About LS1 Supercharger
When you are cruising in your Corvette, you want a powerful pull when you hit the gas; but GM's LS1 engine caps out at 350 hp. Getting more power usually involves getting a bigger engine, but that adds a lot of weight to the vehicle; so instead, soup up your small block with an LS1 supercharger. An LS1 supercharger works by forcing more air into the engine's combustion chamber, matched by an increase in fuel, which results in a bigger explosion and greater horsepower. Superchargers and turbochargers offer similar performance boosts, but they run on different power sources. While a turbocharger runs on a turbine powered by the exhaust stream, a supercharger runs on a belt that connects directly to the engine. An LS1 supercharger kit is generally easier to fit, but is often more expensive, so there is more incentive to shop around for bargains to avoid racking up a super charge on your credit card. Fortunately, there is a vast inventory on eBay, making it easier to find the right LS1 supercharger at the right price.