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My '03 Vert GT had the regular SC and the car ran great compared to a regular GT. It ended up being faster than an 03/04 Mach 1.

For my '05 I really wanted the Intercooler due to the complete kit that Vortech offers for the car.
The only drawback over the expense is the time for the install. It takes about 2 days. The Diablosport tune that comes with it is working great. The car pulled 488 RWHP at SAE settings on the dyno. About 418 RWTQ at SAE.
The rpm was 6600 ( only done for a couple of pulls and I don't drive it on the street that hard.)
Fantastic reliable RWHP was obtained at about 5800 RPM...was pulling about 440 in this range. Building a forged Short Block that could safely rev to about 7200 would put this system into the mid 500 RWHP for sure.
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Very nice! :thumbsup Have fun with it.
 

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Any tracks no#'s GoGreen?

This will be my crossover mod over the winter.Any personal info on your experience with the Vortech would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
-John
 

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1/4 mile times with the SC

I have been to the track before and after the Vortech was added.
The car runs high 12's on the Pirelli's.

My 60' times are average at about 2.2 to 2.3.
( yea, I know... old guy, street tires! )

Here's the fun part....I'm trapping at 116 to 118 MPH!
Spins a lot thru second!
Must learn how to use Slicks!

Around town the Tuners go ape****. There is a pretty loud Blowoff valve as part of this kit and other people can easily hear it when cruising around.

The car has 4.10's so I have my most fun Under the speed limit!
Second gear in this car is unbelievable around town. I can be cruising beside a Tuned Honda or the like doing 30 miles in Second and roll the power on with the tires in a controled squeel if I want!
Conversations at the next light are very animated!
Regards Paul :gringreen
 

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The kit looks great and the numbers are awsome! It is amazing what can be done with this engine, not sure if they have found the limits yet.

Oh, did the kit come with a Shoe Horn to get all that in there, WOW!
 

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I just got my kit this week... that frigging box is HUGE, and boy is there stuff in there... And I got the tuners kit with less parts! Can't wait to get it on (am waiting for my P&P heads with forged valves and springs, and the install of my flywheel/clutch assembly.)

Two days at home or for professionals in a fully equipt shop?

Recomendations on injectors, 42 lbs, other than 03/04 Cobra ones?

New pump or Boost-A-Pump??

Anybody seen a forged bottom yet? Parts kit? Guess one might wanna get away from the alu block anyways...?? Prices? Recomendations?
 

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Hey KJ...2 days in a Mustang Speciality Shop

That was two days in a fully equipped shop done by a technician who does lots of SC Mustang work. He put the SC on my '03 GT.

I suggest that you have the shop quote the job ahead of time. There is a 43 section install manual that probably takes 3-4 hours just to read during the install.

Once he or you do one, you should be able to clip off lots of hours for the next one.

Why should you pay all of it just because you are the first.

The front has to come off the car to do this install.

I believe it was worth it. Paul
 

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That was two days in a fully equipped shop done by a technician who does lots of SC Mustang work. He put the SC on my '03 GT.

I suggest that you have the shop quote the job ahead of time. There is a 43 section install manual that probably takes 3-4 hours just to read during the install.

Once he or you do one, you should be able to clip off lots of hours for the next one.

Why should you pay all of it just because you are the first.

The front has to come off the car to do this install.

I believe it was worth it. Paul
Thanks!

Yes I have a deal on the install... as you said, they want to do mine to learn... I was mostly wondering how long she'll be in pieces... They'll also get the base tune from mine (even though I have all the bolt on-s and P&P heads they should be able to get an idea...)

So what's the differance between your fuel pump and the OM one? I'm thinking Boost-A-Pump as the stock one is STRONG, good enough for KB for example...

Which 42 lb injectors came with the kit? 03/04 Cobra? Ford Racing? Something else?

Thanks again!
 

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Time in the shop?

I think your car will be there for 2-3 days for the install plus a bit longer if you want to get some Dyno time.

There are 2 fuel tank access ports. 1 under each rear seat side.
The fuel pump housing has to be modified to make room for the much fatter pump. The fuel tank ports are a bit tricky to put back on. Make sure they are locked down properly before you put the seat back in. If you smell any fuel, check them first.
I think the injectors are Ford Racing, they have Medium Blue flanges. The car gets tons of fuel all around and starts up immediately. My last S/C car never started first time after the S/C install due to some priming issues.
Good Luck and Good Hunting!:thumbsup
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WOW!! That is nice!!:drool: Its been on my "wish list" to get. I'm just afraid of doing it before the warranty expires (and it cost a lot). Everytime I see someone get one I turn so green. All I want is the intercooled Vortech supercharger and the Cervini body kit and I'll be happy. Too bad all that will cost about the price of the car again. :( Looks awesome man! :thumbsup :thumbsup
 
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