Hi guys. We’ve gotten a lot of questions about our Colorado/Canyon supercharger kits. We thought it’d be a good idea to put a little more information out there. This isn’t intended to be terribly technical, but it should give some insight into our design decisions.
Anyway, let’s get to it. What’s the main difference between our kit and the competition? The blower itself. We use an Eaton TVS blower. Here it is…
Doesn’t look like your typical blower… because it’s not. Your typical centrifugal blowers take too long to spool up… They just don’t make the power down low. In fact, centrifugal setups often make less
power than stock at low RPM because it takes power to drive them, even when they’re not generating boost.
The TVS blower works in a completely different way. It works like an air pump, not a fan. It builds boost as fast as the throttle blade opens on these trucks. That means zero lag. It also has a much wider operating range, so you’re not just making power at 4000+rpm, you’re making it at idle. You push the pedal, you have the power. 300 horses to the rear wheels at 2700rpm. You won’t get that from any other blower.
Our TVS blowers also run at a lower internal speed and have a bypass valve, so they take less power to drive and can essentially be “disconnected” when you’re not on the throttle (it takes approximately one horsepower to drive the blower when it’s bypassed). The increased low-end torque and decreased parasitic loss is the reason we gained miles per gallon in our CARB testing.
When we looked at the way the transmission shifts, the way these trucks are used, and the overall driving experience, the TVS blower was the only option.
Get in touch here, through the website, or by phone with questions. I may do some more "insightful" posts here... It's just a way to do a little rambling and explain why we do what we do.