7482P Weiand Supercharger Kit Sale

Note: This is an older article and kept for reference. Price as of this update on June 3, 2015, is $4,093.19 USD.

A Weiand 7482P Supercharger Kit

While checking out Amazon we came across an interesting sale on the 7482P Weiand Supercharger Kit. This is the classic 6-71 blower which is designed to generate 50+ percent more horsepower and torque across the RPM range. The included pulleys will generate 11 to 12 Psi boost on a small block 350 engine.

The 7482P Weiand 6-71 Series Supercharger Kit comes complete and ready to bolt on to 1955-1986 Chevy small blocks that have a small cap distributor with short water pump and accessory brackets.

Amazon’s sale for the kit is $2,923.98 USD. The nice thing with Amazon is potentially free shipping and 12 month financing if you use the Amazon store card. If you’re not interested in Amazon’s free shipping and financing then JEGS has the same kit on for $14 cheaper.

Check out the Amazon page for more details and a handy list of vehicle’s that are compatible with it.

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Eaton Goes Smaller To Get Bigger

Recently Eaton has been paving new roads with their forward thinking supercharger product development. They have been concentrating on a market that has the most need and demand for specialty blowers. They are developing superchargers for small displacement gas engines.

Eaton's TVS (Twin Vortices Series) Supercharger

Eaton is expecting big things from small engines using the TVS Supercharger – Their twin vortices, four lobe roots type positive displacement blower.

With this in mind they are challenging two very firm beliefs: One, is that superchargers are only for big horsepower and performance vehicles. Two, is that turbochargers are the best option for small
displacement stock engines.

Turbos are currently the choice of many large manufacturers who want to add power to their vehicles but Eaton has been able to prove that turbochargers may not be the best option. Eaton claims their current roots type positive displacement supercharger can not only improve engine performance but they also provide up to five percent in fuel savings, reduced emissions and are considered maintenance free – all without the annoying lag of a turbo.

Eaton’s real world examples on small vehicles include the 2011 Nissan Micra which is a supercharged 1.2 liter, 3 cylinder micro car sporting the twin four-lobe rotor Eaton TVSĀ® blower. China’s Chery Automobile Co. jumped on board with some of their 2010 line. The Chery 1.6S Tiggo compact SUV with a 1.6 liter blown engine producing 148 horsepower @ 5500 RPM and 151 lb-ft of torque between 3500 – 4500 RPM, the compact 1.3S A3 which is supposed to perform like a 2.0 liter engine and the small sedan Riich 1.3S G3.

Eaton Supercharged 2011 Nissan Micra

The 2011 Nissan Micra – An Eaton TVS blown monster!

The extra power provided by Eaton’s superchargers works out to be an ideal fit for these small engine applications. It allows auto manufacturers to produce a smaller power plant which allows for a more compact vehicle while keeping the same horsepower with lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency.

Eaton is poised to take advantage of the global trend towards smaller and more efficient vehicles, especially in some of the largest automotive markets in the world. Now that they’ve built a relationship with Mazda and have a foothold in China, which is the largest car market in the world, they have their sights set on other manufacturers and countries.

Rumors indicate one of those markets is India. Eaton is already established there but reports say they are working on a deal with Tata Motors to produce a supercharged Tata Nano. Eaton’s insight and new partnerships has them going from a shrinking supercharger market to expecting sales to double by 2015.

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Famous Supercharged Vehicles

Supercharger Kits will be rolling out a new column on famous supercharged vehicles. We will highlight well known and historic cars, trucks, bikes and possibly boats and planes that have become famous from movies, racing or because they are just downright awesome.

It won’t matter if the vehicle was supercharged with a bolt on kit or a full on custom installation. If the vehicle is noteworthy then we’ll cover it.

Be sure to check back very soon as the first article will be out in no time and it could be about your supercharged dream car, the first dragster you watched race in person, an awesome ride you saw in a movie or something totally off the map for you.

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Supercharger Kits to Watch for at the 2010 SEMA Show

Along with some great supercharged vehicles there are a couple supercharger kits planned for debut at the November 2nd to 5th, 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at them.

Picture of a ProCharger Stage II System and Tuner Kit for 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0L to Debut at SEMA 2010

The ProCharger Stage II System and Tuner Kit for 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0l.

