Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
February 23, 2012
Photos By: Drew Phillips

5.0 Tech Specs

Engine and Drivetrain
Block: Aluminum 5.4-liter
Crankshaft Forged steel
Rods: Cracked, forged-steel I-beams
Pistons: Forged aluminum
Camshafts: Dual overhead
Cylinder heads: Aluminum four-valve-per cylinder
Intake manifold: Cast-aluminum w/air-to-water intercooler
Power adder: FRPP/Whipple 3.4-liter supercharger
Fuel system: Electronic returnless sequential w/ 72-lb/hr injectors
Exhaust: Cast-iron exhaust manifolds w/2.75-in tuned X-shape crossover pipe with catalytic converters
Transmission: Transmission Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual
Rearend: 8.8-in w/limited-slip differential and 3.73 gears

Engine management Copperhead PCM w/custom GAS tune
Ignition Coil on plug
Gauges Stock

Suspension and Chassis
Front suspension: K-membe:r Stock
A-arm:s Reverse lower
Struts: Ford Racing Performance Parts
Springs: Eibach
Brakes: Brembo, 14-in vented discs w/four-piston aluminum calipers
Wheels: Forgiato lightweight monoblock forged alloy wheels, 21x11.5-in
Tires: Pirelli P-Zero Rosso, 295/25-R11

Rear suspension: Shocks: Ford Racing Performance Parts
Springs: Eibach
Control Arms: Stock
Brakes: 11.8-in, vented discs w/two-piston calipers
Wheels: Forgiato lightweight monoblock, forged alloy wheels, 22x13.5-in
Tires: Pirelli P-Zero Rosso, 335/25-R22

This close-up gives you an idea of just how aggressive Darkside’s sheetmetal mods are.