Picking Up Power
VMP Performance boosts the performance of its truck with a better blower
By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of VMP Performance
When we last climbed aboard VMP Performanceâ€™s 2016 F-150 project truck it had put down over 566 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque to the wheels with a TVS supercharger and a VMP custom calibration (check out that story Â here). The full-weight, otherwise-stock truck charged out of the gate with 12.06-second e.t.â€™s at over 113 mph and eventually dipped into the 11-second zone.
As you might imagine, that was just the beginning of the story. Installing the supercharger kit set the stage for the pickupâ€™s natural evolutionâ€”a move to VMPâ€™s own Gen2 TVS superchargerÂ (PN VMPTVSF1505.0L; $6,599). If you arenâ€™t up to speed on this version of the popular supercharger, VMP designed a case and integral inlet elbow that maximizes the efficiency and flow of air to the popular Eaton rotors used in all 2.3-liter TVS blowers.
â€œAt VMP we’ve always pushed the limits, and looked for solutions to get past those limits. The goal of the Gen2 was to support 1,000 crank horsepower from a 2.3-liter blower,â€Justin Starkey of VMP Performance explained.
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