The return of the midsize truck segment here in the United States has resulted in some of the coolest trucks on the road today. The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 are seriously capable off-road machines of slighter stature than the all-mighty Ford Raptor. While the smaller size may be a plus for some buyers, these trucks are also down on power compared to their larger rival. Lingenfelter Performance Engineering have solved that problem with their high-feature V6 supercharger kit, which is now available as kit for those looking to save on installation costs.
The supercharger package for the Chevy Colorado and its GMC Canyon sibling is available for 3.6L LGZ V6 equipped-trucks from 2017-2020. From the factory the engine produced 308 horsepower, but LPE’s $5,550 kit helps to push that number all the way up to 450hp. This is accomplished with the help of a TVS R1740 Supercharger System by Edelbrock, along with a high-efficiency intercooler complete with a 1 ¾ gallon aluminum reservoir.
The DIY kit saves the buyer almost $1,450. Lingenfelter otherwise offers the kit fully installed for $6,995. And for a premium $15,499, the company offers the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2-L package, which features the supercharged V6, body work, wheels, a lift, graphics, and more.
The package includes all of the necessary hardware to complete the forced-induction swap, though the process is heavy on the tool kit. Lingenfelter says that the installation is an eight hour process, but expect that time to increase if you are to attack this one on your own. There is even a handheld programer included to handle the coding side of the equation.
The only problem one might run into doing this swap in their own garage involves the vehicle warranty. In order to qualify for the additional warranties put in place with this system, like LPE’s own 3 year/36,000 mile warranty, buyers must have the kit installed by a certified ASE technician at a licensed business, a GM dealership, or an authorized Edelbrock installer.
Should you have a Chevrolet Colorado or a GMC Canyon that you feel needs a bit more oomph, now might be the time to get that taken care of. With stay-at-home orders being extended across the country, a lot of people are finding themselves with spare time. Tackling a DIY supercharger kit sounds like a rather fun way to fill that time if you ask us.