Magnuson Superchargers just announced that its bolt-on TVS1900 Supercharger System kit for the 2017 to 2022 Chevy Colorado is now 50-state emissions legal with Carb EO number D-488-63.
The supercharger kit is designed for fitment to Chevy Colorado trucks motivated by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGZ gasoline engine that, without the supercharger, develops 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The kit also fits the 2017 to 2022 GMC Canyon powered by the same engine.
Properly installed in a Chevy Colorado, the Magnuson TVS1900 Supercharger System can potentially boost the truck’s horsepower and torque output by 43 percent and 42 percent respectively. This can provide more than 439 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque when paired with the LGZ engine.
Magnuson engineered the TVS1900 Supercharger System as a self-contained unit that comes pre-filled and sealed so that no maintenance is required as long as the engine remains operational. Installation is also designed to be as simple as possible, with a professional mechanic requiring approximately a day to complete installation and a DIY Chevy Colorado owner able to mount the kit “in a weekend.”
Details of the supercharger’s construction include a very efficient intercooler to ensure continuous performance, four-lobe rotors with quad helixes to provide a boost at all speeds, and rapid boost response provided by a vacuum bypass system. Magnuson made its supercharger kit to be equally effective for road and off-road driving and capable of functioning in harsh climates as well as milder ones.
Installation is made easier by detailed instructions and an included handheld tuner. The supercharger is covered by a limited warranty that applies for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
As a reminder, the LGZ engine was dropped from the available Colorado engine lineup when the pickup’s third generation debuted with the arrival of the 2023 Chevy Colorado. The third-gen truck is motivated by the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R gasoline engine as well as the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B engine in Turbo Plus and Turbo High Output configurations.
Both engines are paired with the new-generation eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2023 Chevy Colorado rides on the updated GM 31XX-2 platform, with production taking place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.