We’ve done Mustangs with Prochargers before, but this one is a little different. The owner brought us the car with the Procharger already installed and wanted to do a little twist on it. He wanted an smaller diameter pulley for more boost, but a wastegate on the intercooler piping to regulate boost pressure. With this kind of setup he will be able to run different amounts of boost up to the max psi that the pulley produces.
Placement of the red Tial blow off valve and wastegate was definitely important. From the outside others had to know that this Mustang was something special. We decided to mount them on each side of the intercooler so that they’d show in the lower part of the front bumper. Their red color definitely makes their presence known.
The small diameter pulley will be producing around 20 lbs of boost, but the wastegate will be able to regulate it.
While we were under the hood, we upgraded the crank sprocket and oil pump gear as preventative maintenance, since they are known to fail.
The new Mustangs are already badass cars to begin with. Once you add a Procharger to one… yeah, it’s going to be good. Under the hood, the coyote is a beast of an engine and makes heaps of power from the factory. But when the owner wanted to add some forced induction to the mix, we were happy to get started.
The Procharger kit was fully complete and came with everything little thing you need for the install, down to the oil for the supercharger. Everything looks super clean under the hood and almost stock.
They even took the liberty of replacing the hideous stock expansion tank with this nice black powdercoated one. It really helps to clean up the whole look of the engine bay.
Once everything is bolted on, this Procharged S550 will make its way over to our dyno for some tuning. It’s sure to lay down a good amount of power. Check back to see its dyno pull!
It was a beautiful day on Saturday June 22, for The Gauntlet in Wall NJ. All the competitors were getting their practice runs in early. They started at about 11:30am. The practice runs lasted for about 2 hours and the event started around 1:30pm. The competition started off pretty fierce with Darren “DMAC” McNamara and Patrick Goodin going door to door with DMAC getting the win. The rest of the top 32 was just as exciting. There were some crashes and some cars that broke. All in all it was a competitive 32.
Once the sweet 16 were decided it was time to take a little break. So I decided to go stroll through the pit area and see if I could get a hold of any cool stuff. Turns out I got a bunch of cool stuff from the vendors that were at the event. Falken Tires were giving away a Falken bag, save Japan Tshirts, and license plate covers that said “Rather be Drifting.” Team Scion was giving away a bag of goodies as well. Their bag included a Scion Racing Hat, 2 Season DVD’s, 2 scion racing key chains, and 2 scion racing dog tags. The Hankook and Falken girls were signing posters and shirts and anything else you could give them throughout the event.
About the time that the sweet 16 was about to start is when my day got a whole lot better. Ford racing had invited me to hangout in their area behind the ford racing truck so i got a killer vantage point of the track. The sweet 16 was as intense as ever with DMAC and Tuerck starting it off. DMAC took the win in dramatic fashion. Finishing out the sweet 16 were Tyler “McEnroe” McQuarrie and the rookie Marc Landerville. Landerville had a hard fought battle but in the end fell to McEnroe.
Let me jump ahead to the Final 4. This consisted of DMAC, the reigning champion Daigo Saito, Justin Pawlak, and Chris Forsberg. DMAC and Saito battled it out and Saito too the win to advance to the championship race. Forsberg fell to Pawlak caused by a minor mistake so in turn Pawlak advanced. Forsberg and DMAC went door to door until DMAC made a mistake and basically gave the 3rd place finish to Forsberg. The championship race consisted of the reigning round 4 champion Daigo Saito and the number one qualifier Justin Pawlak. On Pawlak’s chase run he went a little too hard and spun out giving the reigning champion the victory once again.
So when it was all said and done Daigo took first place, Pawlak took second, and Forsberg took third. Minus the scorching sun, crowds of people, and the outrageous food prices I had a blast and would highly recommend anybody give it a try.
Behind the scenes at our Performance Parts, Tuning, and Fabrication Shop