Features and benefits
  • Stresses and vibrations evaluated
    with Finite Element Analysis and
    prototype testing.
  • Tensioner placed in its proper
    position – between the air conditioner
    compressor and the crankshaft pulley,
    in the “slack” portion of the belt.
  • Belt and tensioner geometry optimized
    for proper belt tension – equivalent to
    OEM tension requirements.
  • All pulleys aligned with each other
    within SAE specifications.
  • Zinc plated fasteners used throughout
    for corrosion resistance and great
    appearance.
  • All brackets made from 6061-T6
    aluminum for light weight, good looks,
    and rust-free appearance. Matches
    the all-aluminum LSx engines.
  • All plates are cut on a computer-
    controlled, ultra-high pressure water
    jet.
  • All tensioners, pulleys, belts,
    compressors, alternators, etc. are
    standard, easily available items.
  • Uses Sanden 508, SD5, or SD7
    compressor.
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Installed LS1 air conditioner bracket
Installed LS1 air conditioner bracket
What's included:
  • Front and rear compressor attachment plates.
  • Water pump brace place.
  • Spacer tubes
  • Idler pulley mount.
  • All fasteners needed to attach the brackets to the engine, and the compressor to the
    brackets.
  • Smooth pulley for use on the tensioner.

What else is required to complete the installation:
  • LS main belt tensioner with 6 groove pulley. (The pulley will be removed and used as the
    idler pulley.)
  • Six-rib belt, length such that the tensioner indicator arrow is between the max and min
    marks. See our installation instructions for suggested lengths and Gates part numbers.
  • Air conditioner compressor, Sanden “508” style, current model number is SD5H14. The
    most popular configuration used by most all aftermarket AC makers is the “6629” which
    has a 7-groove serpentine pulley and ¾” and 7/8” O-ring ports pointing upward. We
    offer this pump on the Accessories page of our web site: Other versions may also work.  
    See www.sanden.com  for more information.
Corvette engine with LS1 air conditioner bracket
Corvette engine with LS1 air conditioner bracket
LS1 air conditioner bracket dimensions
Here's a Kwik and easy solution to your LSx engine swap AC compressor problems
  • You may have clearance issues with the frame or crossmember. That's especially true for
    chassis such as S-10s, early Camaros and Chevelles, and many full size Chevy pickups.
  • You may be concerned about the LSx "variable displacement" compressor being
    compatible with your earlier factory AC system or with an aftermarket system.
Here's how to solve those problems:
  • Use an aftermarket compressor like the popular Sanden.
  • Mount it with a bracket kit from Kwik Performance, Inc., available in three different versions:
    Corvette; 98-02 Camaro & Firebird/GTO; and truck/2010-11 Camaro.
Truck engine with LS1 air conditioner bracket
Corvette LSx AC bracket kit
$197.00
AC bracket for engines with Corvette accessory drive (crank pulley and water pump)
Item Number
K10143
F-Body(98-02)/GTO LSx AC bracket kit
$197.00
AC bracket for engines with F-body(98-02)/GTO accessory drive (crank pulley and water pump)
Item Number
K10156
Truck/2010 Camaro LSx AC bracket kit
$197.00
AC bracket for engines with truck/2010 Camaro accessory drive (crank pulley and water pump)
Item Number
K10163
LS1 Air Conditioner Compressor Bracket for Sanden Compressors
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