Supercharging your LS1 or LS6 C5 Corvette can add 100+ additional horsepower and 100 lb/ft or torque.
Bolt on this power adder and increase your 1997 or 1998 C5 Corvette's power by up to 110 horsepower and 120 foot pounds of torque at the rear wheels! This is Magna Charger's supercharger kit for the Corvette. With this kit, your C5 will be capable of beating many high end performance sports cars.
Simply put, this hybrid-roots supercharger force feeds additional air flow and pressure to your motor, giving your 5.7L V8 LS1 huge HP and TQ gains. The extra power is delivered over the entire power-band and kicks in instantly, unlike a slow-to-build-boost turbo system. Whats more, the low rpm power gains are dramatic due to the positive displacement supercharger system which adds pressurized air into the motor.
The Complete Kit: The package contains Magna Charger's patented cast aluminum high velocity intake manifold, 5th generation supercharger, intercooler core, coolant circulation pump, and heat exchanger. Of course, all of the fittings, lines, belts, and hardware are included.
Additionally, this supercharger kit comes with all the needed tuning and fuel system upgrades your late model Corvette will require to handle the boost this blower delivers. New high capacity fuel injectors, upgraded extruded aluminum fuel rails, factory "push-lock" connectors, and an ECU Tuner all come with the kit. The included Tuner module ensures proper calibration of the air/fuel and ignition timing settings to optimize and manage increased torque, horsepower, and MPG of your supercharged Corvette.
As you can see, this is truly a complete kit with all the components needed for a neat and professional looking installation. You will not need to purchase any additional components to perform your forced induction Corvette LS1 transformation. Additionally, it is completely bolt-on. No welding, cutting, hood, or body modifications are required.
Quiet Operation: Magnuson's ingenious integral bypass valve design is actuated by a vacuum canister near the throttle body; thereby preventing the supercharger from producing boost by re-circulating the induction air back to the supercharger inlet. Since your C5 engine only sees boost a small amount of your total driving time, the bypass ensures you get better fuel economy and a quieter ride, while your engine is under vacuum. This is achieved without sacrificing any performance gains.
Specially designed inlet and outlet port geometry, in conjunction with Magnuson's rotors, reduce pressure variations resulting in smoother discharge flow and a lower level of noise during operation. Furthermore, Magnuson's engineer's have designed the ducting and mounting points with acoustics in mind. You'll hear the deep sound of your 5.7L LS1 engine without supercharger noise.
Fuel Economy: A typical Corvette equipped with a Magnuson supercharger shows no fuel economy penalty for highway driving and only a one mile per gallon decrease for city driving. The problem is, most owners cannot resist the fun of experiencing the power of their newly supercharged 5.7L engines.
Quality and Reliability: Magna Charger has been manufacturing top quality superchargers for over 40 years. Numerous 500 hour durability tests established have been conducted on Magnuson superchargers, proving their products have industry leading durability and quality. Additionally, numerous vehicles have successfully completed 100,000 mile vehicle durability tests.
Magnuson Supercharger vs. a Turbocharger: The low RPM power that a supercharger yields is more useful the than high end power that a turbo provides, especially for large displacement Chevrolet engines. At lower engine RPMs a Magnuson Supercharger will provide a much greater average in under the curve horsepower and torque over a turbocharged system.
This is largely because a supercharger is connected by an engine belt, instead of driven by exhaust gases like a turbo. Superchargers pump extra air into the engine in direct relationship to crankshaft speed. Power is delivered instantly and, unlike a turbo no lag occurs, boost is instantaneous.
In addition to having the advantage of no turbo lag, each Magnuson supercharger also features a self-contained lubrication system. This simplifies the installation and does not add excess heat to the engine oil or require any additional maintenance. No oil to change. No dip sticks to check.
Warranty: The Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (US Code-Title 15, Chapter 50, Sections 2301-2312) states that the manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to failure in the vehicle. We recommend working with performance oriented dealerships and shops, such as Arrington Engines. For additional peace of mind, Magnuson Products offers a limited extended 3-year/ 36,000-mile warranty for $200 that helps with potential problems with the dealership.