Shipping & Returns

Q: When will my order ship?

Orders received by 2PM local time typically are processed the same day received. Shipping times will vary depending on your location and selected shipping options. Typical shipping times range from 1-5 days and may vary during the holiday season. For UPS shipments you can track the progress of the order using their order tracking number available on your order. Shipping delays can occur when the wrong address or zip code is submitted for the shipping address. If the shipping company cannot deliver the package we will contact you via phone or e-mail.

Q: What shipping options are available?

Edelbrock Supercharger offers our customers the option of selecting 2 day ground, next day, or air through either the United States Postal Service USPS) or United Parcel Service (UPS) for shipments in the continental U.S.

Q: How are returns handled?

If an items needs to be returned, the customer is responsible for the return shipping fees and should obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA). Please contact our Customer Service Department at 636-352-2045 to discuss the reason for the return and make the necessary arrangements. The amount of the refund will be based on the purchase price of your products and may include a restocking fee.

Q: Do you ship outside the continental U.S.?

We apologize for any inconvenience but we do not currently ship outside the continental U.S. We do not ship to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or other U.S. Territories, or international locations at this time.

Privacy Policy

Q: Communications

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If you have requested a Edelbrock Supercharger brochure, all information is kept completely confidential and is not shared with any third parties. We may, on occasion, send you an updated catalog or brochure. If you do not wish to receive any mail from Edelbrock Supercharger, please contact us via email at . Include your name and mailing address and email address. You will be removed from any future mailings.

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If you have elected to provide us with your contact information, e.g., by registering at the Site, emailing our Customer Service department or placing an order, we may provide you with service related announcements concerning the Site or contact you regarding your customer service requests or your order. For example, all registered users will receive an email to confirm their order. These types of communications are necessary to serve you, respond to your concerns and to provide the high level of customer service that Edelbrock Supercharger offers its customers.

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

We will never provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for their use in marketing their products or services to you without your consent. Edelbrock Supercharger takes great pride in having you as a customer and we will ensure your privacy as a customer. Edelbrock Supercharger does not sell or exchange names or any other information about our customers with third parties.

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We may disclose any information, including personally identifiable information, we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. We may also exchange information, including personally identifiable information, with other companies and organizations for credit fraud protection and risk reduction.

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Q: Security

Edelbrock Supercharger seeks to protect the security of your personal information both online and offline. All credit card transactions are secure. Every on-line order is encrypted and sent through a secure server, using SSL technology to prevent information from being intercepted.

Confidential information such as your credit card number will be used only to fulfill your order. To protect your privacy, we will ask you to enter your credit card number and expiration date each time you place an order with us. This way, even if someone else accesses the account information stored on your computer, they won't be able to use your credit card.

E-mail is not encrypted and is not a secure means to transmit credit card numbers. We will only display the last 4 digits of your credit card number on your account.

Q: Notification of Policy Changes

Edelbrock Supercharger reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy in the future by posting changes at this location and we may make changes at any time without notification.

Q: Updating Personal Information

If you are a registered member at Edelbrock Supercharger, you can change your personal information at any time by updating your information at check-out.

Q: Contacting Us

We welcome your comments and questions about privacy. Please send email to sales@purperformance.com.

We are confident that your visit to Edelbrock Supercharger is secure and safe. However, you may choose to call us directly to place your order over the telephone. Please call Customer Service toll free at 636-352-2045.


FAQ's

Q: What can a supercharger kit do for my vehicle?

The first thing you need to know is that combustion requires three things:

  • Fuel
  • Oxygen
  • Ignition Source

Naturally aspirated engines depend on atmospheric pressure and the action of the piston to draw air into the combustion chamber. This air then mixes with the gas and is then ignited by the spark plug. This process does NOT maximize engine potential.

Enter Supercharging

Superchargers are basically air pumps designed to make horsepower by pushing more air into the combustion chamber than a naturally aspirated engine could pull on its own. When fuel has more oxygen to react with, is more efficiently consumed, and as a result produces a more powerful explosion to push the pistons down with more force. It is because of this that a supercharger can add substantial torque and horsepower to your vehicle. At the low RPM’s, torque gains can be dramatic. Often rear wheel torque can rise to the range of 400 ft-lbs at slightly over 2000 RPM. Since most driving is done between idle and 4500 RPM, superchargers are most often optimized to operate most efficiently in this band where torque is most felt.

