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When to add a Supercharger

[fa icon="calendar"] Jun 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Mike Wiener

Add a SuperchargerWhen to add a Supercharger | Differences matter

At our altitude, it is difficult to make significant power gains. If you want a serious bump you can feel, a supercharger is your best option.

Many people want more power, yet are hesitant because of the many variables.

  • Supercharger will add a minimum of 100hp at the wheels.
  • Majority of kits are CARB approved, most will pass emissions with the right setup.
  • Fuel economy does not drop off with addition of supercharger, provided you keep your foot out of it. We bet you'll alter your driving fun, that's on you.
  • Less expensive and more reliable than a turbo kit.
  • The sound from a supercharger is unique, that is confidence building.

Most designed to bolt onto a stock vehicle. Most have options to add even more power gains later on.

Supercharger for Colorado AltitudeSuperchargers are easier and less invasive to install than a turbo kit. Much easier to return to stock if required. Power delivery is linear and predictable.

A camshaft may cost $800, but labor to install can be over $2000 and gains will only be in the 30-40hp range. Camshaft will hurt drive-ability and economy and must be tuned for that specific upgrade.

A supercharger is the easiest way to gain 100+hp. Bolt-on and go power.


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Topics: Superchargers, Prochargers

Mike Wiener

Written by Mike Wiener