tbplus10· Premium Member
Whipple and Vortech both had Superchargers in design and testing for the Colorado prior to the vehicles public debue, and they both had preproduction Superchargers at SEMA, I havent heard of them releasing any for sale yet.does anyone kno where to get or kno about a supercharger for a chevy colorado?? ive heard a little bit about them but havent been able to actually find one
Google their names for the websites and check'em out.
Superchargers sound nice, and the spool and air release of a Turbo is cool, but with todays fuel prices I'd think twice before putting one on my daily driver.
Superchargers and Turbo's require Premium fuel (octane additive in a bottle doesnt cut it). I have a Supercharger on my Tacoma (3.4ltr) and my Ski Boat (GM marine 383 stroker) and a Turbo on my 91 Toyota pickup (22R Stroker) and none of them get good mileage (even when I keep my foot off the floor). I get better mileage on my B/B Suburban than I do on the Tacoma and the Toyota pickup. I'm planning on removing the Supercharger from the Tacoma in the next few weeks so it'll be economical to drive to work again (it's getting to cold to keep riding a motorcycle to work).
Aftermarket Superchargers seem to require more maintenance to keep running good. If your going for peak perfomance you'll need to tune the engine about every 15K, tuneing requires a Dyno and a computer capable of fuel mapping, it takes about 3-4 pulls on the Dyno and about 3 hours labor.