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Old 07-27-2018, 01:04 AM
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As discussed in my recent post, I ordered the C5 Kit from the highly respected A&A last week and it arrived this week. Ordering, packaging and delivery were top notch!
Here is the beginning of the build thread where I will go through many aspects of the kits contents, the disassembly & installation, tuning and of course the testing and driving.


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Will be following this. Best of luck getting everything installed and out on the road.
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Guys,
As discussed in my recent post, I ordered the C5 Kit from the highly respected A&A last week and it arrived this week. Ordering, packaging and delivery were top notch!
Here is the beginning of the build thread where I will go through many aspects of the kits contents, the disassembly & installation, tuning and of course the testing and driving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DihUiUp2nl0
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Thanks for posting up. I hope all goes well with the install.
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Will be following this. Best of luck getting everything installed and out on the road.
Thanks for the well wishes guys! Installation is well under way. Nothing too difficult so far (except the 250 ft lbs for the new balancer!) but it is quite time consuming - but it is fun. I can tell it is a serious project. The beer stays in the fridge!!!

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Thanks for the well wishes guys! Installation is well under way. Nothing too difficult so far (except the 250 ft lbs for the new balancer!) but it is quite time consuming - but it is fun. I can tell it is a serious project. The beer stays in the fridge!!!
Does the balancer get pinned?
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Does the balancer get pinned?
YES. I did that part yesterday. Drilling the crank/balancer was easier than I thought it would be. Removing the steering rack to get to the balancer was a challenge ...
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that's probably the hardest part of the job, the rest should be downhill... I would suggest getting a laser alignment tool if you don't already have one, if the pulleys are not perfectly aligned you will run into belt problems... if you go into the forced induction section there is a sticky at the top that has a lot of info about this
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This is great! Can't wait for more vids!
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Guys,
As discussed in my recent post, I ordered the C5 Kit from the highly respected A&A last week and it arrived this week. Ordering, packaging and delivery were top notch!
Here is the beginning of the build thread where I will go through many aspects of the kits contents, the disassembly & installation, tuning and of course the testing and driving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DihUiUp2nl0
yes. Need more vids..

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that's probably the hardest part of the job, the rest should be downhill... I would suggest getting a laser alignment tool if you don't already have one, if the pulleys are not perfectly aligned you will run into belt problems... if you go into the forced induction section there is a sticky at the top that has a lot of info about this
Thanks for bringing up the importance of this - I just read the sticky and it. In all the research I have done about the A&A supercharger kits in the past year, it is not something that seems to comes up too often - but when it does - the owner clearly has serious belt issues. I do not have the laser tool for this - yet,,,.

Wondering how common it is to have a pulley or two that far off that it results in belt problems?? I welcome readers of this thread to comment on their experiences.

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well you may or may not have issues with the blower pulley itself but it isn't uncommon to have a power steering or alternator pulley just a hair off, I had a hell of a time the first time I installed mine... if you like working on your own stuff and having tools then it's a must for any supercharger guy in my opinion, plus if you ever get into upgrading the belt system and things like that it will come in handy
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well you may or may not have issues with the blower pulley itself but it isn't uncommon to have a power steering or alternator pulley just a hair off, I had a hell of a time the first time I installed mine... if you like working on your own stuff and having tools then it's a must for any supercharger guy in my opinion, plus if you ever get into upgrading the belt system and things like that it will come in handy
Thank you for the good info. I am going to ask Josh or Andy about how common it is. Unless it is super common, I will roll the dice first and see if I have any belt issues. I take it for granted as I have NEVER had any problems with the BELT on my M90 3.8 liter supercharged fiero (380hp) and that has been at 11 lbs of boost for a few years. That car has been my cheap sleeper (runs 11.80 @114) and has been what I have trained myself on tuning boosted applications. Take a look (:-)


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That fiero is pretty dan cool. I was supposed to get a white fiero from my moms friend when I was turning 17. Well i was going to buy it from her. She kept it mint until some idiot backed out of their driveway without looking...totaled the car...one with a SC is sick...
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I installed my A&A kit about 5-7 years ago, without using a laser, and it works fine. In fact, it works so fine that I rarely drive it anymore. If I'm in traffic, and try to give it more than about 1/4 throttle, it goes sideways fast. Thinking about doing a Mustang meet cars and coffee because I've got a potential crowd plow.
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I installed my A&A kit about 5-7 years ago, without using a laser, and it works fine. In fact, it works so fine that I rarely drive it anymore. If I'm in traffic, and try to give it more than about 1/4 throttle, it goes sideways fast. Thinking about doing a Mustang meet cars and coffee because I've got a potential crowd plow.
Too much power - nice problem to have! You could just put in a bigger pulley (lower the boost) and de-tune it a bit??? What HP level at the rear wheels do you suppose you are at?
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Too much power - nice problem to have! You could just put in a bigger pulley (lower the boost) and de-tune it a bit??? What HP level at the rear wheels do you suppose you are at?
About 635 to the wheels. I also have **** tires, 325-30/19 Nitto Invos are not traction tires. Already planning on new tires since I got the clutch engagement figured out, with help from Tick. I really think I'm gonna ditch the SC kit, and change out the blower cam for my old Crane. It was nasty fast before I SC'd it.
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About 635 to the wheels. I also have **** tires, 325-30/19 Nitto Invos are not traction tires. Already planning on new tires since I got the clutch engagement figured out, with help from Tick. I really think I'm gonna ditch the SC kit, and change out the blower cam for my old Crane. It was nasty fast before I SC'd it.
just get some better tires, that will be a lot cheaper than going backwards from where you are now and you will be able to enjoy it again... nt05r or et street s/s would both work well in a 305/35/19
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