Anybody tried this?

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Wed Oct 13 19:50:23 EDT 2004

The report is that there is no interest whatsoever.  It was a PITA and
even doing his own cost him 3 grand.


On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 16:00:11 -0600, Ed Kellock <ekellock at> wrote:
> "That's not entirely accurate"  (Independece Day)
> I'm not even sure he's ever done a second one, but there's a guy here
> in town who had an 80q who worked for a supercharger place called
> Rimmer.  I'm not sure if Rimmer is still in business but that doesn't
> matter because the guy with the 80q left there, sold his 80q and
> became a (the?) Klemann distributor for MBenz which is located here in
> Colorado Springs.  A friend of mine and fellow Audi owner is friends
> with this guy and he's going to stop by their shop in a little while
> to see if the guy has any interest whatsoever in redoing what he did
> to his 80.  My Coupe GT has the NG engine and I will offer it readily
> as a development mule if so.  I have not really been interested in
> supercharging my FWD CGT, but I wouldn't hate it either.  ;-)
> Back when he was at Rimmer I took my V8 5spd and he wagged about 5
> grand to do an s/c on it.  At the time it was not an option, but he
> did have a 100 or A6 in the shop at the time which was getting a s/c
> installed.
> The type of s/c he uses is rotary (?) and it was installed within the
> metered air path, IIRC and he had it plumbed with some sort of bypass
> so it would work smoothly for on/off throttle transitions.
> I drove the car and it pulled like a big V8 from the first crack of
> the throttle.  It kind of petered out on the top end, but it wasn't
> completely fleshed out yet at the time and he was playing with or
> considering some water injection or something.  I do remember that he
> had an oversized s/c on it because he was planning bigger and better
> things for it down the line so I think he had something dialed back
> somehow on the top end to protect the engine.
> Anyway, it was exactly the sort of transformation I have always wanted
> for my 3.6 liter PT V8 here at 6k feet altitude.
> There's a post here:
> that talks about how they flew a guy to TN to do a customer car, not
> that that really has anything to do with this.
> Ed
> On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:39:19 -0500, S Dewitt <sdewitt at> wrote:
> > no one makes a supercharger kit for the NG engine. It will be up to you to
> > design one.
> >
> > Scott DeWitt
> > Advanced Automotion
> > 817-939-6761

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