Galesburg-based Eaton Launches New Aftermarket Supercharger

Eaton, a power management company in Galesburg, east of Kalamazoo, has introduced its Twin Vortices Series X3100 supercharger for aftermarket applications and the expansion of its Detroit Truetrac and ELocker aftermarket differential lines.
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The new X3100 supercharger allows more airflow in the same size package as its other models. // Courtesy of Eaton.
The new X3100 supercharger allows more airflow in the same size package as its other models. // Courtesy of Eaton.

Eaton, a power management company in Galesburg, east of Kalamazoo, has introduced its Twin Vortices Series X3100 supercharger for aftermarket applications and the expansion of its Detroit Truetrac and ELocker aftermarket differential lines.

A new design based on both the R-Series and V-Series rotors, the X-Series was developed specifically for aftermarket customers whose primary goal is maximum airflow efficiency at higher supercharger speeds.

The X-series rotor is a three-lobe, high-twist design that moves 30 percent more air than the R2650 at comparable pulley speeds while maintaining the same design footprint within the engine compartment.

“The all-new Eaton TVS X3100 is the first rotor design developed specifically for the aftermarket and not for an OEM,” says Tim Bauer, vice president of aftermarket for Eaton’s North American vehicle group.

“The three-lobe design of the V-Series maintains engine packaging size, while the high-twist design from the R-series improves the high-speed flow efficiency. Ultimately, the X3100 pushes more air at the same power input as the R2650 and can be tuned by our customers to their specifications.”

The X3100 was developed in response to customer demand for greater airflow from a same-sized engine package. Eaton’s TVS supercharger aftermarket partners can now provide even greater performance to their customers with only slight modifications to their existing housings for a better under-hood fit and quicker time to market.

Compared to the R2650, the new design offers 17 percent larger displacement — 3100cc versus 2650cc — over 30 percent more airflow at 18,000 RPM and 14 psi boost, all while being approximately 11 percent more volumetrically efficient.

“Eaton supercharger components offer unsurpassed quality and dependability, providing consistent performance for the life of the product,” says Bauer. “Our testing protocols and flow-mapping are repeatable and in line with automotive engineering industry standards.”

Aftermarket superchargers with Eaton TVS technology are available exclusively from its supercharger partners, which include Magnuson Products, Harrop Engineering, Edelbrock, Roush Performance, and Superchargers Online.

Contact them for specific application information regarding the X3100. Learn more about Eaton’s new TVS X3100 supercharger rotating group at EatonPerformance.com. 

The expansion of its portfolio of Detroit Truetrac and ELocker differentials covers many new off-road models.

“We’ve heard from our customers that these makes and models are increasing in popularity in the market, and Eaton is excited to provide our customers differential options for these vehicles,” says Bauer. “Owners of these SUVs and trucks are enthusiastic about off-road and recreational driving, and Eaton’s differentials provide the strength and durability needed to control traction in the most demanding conditions.”

New off-road models covered by Detroit Truetrac include 2018-2022 Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators and the 2021-2022 Ford Bronco G6 with M220 axles. ELocker now covers 2019-2022 Ford Rangers with M190 axles, the 2021-2022 Ford Bronco G6 with M220 axles, 2003-2010 Porsche Cayennes and Volkswagen Touaregs, and various models of Land Rover 24-spline Rover Classic, Discovery, and Defender.

Unlike some of the competitive offerings in the market, the Eaton ELocker differential is the option of choice for many off-road enthusiasts, needing just one wire to actuate and requiring no additional air lines or compressors, while the Detroit Truetrac differential automatically limits slip based on road conditions, providing improved handling, enhanced off-road performance, and increased stability while towing.

“Eaton will continue to review the vehicle populations and markets we serve to identify additional offerings for our customers and off-road enthusiasts,” says Jason Denardo, product manager for aftermarket light vehicle products in Eaton’s North American Vehicle Group.

All of these new offerings will be distributed from Eaton’s Logistics Center in Indianapolis, along with other differential offerings.

The Detroit Truetrac differential operates as a standard differential under normal driving conditions, allowing for unobtrusive operation. When a wheel encounters a loss of traction or the terrain changes, the helical-shaped gears mesh with increasing force, transferring torque to the high-traction wheel until wheel spin is slowed or completely stopped. When the vehicle exits the low-traction situation, the differential seamlessly resumes standard operation.

The Eaton ELocker differential is an electronic locking differential designed for drivers that want full control and traction on demand. It features net-forged gears offering the strength and durability needed for off-road and recreational driving, while its electronic controls provide driver-selectable operation and added reliability over similar air-controlled products. By simply pressing a dash switch, the differential sends all available torque to every wheel equally, providing maximum traction to overcome challenging terrain.

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