How-To Install ProCharger Supercharger Ford Mustang Motorz #55

I’m Chris Duke and today on Motorz we’re finally installing a supercharger! Now we’re always seeking out the best and easiest to install products for Motorz ATI Procharger in Kansas manufacturers that have earned the reputation for not only delivering a ton of power, but also being an easy supercharger to install. So we gave them a call, and they not only hooked us up with their intercooled supercharger kit for our Mustang but they also flew one of their engineers, Nick Schmidt out to help us install one on our show Welcome to the show Nick. Good to meet you Chris, glad to be here. Good to have you here. I had a couple of questions for you about the kit that we’re about to install First, what should we see as far as horse power and torque improvements? Generally with our superchargers kit you’ll see anywhere from a 65 to 75% gain Ok Now how long should the install take for your average DIY guy on a weekend? Oh, I would say, you know, if you’re doing it yourself you’re probably best to give yourself all weekend to get the kit in Ok, should I have a buddy helping me out? Uh, it’s generally helpful Ok Now, what about being street legal? Is this thing all street legal in all 50 states? Our kits, most of our kits are street legal in all 50 states This particular kit we’re still working on getting our carb exemption on, but we should have it within a few years Ok, now how does a supercharger work real quick? I mean I know we put a lot of stuff on to it but how’s it work, what’s the deal? Basically, an engine has to work to get its air in, it uses vacuum to pull air into the engine Right What we do, is we actually force air into the engine, which gets more air into it creating more power. Excellent! Lets take a look at the kit and see what’s going to be involved here Sounds Good. Well Nick, we’ve got an awful lot of parts here to install, what do we looking at here We do have a lot of parts. This is the heart of our system, uh this is the P1SC supercharger, this is what compresses air and makes all the action happen. Its got our helical gear set in it for noise reduction Ok We also have our billet main braket made of a solid chunk of aluminum That looks real nice too It is. This is our hand held programmer that comes with the system Ok, now do I have to download a tune or anything? No sir, it actually comes with the tune preloaded in it Ok, and what’s this little guy for? This is a mass air extender What it does, it just give the mass air more range so it can read that additional air flow from the supercharger Ok, and what do we got here? This over here, this is our crank pulley. It goes to our dedicated drive system that way the blower runs on its own belt. Ok. We’ve got our intercooler here what this does, when you compress air, it heats it up, so it takes the heat out of that charge so that you get a nice cool charge of air into the engine Cool, now most intakes that I’ve seen in supercharger that mass air flow sensor is right on the tube, but I notice on your intercooler it’s right here on the top, why’s that? It is we moved our mass air meter to the intercooler a few years back. What we found we got a lot better signal to the mass air meter by putting in here Therefore, it gives it a lot more laminer flow, and allows the mass air meter to read it a lot better Ok, what else we got over here? Um, we’ve got our additional fuel pump that goes into the system. That way you’ve got that extra fuel for your engine. We’ve also got our pro-flow bypass valve. What that does, it allows the excess pressure in the system to be relieved when you back out of the throttle Ok, and then over here? Over here we’ve got all of our charge piping and that just gets the compressed air from the blower into the intercooler and then back into the engine Ok, now to prepare our Mustang for an installation like this what do we got to do? You know, really not a whole lot. The only thing that comes off the engine is the stock air intake system and a few bolts out of the front cover Ok, we need air tools, some hardcore stuff for this or what? Not really at all. You can do this with hand tools in your own garage Right on, that’s something we can do here lets go go around and get to the installation Sounds good We took our Mustang to the JBA Performance Center in San Diego for a dyno run on their Dyno Dynamics chassis dynomometer. The guys at JBA specialize in building high performance vehicles, and are outfitted with the latest in hi-tech equipment With the exception of an aftermarket intake and exhaust kit our vehicle is stock We acheived 322 foot punds of torque and 297 horse power at the rear weels Now, after we install the Procharger we’ll come back to JBA and have them run another test to see how much more power our Mustang has The tools you’re going to need from the Sears Blue Tool Crew for this installation include various sockets, wrenches, a breaker bar, if you’ve got some air tools an impact wrench a heat gun, a torque wrench, safety glasses, various screw drivers

