Superchargers

A Supercharger is a mechanically driven air compressor that is used to increase the pressure or density of the air being provided to an internal combustion engine. Since more air is being forced into the combustion chamber more fuel can be added and the result in an increase in engine power. Another benefit of a supercharger other than increased power is ability to optimize engine performance in high-altitude environments. At higher altitudes, internal combustion engines perform below optimal operating parameters because of the lower air pressure and less oxygen present.  Supercharger and/or turbochargers can be used to combat this issue.

 Pros:

•Increased horsepower: adding a supercharger to any engine is a quick solution to boosting power.

•No lag: the supercharger’s biggest advantage over a turbocharger is that it does not have any lag. Power delivery is immediate because the supercharger is driven by the engine’s crankshaft.

•Low RPM boost: good power at low RPM in comparison with turbochargers, which need to build their boost from exhaust pressures.

•Price: cost effective way of increasing horsepower.

Cons:

•Less efficient: the biggest disadvantage of superchargers is that they suck engine power simply to produce engine power. They’re run off a belt, gear, shaft or chain connected to the engines crankshaft, so you’re essentially powering an air pump with another air pump. Because of this, superchargers are significantly less efficient than turbochargers.

• Long Term reliability, as with all forced induction systems (including turbochargers), the engine internals will be exposed to pressures and temperatures above manufacturer specifications, which can affect the longevity of the engine. You will want to make sure your vehicles engine can handle the increases load before you upgrade and if possible it would be best to build an engine from the bottom up planning on handling the increased pressures.

 

 

 

