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SEMA 2015: Magnuson Supercharges Toyota Pickups Where TRD Left Off

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Sean266, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Jan 12, 2016 at 8:55 PM
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    For the last 14 years, Magnuson Superchargershas manufactured TRD superchargers for Toyota enthusiasts. Just months ago, TRD announced that the division was to be closed — leaving enthusiasts without an option for a trusted forced-induction source.

    Once again, Magnuson Superchargers has stepped up to the plate to offer enthusiasts a reliable, forced-induction solution. Erin Helm, from Magnuson Superchargers, explains what the company will provide. She comments, “We purchased all of the manufacturing components from TRD to continue to produce the TVS 1900 superchargers. The superchargers will continue to be produced in-house. They’ve changed a bit visually, but you can still expect the same quality and reliability as before.”

    She continues, “The units will stay exactly the same, with some minor alterations. These alterations give the unit a cleaner look, and provide a much more appealing routing option for some of the hoses and lines. Enthusiasts can expect to increase horsepower levels by around 120 to the wheels over the factory 5.7-liter V8. We’re currently working on a tuning calibration, since our tuner kits are the only ones available as of now. These units are C.A.R.B.pending, so it’s been a really easy transition for us.”

    Helm comments that the only visual change to the kit is the top of the blower, which now has a more pronounced style. She also says that Magnuson has plans to release a TSV 3.4 supercharger package in the future for earlier Toyota models, as well as a package for those that are powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine.

    “The main changes to the kit were a redesigned intercooler system,” Helm said. “Enthusiasts no longer need to remove the front-bumper like the TRD unit required. Other than that, it’s still a roots-style supercharger package. We still use the 1900 Eaton rotors, which matches the previous supercharger kits. We include our LTR air-to-water intercooler system, and the package also comes with a new set of spark plugs that are a colder heat-range. Every bracket, hose, and clamp will be provided as this is a complete kit.”

    The company’s goal, is to continue the original TRD product-line and provide enthusiasts with reliable forced-induction options. Interested in learning more? Head over to Magnuson’s website for more information on your application.

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  2. Jan 12, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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    That's awesome, however I would still prefer to have the TRD because I know Toyota would stand by it. No warranty issues. Unfortunately neither are in my budget so not a problem I need to worry about!
     
  3. Jan 12, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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    Well I'm not all depressed anymore ;) however, my next question would be, with correct tune can a FFL 5.7 be supercharged?
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2016 at 10:26 PM
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    Yes.
    Would love a supercharger but don't love the price. Have more important things to pay for before I can get this.
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2016 at 4:49 AM
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    That's good to hear! Does anyone know the reason(s) why TRD closed the division? Cost related?
     
  6. Jan 13, 2016 at 4:52 AM
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    Ditto.
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2016 at 5:26 AM
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    I bought a power ball ticket, although I'd be better off saving enough beer cans to pay for the SC.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2016 at 5:35 AM
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    I bought a ticket too for the prior drawing, hit the power ball for a whopping $4 :wink: then refeed the ol' gambling machine. I'm more likely to drown while being struck by lighting than win. :stirthepot:
     
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    I've heard mainly due to lack of sales, but I've also heard of guys blowing crap up and bringing it back to Toyota to fix. May be a combination of both. :notsure:
     
  10. Jan 13, 2016 at 5:58 AM
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    Makes sense to me. I'll admit I've wound up the SVT Lighting truck a lot - a really good friend of mine has/had one, until he blew a corner and put it into a tree. It's been sitting in his garage for the last 8 years, he says he's still going to fix the front clip :der:
     
  11. Jan 13, 2016 at 7:17 AM
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    We know, we could all attempt at the lottery. With a pay out of $930 million we could agree to buy all the tundra.com members a supercharger as a gift ;);) what's a couple hundred thousand when you won almost a billion dollars.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2016 at 7:48 AM
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    Dang, that seems like an awesome idea!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I know it is not cheap but, I didn't need to consider warranty because my truck is a 2007. I had my new Magnuson installed by a certified shop so I do have a warranty from Magnuson.
    I do not think you can get much more bang for the buck. I bought the Unichip from Sparks with the Magnuson and the install was smooth.
    All you guys concerned about MPG listen up, the cost of 93 octane is higher but my calculations indicate the mpg offset the increased cost of fuel.
    Putting all the cost factors aside, this truck is now my favorite vehicle to drive and I own a few. The increased torque just pulls the truck right up through the gears and I'm driving around town at 40-45 mph @ 1100 rpms, getting over 25 mpg. Of course the stop and go of town driving offsets the cruising mileage to about 21-22 mpg. I will be driving the truck to Florida in a couple days so that will be a 1500 mile test. Just local, 50 miles or so I have averaged 22-23 mpg when driving highway speeds of 70 mpg. That is still an increase of 5-6 mpg over the pre-supercharged days. That is the one constant I have with my truck as I have used it for both towing and non-towing highway driving. This truck was very sensitive to speed on the highway. Driving at 62-63 when towing is necessary as above that the mpg would drop like a rock.
    With this install, the fun factor is off the charts!!
     
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    If it makes you feel better: Odds of getting hit by a vending machine as you walk by is 11,000 : 1 (actually surprised the hell out of me when I saw that stat)
     
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