What this means for you.

For a truck that may weigh in excess of 5000 lbs, the torque and horsepower gained by supercharging will dramatically reduce engine strain required to get the truck moving as compared to a normally aspirated engine. The result is greater towing capacity, the ability to pull heavy loads up a long grade with far greater ease and increased fuel economy.

Q: How will a supercharger kit increase my engine's performance?

Superchargers create performance by increasing the amount of air in the air/fuel ratio of an engine. This increased density is achieved by forcing a greater amount of air (beyond the amount of air than atmospheric pressure and piston draw forces would be capable of) at the lowest temperatures possible. CFM is a volumetric measure of air that an engine is flowing and MAF (mass air flow) factors in the temperature of the air charge. Since air at cooler temperatures has a higher density, the amount of oxygen available for combustion is greater and therefore this charge produces more power. So in more technical terms, supercharging increases both the volumetric efficiency of the engine and the mass air flow through the engine to produce gains in both horsepower and torque.

Q: How much horsepower will a supercharger add to my engine?

Some superchargers list estimated gains on specific setups or kits. These dyno tested horsepower and torque results are an excellent baseline, but superchargers actually add horsepower as a percentage gain. On an engine with a compression ratio of around 9:1 running pump gas, if a supercharger gives your engine 14.7 psi of boost (1 additional atmosphere) the supercharger will basically double its output potential. Adjustments must then be made to this number for thermal and mechanical energy transfer. If an efficient supercharger is generating 7.5 psi (approx. 1/2 an atmosphere), you will see about 35-40% gain in horsepower and torque as compared to your non-supercharged maximum horsepower rpm. If detonation forces you to use an ignition/timing retard system, you will see less of a gain. Backing off several degrees of timing will greatly reduce an engine's power output. At higher boost levels, the heat generated by compressing air will diminishing the power return as the boost is increased. This may be reduced with the utilization of an intercooler system or upgrading from pump gas to racing fuel(increased octane rating). Adding an intercooler system allows you to run higher boost levels while maintaining reliability, 100% increases can generally be achieved at around 17 psi on an engine with 9:1 compression running pump gas. The gains in horsepower and torque delivered by each supercharger kit varies by application and can usually be altered or modified to best suit your performance needs and driving style.

Q: How will a supercharger affect my fuel mileage?

Answer 4: With the addition of a supercharger kit, your average miles per gallon (MPG) will change. That change can be an increase or decrease in fuel economy depending on your driving habits and application. Often an increase in fuel economy is seen under standard driving conditions with the addition of a supercharger. A 2 to 3mpg increase is not unusual under normal daily driving conditions. This gain can be attributed to the supercharger reducing the pumping loss of the engine. This loss can be better described as the vacuum force produced by the engine that is required to actually pull the air/fuel mixture into the cylinder. The supercharger helps this process by equalizing cylinder pressure and effectively helping to ‘push’ the piston to the bottom of the intake stroke, increasing engine efficiency. One reason owners often say there is a loss in fuel economy when adding a supercharger kit to their car is that most owners find it difficult to keep their foot off the mat! Under supercharged racing conditions, fuel economy decreases due to the engine’s increased ability to produce horsepower and torque. This increase is generated by consuming a greater quantity of fuel and air. Simply stated if you drive hard or race often your average miles per gallon will decrease. This is similar to the fuel economy loss seen in a naturally aspirated engine under extreme driving conditions.

Q: Why do I need a complete supercharger kit when I can just get a cheaper tuner kit?

Tuner kits are designed for qualified tuners or race shops that do not require the fuel management systems most often included in complete or standard supercharger kits. Among the items most often excluded from these kits are fuel pumps, fuel injectors, FMU, air-inlet assemblies and ECM programmers or timing controllers. Complete systems usually include all components required for a bolt-on installation by an experienced do-it-yourselfer. A good rule is if you are not sure what the difference is between tuner kits and complete supercharger systems, you will need the complete kit. If you are a racer who already has an upgraded fuel system or plans to do their own engine tuning and timing with the addition of a fuel delivery system then a tuning kit may be the ticket to horsepower you've been looking for.


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