Why Supercharge? Supercharging
will give your engine more torque and horsepower - helping your
Corvette work harder. Everyone uses his or her vehicle differently,
but anyone who simply appreciates performance can benefit from the
Magna Charger supercharger system.
Performance. Magna Chargers' internal bypass
valve virtually eliminates parasitic loss. . . and delivers a proven
63 to 125% increase in real world "under the curve" power. Best
of all it costs less than 1/3 of a horse at 60 mph cruise. Now that's
Proven Reliability. Looking to trick out
your Corvette? This state-of-the-art supercharging system
is based on the internal components of the Eaton twin rotor, rear
inlet hybrid-roots type supercharger. Eaton is the same company
that supplies blowers as original equipment to companies like GM,
Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and Roush. The Eaton superchargers
have been proven to be exceptionally reliable and trouble-free.
How Does It Work? In simple terms, an engine's
ability to make power is directly proportionate to the amount of
air and fuel that can be brought into the combustion chamber.
Putting more fuel in is easy. It's like opening a faucet.
On the other hand, getting extra air into the chamber is a more
difficult matter, since it's essentially "drawn" in. The Magna
Charger supercharger increases the displacement or "blows" more
air into the engine. This is called "forced induction," and
it's widely used in racing, aviation and industry to extract maximum
power from internal combustion engines. You get the fuel economy
of a smaller engine, with the power and horsepower of a larger,
What's Best For Racing Isn't Necessarily Best For
The Street. A racing engine is designed to provide peak
performance for a certain period of time. In drag racing it's
a matter of seconds. For oval track racing, it can be 500
miles. That's nothing compared to the 100,000 plus miles that's
expected of a street driven vehicle. Magna Charger's primary
criteria is to manufacture systems that produce a high specific
power output for long-term highway use without engine damage or
OEM Quality. Each Magna Charger system
is designed to strict OEM specifications and is completely integrated
in today's compact engine compartments. In addition, they
are engineered to be 100% compatible with all factory emissions
Unique Internal Bypass Valve. The key feature
of every Magna Charger system is the unique internal bypass valve.
This virtually eliminates the parasitic pumping loss of the supercharger
under part throttle and cruise conditions. In fact, an Eaton
M90 requires less than 1/3hp at 60 mph cruise.
Tested and Proven. Extensive engine and
chassis dynamometer testing, as well as on-track performance evaluations,
shows Magna Charger systems to increase horsepower and torque from
63-125% on Corvette engines. The Magna Charger supercharger
system is a proven, reliable system, designed to maximize thermal
efficiency. Accordingly, it will produce more horsepower per
pound of boost than any other forced induction system for street
applications on the market today.
Complete and Easy To Install. Ease of installation
and maintenance is designed into every Magna Charger bolt-on supercharger
kit: maintenance is minimal due to integrated lubrication
and self-adjusting belt drive system. Every kit is 100% complete,
including easy-to-follow illustrated installation manual; no special
tools or fabrication are required.
Upgradeable To Full Intercooled Specifications.
Existing and future owners of Magna Charger non-intercooled supercharger
systems can upgrade to full intercooled specifications. Our
retrofit kit is available for 1997-03 Corvettes with the LS1 engine
only. Features include a unique air to liquid heat exchanger
that is integrated into the manifold, below the supercharger and
everything needed for the upgrade. Installation takes approximately
3-6 hours. For more information, please us call or use contact