VIDEO: Porting the Blower on 6th-Gen Camaro ZL1 with Florida High Performance

We’ve been working with Erik Bentley and the crew at Florida High Performance for quite some time; keeping tabs on their latest project vehicles, hottest engine builds, and even some of their uniquely branded products. One car that keeps us giddy around here, is Erik’s personal orange 6th-gen Camaro ZL1.

It’s a car we’ve featured before, and it’s a continual process of modifying, tuning, fine-tuning and adding more power. in the previous installment, we’ve seen what a LT4 Camaro was capable of with a CORSA exhaust, Roto-Fab intake, American Racing Headers and a HP Tuners tune.

Now, Erik is stepping it up again with the supercharger; a DSX Tuning supercharger lid, an Innovators West pulley, a 103mm Katech throttle body, and lost but not least, a supercharger porting job from Jokerz Performance.

The previous numbers resulted in an even 600hp and 652 lb-ft of torque to the rear tires on his in-house Dynojet dyno; up from 577/572 of his baseline. But with these mods, it’s a whole new ballgame.

The first order of business was removing the supercharger, to make way for the ported blower. Erik technically could have stopped there, but he wanted to maximize the ported supercharger and the RotoFab intake’s potential, so he implanted the larger bore Katech throttle body.

Erik gives us a closer look in the amount of difference between the insides of a factor supercharger, and that of the ported Jokerz’s unit. The DSX Tuning air lid will bolt to either the untouched OEM blower, or a ported one, but again, looking to increase airflow to increase output, a nearly stock appearing, but much more functional DSX unit will be living under the Camaro’s hood for the foreseeable future. The video above gives you the play by play, but the resulting dyno numbers of 721hp and 771 lb-ft is radically impressive for the mods in this installment. That’s a full 121hp and 119lb-ft of twist and the pavement — wow!

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Rick Seitz

Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of AutoCentric Media, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles; GM, Ford, Dodge, imports, trucks -- you name it! When he isn't clacking away on his keyboard, he's building, tuning, driving or testing his current crop of personal projects!

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