Just wanted to say hello now that we are official (thanks brentil!). We would first like to say thank you to everyone that we have talked with on the phone or through emails, everyone has been very friendly and great to deal with, we definitely look forward to working with the Solstice/Sky community, and we thank everyone for their hospitality.
I have attached a FAQ since we keep getting a lot of the same questions, hopefully this will help everyone out:
What exactly does this kit entail?
The kit includes everything you need to install a M62 supercharger onto a Solstice/Sky. The supercharger, brackets, belt, hardware, filter, tubing, and ECM reflash. It is a complete bolt on kit, nothing else is needed to get the car up and running with more power.
How much power does the kit add?
The base non-intercooled kit is running a very safe 4.5psi and adds 45-50 HP and 45-50 Ft/lbs of torque. We will be developing an intercooler and anticipate 7-8psi and 240-250HP to the wheels intercooled.
How much does the kit cost?
The non-intercooled kits are $3295.
Can I install this at home?
Absolutely! The kit has been designed to be as easy as possible to install and really is a bolt on power solution.
What is the ET on installation if done by yourself?
If you have average mechanical skills it should take you between 6-8 hours. We have taken the kit off and put it back on in just a couple hours.
Will it come with detailed instructions?
We take pride in our instructions and the kit will include detailed instructions with lots of color pictures.
When will directions be available for viewing
They are available now here: http://www.ddmworks.com/instructions...structions.pdf
Will it work with an Automatic?
How long is the expected delivery time?
Delivery time is usually 4-6 weeks depending on options
Will this affect my factory warranty?
There is the Moss/Magnusson act that I would suggest looking up and reading concerning this. Basically it states that the burden of proof is on the dealer to prove that the aftermarket part that you installed caused the factory part to fail. Here is a copy of the full act:
another brief description:
I live in California and the highest gas I can get is 91, would my tuned be a problem?
Your tune will not be a problem, we can tune it for 91 and will have that tune available for California cars
Instead of powder coating my kit black can it be done in red?
Not a problem, we can have them powder coated what ever color you want. There would be a small fee, the cost is $75 for the color change, since our powder coater would have to do them separately.
Will these work with the clear image shorty headers?
The supercharger kit will not work with the clear image shorty headers; there are other headers in the works that will work with the supercharger from other manufacturers, including DDMWorks 4-1.
Is it 100% guaranteed to fit with the Clear Image long tube headers?
Yes, we have test fit on a car with the Clear image long tube headers and it fit, it will not fit with the clear image shorty headers.
Do I need to let you know what exhaust mods I have for configuring the air:fuel?
No, our reflash will adapt to the exhaust mods that you have on the car.
Does it come with a new computer or how does the computer get retuned?
There are a couple options here. Right now you can either send us your ECM, we will reflash it and send it back to you, or a couple of the first 10 are buying an extra ECM, having us reflash it and send it out with their kit.
Is the only color of the air filter that comes with it blue?
No, the kit will ship with a red K&N filter.
Is the supercharger a MP62?
Yes the supercharger is a MP62, not the older M62.
Does the kit include upgraded fuel injectors?
Yes, the kit does include upgraded fuel injectors and wiring harnesses. It is a very easy job to swap the injectors, just a couple bolts and there will be no splicing of wires, it will all be plug and play.
Can I have my runners powdercoated, chromed, polished, etc.?
Yes, we will be happy to do whatever you would like to customize your kit. Although there will be a charge for different colors, chroming, etc, and there may be a slight delay in shipping for the color change. Just contact us and we will let you know about pricing.
My ECM is locked by Vector, or some other tuner, what should I do?
We need to be supplied with a working, unlocked ECM to be able to reflash it for you. There are a couple of options. You can send your ECM to Vector and have them unlock it and then send it to us. We can send you a new ECM with our tune in it, and you can sell the Vector. Or you could buy an extra ECM and send it to us and we can send it back reflashed. We also found out that the Werks ECM is locked and needs to be sent to them for them to unlock it, before we can reprogram it.
Does the reflash for the supercharger have the same enhancements as the Vector?
This is a tricky question, the tunes are for 2 different set-ups. One is for a Naturally aspirated car and one is for a supercharged car, so it really is like comparing apples and oranges. There has been A LOT of work, time and money put into getting the tuning right on this setup and we have learned a lot about how to make forced induction work with the stock ECM, so I hope you understand that we are going to be a little quiet about what exactly we changed in the ECU programming. Needless to say the test car has great drivability and we expect that the production kits will have that same great drivability.
Will DDMWorks be offering a heat shield for the headers/ Will the factory heat shield work?
Yes, we will be offering a heat shield for aftermarket headers. If you are using the stock exhaust manifold, the stock heat shield can be modified to fit.
Will the supercharger cause me to use more gas?
During cruise and light throttle the supercharger has an internal bypass that allows the supercharger to use almost no horsepower, so during cruise and light throttle your fuel milege will be almost the same as stock. However, once you start doing lots of full throttle pulls, your gas mileage will go down. However we have found a direct inverse relationship between miles per gallon and smiles per gallon
What headers fit with the DDMWorks DDM62 Supercharger?
The clear image long tube headers have been confirmed to fit the supercharger kit. The shorty headers from clear image will not fit. We have a prototype set of headers being shipped to us this week and will have some more information on those shortly. There is also another set of headers we know in the works that may or may not fit. We will keep everyone up to date on this as we learn what fits.We will get the dyno sheets up shortly for everyone that has been asking about them. If anyone has any other questions, feel free to ask them to us through email, or here on this thread and we will do our best to answer them and include them in the above questions.