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2015 Ford F150 - 5.0 On the Go

ProCharger Adds Serious Horsepower to the New Ford Powerplant

Jan 20, 2016
Photographers: Erik Radzins
When the ’15 F150 hit the streets, we knew from the buzz we were hearing that there was about to be a slew of new parts hitting the market. After all, not only does the new F-150 feature a brand new aluminum body style, but it also introduced a reworked 5.0L. It adds an additional 35hp, bringing the total output to 385 horsepower and 387lb-ft of torque; the extra ponies come from a newly designed intake manifold, camshaft, and exhaust manifolds.
One of the companies consistently among the first on the scene with power adders for new trucks is ProCharger. Their line of new High Output and Stage II Intercooled centrifugal Supercharger systems for the ’15 F150's utilize the same, proven P-1SC-1 superchargers, brackets and highly-effective intercoolers that hundreds of Ford owners trust for their ’11-‘14 Ford trucks. Both kits come complete with all hardware and tuning included, and the full system can be installed in only a few hours. Either way, your ’15 Ford F150 5.0L will be on the street in no time with an extra 45-55% of towing power on 6-7 psi (HO Intercooled Systems), or 60-70% more HP on 8-9 psi (Stage II Supercharger Systems). Check out the installation below and head over to Procharger.com to see if there is a system available for your vehicle.
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The ProCharger kits come complete with all the parts and hardware to do the jobs. Shown are the head unit, bracket assembly, intercooler, and tuner along with all the necessary tubing and couplers, belts, hoses, and hardware.
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The new 5.0L engines make some impressive power from the factory, but that’s no reason not to add a tremendous amount of additional power!
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We kicked off the installation by removing the factory air box lid and intake tube.
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Then the rest of the factory air box and inlet tube are held in place with a 13mm bolt and two clips secured to the core support.
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The next step involves replacing the factory injectors with some beefier units. The factory injectors are shown on the left and new 52lb units on the right.
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With the insulators, fuel inlet, and connectors removed, the fuel rail was unbolted and the injectors were switched out. The fuel rail spacers also get changed out with new supplied ones.
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Since the ProCharger kit runs a dedicated belt drive system, so we removed the factory balancer bolt and loosened the alignment cams to bolt the additional pulley in place.
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Moving right along, a coolant hose extension was added in line to make room for the supercharger bracket.
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We removed the 15mm alternator stud and two 13mm bolts before installing the ¾-inch thick CNC billet aluminum blower bracket.
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With the bracket installed, the bolts were torqued to spec.
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Now the P-1SC-1 head unit was bolted up to the bracket.
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Moving to the PCV system, we removed the factory line cap off of the opening.
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Splicing into the vacuum line between the intake manifold and brake booster, we installed the boost/vacuum block to get the signal to the bypass valve and boost gauge.
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Now the belt was fished onto supercharger head unit.
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Before we forgot, we decided to add the oil for the head unit. Changes are recommended every 6000 miles.
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We removed the core support cover and then removed the grill.
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The intercooler mounting brackets takes advantage of the hood latch mounting points.
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The huge 4.5inch thick 1,300HP-rated race intercooler was dropped into place next.
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Now the side brackets from the core support to the intercooler were bolted up and tightened down.
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Our tubes were lightly mocked up, before sliding into place on pressure side.
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We made sure the clamps were tight on the intercooler inlet.
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And then we did the same on the blower discharge.
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Next up was the bypass valve, which tees off just off of the intercooler.
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Now we mocked up the outlet side of the charge pipes from the intercooler to the throttle body.
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Once everything was in place, we snugged down each of the clamps.
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The last piece of the puzzle was the attaching of the cold air intake to the supercharger.
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We buttoned everything back up and stood back and admired our work before moving inside the cab. We like the look of the blower in blower looks great in the OEM-style black finish.
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We followed the simple directions and were soon loading the custom ProCharger tune. We were looking forward to a few more MPGs and a whole lot of power, but the peak horsepower of 536 pretty much blew our minds. That’s nearly 200hp over stock!
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Sources

ProCharger
Lenexa, KS 66215
913-338-2886
www.procharger.com

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