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Old September 12th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default Roushcharged 2011 5.0 Drag Strip Results

Well, its been a harrowing 3 days, but we did it...

On Friday morning we started installing a new Roush 2.3L TVS blower kit on our 2011 5.0L automatic. Steve Turner from 5.0 Mustang and Superfords magazine came over to shoot the install. We've been testing/tuning on this car NA over the past 2 months with the goal of eventually getting blown. The time had finally come to put the blower on. At first I was kind of sad to see the car loose its stock intake manifold, we had ran some great times NA (12.33 on stock airbox & gears). However, after the results of the blower install, dyno, and track test I am absolutely thrilled! We have taken an essentially stock automatic Mustang GT, bolted on a supercharger, and my wife Rebecca has turned amazing drag strip times with it. All in a weekend's time to boot.

The install on Friday morning got off to a good start. The intake manifold came off pretty quickly, the 5.0L is relatively easy to work on. We started on the front cover modification for the supercharger FEAD system and had that done before lunch. We hit a little snag and had to wait for some parts to be overnighted for Saturday delivery, but continued to work on other little details like the wiring harness extensions and heat exchanger fitment.

The parts arrived on Saturday and we got the rest of the car together, unfortunately it was too late to get it on the dyno.

On Sunday morning we got the car up on my Dynojet 224xLC chassis dyno for tuning. WOT and part throttle tuning went well.

By noon we had both kids loaded up in the back seat and were making the 35 mile drive to Orlando Speed World for a test session. It was a sweltering 95F day in Florida. We got to the track with 1/2 tank of 93, dropped the tire pressure in the 265/40/18 MT DRs to 20psi, and let the car cool down. We began making runs and did some transmission shift point tuning while at the track. With cooldowns between runs we were able to keep the coolant temp around 200-210F and downstream air temps around 140F. This wasn't great for power but it's all we had to work with. On the last run of the day everything came together, Rebecca launched great, the track hooked, and the car hit every shift just right while going down the track. Check out the video for the results!

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The best part is anyone can re-create this combination with a 2011 Mustang GT, some LCAs, drag radials, and the Roush blower kit. We have the blower kits in stock and the tuning ready to go.

Look for the installation article and dyno results in an upcoming issue of 5.0 Mustang and Superfords Magazine!
Justin Starkey - VMP Tuning - Ford & GM Tuning
Mobile DynoJet 224xLC Load Control
Justin@VMPTuning.com 321-206-9369

2007 Shelby GT500 Ford Racing TVS Blower, VMP 2.6" Pulley, IW 10% OD lower, TB, 697RWHP/702RWTQ
2006 F250 6.0 14.3@93
2000 Mustang 3.8 A4 TT 450RWHP@17psi & 10.9@127.8 1.74 60ft@17psi stock motor
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