Posted on August 29th, 2014 by admin
In a previous blog, we talked about what a stir 5.0L Ford F-150’s were making in the world of performance trucks. That buzz and excitement has not shown signs of slowing down. Being able to bolt on a ProCharger supercharger system onto a completely stock truck and gain 65%+ more HP, is no doubt helping to keep this trend going, and aiding in creating some high HP blue oval trucks. With so many customers enjoying their ProCharger systems on their trucks, we wanted to take the time to feature a few customers and their experiences with the ProCharger system on these new F-150’s.
DO YOU WANT A 600+ HP F150?
Of course you do, and thankfully the recipe is simple.
ProCharger P-1SC-1 Supercharger system
Ford Racing BOSS 302 Intake
High Flow Exhaust
Put those three items together, add some custom ECU tuning, and you are left with 510+ rwhp!
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This truck gained a 78% power increase over stock, on a safe tune using only 91 octane fuel. Just imagine the look on the face of whomever tries to mess with this truck, not knowing its making OVER 600HP at the crank! No modifications to the standard ProCharger system are needed to use the BOSS302 intake manifold.
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As you can see from the outside, this truck does not look like it lays down 600HP through those big 22″ wheels, for the overall “sleeper” look.
That is unless you happen to catch the rare view of the front grill, as shown below.
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This customer opted for the Race Air-to-Air intercooler upgrade at the time of purchase, knowing that he was going to be turning the truck up later down the road. While benefiting from maximum cooling ability on its everyday driving duties.
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Another couple options this customer wanted, was the black finish for the supercharger to make the install look almost OEM with the Boss manifold, and the front mounted intake. The owner states that every time he opens the hood, a small crowd of people will form with excitement, and questions.
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The only complaint he had about the system, is that it has caused a serious traction issue and is looking for better tires for racing usage. Even with traction bars, it has proven to be difficult to put all that ProCharged power and torque to the ground. Now that’s a complaint we LOVE to hear about in the office! Once this truck gets some sticky tires under it, we can’t wait to hear about some track times from this black beauty.
Another ProCharger supercharged F-150, is that of racer Nina Gusler and her 2013 F-150. Nina proudly races her ProCharger power machine in NMRA Truck and Lightning class, where she is currently the #1 points leader, going into the final round. Nina relies on the repeatable power that the ProCharger delivers round after round, which has helped her keep that #1 spot since the 2nd race of the season. (Not bad for her Rookie year!)
Being the points leader, and possible the soon to be champion you would think Nina would run an exotic combination, however that is not the case. Nina relies on a out of the box ProCharger system (P-1SC-1) with the race intercooler upgrade, Cobra Jet intake manifold, SCT custom tuning, and lots of traction.
Nina has upgraded the motor to the Ford Racing Crate motor that is a bit lower compression, for plans to turn the trucks boost up even further in the future. However in its current condition, with just 7psi of boost, this truck makes an amazing 576rwhp, and a 12.34@116mph. The 11’s are just around the corner for Nina and this truck! For more details on this truck, check out her write up on SVTPerformance.com
OK, now to totally switch gears from talking about HP and racing, lets talk about miles per gallon. Yes, you read that correctly we are a supercharger company talking about adding HP to F-150’s, but ALSO going to mention the additional milage gains customers are picking up. We spend lots of R&D time on our supercharger system, as well as the ECU tuning to not only maximize power/saftey of the engine, as well as maximum economy. That is if you can resist putting your right foot down and turning those rear tires into clouds of smoke with a smile on your face. Even the 600+ HP truck featured above has the owner beyond excited with its new gain in gas milage, reporting up to 23mpg on the highway! For another example, we looked to the internet, and found this example on an internet forum.
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“So Saturday I took the truck on about a 150 mile round trip. Mostly highway, 65-75 MPH. Before the supercharger i would get 13.5 in town and 15.8 on the Hwy, I kind of figured the mileage would go down. As I get up to speed I see it go to around 18 MPG, I was pretty sure that was incorrect. As I continued to drive it just kept going up!!! I didn’t reset it at any point on the trip My truck has 3.73 gears and 33.5s on 18×9s”
And here is an image from his trip, not bad for BIG tires!
Even if you don’t own one of these new 5.0L F-150’s remember that ProCharger makes systems for LOTS of ford trucks. And has you covered with the same industry leading power gains you come to expect from a intercooled ProCharger supercharger system, as well as the perk in gas milage that we discussed earlier.
For more details click on the following links.