ProCharger strikes the hottest iron which seems to be the 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0l. This well established company is debuting an already available supercharger kit the ProCharger Intercooled Stage II System and Tuner Kit. The kit is 100% complete and includes a P-1SC-1 ProCharger self-contained supercharger, a front mounted 3-core air-to-air intercooler and a 8-rib dedicated supercharger drive system (a 12 rib is supposed to be available as well) and it all fits under a stock hood. The complete package is supposed to provide 7+ psi of boost and 180 HP to a stock engine running high quality pump gas. When all is said and done ProCharger says your stock 2011 5.0L will be pumping out 615+ flywheel horsepower with their new Stage II Supercharger System and Tuner Kit.

Picture of Magna Charger Supercharger Kit for 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0L

The Magna Charger Supercharger Kit for 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0L

Magna Charger is also gunning for the 5.0L Mustang crowd with their 2010 SEMA product debut. The company is keeping quiet about their new system but many speculate the new kit could be based on the TVS 2300 blower which is used in the Roush and Whipple supercharger kits. Magna Charger leaked some pictures and shown is the new kit in grabber blue. Rumors have it the final product will be available in blue, black and chrome.

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Superchargers at the 2010 SEMA Show

The 2010 SEMA Show is going to showcase several supercharged vehicles and new supercharger kits. Held in Las Vegas the industry insiders show starts on November 2nd and runs to the 5th. Following is an idea of some of the great things we have to look forward to.

It’s Mustang Madness this year with the new 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L’s hitting the streets. At the SEMA show they’ll be showing off these hot new cars and the supercharger kits that’ll push them. Ford is bringing in nine customized Mustangs four of which are supercharged. These bad boys and girls include:

Creations n’ Chrome

The bright pink GT convertible sporting a Vortech supercharger and built for the American Cancer Society to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Picture of Ford Mustang Creations n' Chrome (SEMA 2010)

2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible: Creations n' Chrome

Muscle Mustang and Fast Fords

The Mustang fan magazine shows off a blue GT that is beefed up with a Ford Racing supercharger kit.

Picture of Ford Mustang GT: Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords (2010 SEMA)

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords entry in SEMA 2010

Raceskinz

This white GT is a custom two seater that has been modded with a ProCharger supercharger.

Picture of Raceskinz Mustang GT

Raceskinz Mustang GT

Tjin Edition

Conflicting reports on this grey Stang by Neil Tjin and one says it’s fitted with a Vortech supercharger kit.

Picture of the Tjin Edition Mustang

Tjin Edition GT

Another Mustang that’ll be seen at the show is the WD-40/SEMA Cares 2011 GT. This great charity car pushes out over 600 HP with its Paxton NOVI 2200 supercharger kit and an Air-To-Air Intercooler. After the show this one of a kind Mustang will be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson with proceeds going to children’s charities Victory Junction Gang camp and Childhelp.

Picture of the 2011 Mustang GT: WD-40/SEMA Cares Car

WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang

Outside of the Mustangs there’s some really interesting vehicles heading to SEMA. One of them is the STaSIS Audi R8 Spyder roadster. The STaSIS R8 has a bolt on supercharger kit that adds 185 HP and 132 lb-ft of torque to the stock V10. The supercharged R8 V10 generates 710 HP and 523 lb-ft of torque with a 0-60 of 3.1 seconds.

Picture of STASIS Audi R8 Spyder

The Supercharged STaSIS Audi R8 Spyder

For the racing and truck fans Toyota is taking their Tacoma X-Runner RTR (ready to race) pickup with a Tundra 5.7 V8 coupled with a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) supercharger kit. The RTR has SAE certified power of 504 HP and 550 lb-ft of torque and does it on premium fuel.

Picture of Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR

The Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR

Another SEMA show car will be the Active Autowerke Vorsteiner GTRS3 Widebody 2011 BMW M3 with an Active Autowerke Stage 2 E9X M3 supercharger kit. The E9X kit is powered by a HKS GTS8550 supercharger and is reported to push output to 650 HP and 440 lb-ft of torque.

Finally, an exciting project planed by Chev is during the SEMA Show they will be assembling a Corvette ZR1 LS9 6.2L supercharged engine. This is a continuation of Chevrolet’s “Corvette Engine Build Experience” which one of their participants took to build a 638 HP supercharged small block for their new Corvette ZR1.

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