Ventura, California based company Magnuson rolled out two new superchargers during the SEMA360 show earlier this year. We’ve already covered the first of these kits, the Magnum PI supercharger for Gen IV General Motors Small Block V8 engines, so now we’re turning our attention to that model’s truck and SUV-focused sibling, the Magnum DI supercharger.
Magnuson says its new Magnum DI supercharger kits “set the benchmark for GenV small block performance,” and claims they will soon be available for all 2014-2020 model year GM full-size trucks and SUVs, such as the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon. The supercharger, which will be available in 2650cc and 3100cc displacements, is compatible with both the 5.3L L83 EcoTec3 V8 and the 6.2L L86 EcoTec3 V8 engines.
Because the Magnum DI supercharger is designed specifically for GM K2XX trucks and SUVs, it will fit under the hood of vehicles like the Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade without having to make any body modifications.
Magnuson already offers a supercharger compatible with Gen V Small Block engines, which is known as the TVS supercharger system, but the Magnum DI supercharger promises to offer various improvements over this older design. Magnuson will likely drop some more information on the Magnum DI supercharger system closer to its marketplace arrival in early 2021.
The Magnuson Magnum PI supercharger kit for Gen IV Small Block engines will arrive at roughly the same time as the Magnum DI supercharger kits. The Magnum PI kit will work with the supercharged 6.2L LSA V8 and the naturally aspirated 6.2L LS3 V8, among other Gen IV designs.
Both of these new Magnuson supercharger systems were presented during the SEMA360 show earlier this month. The online-only show was held in place of the traditional in-person SEMA Show after the yearly event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.