For those that have the 5.4L or 6.2L Raptors:
5.4L 3 valve F-150 Owners:
And also 4.6L and 5.4L 2 valve F-150 Owners:
For more details on the 2011+ F-150 ProCharger supercharger system, please visit our main website by clicking HERE.
For all other comments and questions please reach us at email@example.com or by dropping us a line at 913-338-2886 M-F 8:30-5:30pm.
Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by admin
ProCharger in Sturgis
There was no shortage of ProCharger V-twin power at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Many ProCharger owners rode their bikes to Sturgis and parked them in the ProCharger display right on Lazelle Street, making for a changing-daily display of everyday, cross-country-rideable V-twin power.
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The team from Kendall Johnson Customs brought up a group of bikes including Zach’s 300 hp Road King, Mark’s 300 hp Road Glide, Travis’s 215+ hp Street Glide and a 210+ hp Road Glide. All these bikes were ridden over 2000 miles while there! Other vehicles in the ProCharger display included a custom Street Glide making 189 hp, Grant County Choppers Sturgis winning custom street racer (more on that later) and ProChargers own 2009 Road King, 2012 Dyna Wide Glide and 2010 Camaro.
Forced induction was front and center at this year’s Sturgis rally and will only get bigger. Check out the following link for even more proof.
There was also plenty of ProCharger supercharged power in the Victory Motorcycle display. Several ProCharger equipped Victory’s were on hand including Lloyd from Lloydz Motorworkz 215hp supercharged sleeper.
Victory teamed up with Lloydz Motorworkz and Conquest Customs to show how easy it is to modify a 2015 Cross Country and over a 24 hour period stripped and rebuilt one on full display for the public. The bike got a whole host of cool parts along with an intercooled ProCharger supercharger kit by Lloydz. The finished product turned out pretty sweet.
ProCharger Racing and Winning
During the Sturgis Rally, the WMDRA held their annual race at the Sturgis Dragway. Tom Sperr from Grant County Choppers brought out his ProCharger equipped street legal Sportster based street racer for a little fun. The only problem, Pro Gas was the only class it fit in. Bikes in this class are normally full on drag bikes; drag slicks, wheelie bars, starter carts, etc. Tom’s bike is no wheelie bar, DOT tire, lights and the rest you would expect from your streetbike. That sure didn’t stop him though. The bike qualified number three, went rounds and faced the #1 qualifier in the finals. After a great light Tom and crew pulled off a stunning upset to bring home the win. The most impressive part; after pictures and the big check, he rode it home!
Make sure you also keep an eye out for more supercharged records at Bonneville by ProCharger powered racers.
LINK: Hiro Koiso Racing
ProCharger at the Hot Bike Tour
ProCharger recently participated in the 2014 version of the Hot Bike Tour. This tour was a 1000 miles journey over five days showcasing some of the best bike and builders around as well as tons of riders happy for an excuse to get out and enjoy a ride. The ProCharger display was packed from sun up to sun down with power hungry customers looking to learn more about how to bolt on 40-80 hp in a single day.
ProCharger has a bolt-on, self-contained, intercooled supercharger system available for virtually every model of air-cooled “Big Twin” H-D motorcycles from the latest 2014 H-D bikes to certain 1994 models. With this extensive line-up it means more people than ever can experience the same jaw dropping power and show quality look of a ProCharger Supercharger system.
For 20 years ProCharger has been making slow things fast and fast things ridiculous so if you’re ready to install The ULTIMATE Power Adder on your H-D V-twin, visit the ProCharger motorcycle supercharger systems page here or call our V-Twin Sales Team at 913/338-2886, M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM central time.
Posted on August 15th, 2014 by admin
When these systems were designed, we knew they were going to instantly become the “Must Have” bolt-on for this C7 platform. The outstanding power numbers, flawless driveablity, and easy installation, make it the PERFECT power adder for this Corvette platform. Well with those great benefits in mind the masses have started to take notice, and now no matter if you are searching the web, or flipping through pages/channels, you are bound to run across something being said about the ProCharger Supercharger system for 2014 Stingray Corvettes. And what exactly are they saying about these systems? Lets take a closer look and find out!
Nothing brings more pride then a COVER SHOT! This article in VETTE magazine gave details about the install performed on one of the rare (1 of 500) Premiere Edition C7’s. This stunning Laguna blue car belts out the HP to the number of 587rwhp on a stock car, running 7psi, pump gas, and the supplied ProCharger tune. Bolting on over 200HP in a weekend, is a sure fire way to put a smile on any Corvette owners face. If you don’t have the magazine at home, no problem! Just click the image of the cover above, and go strait to the online version of the write up.
