're done.. no one ever seems to do that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by topgun1851 View Post
    i did a little research on roots for Fbodies a while ago. since our engines sit way back in the engine compartment (a lot under the dash), just be careful you have enough clearance

    +1... you have to cut the cowl/wiper im 99% sure... not a huge deal ulness its your baby that your hacking on...

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    In my opinion the Eaton Roots-type blower is the only way to go. I have owned one before, and their is no substitute for the instant torque these things generate. Far better than the other options in my opinion. As soon as I can get the money together I'm buying one for my TA.

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    Its the under the curve power and flat torque curve that I'm interested for my heavy vert. If I got this kit I would want to try and off set some of the weight by getting a tubular K member and upper/lower control arms.

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