By Sam Logan:
Grand Rapids, Michigan – TorqStorm’s new billet aluminum centrifugal supercharger is not designed for racing use. Instead its purpose is to increase a stock engine’s power output by an average of 40 percent.
Presented with a life-time warranty, its gearbox and bearing housing are constructed of 6061-T6 billet aluminum alloy. It functions by blowing through a fuel-injection throttle body or carburetor.
Engineered and supplied in convenient engine kits, these include a blow-through bonnet and the plumbing materials that connect it to the supercharger as well as all necessary mounting hardware. Neither fuel system plumbing nor carburetor or throttle body is included.
Flowing sufficient air to support 700+hp, the TorqStorm unit employs ceramic bearings, tool steel straight-cut gears and a billet compressor wheel in the style of a turbo impeller. An adjustable belt tensioner is also included as is a useful V-band clamping arrangement that allows rotation of the cast aluminum compressor cover and thus easy routing of the boosted air to the bonnet or intercooler.
Available in natural alloy or black anodized or with a micro-polished finish, TorqStorm charger kits feature their own self-contained oil supply further simplifying installation and eliminating the need for oil feed lines.
Finally, TorqStorm provides a vacuum-controlled blow-off valve, which serves a dual purpose. First, it only allows boost to occur above light throttle; that is when vacuum falls to a preset level. It also releases excessive boost pressures, which prevents damage to the system when the throttle suddenly closes on deceleration.
Prices start at $2,800
For more information contact:
3001 Madison SE, Wyoming, Michigan 49548
Telephone (616) 706-5580 or visit www.TorqStorm.com