Finally! Scion officially launches the TRD Supercharger for the tC
By now, it seemed about as likely to materialize as the TRD Supercharger for the Lexus IS300's inline 6. Fortunately, though, the wait is over, and Scion Tc coupe owners longing for more power can now add the long-promised TRD Supercharger. Here's the official Toyota/Lexus/Scion Pressroom news release:
TRD Supercharger Now Available For Scion tC Sports Coupe
10/17/2005 Torrance, CA
Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Scion announced today that a TRD supercharger for the Scion tC sports coupe will be available through dealerships beginning today. The TRD supercharger will help the stock tC's 160-horsepower engine put out up to 200 horsepower and increase maximum torque up to 13 percent. (from 163 lb/ft for the naturally aspirated version to 184 lb/ft with the supercharger - Ed.)
This all-new TRD supercharger is compatible with both 2005 and 2006 model year Scion tC sports coupes with manual transmissions.
This centrifugal supercharger, which produces seven pounds of boost, was chosen for its compact configuration, ease of installation on the tC and smooth power delivery characteristics.
The supercharger, when installed by an authorized Scion or Toyota dealer, falls under the same powertrain warranty of five years or 60,000 miles, or the balance of the new car warranty, whichever is greater. When not installed by a dealer, the supercharger is covered by a 12-month, 12,000-mile parts-only warranty.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price of the TRD supercharger is $3,200, not including installation.
Hmmm...should I add this one to my shopping list as well if the IS250/350 prices are above my budget?
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