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Magnusson Supercharger Installation

Here at StylinTrucks, we are all about speed and power. Yes, looks are important and so is braking performance. But neither of those will get you from zero to 60 in a blur of seatbelt-fumbling frenzy. There is only one group of truck accessories that will do that. My friends, I am talking about superchargers. And more specifically, the Magnacharger we installed on our sweepstakes vehicle, a 2005 Chevy Tahoe.

With nearly 300HP and 300lb. ft. of torque from the factory, the GM 4.8L Vortech powerplant is nothing to laugh at. Right off of the dealer lot, the Tahoe was pretty fast. Our plan was to make it a whole lot quicker with the addition of a Magnusson Products Magnacharger.

Offering power gains of 30-40% over stock, superchargers are definitely a great way to make some serious power. Your engine is basically an air pump, so the more air you can cram in, the more power you get out. That’s what a supercharger does. It crams more air into your motor, creating more power. After installation, our Tahoe ended up with just over 400HP and 412 lb. ft. of torque. Now that is serious power! And Magnusson does it the right way by maximizing horsepower and torque while maintaining drivability and long-term durability. Their kit is 50-state emissions legal, offers a 3 year warranty, and won’t void your factory warranty.

The Installation
The installation of a supercharger is no walk in the park. We had a factory representative from Magnusson come out so we could watch the installation and we recommend you have yours installed by a professional as well. With that being said, let's check out the installation...

Remove gas tank.
1. Remove the gas tank.
Remove fuel pump assembly.
2. Remove fuel pump assembly.
Install and modify the new fuel pump.
3. Install and modify the new fuel pump.
Re-install fuel pump assembly
4. Re-install fuel pump assembly.
Re-install the gas tank
5. Re-install the gas tank.
Drain the radiator
6. Drain the radiator.
Remove the stock air intake tube
7. Remove the stock air intake tube.
Remove air intake box
8. Remove air intake box.
Disconnect all electrical connections from the stock intake manifold
9. Disconnect all electrical connections from the stock intake manifold.
Remove the intake manifold
10. Remove the intake manifold.
Remove belt tensioner pulley
11. Remove belt tensioner pulley.
Remove the alternator
12. Remove the alternator.
Clean and cover surface to protect engine
13. Clean and cover surface to protect engine.
Install throttle body and other accessories onto supercharger manifold
Install throttle body and other accessories onto supercharger manifold
Install throttle body and other accessories onto supercharger manifold
14. Install throttle body and other accessories onto supercharger manifold.
Install supercharger onto motor
15. Install supercharger onto motor.
Tighten down all ten bolts
16. Tighten down all ten bolts.
Re-connect all electrical connections
17. Re-connect all electrical connections.
Install new intake tube
18. Install new intake tube.
Splice MAF bypass into MAF plug
19. Splice MAF bypass into MAF plug.
Re-install belt tensioner pulley
20. Re-install belt tensioner pulley.
Bolt down the alternator
21. Bolt down the alternator.
Install heat exchanger reservior pump
22. Install heat exchanger reservior pump.
Remove the factory grille shell assembly
23. Remove the factory grille shell assembly.
Install heat exchanger
24. Install heat exchanger.
Attach all hoses
25. Attach all hoses.
Tune your truck, and you're done!
26. Tune your truck, and you're done!

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