• Apr 13, 2011
The engineers at Callaway are typically under the hood of a V8-packing rear-drive coupe trying to add as much horsepower as possible, but now the specialty tuner is in the truck business as well. Callaway has launched a new truck modification kit for 5.3- and 6.2-liter-equipped Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickups, adding superchargers to boost horsepower to up to 540 ponies.

c19 silerado engine bayThe C19 kit includes the same type of Eaton TVS supercharger that can be found under the hood of the Cadillac CTS-V, plus a liquid-to-air intercooler, carbon Ffber injection covers, low-restriction exhaust and plenty of Callaway badging.

The official price tag for the components needed is $15,995, and that will net you 450 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 450 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm if you're modifying the 5.3-liter, and 540 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 522 lb-ft at 3,800 revolutions if you're tweaking the 6.2-liter V8. The package also comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile Callaway powertrain warranty, with the option to upgrade to five years and 100,000 miles. And since the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines are available on several GM trucks, ranging from the Tahoe to the Suburban, that means this mod kit is available to more than just the Silverado 1500.

[Source: Callaway via Pickuptrucks.com]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I think heads, mild cam and exhaust should get you to 500hp on the 6.2 for $3-4k...
      • 3 Years Ago
      $16k for a supercharger? And that 5.3 L is now the oldest engine in any full size truck, I can't imagine anyone wanting to drop that much money on such an underperformer to begin with.
      • 3 Years Ago
      $16K extra? For that cash I would get a 2500 Duramax, 400 hp/800 lb/ft. Maybe chip it up, if you want the extra hp. not to mention all that torque.

      jus sayin'
        • 3 Years Ago
        oh- and probably twice the mpg than this SC'd V8...
        • 3 Years Ago
        You wouldn't get a warranty with that though.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mmm, got your C19? Time to supercharge your mullet!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mmmmm... supercharged Suburban...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just in time for $5 gas.
      • 3 Years Ago
      These mods are loved by tuners since they are simple to install, don't adversely affect the base vehicle, and have a nice profit margin.
      Could it be done cheaper as a DIY mod? Of course but, how many people who drive modded vehicles these days actually do their own mods? It's not like the old days guys.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I installed a eaton mp112 on my 03 denali myself, and its really not that hard. I also did a cam swap, tranny swap, and so on. It's not as hard as people think. You do need the right tools and and understanding of what you are doing. but other than that, you need time and patience
        • 3 Years Ago

        4L60E is the same tranny in the full size, and the 8" 10-bolt G80 rear has been used forever.

        That being said, my 2000 Blazer 4.3 has eaten 2 4l60s, and one rear end - but, this truck has been a little odd, mechanically. Paid for, though and I can't see replacing it until it starts costing me more per year in maintenance than a new truck note would.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Just a thought - the price (yes it's pricey) also includes a 3-year/36k mile warranty to boot.

        Though what I'd be more interested in is how the blower package works on a lighter 5.3L Colorado...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ooooo, I like!............
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's with the hate? Seriously.

      I'd love to have this.

      Fast trucks are the ultimate sleepers, and comfortable to boot.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You can get the TRD supercharger for the Tundra for about $6k. If installed by the dealership it won't void your factory warranty and you'll be making a whole lot more than 450 hp.

        Considering you can buy the 638 hp crate engine from the ZR1 for about $20k, I'd say this package is about $10k overpriced.
      Carlos
      • 3 Years Ago
      No thanks
      • 3 Years Ago
      A 5,000 lb pick-up can be made fast if you throw enough horsepower at it, but it will never be 'Sport' anything. Pointless overpriced rich redneck stupidity.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This pricey monstrosity will look very appropriate in the trailer park next to the 'rich folk' with the double-wide.
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