How-To Install a ProCharger Supercharger

Uploaded by motorztv on 26.03.2012

I'm Chris Duke and today on Motorz we're finally installing a supercharger!

Now we're always seeking out the best and easiest to install products for Motorz
ATI Procharger in Kansas manufacturers that
have earned the reputation for not only delivering a ton of power, but also being an easy
supercharger to install. So we gave them a call, and they not only
hooked us up with their intercooled supercharger kit for our Mustang
but they also flew one of their engineers, Nick Schmidt out to help us
install one on our show. Welcome to the show Nick. Good to meet you Chris,
glad to be here. Good to have you here. I had a couple of questions for you about the kit that we're about to install.
First, what should we see as far as horse power and torque improvements? Generally with our superchargers
kit you'll see anywhere from a 65 to 75% gain. Ok.
Now how long should the install take for your average DIY guy on a weekend? Oh,
I would say, you know, if you're doing it yourself you're probably best to give yourself all weekend to get the kit in.
Ok, should I have a buddy helping me out? Uh, it's generally helpful. Ok.
Now, what about being street legal? Is this thing all street legal in all 50 states?
Our kits, most of our kits are street legal in all 50 states.
This particular kit we're still working on getting our carb exemption on, but
we should have it within a few years. Ok, now how does a supercharger work real quick?
I mean I know we put a lot of stuff on to it but how's it work, what's the deal? Basically,
an engine has to work to get its air in, it uses vacuum to pull air into the engine. Right.
What we do, is we actually force air into the engine, which gets more air into it
creating more power. Excellent! Lets take a look at the kit and see what's going to be involved here.
Sounds Good. Well Nick, we've got an awful lot of parts here to install, what do we
looking at here. We do have a lot of parts. This is the heart of our system, uh
this is the P1SC supercharger, this is what compresses air
and makes all the action happen. Its got our helical gear set in it
for noise reduction. Ok We also have our billet main braket
made of a solid chunk of aluminum. That looks real nice too. It is. This is our
hand held programmer that comes with the system. Ok, now do I have to download a tune or
anything? No sir, it actually comes with the tune preloaded in it. Ok, and what's this little guy
for? This is a mass air extender. What it does, it just give the mass air more
range so it can read that additional air flow from the supercharger. Ok, and what do we got here?
This over here, this is our crank pulley. It goes to our dedicated drive system
that way the blower runs on its own belt. Ok. We've got our intercooler here
what this does, when you compress air, it heats it up, so
it takes the heat out of that charge so that you get a nice cool charge of air into the engine.
Cool, now most intakes that I've seen in supercharger that mass air flow sensor
is right on the tube, but I notice on your intercooler it's right here on the top, why's that? It is
we moved our mass air meter to the intercooler a few years back. What we found
we got a lot better signal to the mass air meter by putting in here.
Therefore, it gives it a lot more laminer flow, and allows the mass air meter to read it a lot better.
Ok, what else we got over here? Um, we've got our additional fuel pump
that goes into the system. That way you've got that extra fuel for your
engine. We've also got our pro-flow bypass valve. What that does, it
allows the excess pressure in the system to be relieved when you back out of the throttle.
Ok, and then over here? Over here we've got all of our charge piping
and that just gets the compressed air from the blower into the intercooler and then back
into the engine. Ok, now to prepare our Mustang for an installation like this what do we got to do?
You know, really not a whole lot. The only thing that comes off the engine is the
stock air intake system and a few bolts out of the front cover. Ok,
we need air tools, some hardcore stuff for this or what? Not really at all. You can do this
with hand tools in your own garage. Right on, that's something we can do here lets go
go around and get to the installation. Sounds good.

