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Old 06-17-2006, 05:29 PM   #1
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Well since I cant do anything to my GXP how about my F150. It has the 300 HP 5.4 24V Sohc engine in it. Is a supercharger kit something I can install myself or a shop needs to do it. I see kits going for $4700 to 5500 for a roush kit. Anyone ever done this before?

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I have the cash in hand but not the knowledge in head.
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Wow, you're so lucky. I have never done one but I know from what I've seen, I would personally avoid the ones where you have to tap the oil pan for a fitting to lubricate the supercharger. I would try to find a sealed supercharger (kinda like our superchargers).

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How much more will the blower give ya?
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How much more will the blower give ya?
About 125 more HP
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And how about torque? This 5.4, is it a 3 valve per cylinder V8?
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And how about torque? This 5.4, is it a 3 valve per cylinder V8?
yeah 3v version. I am not sure about the torque increase but its in the hundreds too.
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I have driven the new Ford trucks and was not impressed. I'd say buy a 2003 Mercury Marauder and supercharge that.
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I have driven the new Ford trucks and was not impressed. I'd say buy a 2003 Mercury Marauder and supercharge that.

Good Idea
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Well figure on this. The Lightning F-150 in 2004 made 380 hp and 450 lb/ft of torque at 8 lbs of boost. That was with 2 valves per cylinder. Now take the same bore and stroke, add another valve to the intake side, a more efficient chamber design, and better runners....



I envy you for the ability to fit the 3v heads on your block and in your engine bay....
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Well figure on this. The Lightning F-150 in 2004 made 380 hp and 450 lb/ft of torque at 8 lbs of boost. That was with 2 valves per cylinder. Now take the same bore and stroke, add another valve to the intake side, a more efficient chamber design, and better runners....
And you still have a Ford
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