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Old 09-12-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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Kenne Bell tunes GOOD or BAD ?????

I am fixing to buy a Kenne Bell 2.1 L blower for my 97 Cobra, and am looking for anybody who has or has had this blower on there car. I am wondering about the particulars of set ups. E.g. what tune to use Kenne Bell’s chip or have it costumed tuned, Boost- a-pump from KB or Walbro pump, what size MAF, what size injectors are you running? Fuel management, KB FMU, Spark, Boost-a-spark and the way KB says to set your car up. On there website they pretty much say leave the tuning to them with there blower and I kind of agree with them due to the quality of testing equipment they use in there R&D when they create these tunes. Far better metering and deal with a lot more parameters than the local tuner that just tweaks timing curves and things of that nature. I have the usual mods, long tube Kooks headers 1 ¾ to 3in collector, 3 in Kooks off road X-pipe, MagnaFlow exhaust w/ no cats, JLT cai, March udp’s, and a X-Cal 3 w/ a custom tune and 410 gears and other stuff. Can anybody give me some insight on this car and blower, thanks in advance? Please feel free to chime in I know this is a broad subject but any insight will help, thanks.

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If you go with their tune have your car check on a chassis dyno. I wouldn't just trust a canned tune and expect it to be safe...

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yea, some times can tunes are good but... pretty much never. You may even end up with a dangerous one that could blow up your car~ you never know. Its ALWAYS bad to get it checked and be prepared to get it tuned again. Find a good tuner as well.
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I just purchased a 03 terminator with the KB 2.2 on it. Be aware that this model burns about 2-4oz of SC oil about ever 4000 miles. Just make sure you check the oil level whenever you remember. The 2.2 is the loudest KB out there except for the Manmouth. Good power in them too, I have seen guys get 20psi +.
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