We took our Mustang to the JBA Performance Center in San Diego for a dyno run on their
Dyno Dynamics chassis dynomometer. The guys at JBA specialize in building high
performance vehicles, and are outfitted with the latest in hi-tech equipment.
With the exception of an aftermarket intake and exhaust kit our vehicle is stock.
We acheived 322 foot punds of torque and 297 horse power at the rear weels.
Now, after we install the Procharger we'll come back to JBA and have them
run another test to see how much more power our Mustang has.
The tools you're going to need from the Sears Blue Tool Crew for this installation include various sockets,
wrenches, a breaker bar, if you've got some air tools an impact wrench
a heat gun, a torque wrench, safety glasses, various screw drivers
and nut drivers. Various allen wrenches, cutters, pliers, a
soldering iron and solder. Now we're about to step through the
installation in this episode. But don't hesitate to turn to Procharger's awesome installation
manual. For the 2005 to 2010 4.6 liter
3 valve Mustang GT, the full color page 32 page manual comes complete
with phone numbers to Prochargers technical support department just in case you need
any additional help. Well, we've obviously got the hood of our Mustang off
what do we need to do for starters? Alright, well you don't necessarily have to pull the hood off but it certainly
makes the installation a lot easier. Especially for the cameras. Exactly, first
things first, you always want to unhook the battery before you work
on a car. Sure. So that's what we're going to do first. Next thing we're going to do is remove the air intake
system. Ok and a few bolts out of the front of the engine so we can mount our main bracket. Ok.
What about the front fascia here? Uh, we'll pull the front fascia off when we're ready to put the intercooler
on. Ok, sounds good. Lets get to this first. Sounds good.
Remove your air intake but keep this nearby because you'll need to remove its mass air flow meter.
for use later in the installation. Now once that's out of the way you can remove the
fan in order to get access to the crank pulley bolt. While you can get away with
using a breaker bar, we used a Craftsman half inch air impact wrench to speed
things up. So Nick, what are we installing now? Right now we're going to install the
crank pulley for the system. Ok. Basically you just take the stock bolt
out of the factory balancer and then this goes in
we provide a longer bolt to bolt it right back up in place.
Install the longer bolt provided by Procharger with some hi-temp silicone
and some thread locker, then reinstall the fan and the coolant resevior
and then remove four bolts for the mounting bracket.

Alright, what we did is the noise filter, the
used to be mounted down here on one of the front
cover locations. We used that as a mounting location for the main bracket.
Good. So we moved that noise filter up to relocate it up here by the thermostat.
Ok, what's next? Uh, next we're ready to mount the supercharger
on to the bracket. Alright, lets do that. Exactly. One of the first things I always like to
do is put oil in the blower when I pull it out of the box, so that way you don't forget about it.
The supercharger holds six ounces of oil. All of our street blowers are six ounce
the race blowers hold four ounces. And it does require our propreitary
oil for the blower.
Then we're also going to put on our
optional drain line kit. Install the head unit with the provided eight
bolts and use some thread locker. If you need
to change the angle of this compressor housing, which we did, we had to angle it up a little bit higher
remove the head unit, and then loosen these seven fasteners.
In order to gain access to the mounting locations for the blower we had to move
the tensioner arm out of the way. Just take one bolt out of it spin it around
and it gets out of the way, then we just bring it back over and put it into place once we're done mounting
the blower up.

Now that we've got the belt in here
you can see there's some interference issues with some of these hoses in here
so we need to get in here and zip tie up these lines to keep them out of the way of the
blower. Now what are some tips on adjusting the belt tensioner on our Procharger?
Well, adjusting the belt tension is fairly simple on these
you've got a center bolt in through the middle that kinda holds everything together. Ok. You loosen this up
and there's a 9/16 bolt on the backside here you loosen up that has a thread
rod that runs through it that's activated by this brass nut on the top. Ok.
Turn the brass nut, that threads the threaded rod down and
the assembly. Once you're done you lock the large bolt back
together and it's all tensioned. Ok, and there's these marks here on the front?
Yep, basically what you do, when you start out this
backside mark is in the middle of the rest of these marks. Ok.
And you tension it until the backside mark is right in the middle of the
first two. Ok, looks like we're good then. Yep.
Remove the front fascia from your Mustang. Nick you want to grab that side over there? Absolutely.
You can refer to a previous episode of Motorz for the step by step on how to do this.
Well, we've got the head unit and the bracket installed
in the engine compartment. We've got one more big piece here, the intercooler, how's this
thing get mounted up Nick? Well it mounts up in several locations. We've got a bracket
right here that mounts on the factory hood latch. Ok. And then we've got
a couple of other brackets that mount to several other locations on the car
They secure to weld tabs that are on the intercooler and that
securely fastens it within the car. Alright, lets get to it.
Before you install the top bracket for the intercooler, you want to mark the hood latch
bracket right on top here so that when you reinstall it you can put it back in the same
exact position. Now lets go back up in here with this,
Get that right there.
Now before we install this mass air
flow extension Nick what do we gotta do to it? Well you just want to double check the setting on it.
It should come factory preset at position two. If it does not you
want to double check, make sure and set it in the right place. To get the setting
you pop the little red cap off here, and there's a dial inside here
comes with a special tool, so you can reach inside here and turn the dial.
I've got a lot of tubing that we've got to route in our Mustang for the Procharger kit
This first one down here helps if you jack up the vehicle. Now for the rest of the pieces
that you have to install just take your time. It takes a little bit of wiggling to put them into place.

