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▲ With the cam locks properly aligned, Nick installs the blower pulley using a supplied (longer) crank bolt, which is torqued to 35 ft-lb and then tightened an additional 90 degrees.

▲ With the cam locks properly aligned, Nick installs the blower pulley using a supplied (longer) crank bolt, which is torqued to 35 ft-lb and then tightened an additional 90 degrees.

▲ Yes, this is the same bullet that we spent the better part of two days flogging on the dyno and dragstrip ("Theories of Evolution," Nov. '10, p. 56). The reason for the engine's stock appearance is because most of the bolt-ons included in that initial report were removed for this effort, allowing us to capture data for the way various changes we make affect the near-stock GT.

▲ With the help of Jeff Lacina {right), Nick removes the Mustang's front bumper assembly. After purging the fuel system, removing the negative battery cable, and taking off the fascia-associated trim pieces and oil-service panel, dislodging the cover is the next step. Unlike other '11 supercharger kits, ProCharger's setup does not require modifying the bumper cover or the bumper assembly for intercooler or tubing clearance. The cover is simply set aside in a safe place and will be reinstalled once the intercooler is installed.

▲ Here's ProCharger's complete '11 5.0 Mustang GT High-Output Intercooled Supercharger System (PN 1FR214-SCI; 55,896), featuring the P-1SC-1 head unit; billet, CNC-machined main bracket; pulleys; tubing; fuel injectors; SCT XCalibrator 3; serpentine belt; oil; conical air filter; and all of the necessary hardware for hassle-free, direct-bolt-on installation.

▲ ProCharger's main bracket for the '11 Mustang kit is a stout piece of CNC artwork. The 3/«-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.

▲ With the bumper off, removing accessories such as the fan, radiator shroud, airbox, and air-inlet tubing, engine cover, and coolant reservoir complete preliminary tasks, which ultimately provides direct access to the crank pulley. A rubber firewall grommet (for plugging the area left vacant by the discarded Induction Sound Tube from the airbox) is included with each kit.

▲ ProCharger developed this slick cam lock system that secures the blower's eight-rib crank pulley to the factory balancer by locking against its spokes, ensuring the pulley will not spin freely on the damper.

▲ 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).

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