• 8.1L Vortec Supercharger
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    Make 8-12lbs Of Boost With Our 2.9L Whipple Supercharger!

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    Car Craft magazine makes big horsepower and torque gains with our stage 1 Truck / SUV 540 stroker engine. At the crank, the 540cid Avalanche made 521hp / 627ft-lbs with smog legal headers and stock exhaust!

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    Turn Your Stock 496 / 8.1L Into One Of These!

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    Vortec 8100 / 496 MAG
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    Turn your Chevy / GM Vortec 8100 / 8.1L into a tire shredding monster with our fully forged stroker assemblies.

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Vortec 8100 / 8.1L Performance Parts

Get More Pulling Power & Better Fuel Economy

Our kits give you the horsepower, torque and sound you’ve been looking for. Raylar offers street performance kits for Chevy and GM trucks, motorhomes, hot rods and muscle cars with the Vortec 8.1L / 496.

Vortec 8100 Performance Packages

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Performance Parts & Packages

Proven Marine Performance Packages

Go faster on the water! Raylar performance packages allow your 496 to produce massive amounts of power without sacrificing reliability. Whether your power boat is running boost or naturally aspirated, we have the correct performance parts for your application.

496 MAG Performance Parts

Performance Applications

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Marine / Watercraft

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Hot Rods / Muscle Car

Building a BBC street machine? Our EFI kits blow the doors off LSX small blocks.

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Workhorse Motorhome

Get more pulling power and better economy from your workhorse chassis RV.

8.1L / L18 / Vortec 8100 Swap Info

Looking for information on what it takes to drop an 8.1L engine in your vehicle?

Vortec 8.1L Engine Swap Information

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