Ford Editorial

ProCharger Ford Editorial

"Pick Up 2 Seconds! MM&FF flogs ATI's Intercooled ProCharger under real-world conditions. Is this the ultimate in modern supercharging? The ATI ProCharger worked wonderfully the entire three days we lived with it. Considering that the Cobra* gained more than 16 mph in the quarter under 97 degree conditions, we wonder what type of improvements the car would have made at sea level. Look out because it appears that ATI is going to try to blow the supercharger market away." [*stock '93 5.0, 2 core intercooler, 9psi, pump gas]

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

 

"We were most impressed by the car churning out more than 400 lb-ft of torque under boost. [stock '05 Mustang GT, 10 psi]"

5.0 Mustang & Super Fords

 

 

"So what goodies were in the box? It included the P-1SC-1 self-contained blower, ProFlo bypass valve and a three-core intercooler. The car [3V] was dyno-tuned to the tune of 492 rwhp and 400 lb-ft of torque on 91 octane."

Mustang Enthusiast

 

 

"The intercooled ProCharger centrifugal supercharger system [modified 4.6L 3V engine with F-1A] served up an astonishing 962.6 lb-ft of torque."

Motor Trend

 

 

"Crowning America's Baddest '05 Mustang. Nine competitors hit the tarmac for the 1st Annual Nitto / MM&FF '05 Mustang Shootout. The Overall Winner with the best ET/ MPH: 10.50 at 132.50 MPH is [a modified 3V Mustang] with a ProCharger D-1SC blower..."

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

 

 

"Words cannot express how wicked the F-1R sounds. Imagine a commercial jet taxiing toward the runway and you've got the right idea."

5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords

 

 

"ATI's new line of self-contained superchargers looked inviting to us, and why not? The P-1SC specs read like a veritable performance recipe for any new blower ... Throw in a three-year warranty, a self-contained oiling system, and an emissions legal, gear-driven design and you have a winner on your hands. The P-1SC's 70-80 percent horsepower increase is exactly what our 3g GT project needed to help achieve our 1g of acceleration. Being emissions legal and easy to install were definite pluses in ATI's favor as well. The final selling point was integral intercooling."

5.0 Mustang & Super Fords

 

 

"This is the fastest street car I have ever driven. It just plants you to the seat ... With the same 14 psi of boost as the modified factory supercharger [Eaton roots model], the ... Procharger blower had increased 118 hp ... at the rear tires! The boost level was then set at 19 psi ... and this put the final numbers at an insane 646.9 rwhp. Maximum torque reading at the tires was 541.7 lb-ft [an improvement of 184 rwhp and 47.8 lb/ft at the tires, simply by switching the supercharger]."

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

 

 

"They introduced a 17 psi kit that put stock Mustangs in the 11's, and received CARB approval for their intercooled 14 psi system. Not one to rest on its laurels, ProCharger now offers their new P-1SC and D-1SC self-contained superchargers ... Self contained means that there are no oil lines to the pan and generally installation is cleaner. In addition, ProCharger offers the advantage of intercooling to provide even greater horsepower gains. By keeping the air cooler, more timing and/or boost can be used without the worry of detonation."

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

 

 

"ATI [ProCharger] is the company that first brought intercooled supercharging to the Mustang market."

5.0 Mustang and Super Ford

 

 

"And now, thanks to the latest from Accessible Technologies [ProCharger], you can build a supercharged and intercooled 4.6L Cobra, add almost 200 Horsepower, and vaporize every F-body in your path."

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

 

 

"The P-1SC's 70-80 percent horsepower increase is exactly what our 3g GT project needed to help achieve our 1g of acceleration."

5.0 Mustang and Super Ford

 

 

"We did something as simple as bolt on a blower [P-1SC] and then proceeded to drop a full two seconds off the ET daily driving and back-to-back runs. from a near-stock 1996 GT ...and did it on pump gas ... with nothing more than a 5-speed, 3.73s and drag radial tires."

