2005 Ford F150 - Centrifugal Power

Pro Charger Spins Up Extra Power

Bob Ryder
Mar 1, 2007
Photographers: Bob Ryder
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Today's late-model Ford F-150 5.4L truck engine offers a factory fuel injection, three valves per cylinder-two intake, one exhaust-a computer-controlled cam and ignition timing. Also, it is rated at 300 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque. After scanning the market for bolt-on horsepower, we bolted on a supercharger that would deliver the most gains for the buck.
The intercooled ProCharger system delivers large improvements in performance and power for increased towing and all-out horsepower production. Recently, we installed a ProCharger centrifugal supercharger with intercooler on an '05 Ford F-150 5.4L V-8 engine and made gobs of tire-smoking power.
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The Procharger Intercooled System Will Allow Power Gains Because1. Cooler air is denser, so its molecule structure is smaller and more compressed.
2. Cooler air temperature reduces total spark advance closer to create ideal peak power and boost production.
3. The use of an intercooler produces higher peak-boost levels for pump gas, which means that cooler air densities double that of atmospheric may be used on some pump-gas applications, resulting in power output nearly double what is obtained when operating naturally aspirated.
The install took a full day, but it was worth every minute after we jumped into the truck with the added ProCharger. Instant power capable of roasting the hides at any minute! Read on to check out just how much power this blown system made, and if you own a three-valve F-150, give them a call.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
Time Spent Working
10 hours
Mechanical Difficulty
Intermediate
TOTAL COST
4,478.99
(truckperformance.com)
PARTS USED
ProCharger Intercooled Supercharger system
PN 1FN211-SCI
Tools Needed For Install* 3/8-Inch Socket Set (Standard & Metric)* 1/2-Inch Socket Set (Standard & Metric)* Adjustable Wrench*Open/Closed Combo Wrench Set (Standard & Metric)*Drill Motor And Drill Bit Set*Needle Nose Pliers*Engine Fan Removal Tool*Spark Plug Socket*Flat Screwdriver*Philips Screwdriver*Large Screwdriver Or Crowbar*Factory Repair Manual*Hex Bit Set*Torx Bit Set*8 Spark Plugs (Not Platinum)*Fuel Filter

Sources

ProCharger Accessible Technologies Inc.
Lenexa, KS 66215
www.procharger.com

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