Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
Ford Aluminum 5.4L Header Swap - All-American Header Test Part 2
The Supercharged Sequel
After installing the 1 7/8-inch headers, the peak power numbers jumped to 735 hp and 636 lb-ft of torque. While all of these values are a great deal to digest, testing the stock GT500 motor did verify that the stock GT500 motor was less responsive to the headers in both NA and supercharged form than the wilder GT1000 combination. Not only that, the NA configurations (both GT500 and GT1000) were more responsive to headers thanks to the presence of the long-runner Cobra R intake (versus the short-runner intake used on the supercharged applications). What all this seems to boil down to is that all applications will benefit from long-tube headers but those equipped with either after market cam timing and/or long-runner intakes will benefit even more.
|Supercharged 5.4L Header Test|
|HP Numbers: 1¾-inch vs 1-7/8-inch vs 2.0-inch (NA 5.4L)|