The Road To Sema

Jones and Vargo then lower the intake manifold and intercooler onto the cylinder heads. With this in place, the new fuel rails and fuel injectors are installed.

With the intercooler in place, Vargo shifted his attention to installing the heat exchanger and intercooler pump—both mount behind the front bumper using brackets supplied in the kit

Things got underway when Jones and Rob Vargo removed the hood, front fascia, factory cold-air kit, and stock intake manifold.

Next, the supercharger is lowered onto the manifold. Once torqued down, Jones and Vargo installed the throttle body, hook all of the vacuum connections, and wire the intercooler pump. At this point the serpentine belt is installed and new airbox is put into place. The electric fan and intercooler tank are also installed, finishing off the front of the engine.

Next to come out is the electric fan. This is needed to gain access to the engine's front cover, which needs to be cut in a few spots to make room for new brackets.

Vargo carefully trims the aluminum cover, being sure not to cut too deep.

The factory mass air sensor is removed from the stock cold-air intake and installed in the new airbox. The position of the factory wiring allows you to simple plug the mass air sensor harness in without an adapter to lengthen the harness.

Next on our agenda was forced induction, which came in the form of a Ford Racing/ Whipple twin-screw supercharger. The kit comes with everything needed for an easy installation.

Next on our agenda was forced induction, which came in the form of a Ford Racing/ Whipple twin-screw supercharger. The kit comes with everything needed for an easy installation.

FRPP highlights the area that needs to be trimmed in the instruction manual. Be sure to follow this step very carefully—trimming too little will cause the new brackets to not sit flush, resulting in belt alignment issues. Trimming too much can ruin the front cover, requiring a replacement. Also, be sure to tape off the cylinder heads so metal shavings do not enter the engine.

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