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

 

 

"Complete somehow falls short for describing the ProCharger system..." [and] "it’s not often you see a 200 plus hp gain on a stock vehicle."

5.0 Mustang and Super Ford

 

 

"...the car made an astounding 466 rwhp [70% hp gain]. It took us roughly seven hours to install all these parts [ProCharger HO Intercooled system with DiabloSport Predator, and Corsa mufflers], tune the car [otherwise stock 2007 Mustang GT], and take it to 466 rwhp on the Dynojet"

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

Proceeded to drop a full two seconds off the ET ... and did it on pump gas and radial tires ... we did something as simple as bolt on a blower [P-1SC] and then proceeded to drop a full two seconds off the ET from a near-stock 1996 GT with nothing more than a 5-speed, 3.73‘s and drag radial tires.”

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords

 

 

"And now, thanks to the latest from Accessible Technologies, you can build a supercharged and intercooled [1998] 4.6 Cobra, add almost 200 horsepower, and vaporize every F-body in your path ... “[During testing], the Cobra was an instant terror, pegging the dyno meter at almost 450 rear-wheel horsepower and 377 lbs.-ft of torque."

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords

 

 

With the intercooler, the air temperature is only raised 20-25 degrees above ambient ... Because the air is now cooler and denser, boost levels can be increased without detonation. In fact, the intercooling effect works so well that a timing retard is not necessary with the street-legal intercooled ProCharger kits [for most applications] ... Unlike other systems that mount on the passenger side [of 5.0‘s] and require the relocation of the alternator, the ProCharger kit rests far on the driver side, leaving all the accessories where Ford intended them ... Another nice thing about the ProCharger kit is, since it is such a powerful supercharger already, you need to only buy one unit, and you don‘t have to worry about upgrading to a bigger supercharger later.”

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

On the first run off the street (and make no mistake, Vaccaro drove in all the way from Queens), it clipped a 10.77 at 125.44... After a break, it* clicked off a 10.32 at 129.02. Vaccaro was so fired up, he called it a day. He changed tires and went home, confident no one would beat his time. And he was right." * Stock 4.6 2-valve with lightly ported heads, D-1SC, sheet-metal 3 core intercooler, 15 psi, pump gas

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords

 

 

"Jose Cardenas built himself a most-wanted supercharged V-6 Mustang ... He hit the bull'seye, nailing 305.9 horses at the wheels, and 308.1 lb ft at 5,400 RPM." Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

For enthusiasts, the advantages of a self-contained system are many. Aside from the fact that no drain-back hole in the pan is necessary, a self-contained system takes less time to install. It also has less potential for error (such as chips in the oil pan or a botched tapping job), and there is no danger of engine oil contamination”

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

Imagine a V6 Mustang with nothing but a supercharger making more power than a ’01 Mustang GT with a robust V8 ... Well, if you compare the apples to apples of the two automatic equipped cars, you’ll see the ProCharger V6 [stock 3.8L with 9 psi, 66% increase in power] cranked out 34.8 more peak horse-power than our ’01 GT ... The fitment is nearly identical [94-98 vs. 99+] ... and both are relatively easy installs due to the self-contained nature of the P-1SC.”

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

"Under its monstrous hood, the engine plumbing of the C-500 twists and flexes like the arm of a professional body builder. Almost as if it were bragging about the power it produces. But it's OK to talk the talk if you produce power comparable to that of the ProCharger HO blower. Especially one that pushes 10 psi through a 3 core intercooler."

Modified Mustangs

 

 

“So what makes this new blower so much better than the models that created a tidal wave of ProCharger racers last year? Well, it starts where most things do at ATI — with a stronger transmission for improved durability.

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

ATI is the company that first brought intercooled supercharging to the Mustang Market ... so, when ATI called us offering a look at the company’s latest blower technology, we jumped at the chance. What‘s even more exciting for the modular crowd is the SC‘s internal step-up ratio will allow owners of built modulars to step the boost all the way up to 20 psi on a six rib belt.”