and nut drivers. Various allen wrenches, cutters, pliers, a soldering iron and solder Now we’re about to step through the installation in this episode But don’t hesitate to turn to Procharger’s awesome installation manual. For the 2005 to 2010 4.6 liter 3 valve Mustang GT, the full color page 32 page manual comes complete with phone numbers to Prochargers technical support department just in case you need any additional help Well, we’ve obviously got the hood of our Mustang off what do we need to do for starters? Alright, well you don’t necessarily have to pull the hood off but it certainly makes the installation a lot easier Especially for the cameras Exactly, first things first, you always want to unhook the battery before you work on a car. Sure. So that’s what we’re going to do first. Next thing we’re going to do is remove the air intake system. Ok and a few bolts out of the front of the engine so we can mount our main bracket Ok What about the front fascia here? Uh, we’ll pull the front fascia off when we’re ready to put the intercooler on Ok, sounds good. Lets get to this first Sounds good Remove your air intake but keep this nearby because you’ll need to remove its mass air flow meter for use later in the installation. Now once that’s out of the way you can remove the fan in order to get access to the crank pulley bolt. While you can get away with using a breaker bar, we used a Craftsman half inch air impact wrench to speed things up. So Nick, what are we installing now? Right now we’re going to install the crank pulley for the system Ok Basically you just take the stock bolt out of the factory balancer and then this goes in we provide a longer bolt to bolt it right back up in place Install the longer bolt provided by Procharger with some hi-temp silicone and some thread locker, then reinstall the fan and the coolant resevior and then remove four bolts for the mounting bracket Alright, what we did is the noise filter, the used to be mounted down here on one of the front cover locations. We used that as a mounting location for the main bracket Good So we moved that noise filter up to relocate it up here by the thermostat Ok, what’s next? Uh, next we’re ready to mount the supercharger on to the bracket. Alright, lets do that. Exactly. One of the first things I always like to do is put oil in the blower when I pull it out of the box, so that way you don’t forget about it The supercharger holds six ounces of oil. All of our street blowers are six ounce the race blowers hold four ounces. And it does require our propreitary oil for the blower Then we’re also going to put on our optional drain line kit Install the head unit with the provided eight bolts and use some thread locker. If you need to change the angle of this compressor housing, which we did, we had to angle it up a little bit higher remove the head unit, and then loosen these seven fasteners In order to gain access to the mounting locations for the blower we had to move the tensioner arm out of the way. Just take one bolt out of it spin it around and it gets out of the way, then we just bring it back over and put it into place once we’re done mounting the blower up Now that we’ve got the belt in here you can see there’s some interference issues with some of these hoses in here so we need to get in here and zip tie up these lines to keep them out of the way of the blower Now what are some tips on adjusting the belt tensioner on our Procharger? Well, adjusting the belt tension is fairly simple on these you’ve got a center bolt in through the middle that kinda holds everything together Ok You loosen this up and there’s a 9/16 bolt on the backside here you loosen up that has a thread rod that runs through it that’s activated by this brass nut on the top Ok Turn the brass nut, that threads the threaded rod down and the assembly. Once you’re done you lock the large bolt back together and it’s all tensioned Ok, and there’s these marks here on the front? Yep, basically what you do, when you start out this backside mark is in the middle of the rest of these marks Ok And you tension it until the backside mark is right in the middle of the first two Ok, looks like we’re good then Yep Remove the front fascia from your Mustang. Nick you want to grab that side over there? Absolutely You can refer to a previous episode of Motorz for the step by step on how to do this Well, we’ve got the head unit and the bracket installed in the engine compartment We’ve got one more big piece here, the intercooler, how’s this thing get mounted up Nick? Well it mounts up in several locations. We’ve got a bracket right here that mounts on the factory hood latch Ok And then we’ve got a couple of other brackets that mount to several other locations on the car They secure to weld tabs that are on the intercooler and that securely fastens it within the car Alright, lets get to it Before you install the top bracket for the intercooler, you want to mark the hood latch