When Continental Tires wanted a custom C7 Corvette built, they went to the best, West Coast Customs. And when West Coast Customs needed to boost the performance of that car, they too wanted the best, and that’s a ProCharger system. Combine the good looks of this Corvette, and power numbers to back it up, this C7 is sure to turn heads (and tires) for many years to come. Thankfully being owned by a tire manufacture, it takes some of the guilt out of doing smile enduing, tire smoking burnouts. Click the image above to check out the video link, in case you missed the show!
To start off the internet side of things, here is a link to a great install done by LSXTV.com and Cunningham Motorsports out in California. This write-up does a great job of showing the easy install, and details like the differences in the two air inlet options. After the install they took it to the track and had HUGE gains in performance, in both ET and MPH. Even on the OEM stock tires, a hot day, and lack luster california grade 91 fuel, this Corvette still knocked down 11.2@125mph! A set of sticky drag radial tires, and its no doubt a bolt on 10 second ride, from just a supercharger install!
And you can’t talk about the internet, without mentioning YouTube. And you can’t be a gear head and not know about 1320video.com’s youtube channel. Well one of the videos making its way around the net (over half a million views so far) is that of a gal by the name of Erin, driving a ProCharged C7 to take down a Viper to settle a bet. The car she is behind the wheel of is a stock C7, running a ProCharger P-1SC-1 system. Power numbers on this car at the time of the video were in the mid 570rwhp range, on pump gas and 7psi of boost. The end of the video is pretty fun, as the owner of the Viper pays up on the bet. This C7 is currently undergoing a major transformation, adding a cam, E85, and switching to a F-1A ProCharger to become a power monster. So keep an eye on our blogs, and facebook for details on that.
Well there you have it, from print to web and all things digital, ProCharger superchargers and Corvette C7’s are proven power combinations. If you have questions or need to locate a dealer near you, please check out our website at www.procharger.com or drop us a line at 913-338-2886.
Posted on August 8th, 2014 by admin
Its a known fact that Big Block Chevrolet motors are amazing powerhouses, and have been the backbone for high HP race applications for many years. It also goes without saying that the efficient cool air charge delivered from a ProCharger supercharger, feeding one of these motors takes them to the next level. For many years now a company by the name of Steve Morris Race Engines has been pushing the power levels each and every year, while proving that ProCharger power combined with the right engine combo can not only make out of the world power numbers, but also remain a reliable combo even under extreme racing applications.
Obviously building big power is important, but it means nothing without a reliable combo. Drag racers want to be spending time dialing in their suspension, working for that last little bit of traction, not rebuilding their motors after every pass. This next motor featured below was built to be a nice long lasting, reliable combo for owner Tony Braglio to run in Top Dragster / Top Sportsman. Ok we have to admit we watched this video at least 5 times when the dyno pull is made. Just something about the sound of nearly 3,000 HP and 8,000+ RPM of Big Block Chevy that gets our blood flowing! Not to mention being able to make 2,955 HP with a single supercharger, not twins. Enough with the chit chat, lets get to some of the info about this awesome motor from the guys at Steve Morris Engines.
Steve Morris 540 Cubic Inch Iron BBC
Moran Motorsports Inc dual injector set up
Holley Performance Products EFI system
BRODIX Cylinder Heads, with Steve Morris Mods
Callies Performance Products Crank
Moroso Performance Products, Inc.
Jesel Valvetrain Innovation
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Speaking of extreme racing application, very few things are as abusive to an engine as extreme powerboat racing. The guys at Steve Morris Engines have put out a great video showing a roots, to ProCharger conversion they have recently done for motors powering Paramount Trinidad Offshore’s 50-foot Mystic offshore powerboat.
With the roots blower in place this engine made 1040 HP, and after the conversion picked up 778 HP to an unbelievable 1818 HP with the ProCharger, when tuned to take the abuse of long duration WOT marine use. ON PUMP GAS! This boat recently just entered its first Regatta, where it not only took home its class win, but the overall win as well. Huge congrats to everyone involved in this amazing boat, and build! Though they are not done yet, so we are willing to bet we see a lot more chatter about this boat/engines around the net.