Carefully relocate the mass air flow meter
from the stock air box and install it in the intercooler plug with a torx
T-10 bit. After routing the rest of the tubing install the larger capacity
fuel injectors provided with the kit.

Install the plastic T in the vacuum line which is used for manifold
pressure reference.
Then install the new intake system with the provided
hardware. Just make sure adjust the tube and the filter so you have enough clearance.
So we just saw you pull out the fuel pump and sending unit
from underneath our Mustang's rear seat, but there's an additional fuel pump that comes with
the kit. What's that for?
Uhm, we're going to T that into the fuel line. What this is going to do is allow us to supply that
extra fuel we need for those larger injectors that we put in the car.

With the second fuel pump we an additional
demand on the electrical system so we replaced the stock 15 amp fuel pump fuse
with a larger 20 amp fuel pump fuse.

Now with our Procharger completely installed, before you
fire up your engine for the first time there's one more thing you gotta do, which is to plug in the Diablo
Predator which comes with the kit. What does this thing do? Basically what this does
this holds the tune in it. We're going to download the factory tune
out of the car. It's going to store it within this handheld so that it can always be returned
back to stock. Then it's going to upload the Procharger tune
into the PCM. Alright. And this just plugs right in to the OBD 2 port? Yes it does.
Alright, lets get it done so we can fire this thing up. Sounds good.

Well Nick, now that we've got it all dialed in, in the future
what if we want to increase the boost on our supercharger? What do we do? Increasing the boost is
fairly easy. All you have to do is change the supercharger pulley itself. It speeds the blower up and makes
a little more boost. It may require extra tuning when you do that though. Sure.
Easy enogh. Now a lot of guys are going to want to install guage pods along with
the new supercharger so they can see everything going on. How difficult is that to do? It's not very
difficult at all. It's not a necessity but it is nice to have those additional guages so
that you can see what's going on with the system. We generally recommend boost and fuel pressure.
Ok, now moving forward, what do we gotta do for maintenance and what's your warranty like?
Uh, basically after the first five hundred mile you'll want to change the oil
on the blower. After that it's about every other oil change. Uhm, it's usually a good
idea to also retension the belt after you've installed it for the first time.
It gets a little... it stretches out a little bit. Also, we offer and upgrade
warranty for the supercharger. It comes with a standard waranty
for $49.00 you can buy the oil which upgrades you to
a three year warranty. Ok. Now this was actually pretty easy to install. I was surprised by that.
Now, one of the more difficult parts was the fuel pump. Yeah, the fuel pump
is a little more of an intricate part of the installation. It usually helps to have a
little bit of patience and a few extra hands to help you get things down inside the tank when you're done.
Yeah, make sure you don't use a lighter when you're working with that shrink tubing right?
Exactly, you don't want to start and fires. Well now that everything is done, lets take it on over to JBA racing
again and have them put it back on their dyno and see what the results are looking like. Sounds good, lets go!

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Well these are some pretty significant results, aren't they Nick? That's pretty typical
increases for our kit. Especially considering it's just a two day bolt on installation that a couple of
guys could do with some basic hand tools huh? Exactly. Well, it was a pleasure having you on the show we really
appreciate you helping out with this thing. Great to be here. Now for more information on all the products
that we installed on the show today, as well as all the tools that we used from the Sears
Blue Tool Crew, just head on over to our website. We'll catch you next week on
Motorz. I think this is gonna be it and this is gonna be
best one ever. After four pulls the highest was 287
horsepower and 324 foot pounds of torque.
...322. Now before you get too excited,
before you get too carried away. Well these are pers...vizzi bleh.
Vizzi? Bleh Heh Hahaha, hohoho!
That worked out well. It's only like 150 degrees
in here. Tension it by this uh... uh..