bracket right on top here so that when you reinstall it you can put it back in the same exact position Now lets go back up in here with this, Get that right there Now before we install this mass air flow extension Nick what do we gotta do to it? Well you just want to double check the setting on it It should come factory preset at position two. If it does not you want to double check, make sure and set it in the right place To get the setting you pop the little red cap off here, and there’s a dial inside here comes with a special tool, so you can reach inside here and turn the dial I’ve got a lot of tubing that we’ve got to route in our Mustang for the Procharger kit This first one down here helps if you jack up the vehicle. Now for the rest of the pieces that you have to install just take your time. It takes a little bit of wiggling to put them into place Carefully relocate the mass air flow meter from the stock air box and install it in the intercooler plug with a torx T-10 bit. After routing the rest of the tubing install the larger capacity fuel injectors provided with the kit Install the plastic T in the vacuum line which is used for manifold pressure reference Then install the new intake system with the provided hardware. Just make sure adjust the tube and the filter so you have enough clearance So we just saw you pull out the fuel pump and sending unit from underneath our Mustang’s rear seat, but there’s an additional fuel pump that comes with the kit. What’s that for? Uhm, we’re going to T that into the fuel line. What this is going to do is allow us to supply that extra fuel we need for those larger injectors that we put in the car With the second fuel pump we an additional demand on the electrical system so we replaced the stock 15 amp fuel pump fuse with a larger 20 amp fuel pump fuse Now with our Procharger completely installed, before you fire up your engine for the first time there’s one more thing you gotta do, which is to plug in the Diablo Predator which comes with the kit. What does this thing do? Basically what this does this holds the tune in it We’re going to download the factory tune out of the car. It’s going to store it within this handheld so that it can always be returned back to stock. Then it’s going to upload the Procharger tune into the PCM Alright. And this just plugs right in to the OBD 2 port? Yes it does Alright, lets get it done so we can fire this thing up Sounds good Well Nick, now that we’ve got it all dialed in, in the future what if we want to increase the boost on our supercharger? What do we do? Increasing the boost is fairly easy. All you have to do is change the supercharger pulley itself. It speeds the blower up and makes a little more boost. It may require extra tuning when you do that though Sure Easy enogh. Now a lot of guys are going to want to install guage pods along with the new supercharger so they can see everything going on. How difficult is that to do? It’s not very difficult at all. It’s not a necessity but it is nice to have those additional guages so that you can see what’s going on with the system. We generally recommend boost and fuel pressure Ok, now moving forward, what do we gotta do for maintenance and what’s your warranty like?

Uh, basically after the first five hundred mile you’ll want to change the oil on the blower. After that it’s about every other oil change Uhm, it’s usually a good idea to also retension the belt after you’ve installed it for the first time It gets a little… it stretches out a little bit Also, we offer and upgrade warranty for the supercharger It comes with a standard waranty for $49.00 you can buy the oil which upgrades you to a three year warranty Ok. Now this was actually pretty easy to install. I was surprised by that Now, one of the more difficult parts was the fuel pump Yeah, the fuel pump is a little more of an intricate part of the installation. It usually helps to have a little bit of patience and a few extra hands to help you get things down inside the tank when you’re done Yeah, make sure you don’t use a lighter when you’re working with that shrink tubing right? Exactly, you don’t want to start and fires. Well now that everything is done, lets take it on over to JBA racing again and have them put it back on their dyno and see what the results are looking like Sounds good, lets go! Welcome to the new home for the Partz segment. Now we recently completed an upcoming episode called “Extreme Garage Makeover!” and part of the makeover included the work bench area right here. Now it turned out so awesome we decided to use it as the backdrop for our ongoing Partz segment In that episode you’ll be able to see all the great new tools and garage storage solutions provided by the Sears Blue Tool Crew Yeah, those guys. Now you can see quite a bit of it right behind me from Gladiator Garage Works. They’ve got all these awesome gear boxes above me which are great for storing all of your tools, a versitile gear track system for organzing all of your tools on the wall, and my personal favorite, this incredible six foot maple work bench. It looks like something right out of a professional chef’s kitchen. It aslo comes in eight foot size. Now this table and modular gear boxes that stow below it allow you to move them around to where you need your gear, and provide additional workspace to help complete all of your projects. Now look for an extreme garage makeover episode soon, featuring all these great products Gladiator Garage Works and more. Or just head on over to your local Sears store or their website to see all the options available to you from the Sears Blue Tool Crew Have you got one of those random rattles or noises that is somewhere on your vehicle that only you can hear while driving and you just can’t figure out unless you somehow hang your head outside the vehicle while moving? Then you should check this out. It’s called the wireless chassis ear from Steelman Now what you do is you hook up to four of these wireless clamp on transmitters to the various areas of your vehicle where you suspect the squeak or rattle is coming from. They work up to fifty feet away from the receiver and can pick up audio from gears, bearings and suspension while you’re vehicle is moving so you can more accurately pinpoint where the problem is Now you can use this receiver inside your vehicle to listen up to four different channels to determine where the noise is coming from. The kit includes all the batteries that you need, a storage pouch, a note pad, as well as a manual and headphones or you can use your own Now you can find that noise that’s been bugging you for years with Steelmans wireless chassic ear. (squeak) What was that? It’s inevitable, at some point you’re gonna drop a bolt, screw, nut, washer or something else down into a place where your big old fat fingers can’t reach It happens all the time here on Motorz. So what do you do? Well you can try and moving it around with some compressed air or a screw driver but sometimes that just makes the situation far more worse. thankfully Craftsman have created some handy tools for you butterfingers. First there’s the lighted magnetic pickup tool that holds up to five pounds and it telescopes up to about 32 inches long and has a built in LED light right at the end. You just pull it out, twist it and you’re on your way. Now if you’re looking for something that supports a little bit more weight 16 pounds actually, they have this bad boy right here

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