Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
September 1, 2004
Photos By: Courtesy of Anderson Ford Motorsport
On the Dyno
  Baseline 150hp Nitrous 250hp Nitrous
RPM POWER TORQUE POWER TORQUE POWER TORQUE
3,500 196.27 294.40 225.59 338.49 217.34 335.72
3,700 244.{{{80}}} 347.50 243.60 345.80 232.50 339.22
3,{{{900}}} 252.78 340.42 250.68 337.61 245.21 338.91
4,{{{100}}} 264.35 338.{{{62}}} 332.63 425.67 285.72 156.07
4,{{{300}}} 302.26 369.18 398.82 487.16 296.{{{90}}} 380.23
4,500 {{{323}}}.29 377.32 440.20 513.74 489.45 584.12
4,700 339.00 378.82 464.08 518.61 508.37 580.37
4,900 353.75 379.17 493.23 528.66 558.48 611.02
5,100 372.95 384.07 526.76 542.46 587.91 617.{{{57}}}
5,300 399.85 396.23 544.57 539.67 625.33 631.61
5,500 420.19 401.25 556.35 531.31 637.73 620.24
5,700 434.29 400.17 568.72 524.06 652.51 612.01
5,900 444.35 395.56 580.49 516.79 639.21 578.90
6,100 453.95 390.85 559.53 481.78 630.84 552.25
6,300 461.41 384.67 566.17 471.90 646.05 547.16
6,500 469.27 379.19 581.35 469.74 677.11 555.70
6,700 470.75 369.03 582.56 456.66 681.93 542.70
6,900 473.07 360.09 610.09 464.37 688.71 531.96
7,100 473.46 350.24 595.71 440.70 682.09 511.79

It's hard to argue with the results of nitrous. Popping in the 150hp pills added 136.63 hp and 141.21 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, while stepping up to the 250hp shot added another 78.62 hp and 89.15 lb-ft to the peaks. That's a total of 215.25 hp and 230.36 lb-ft added to the peak output of Rick's already impressive 347. Of course, Rick cautions that it's the average increases-not the peaks-that really get the car down the track. Those gains are obvious in the graphs we're presenting. Each nitrous pull picks the entire curve up a significant notch. Rick has been tempted to pop in the 350hp jets, but he's fearful his Sportsman block and lightweight internals might not be up to the task of 700-plus-horsepower at the wheels. Just remember, you can't put one of these systems on a stock engine and expect to hit it with a 350 shot and have it live.