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Did a little reading last night on the article in Truckin' about the new Whipple supercharger kit for the 3v 5.4 trucks. It supposedly puts ~450rwhp/600rwtq at 8psi on a stock motor! :whoa:

The supercharger was described as a 2.3L, "3 male 5 female" screw unit. I'm not 100% on what all that means, but maybe this could be an upgrade to the compressor that the Chevy truck guys are using?

We might have to start watching out for F150's here shortly! :read:
 

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Power from tip in to redline, the new Whipple SC system for the new 2004 5.4L 3 valve engines make over 50% power across the entire rpm range. With the massive Ford Lightning 8” intercooler mounted inside the new ilntake manifold, the 2.3L Whipple twin screw supercharger creates nearly 8psi of boost with virtually zero increase in air temperature. A reflashed ECU takes care of all the necessary engine functions including the new higher flowing fuel injectors, complete knock control, transmission operation and spark. Systems come complete with a new high-flow air intake system, high-flow fuel injectors, intake manifold, air-to-water intercooler, air-bypass system and all the necessary parts for a simple installation.

No other supercharger kit on the market today can compete with the power throughout the entire rpm range nor the reliability and durability of the package. Whipple Superchargers perform more OEM style testing on each package than most supercharger companies combined. This research and development gives you the peace of mind that your vehicle will run reliably and efficiently. Other companies supply you with rising rate regulators (FMU’s), something that simply does not meet an acceptable standard.

Whipple Features:
• Instant boost, zero lag time
• No complicated air ducting like air-to-air intercooled systems
• 2.3L twin-screw supercharger (as used on the Ford GT and future Lightning)
• Massive Ford Lightning intercooler core
• Looks factory installed
• Most advanced system available today
• Reflashed factory ECU for industry leading reliability and operation
• Self contained oil system, no tapping oil pan
• Boost-a-pump for increased fuel flow
• Simple “do-it-yourself” installation
 

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Shit finally! Intercooled AND injectors...looks like someone bitch slapped the guys at Whipple. 2.3L compressor is pretty large...Whipple makes up to a 3.3L also! :eek:

Also note that while the Ford motor may not make a lot of power stock, it's got a big ass 3/4 ton 4R100 behind it (like the 4L80E) and like a 9.75" rear axle. :D

That 5.4 is also severly undersquare where it has a much bigger stroke than bore. It's like 3.5x4.2 or something...also the compression is fairly boost friendly too.

Shit you can get 4.10:1 gears in them too...
 

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Was that a Lightning? I've heard of L's having that problem. There was a recall or something on the heads if I remember correctly.
 

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Nah, it was some guy on another forum. I don't even know if it was a new one. My dad was researching the V10's, and they have the same thing. I quote... "They're great engines, but they have this problem of shooting spark plugs out" to which I reply "Oh thats a nice problem to have". :crazy:
 
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