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All Pumped Up: Roush Supercharger on a 2011 Ford F150 5.0L

Adding a Roush Supercharger to a Brand-New F-150 5.0

Harley CamilleriNov 1, 2012
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Ford’s release of its new 5.0 V-8 has set the aftermarket on its rear trying to play catch up. We have had our hands on a number of F-series trucks with the entertaining Coyote engine and it’s all we could do to wipe the smiles off our face. Can it be made better? You bet it can. Enter the Roush Performance calibrated supercharger kit (PN: 421244, $6,499.99).
Photo 3/23   |   1. Stillen pulled the factory air intake, intake manifold, and front accessories to prepare for the supercharger installation. Roush included a new idler pulley and bracket to keep proper belt tension around the supercharger pulley, but a couple of the 5.0's accessory-mounting bosses were in the way. A cutoff wheel chopped them to the proper length.
Completely reworked for the 5.0L, the Roush R2300 TVS supercharger is a roots-type, positive displacement supercharger that features twin, four-lobe rotors. Combined with the newly redesigned air inlet and outlet ports, the unit delivers higher efficiency and operating speeds creating a smoother flow of air with less noise. Included in the kit are the supercharger unit, lower manifold with liquid intercooler, twin 60mm throttle body, cold-air induction with 100mm MAF tube, air to water intercooler with liquid pump, 47-pound injectors, zero heat range spark plugs, and all the brackets, fasteners, wiring, and clamps to make for as easy an installation as possible. We opted to head to Stillen in Costa Mesa, California, to let the performance pros handle the Rouscharger’s installation. Stillen sells and installs superchargers for all types of cars and trucks. Follow along as one of its performance specialists installed and dyno tested the Roush supercharger on a 2011 F-150 with the 5.0L. With a Roush-rating of 515 crank horsepower, we were excited at the possibility of wasted rear rubber!
Photo 4/23   |   2. A number of items needed to be swapped onto the Roush intake elbow from the original before installation.
Photo 23/23   |   21. Of course, the dyno is where we tell the tale. The 5.0L managed to put down 314.01 hp and 330.21 lb-ft of torque in stock form on our oversized wheels and tires. With the calibrated Roush supercharger system, those figures jumped to 414.74 hp and 369.78 respectively. Accounting for an easy 20 percent drivetrain loss, the F-150 is putting darn near exactly 515 hp through the crank as advertised.

2015 Ford F-150 Specifications

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Fair Market Price $25,309
MSRP $25,800
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage 18 City / 25 Highway
Engine 3.5L V6
Horse Power 283 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 255 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm
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Sources

Stillen
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
800-891-1058
http://www.stillen.com
Roush Performance
Livonia, MI
800-597-6874
http://www.roushperformance.com

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