While it remains on the fence as to whether or not General Motors has the courage to offer up a supercharged Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra from the factory, enthusiasts pursuing more power from their pickup trucks can find it from Magnuson Superchargers. Announced during SEMA360, Eaton’s aftermarket partner debuted a pair of twin-screw blowers meant for the 2019+ Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks, which feature Dynamic Fuel Management in their V8 engines. Availability is slated for early 2021.
Magnuson still hasn’t disclosed full information on their new blowers, but we can share what we have. They will come in come in 2650 and 3100 displacement configurations.
We asked Magnuson for clarification on which V8 engines are supported. Additionally, we asked if these new boosters would be compatible with GM’s family of full-size SUVs. They responded with the following:
Currently, we’re still in the engineering phases and will be releasing additional product details as we get closer to product launch which will include specifics for both 5.3L and 6.2L engines and model platforms.
Magnuson uses Eaton superchargers for all their products, and we can therefore draw a few conclusions. As mentioned, the Eaton TVS 2650 model will be on offer for the GM pickups and SUVs. This model is designed to go up to 5.3 liters of displacement, so it’ll probably be the recommended blower for owners with the L84 5.3 liter V8 under the hood. The larger, more powerful TVS 3100 supercharger is likely for the 6.2L L87 V8 engine. This unit moves at least 10 percent more air while maintaining the same footprint under the hood as the 2650 model.
Watch this space as Magnuson announces more information on their Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra supercharger systems, including pricing, performance improvements, and which GM SUVs will be supported. It’s likely that customers are otherwise on their own in regards to figuring out how to tune their vehicle once they install the supercharger. HP Tuners offers at least one solution for 2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks with their ECU exchange, but anything with GM’s Global B electrical architecture and its encrypted control modules are likely off the table for now.