Posts Tagged ‘Supercharger’

Adding 140 Horses With a Lysholm Twin Screw Supercharger

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The basic function of a supercharger is to add power and torque by increasing the aiflow into the engine and providing more oxygen for combustion, this allows for added power and the ability to retune the computer a bit to push the speed envelope even farther. A supercharger kit is one of the most efficient, emissions-compliant and reliable ways to add a massive amount of power. We headed up to Oxnard, California, to a 60,000-sq-ft facility where a brand-new Lysholm 2300 twin screw supercharger was installed on an ‘08 GMC Sierra 1500 with the 5.3L engine. Stock, the truck was dyno’d at 235 horses and ft-lbs of torque. After the simple installation of the supercharger and retune of the computer for fuel and air management using the provided handheld tuner, the truck now puts down close to 380 horses and 375 ft-lbs of torque. (more…)