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(Purple Line = RootsHP, Blue Line = ProChargerHP)
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As always thanks for reading! For more info please click the hyperlinks in this blog, or by dropping us a line at 913-338-2886 or Steve Morris Race Engines at 231-747-7520
Posted on August 1st, 2014 by admin
The racing season has been a wild ride this year, with records being shattered and the bar continuing to be raised by racers and their hardworking crews. With the end of the season in sight for many sanctioning bodies, ProCharged racers are having another outstanding season, leading the points chase in seven different national classes with many more racers near the top of their class. These points leaders cover a dynamic range of ProCharger users, from a stock Ford F150 to full-blown Dragsters, all while covering 5 different sanctioning bodies!
This vast array of racers helps show that ProCharger really does have a supercharger perfect for you, no matter what form of racing/class you are competing in. We are so excited to be the power adder of choice as these outstanding racers look to add to the total of more than 100+ national championships that ProCharger superchargers have helped win over the past 15 years.
Lets take a look and break down some of these 7 class leaders, (In no particular order)
Andy Johnson — NHRA Division #3 Top Dragster
Nina Gusler — NMRA Truck and Lightning
James Lawrence — NMCA West Street Outlaw
Eric Gustafson — WCHR 275 Drag Radial
Bart Tobner — NMRA Renegade
Doug Sikora — PSCA Outlaw 10.5
Phil Hines — NMRA Street Outlaw
With all these #1 spots being talked about, we don’t want to forget that there are many racers still in the hunt for the coveted #1 spot. We are on the edge of our seats to see how this will play out, especially when 10 other ProCharger powered racers are still in the top 5 positions or better in national classes, and could easily be adding their names to this list by the next blog update.
From all of us here at ProCharger, we would like to wish every racer out there a successful and safe finish to the racing season.
Posted on July 24th, 2014 by admin
The ProCharger V-Twin Team is busy getting ready for the annual trip to the Black Hills.
This year we’ll be on the south side of Lazelle Street between 9th and 10th – very close to the highway. Come in to Sturgis, visit the ProCharger set-up and sample all there is to do downtown.
During the week, the ProCharger superchargers display is ever-changing because of the numerous customers and dealers who ride their ProCharger-supercharger equipped bikes to Sturgis and park them in our area. ProCharged Dynas, Baggers and Softails will all be shown, as will ProCharger’s custom Road King, Dyna Wide Glide, 2014 Street Glide and 675+ HP Camaro.
Thinking Sturgis is your time to join the ProCharger family? Give us a call and we can put you in touch with FBI to pre-order your supercharger kit. You can have them install 40-80 extra HP in a single day – right at the rally!
ProCharger has a bolt-on self-contained, intercooled supercharger system available for virtually every model of air-cooled “Big Twin” H-D motorcycles from the latest 2014 H-D bikes to certain 1994 models. With this extensive line-up it means more people than ever can experience the same jaw dropping power and show quality look of a ProCharger Supercharger system.
So if you’re heading up or even thought about it – make plans to come by and check us out. The 74th Annual Sturgis Rally runs from August 2nd to the 10th. See you there!
Posted on July 17th, 2014 by admin
ProCharger is a company not only dedicated to bringing you the world’s best supercharger systems, but also to make sure we have you covered with up to date model years.
So if that sign above was recently in your rearview as you drove away with your new car/truck purchase, and you are looking for that extra BOOST in horsepower, look no further, and lets supercharge your latest purchase.
In this blog, we are going to show you the highlights of the Dodge/Chrysler/Ram/Jeep line up for 2014, and maybe a teaser at the end.
Starting with our 2014-2011
Dodge/Chrysler HEMI Systems for 5.7L and 6.4L’s:
If you have a Challenger, Charger, or 300C with either the 5.7L or 6.4L (stick or auto) ProCharger has a supercharger system for your ride. With power gains as large as 200+ Horsepower possible with the 6.4L on just 7psi and pump gas, and 150+ Horsepower for the 5.7L HEMI’s its a power gain that will have you feeling sorry for your rear tires, as they claw for traction. These supercharger systems come 100% complete ready to bolt on, in your garage with common hand tools. Imagine leaving the dealership on Friday night with a 470hp stock Challenger, and by Saturday evening be driving a 670HP+ MONSTER!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
Next our 2014-2011 5.7L HEMI Dodge Ram Systems:
And for the truck lovers out there, ProCharger has a 5.7L HEMI system just for you! Similar to its automotive siblings, this system provides 7psi of air-to-air intercooled boost, delivering over 130+ extra horsepower to your RAM’s rear tires! Yes, that is correct 130 or MORE horsepower that you can bolt on in your garage, with common hand tools. Think about that for a moment, adding 45% more power is as if you took your HEMI V-8 and turned it into a V-12! Just imagine what another 4 cylinder worth of stump ripping, trailer hauling, tire smoking supercharged HEMI power would feel like between those frame rails.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE RAM DETAILS
In closing, our 2014-2012 3.7L Jeep JK System:
Are you looking to get the power back you lost when adding large wheel/tire to your JK? Or maybe just wanting that extra grunt while off-roading, or at high elevation. Well ProCharger designed a perfect supercharger solution to those in need. This ProCharger JK supercharger system delivers power gains of over 50% on pump gas! Thanks to its large front mounted air-to-air intercooler, these gains can be had with just 7psi of boost. Installation is so easy it takes as little as 5 hours for a complete install, and leaves NO permanent modifications to the Jeep. Once a person gets behind the wheel of one of these ProCharged Jeep JK’s its hard to imagine ever driving one again without boost, the added thrill is hard to believe its the same motor.
