ECS SC1500 Supercharger Kit - Corvette C6 LS3 08+
2008-Present 6.3 Liter LS3 Corvette Supercharger Systems
With the ECS LS3 Supercharger System, You get more. A lot more. This is the kit that set, and retains the record for the fastest supercharged C6 Corvette in the nation (9.7@143) and has proven itself for thousands of miles on Corvettes around the world.
It’s not the cheapest system for the C6, but it is the most complete. It was designed to work with your factory cooling system (Even on Z51s and Z06s), and retains provision for factory, or after market oil coolers. We include things that greatly add to reliability such as heavy duty belt tensioners and steel double bearing idlers, as well as stainless steel hardware, high quality silicone hoses and high grade, stainless steel t-bolt clamps. All things, that are more often than not, considered upgrades by competitors.
A Superior Belt System
When you install a SC System on your C6, you dramatically increase the load on the vehicles belt system. That’s why we start our C6 system by addressing one of the most critical aspects of a centrifugal supercharging system – not addressed by other SC manufacturers. We start by including a super strong, custom belt tensioner designed, specifically, to handle the increased belt load. We go further by providing zinc coated steel, double walled ball bearing idlers to replace the factory plastic idlers that are expected to handle the belt load in lesser systems.
Strong and Functional Brackets
ECS uses a proprietary bracket system that provides the most belt wrap possible, while still being user friendly enough to enable easy and fast belt changes when necessary. Other systems will require you hours of additional labor to pull the head unit to perform a simple belt change. The ECS brackets are made in house from 3/4 in billet aluminum and include steel idlers along with a stout slide idler, allowing maximum belt wrap and traction. Additionally we provide a custom tensioner tool which helps make belt changes and adjustments a snap.
The Highest Efficiency Intercooler
The C6 Corvette is a “front breather”. Meaning all the air that cools your radiator and AC condenser passes through the nose of the car. That’s why ECS started from scratch when designing our C6 intercooler. The large 17 x 3.5 x 8 in core has proven to support 1200 hp, and still provides adequate airflow across the front of the car to allow your AC and cooling systems to keep the car operating as it should, without the added cost of a larger radiator and fans. With the ECS intercooler you won’t need to scoop additional air from the bottom of the car in the attempt to manage heat. Doing this only causes lift on the nose of the car and disturbs the air flow as it was designed in the C6. The Intercooler features a 3 inch inlet and a 4 inch outlet to maximize cooling and airflow that so critical to your supercharged Corvette.
Top Rate Materials
At ECS we believe that quality is in the details… that’s why all we use the top materials… stainless steel hardware, brand new flow matched injectors, zinc coated steel idlers, 6061 aluminum ducting, stainless steel t-bolt hose clamps, high quality 4 ply silicone hoses, lifetime air filters…. Other kits in the market will use modified stock injectors, plastic idlers, factory belt tensioners, steel ducting, and lesser quality materials, then give you options that are available to cure a known issue or present revision after revision to try and offset shortcomings in design. At ECS we do our best to do it right the first time. Not offer revision after revision in an attempt resolve known shortcomings in design.
Head Unit Options
The Paxton Novi 1500 has been the core of our C6 system for a number of years. This head unit features a self contained oiling system, and super quiet operation making it the top option for most customers. While many customers choose the ECS Supercharging System for its unmatched features and reliability, others choose the ECS Package because it presents far more growth potential that any other supercharging system for the Corvette. Almost any system can deliver 500 rwhp on a factory LS3, but how many of them can exceed 700rwhp? ECS can.
Possibly the best feature of the Novi 1500, is the scalable power it provides. It will provide 500-600 rear wheel horsepower on otherwise stock C6’s, but when uncorked, it can provide enough boost to generate more than 800 rear wheel horsepower on a properly set up engine. Other manufacturers start off with less expensive, and smaller head units that don’t present nearly the power output of the Novi 1500 leaving you in a situation that when you want more power, you will need to purchase a completely new head unit ($3000+) or a blower cam package ($2500+) to come close to the power the base ECS kit provides.
System Contents & Features:
- Kit adds approximately 200hp to otherwise stock vehicles, and the capability to deliver far more on modified Corvettes.
- Belt driven NOVI 1500 centrifugal supercharger provides unmatched reliability
- Fuel management upgrade includes a Kenne Bell “Boost A Pump” and 60# injectors for safe, reliable operation
- Self contained oiling head units provide the best possible lubrication for the supercharger ,even under sustained boost conditions
- Complete system fits under stock hood
- Crank pin kit and new GM Crank bolt included
- PCV oil separator to eliminate oil vapor from intake
- ECS Valve Cover Breather
- Billet aluminum supercharger mounting bracket assembly includes idler, drive belt and all necessary hardware
- Kit includes new radiator / intercooler support which tilts radiator back to allow clearance of all ducting
- High-flow, reusable air filter
- Air inlet restrictor plate integrated into system provides greater low RPM hp & torque while maintaining safe peak RPM boost levels
- Inlet and discharge duct connections utilize heat-resistant silicon sleeves and premium quality stainless steel clamps
- High-flow Bosch bypass valves provides surge-free compressor operation
- Compatible with factory OBD II engine management systems
- The most efficient air/air intercooler available for the C6 Corvette
- Heavy duty belt tensioners and fixed idlers with double walled ball bearing idlers to ensure proper belt tracking and traction
- Kit comes with new NGK TR-6 spark plugs
- New 160 degree thermostat to ensure adequate cooling
- 6061 aluminum ducting
- Standard kits come with polished head unit and ducting
Please note: These systems will require ECM programming. Tuner kits do not include the fuel pump, fuel injectors, or ECM tuning.
Power output could be much greater with custom tuning and/or on higher octane fuel. Supercharged horsepower and torque data shown is a calculated estimate based on percentage increases from actual rear wheel hp/tq measurements.
This kit is manufactured and sold through East Coast Supercharging in Cream Ridge NJ.
2010 LS3 Grand Sport with the ECS Paxton Novi 1500 Base Kit – stock exhaust