It's been a couple of years since we first showcased the original Component Drive Systems (CDS) geardrive setup for superchargers. Since then we've put one to the test with our own 525ci big-block, and have pushed 40 pounds of boost with relative ease.
Unlike a beltdriven supercharger assembly, the geardrive eliminates the belt altogether and mounts the supercharger in front of the engine and attaches to the snout of the crankshaft. The benefits are significant; with a geardrive assembly, you're able to take full advantage of your supercharger's potential and never again have to worry about breaking a belt or losing power due to belt slip.
The good news is that these geardrives are off-the-shelf parts, and CDS offers them for nearly every ProCharger, Vortech, and Paxton application. If you're looking to build something a bit more exotic, CDS also offers a dual geardrive system. Also new for this generation of geardrive is a variety of accessory mounts, including the alternator, fuel pump, dry-sump pump, and vacuum pump adapters. Regardless of your setup, CDS can easily adapt its system to fit a wide range of combinations.
Whether you're a heads-up racer trying to maximize your power and e.t.'s, or you're simply looking to buff up your weekend cruiser, the CDS geardrive is one trick setup that can be appreciated by everyone for its top-notch construction.