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

“We get our hands on one of the first ProCharger ’05 Mustang kits and the results are awesome.” “It’s not often you see a 200 plus horsepower gain on a stock vehicle.”

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

“So what makes this new blower so much better than the models that created a tidal wave of ProCharger racers last year? Well, it starts where most things do at ATI — with a stronger transmission for improved durability.

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

"And now, thanks to the latest from Accessible Technologies, you can build a supercharged and intercooled [1998] 4.6 Cobra, add almost 200 horsepower, and vaporize every F-body in your path ... “[During testing], the Cobra was an instant terror, pegging the dyno meter at almost 450 rear-wheel horsepower and 377 lbs.-ft of torque."

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords

 

 

"Jose Cardenas built himself a most-wanted supercharged V-6 Mustang ... He hit the bull's-eye, nailing 305.9 horses at the wheels, and 308.1 lb-ft at 5,400 RPM."

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords

 

 

"Crowning America's Baddest '05 Mustang. Nine competitors hit the tarmac for the 1st Annual Nitto /MM&FF '05 Mustang Shootout. The Overall Winner with best ET/MPH: 10.50 at 132.50 MPH is JPC Racing, driver Justin Burcham via a ProCharger D-1SC blower..."

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords

 

 

ATI‘s new line of self-contained superchargers looked inviting to us, and why not? The P-1SC specs read like a veritable performance recipe for any new blower ... Throw in a three-year warranty, a self contained oiling system, and an emissions legal, gear-driven design and you have a winner on your hands. The P-1SC‘s 70-80 percent horsepower increase is exactly what our 3g GT project needed to help achieve our 1g of acceleration. Being emissions legal and easy to install were definite plusses in ATI‘s favor as well. The final selling point was integral intercooling.”

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

With 17 psi of boost and a new clutch, the LX* blasted the quarter-mile in an amazing 11.70 seconds at over 116 mph! Before the end of the day, Craig made four 11-second runs.” * Stock 5.0 with exhaust, pump gas, P600B, 2 core intercooler

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords

 

 

“A bigger ProCharger blower and a week's worth of testing was all Don Walsh, Jr. of D & D Performance needed to run 6.43 at 216. That kind of performance netted him the honor of being the quickest and fastest centrifugally blown Pro car."

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords

 

 

Those guys are on the ball. They are always looking for more power—just like a racer—and that’s a great relationship. It’s a match made in heaven ... After about four or five sets of pistons, I started thinking, Is there a better way? It was a tough choice for Doug, He had long been loyal to his nitrous sponsor, but to switch from nitrous to a supercharger might just be the way to go”

5.0 Mustang and Super Fords

 

 

“They introduced a 17 psi kit that put stock Mustangs in the 11‘s, and received CARB approval for their intercooled 14 psi system. Not one to rest on its laurels, ATI now offers their new P-1 and D-1SC self-contained superchargers ... Self contained means that there are no oil lines to the pan and generally installation is cleaner. In addition, ATI offers the advantage of intercooling to provide even greater horsepower gains. By keeping the air cooler, more timing and/or boost can be used without the worry of detonation.”

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords

 

 

Running the motor on a chassis dyno is not the same as running it on the street or through the quarter-mile at a local strip ... An air-to-air intercooler relies on a steady (and large) supply of airflow across the core to extract the heat ... If you have a hard time grasping how much airflow is present, try sticking your hand out the window at even 30 mph and feel how much pressure (and volume) is present. Now imagine the resulting flow at 100 mph ... The problem with testing an air-to-air intercooled motor on a chassis dyno is the relative lack of airflow. Even the most aggressive fans do not come close to supplying the air source seen by the intercooler core while driving ... An option [during chassis dyno testing] is to cool the entire inlet system including the intercooler down and run ... a mist of water to artificially increase the effectiveness of the intercooler. The important fact to remember is to duplicate the change in charge temperature [across the intercooler core] witnessed on the street ... while on the dyno. Otherwise the dyno result will be suspect [dyno result will be lower than true power during street/strip usage].”

Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords