Boosted Trucks for Fun and Work! Increase Power and Torque with Edelbrock Superchargers for Pickups

The first Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger System was introduced in 2008 for the 4.6L 3V Ford V8-powered Mustang. This underhood power adder set the industry standard for forced induction systems that offered a huge power gain, easy bolt-on installation with no internal engine modifications required, and rock-solid reliability for daily driving that was supported by a manufacturer’s powertrain warranty.

Edelbrock Superchargers, Chevy Trucks, C-10, Squarebody,
Edelbrock Universal Supercharger Kits for Chevy LS, Chrysler Gen 3 HEMI and Ford Coyote make a late-model engine swap a popular modification for classic truck owners like Dino Battilana of Dino’s Chevy Only Git Down. Dino runs an Edelbrock-supercharged 6.2L LS in his 1973 Chevy C10 and says, “It’s a bullet!”
Edelbrock Universal Supercharger for LS Trucks

Edelbrock has since dropped the E-Force designation, but the Edelbrock Supercharger line has expanded tenfold to include nearly all of the most popular American muscle car applications as well as sport compact imports such as the Miata MX-5 and Subaru BRZ platform that includes Scion FR-S and Toyota 86.

RELATED: Edelbrock-Supercharged Chevy Colorado V6 Review on the Motor Trend/Truck Trend Network

Chevrolet Colorado V6 with Edelbrock Supercharger
The Edelbrock Supercharger for 2017-2020 Colorado and Canyon V6 trucks is a complete bolt-on kit that includes everything needed for installation. No body or hood modifications are required, and you get V8-like performance that is 50-state emissions-legal.
Lingenfelter-Edelbrock Supercharger system
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, known for their high-quality performance vehicles, chose the Edelbrock Colorado/Canyon kit for their installations and turn-key 450-horsepower ZR2 trucks.

While hot rods and late-model muscle cars will no doubt continue to be the bread and butter for the aftermarket performance industry, you may notice large companies like Edelbrock are steadily expanding their product lines into the light truck market. According to a 2019 report by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), “Pickup truck upgrades are the largest sector of the specialty equipment industry, accounting for 27% of total retail dollars, followed by mid-range cars and SUVs (including the Jeep Wrangler).”

Pickup truck upgrades lead the aftermarket upgrade sector
Edelbrock Superchargers for the Ford F-150 — With the right mods, a late-model pickup can function as a reliable daily-driven truck with the power of a high-performance car. Upgrades on this 2019 Ford F-150 pickup by Evolution Performance include an Edelbrock Stage 1 Supercharger Kit along with long-tube headers (with cat-delete), 3.25-inch pulley and a custom tune by Lund Racing. Output at the crank is 850 horsepower (about 680 to the wheels) running on 93-octane pump gas.
Evolution Performance Edelbrock Supercharger

WHY SUPERCHARGE YOUR TRUCK?
The short answer is: More power equals more fun! But for truck owners, better performance has several practical advantages, too. Hauling heavy loads, towing trailers and running accessories like oversized wheels and tires all consume power. While OEMs offer up-spec engines, even the highest factory horsepower and torque options leaves us wanting and needing more in daily driving situations. Anytime we make modifications to improve performance, the goal is to improve airflow. The Edelbrock Supercharger System for trucks improves the operating efficiency of an engine for a substantial increase in both horsepower and torque. With most V8 truck applications you can expect to see about 35% or better increase over stock. An Edelbrock Stage 1 kit for the 2018+ Ford F-150 for example increases rear-wheel horsepower by 65% over stock (600 RWHP) with 35-37% more rear-wheel torque over stock (467 ft-lbs), all while remaining emissions-legal in each of our 50 states.

  • RELIABILITY — All Edelbrock Supercharger Systems use Eaton Twin Vortices Series (TVS) rotor assemblies for OEM-like reliability. In fact, these systems are so reliable that Edelbrock includes a free 3-year/36,000-mile powertrain warranty with the supplied calibration.
  • SMOOTH POWER FOR DAILY DRIVABILITY — Edelbrock Superchargers overcome the limitations of a naturally aspirated engine by forcing more air into the engine. The positive-displacement TVS design yields a broad power curve with instant response (no turbo lag!).
  • SIMPLE INSTALLATION — Whether you choose to install it yourself or have it done by a qualified mechanic, the Edelbrock Supercharger Kit includes all necessary components with a full-color installation manual to simplify the process. No internal engine modifications are required and there is no need to cut or modify the factory hood or body.

READ MORE about Edelbrock Supercharger Kits HERE

Edelbrock Supercharger for Jeep JK and Jeep JL
Jeep JK and JL owners need more power than what the factory V6 is capable of. Often loaded down with heavy accessories like oversized wheels and tires, the most practical solution is forced induction. The Edelbrock Supercharger for Jeeps is made to handle the roughest terrain with total reliability yet deliver smooth drivability for everyday driving.

Today’s sport truck enthusiast enjoys no greater pleasure than to match or exceed performance in a side-by-side comparison with a muscle car, late-model or otherwise. Unfortunately, many are still unaware of the potential that Edelbrock Supercharger systems offer for light trucks. While basic exhaust and cold-air intake upgrades are great entry-level modifications, an Edelbrock Supercharger System is the next step in achieving the type of performance that you can feel and make use of on a daily basis. The Edelbrock Supercharger is the best horsepower-per-dollar investment that you can make that gives you instant acceleration along with underhood appeal that is the result of Edelbrock’s distinctive design and American manufacturing. Click on any of the images in this story or visit the Edelbrock Superchargers page to learn more about Edelbrock Superchargers for light truck performance.

Dodge Ram Truck Edelbrock Supercharger
Pictured here is the Edelbrock Supercharger Kit for 2015-18 Dodge Ram Trucks. Edelbrock Superchargers use a single- or dual-pass heat exchanger that that efficiently removes heat from the intercooler for a much cooler air charge. A cooler air charge increases air density, creating more horsepower and torque.
Edelbrock 122 Supercharger for Carbureted Small-Block Chevy Engines
The Edelbrock 122 Supercharger is a popular choice for classic truck owners who want carbureted forced induction on a small-block Chevy. This ‘49 GMC is still a work-in-progress but the owner says he loves the power of the .030-over 355 motor with the 122 blower plus Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Cam and 800 CFM AVS2 Carb.
Chevrolet Colorado V6 with Edelbrock Supercharger
The Edelbrock-Supercharged Colorado serves as a shop truck and daily parts runner. It has recently been updated with new Helo 913 wheels and Nitto NT421Q tires. Its lowered stance comes from a Belltech 999SP kit and the bed has been treated to a color-matching Line-X spray-on liner. CLICK HERE to read the Daily Driven review in the Motor Trend/Truck Trend Network.
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