5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
How to Install the Procharger High Output Intercooled System
Simply The Boost - ProCharger's all-Inclusive blower set puts 180 Horses at the feet of stock '05-'10 GTs
Horse Sense: Ahhhhhh, the sparkle of bling. Be sure to take a moment to notice the brilliant finish on the ProCharger P-1SC-1 centrifugal head unit that's showcased in this report. Like all of the street- and race-only centrifugal blowers in the company's deep arsenal, this unit started life with the factory's standard Satin finish. Polished brightness is available from ProCharger as an option, which we think is well worth the additional cost.
The '05-'10 Mustang GTs really need more acceptance as 'Stangs to consider, when funds are tight and you're shopping for a newer Pony. While this opinion isn't intended to take any of the much-deserved thunder away from Coyote-powered rides, we're disappointed by what appears to be the Mustang Nation's gradual move toward abandonment of '05-'10 cars, similar to the way '94-'98s were dropped like hot rocks when Power Improved Two-Valve 'Stangs hit the dealer lots in 1999.
Don't lose sleep over this. Three-Valve Mustangs are still hot, relevant, and definitely worth an investment, regardless of whether you're finally adding one to your stable, or upgrading your stocker. To emphasize this, we've recently stepped up our S197 tech coverage, with reports on suspension enhancements ("Xtreme Grip," Nov. '13), naturally aspirated power upgrades ("Back to Cool," Dec. '13) and this month's look at entry-level supercharging.
ProCharger's High Output Intercooled System (PN 1FP214-SCI; $5,896), with a P-1SC-1 supercharger, is the featured component in this tech effort. The bolt-on setup is all-inclusive, right down to the DiabloSport InTune flash device, loaded with a PCM calibration that's designed for the addition of boost (10 psi) to a Three-Valve Pony's engine program. Our buddy, Ricardo Topete, of GTR High Performance performed both the wrench-turning and dyno-testing tasks for this one. Check out the photos and captions to see how boost makes a significant difference on Eric Bell's stock '07 GT.
On the Dyno
From its rather demure initial showing (by today's Internet-fueled standards) on the Dynojet chassis dyno at GTR High Performance (baseline peak power and torque was approximately 269/290 at the feet), Eric Bell's bone-stock '07 Mustang GT definitely earned street-hitter status with the ProCharger P-1SC-1 supercharger (PN 1FP214-SCI; $5,896) and the included ProCharger-prepared PCM calibration, which was uploaded into the PCM via DiabloSport's i-1000 InTune unit.
To give you an idea of this upgrade's effectiveness, consider the project featured in "Back to Cool," a report on Three-Valve mods in our Dec. '13 issue. In that article, we detail how Candy Barrientos' '06 Mustang GT produced 270 horsepower in its stock state, which is strikingly similar to the amount of peak steam that Eric's Steed produced. After adding naturally aspirated bolt-on pieces from Granatelli Motorsports, rear-wheel performance rose to more than 300 horses on Candy's ride.