Installing a Whipple supercharger on a 5.0 F-150 delivers over 500 rwhp
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of ID Motorsports
There has always been a strong interest in hot rodding Fordâ€™s ever-popular F-150 pickup. Even the Blue Ovalâ€™s performance divisions canâ€™t resist rolling out hopped up versions like the Lightning and Raptor. These days, however, the V-8 version of the trucks has a lot in common with the Mustang and that means they both like superchargers.
After refining the naturally aspirated tuning of his 2015 F-150 4×2 with a 5.0-liter engine, Matt Alderman of ID Motorsports was ready to kick things up a notch with a power adder. To add boost and plenty of low-end grunt, he opted for one of Whipple Superchargersâ€™ 2.9-liter supercharger systems for the Coyote pickup. Based on his experience with these kits on the latest Mustangs, Matt chose the tuner version of the kit.
â€œWe did choose the Competition kit so the injectors and calibration were deleted. We fitted this vehicle up with Deatschwerks 95 lb/hr injectors to give us room to grow,â€ he explained. â€œWhen it came time to the calibrate, we were able to get a base cal very quickly due to our experience with tuning virtually this same setup on the 2015 5.0-liter Mustang.â€
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