On The Dyno
The dyno portion of this project was truly a highlight, as not only did we see how rowdy an '11 Pony becomes when boost is introduced, we literally witnessed ProCharger's first steps in creating the tune that will be included with each 1FR214-SCI supercharger kit for automatic cars. Supercharger hardware is the same for stick and automatic 'Stangs-save for one or two small variances-but there is no crossover between calibrations for the two transmissions.
Nick Schmidt (center) confers...
Nick Schmidt (center) confers with tuning expert John Lund during the dyno portion of our tech project. John has made tremendous inroads with manipulating the powertrain controls and unleashing the true beast in '11 'Stangs, and was a big help for Nick in the development of a solid PCM calibration for automatic 5.0 Ponies that receive the new blower.
There was a time when performing tests like this with automatic-equipped Mustangs was frowned upon as the heavy AOD, AODE, and 5R55 units are considered power-killing parasites of a Pony's drivetrain. Things are much different with the six-speed auto trans that is available for '11 GTs. While the gearbox is heavy, PCM commands for torque management, and greater shift and torque-converter control/efficiency (lockup and so on) make power loss much less than it has been for 'Stangs with automatic slushboxes.
While we didn't evaluate this...
While we didn't evaluate this big-steam package (4-inch pulley and shorter belt) during our tests, Evolution Performance plans on upping the ante soon with its Grabber Blue 'Stang. More boost, race fuel, and tuning will hopefully put the street-driven Pony closer to the 600 rwhp plateau on a stock short-block.
With assistance from Mustang-tuning specialist John Lund, ProCharger's calibration engineer, Nick Schmidt, established fuel and timing parameters for the automatic '11's PCM that helped our test 'Stang make 164 rwhp and 68 lb-ft of torque beyond its baseline (353 hp/339 lb-ft). This also isn't too far off the numbers that we've seen recorded in a similar tests with the P-1SC-1 set up on manually shifted 'Stangs. Of course our tester had ARH long-tubes and a catalytic X helping its cause, so take that for what its worth.
ProCharger's new blower brings smooth, linear, and stealth power and torque to the feet of Coyote-powered 'Stangs with either transmission, and definitely makes Ford's great-from-the-factory 5.0 Mustang even better.
|5,900 ||345 ||305 ||463 ||401 ||4.80 ||118 ||96 |
|6,000 ||347 ||302 ||469 ||400 ||5.00 ||122 ||98 |
|6,100 ||349 ||298 ||475 ||399 ||5.20 ||126 ||101 |
|6,200 ||351 ||295 ||480 ||397 ||5.40 ||129 ||102 |
|6,300 ||352 ||294 ||485 ||395 ||5.60 ||133 ||101 |
|6,400 ||353 ||292 ||491 ||393 ||5.80 ||138 ||101 |
|6,500 ||n/a ||n/a ||496 ||392 ||6.00 ||n/a ||n/a |
|6,600 ||n/a ||n/a ||500 ||390 ||6.20 ||n/a ||n/a |
|6,700 ||n/a ||n/a ||505 ||387 ||6.50 ||n/a ||n/a |
|6,800 ||n/a ||n/a ||508 ||385 ||6.70 ||n/a ||n/a |
|6,900 ||n/a ||n/a ||510 ||384 ||6.80 ||n/a ||n/a |
|7,000 ||n/a ||n/a ||511 ||382 ||7.00 ||n/a ||n/a |
|7,100 ||n/a ||n/a ||513 ||381 ||7.10 ||n/a ||n/a |
|7,200 ||n/a ||n/a ||515 ||379 ||7.20 ||n/a ||n/a |
|7,300 ||n/a ||n/a ||517 ||378||7.40 ||n/a ||n/a |
ProCharger's main bracket...
ProCharger's main bracket for the '11 Mustang kit is a stout piece of CNC artwork.
The 3/4-inch bracket mounts...
The 3/4-inch bracket mounts the P-1SC-1 head unit on the driver side of the engine compartment, and is contoured so that it doesn't conflict with any of the OEM plumbing, ABS hardware, and so on.
After filling the blower with...
After filling the blower with 6 ounces of oil and installing the provided oil-drain line, the unit is attached to the main bracket using the supplied Allen-head fasteners and red thread lock. At this time, Nick also ensures the factory-style belt tensioner is positioned correctly (the first set of etched marks on the tensioner body line up).
We've emphasized several times...
We've emphasized several times thus far that there is no cutting required (on the Mustang itself) with ProCharger's '11 Mustang GT blower system. However, all of the supplied rubber tubes, such as the blower's discharge coupler, can be trimmed as necessary for cleaner fitment.
This 4.38-inch, eight-rib...
This 4.38-inch, eight-rib pulley is the key to the blower's 7 psi of boost and nearly 600 crankshaft horsepower on stock Coyote 5.0s using 91-octane fuel. ProCharger says a smaller, 12-rib, blower pulley is in the works for the tuner version of this kit (PN 1FR204-SCI; $5,196), which is no doubt intended for 5.0s that are modified and ready to make a lot of horsepower.
ProCharger's three-core, air-to-air...
ProCharger's three-core, air-to-air intercooler bolts onto the core support using hood-latch hardware and supplied brackets and fasteners. The 'cooler features a unique provision for installing the mass-air sensor directly into its housing, which ensures a GT's Copperhead PCM receives spot-on-accurate airflow data.