Supercharger
89060470
Other Names: Supercharger Ki More
Description: Impala, Monte Carlo. Park Avenue. Bonneville. All models. 1998-05. Riviera. 3.8L. 1997. More
Fits:
  • Buick:
    • Century,
    • LeSabre,
    • Park Avenue,
    • Regal,
    • Riviera
  • Chevrolet:
    • Impala,
    • Monte Carlo
  • Oldsmobile:
    • 88,
    • 98,
    • Intrigue,
    • LSS,
    • Regency
  • Pontiac:
    • Bonneville,
    • Grand Prix
  • 9 more
$2,559.82
$1,971.06
$2,559.82
$1,971.06
Supercharger
89018119
Other Names: Supercharger Ki More
Description: Grand Prix. 3.8L. More
Fits:
  • Pontiac:
    • Grand Prix
$947.47
$729.55
$947.47
$729.55
Supercharger
12670278
Description: Camaro. CTS-v. Coupe, 6.2L. 6.2L with supercharger. More
Notes: Includes Intake Manifold. More
Fits:
  • Cadillac:
    • CTS
  • Chevrolet:
    • Camaro
$2,715.82
$1,702.82
$2,715.82
$1,702.82
Supercharger
12660684
Description: Corvette. With supercharged. More
Fits:
  • Chevrolet:
    • Corvette
$4,586.60
$3,531.68
$4,586.60
$3,531.68
Supercharger
12680460
Other Names: Manifold More
Description: Corvette. More
Fits:
  • Chevrolet:
    • Corvette
$4,929.70
$3,091.61
$4,929.70
$3,091.61
Supercharger
12666990
Description: CTS. 6.2l. More
Fits:
  • Cadillac:
    • CTS
$3,651.86
$2,811.93
$3,651.86
$2,811.93
Supercharger
12584331
Description: Cobalt. Ion. 2.0L supercharged. More
Fits:
  • Chevrolet:
    • Cobalt
  • Saturn:
    • Ion
$1,617.88
$1,245.77
$1,617.88
$1,245.77
Supercharger
12680461
Other Names: Manifold More
Description: Camaro. More
Notes: Includes Intercooler, Throttle Body And Gasket, Purge Solenoid, By-Pass Valve & Actuator. More
Fits:
  • Chevrolet:
    • Camaro
$4,929.70
$3,091.61
$4,929.70
$3,091.61
Supercharger
12602083
Description: STS-v. XLR. 4.4L. More
Notes: Includes Intake Manifold. More
Fits:
  • Cadillac:
    • STS,
    • XLR
$3,196.56
$2,461.35
$3,196.56
$2,461.35
Supercharger Belt
12599847
Other Names: Drive Belt, Belt More
Description: XLR. 4.4L, supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Cadillac:
    • XLR
$69.64
$40.04
$69.64
$40.04
Supercharger Belt
12663625
Other Names: Drive Belt, Tensioner, Belt More
Description: Corvette. Supercharger belt. With supercharger, supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Chevrolet:
    • Corvette
$71.06
$40.86
$71.06
$40.86
Supercharger Belt
12582643
Other Names: Drive Belt, Belt More
Description: STS, STS-v. 4.4L, supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Cadillac:
    • STS
$56.78
$32.65
$56.78
$32.65
Supercharger Belt
19244951
Other Names: Drive Belt, Belt More
Description: Impala, Monte Carlo. All models. Supercharger belt. 3.8L, with supercharger, supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Buick:
    • Century,
    • Regal
  • Chevrolet:
    • Impala,
    • Monte Carlo
  • Oldsmobile:
    • Intrigue
  • Pontiac:
    • Grand Prix
  • 1 more
$69.03
$45.25
$69.03
$45.25
Supercharger Belt
12668317
Other Names: Belt, Serpentine Tensioner More
Description: Camaro. CTS. Supercharger belt. 6.2L supercharged, supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Cadillac:
    • CTS
  • Chevrolet:
    • Camaro
$69.48
$45.54
$69.48
$45.54
Supercharger Gasket
12590737
Other Names: Manifold Gasket, Gasket More
Description: STS, STS-v. XLR. 4.4l. More
Fits:
  • Cadillac:
    • STS,
    • XLR
$64.66
$42.39
$64.66
$42.39
Supercharger Belt
12576687
Other Names: Drive Belt, Belt More
Description: Grand Prix. 3.8L, with supercharger, supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Pontiac:
    • Grand Prix
$77.16
$43.60
$77.16
$43.60
Supercharger Gasket
24507608
Other Names: Wastegate Gasket, Gasket More
Description: Outlet. More
Fits:
  • Buick:
    • Riviera
  • Oldsmobile:
    • 88,
    • 98
  • Pontiac:
    • Bonneville
$13.30
$9.10
$13.30
$9.10
By-Pass Hose Gasket
12584342
Other Names: Supercharger Gasket, Gasket More
Description: 2.0L supercharged. More
Fits:
  • Chevrolet:
    • Cobalt
  • Saturn:
    • Ion
$45.64
$31.21
$45.64
$31.21
Gasket
24503911
Other Names: Mounting Gasket, Supercharger Gasket More
Description: Impala, Monte Carlo. All models. 1998-05. 1997. 3.8L. Outlet. More
Notes: Included With Supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Buick:
    • Century,
    • Park Avenue,
    • Regal,
    • Riviera
  • Chevrolet:
    • Impala,
    • Monte Carlo
  • Oldsmobile:
    • 88,
    • Intrigue,
    • LSS,
    • Regency
  • Pontiac:
    • Bonneville,
    • Grand Prix
  • 7 more
$13.82
$9.46
$13.82
$9.46
Mounting Gasket
12584411
Other Names: Supercharger Gasket, Gasket More
Description: Grand Prix. 3.8L. More
Notes: Included With Supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Pontiac:
    • Grand Prix
$45.82
$31.34
$45.82
$31.34
Mounting Gasket
12574474
Other Names: Supercharger Gasket, Gasket More
Description: Grand Prix. 3.8L. More
Notes: Included With Supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Pontiac:
    • Grand Prix
$45.64
$31.21
$45.64
$31.21
Supercharger Gasket Set
19180613
Other Names: Gasket, Gasket Kit, Manifold Gasket More
Description: Corvette. CTS-v. Coupe, 6.2L. Sedan, 6.2L. With supercharged. 6.2L with supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Cadillac:
    • CTS
  • Chevrolet:
    • Camaro,
    • Corvette
$66.99
$43.91
$66.99
$43.91
Supercharger Gasket Set
12661912
Other Names: Gasket, Intake Manifold Gasket, Manifold Gasket, Gasket Kit More
Description: Corvette. CTS. 6.2l. 2016-17. With z06. More
Fits:
  • Cadillac:
    • CTS
  • Chevrolet:
    • Corvette
$136.99
$86.67
$136.99
$86.67
Belt
12636227
Other Names: Supercharger Belt, Drive Belt, Serpentine Belt More
Description: Camaro. CTS-v. Sedan, 6.2L, supercharger. Wagon, 6.2L, supercharger. 6.2L with supercharger, supercharger. More
Fits:
  • Cadillac:
    • CTS
  • Chevrolet:
    • Camaro
$67.38
$38.74
$67.38
$38.74