Installation Time: Full Day
December 20, 2013
All in all I am very satisfied with the product. It adds a good deal of power to the stock v6 motor. In addition to the S/C I have a BBK TB, JBA Cat4ward Headers, Screamin' Demon Coil, Aluminum D/S, and Shelby Performance Terlingua Exhaust. Suffice it to say, the 4.0 is 'awake' now. The supercharger went on with minimal fuss. Most of my headaches were caused when I damaged the power steering reservoir upon removal. A quick trip to the local junkyard netted me another one and I was back in business. The hoses are on there tight and the thing is plastic, don't force it, and you likely will not break yours. If you are mechanically inclined, you can do the install yourself, but plan for a full day. Once it is installed you will want to run the car and check over things, make sure there are no engine codes etc. It is possible to create a vacuum leak if you do not get the hoses secured and in the correct spots. This will generate a lean condition in the motor. Other than the power one of the best things out of the kit is the tuner. I received a diablosport in Tune with this kit and could not be happier with it. One weak spot is the directions, better diagrams and photos would be a nice addition to the package. That being said, it is pretty easy to figure out. Also, when you remove your injectors they will have a seal on the bottom of each one that seals the injector to the head. Ford carries new replacements and you will probably want to get them, mine were old (2005) and basically fell apart when removed from the injector. A set of 6 are $35 from Ford. Vortech does not mention these seals in the directions so it is a bit of knowledge that is good to have before you pop out your fuel rails and injectors. The S/C is pretty quiet, though you do get that sexy whistle when tooling around. The car pulls strong combined with my additional mods, and will launch pretty darn hard for a six. With the stock rearend, the fuel consumption is not that noticeable over my old Ford Racing CAI setup, unless you keep your foot in it, then you will notice it. Trust me, it is hard not to. Adding the S/C makes the car very fun to drive. AM was great, so was Vortech. Everything arrived around a week after I ordered it. Everything was labled clearly and sealed safely in one large box. If you got the cash, this is a mod to have.