The folks at Magnuson Products had just released their Radix Intercooled Supercharger for pickups that will really perk up that 5.3 Vortec engine while maintaining the warranty. Installation is easy, because it all bolts on from the top of the engine. The folks at Magnuson Products had just released their Radix Intercooled Supercharger for Here is the final installation of the blower, which easily fits under the hood. The intercooler mounts a separate tank, cooler, and a pump that circulates the coolant to keep the hot air chilled for more power. Here is the final installation of the blower, which easily fits under the hood. The interc We performed a series of chassis dyno-tests to get a complete before-and-after evaluation of the power for the record. The accompanying chart tells the final story. With the Dynatech headers, the combination of supercharger and exhaust mods was worth 120 rear-wheel horsepower. That's an increase of exactly 50 percent. We performed a series of chassis dyno-tests to get a complete before-and-after evaluation By The Numbers Stock Magnuson Dynatech 5.3L Supercharger Headers Rear Wheel HP 244 @ 4,600 350 @ 5,300 364 @ 5,800 Rear Wheel TQ 282 @ 4,100 393 @ 3,700 400 @ 3,200 Stock gas mileage: 14 city/17 highway Next is dress-up and practicality. Since I attend car shows, I end up hauling a lot of stuff. Lindsay Tire installed the BedRug, which keeps the bed clean and dent free. Jodi Hoebing at Pace-Edwards told me about the new Jack Rabbit sliding bed cover. Next is dress-up and practicality. Since I attend car shows, I end up hauling a lot of stu When you travel out of your favorite radio stations' broadcast area there may or may not be another suitable station. I have been following the status of satellite radio for years and decided to use the Sirius. Now you can turn on whatever tunes light your fire or yell at six-plus channels of talk radio! When you travel out of your favorite radio stations' broadcast area there may or may not b The Silverado SS is actually used for towing various vehicles from my shop to the alignment shop, dragstrip, or an autocross event. The Silverado SS is actually used for towing various vehicles from my shop to the alignmen Parts List Component Manufacturer PN Front & rear antiroll bar Hotchkis 2229 Front shocks Tokico GE2952 Rear shocks Tokico GE3685C Supercharger kit Magnuson 01-12-60-001 Headers Dynatech 115-841300 Exhaust system Flowmaster 17257 Bedrug Bedrug BR-C99SB-K Bed cover Pace-Edwards TR2003/TR2005 No article in Car Craft would be complete without some performance testing. The truck turned a 14.20 @ 96 mph at Bristol last fall with the Magnuson Supercharger in place. This spring, after adding the Dynatech headers, the best time at Mooresville Dragway was a 9.40 @ 76 mph in the eighth-mile. As you can see, there was basically no traction in First gear. It actually hooks better on the street. Yes, even a 5,000-pound behemoth can autocross! Of course you may not be competitive with all those flyweight cars, but just go out and have fun. During this event, the truck ran the course in 54.6 seconds compared to the quickest Mini at 48 seconds. Our Silverado bested a lot of smaller cars and won its class. SOURCES Bedrug www.bedrug.com Flowmaster 8-00/-544-4761 www.flowmastermufflers.com Dynatech Headers Boonville IN 800-848-5850 dynatechheaders.com « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!