FOR MORE JEEP JK DETAILS CLICK HERE
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And just as a teaser, yes the Jeep Grand Cherokee 6.4L SRT8 is on deck! (But that’s all that we allowed to say for now)
For more information and details, please contact us at 913-338-2886 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on July 11th, 2014 by admin
ProCharger is happy to announce the release of its Race air-to-air intercooler for use on high horsepower supercharged C6 Corvettes. If your making 700, 800, or even 1000+ HP, this intercooler has you covered (and then some). Track-tested on the drag strip and the road course, this massive intercooler is ready to perform. So if your intercooler is getting choked up from more CFM flowing through it than it was built to handle, creating a bottleneck that limits your boost, this is your solution.
The core of this monster intercooler features a massive 4.5″ thick core section for maximum cooling area and low restriction. To make this possible, a custom bar and plate core is manufactured right here in the USA, designed to not only have great cooling abilities, but also the lowest pressure drop possible. Further flow enhancements include tapered, lightweight sheet-metal end tanks, and 3.5″ inlet and outlet connections.
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This C6 Corvette Air-to-Air Race intercooler was designed to be a “drop-in” replacement for those already supercharged using the HO ProCharger intercooler. All existing brackets, tubing, inlet, hardware transfer over to the new Race intercooler for easy installation. Absolutely NO modifications to the Corvettes body or frame are needed this this installation, making it 100% reversible.
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So if your supercharged Corvette is pushing high HP levels, and/or being used in situations where long duration WOT pulls are common (1/2 mile or 1 mile races) this is your intercooling solution. Track testing on long duration WOT pulls have seen inlet temps as low as 30 deg. over ambient! Please contact us at 913-338-2886 or at email@example.com for more details, or to get in touch with a local dealer.
PART NUMBER: AIGO3A-003
RETAIL PRICE: $1,395
RETAIL UPGRADE AT TIME OF PURCHASE: $345
*Custom oil cooler mounting needed for cars equipped with an oil cooler
Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by admin
The ProCharger offices will be closed Friday, July 4th in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Normal business hours will resume Monday, July 7th.
No matter if you are smoking burgers on the grill, or smoking your tires, we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday!
ProCharger takes pride in building the world’s best superchargers for the past 20 years, right here in the USA!
Posted on June 20th, 2014 by admin
So you outfitted your Jeep Wrangler JK with big tires, big lift, rack systems, on-board air, and everything else you need to survive for a weekend of off-roading … now what final Bolt-On do you need for your Jeep’s 3.6L V-6? MORE POWER! We all know that a HEMI option would have been nice from the factory, but since Jeep didn’t offer that, we have something even better: a ProCharger Self-Contained Supercharger System, with an Air-to-Air Intercooler.
No matter whether your JK is built for daily-duties or an ultimate off-road monster, one thing is for sure–you’ll love the added rush from an additional 50%+ power gain. Yup, you read the correctly, 50% power gains on just 7 psi and pump gas! With that kind boost in performance, you won’t even notice those big tires/lift kit/trailer in tow, as you push the gas pedal to make a pass on a steep grade.
Knowing these JK’s would be used in low speed/high load situations, such as crawling, river or mud crossings, ProCharger made sure to have the largest air-to-air intercooler available on the market, with the most efficient core possible. Mounted front and center in the grill, this quality intercooler instantly lets everyone on the trail know that your JK has ProCharger-power under the hood.
Hands down, this ProCharger Jeep JK supercharger system is one of the easiest kits to install, and is 100% reversible. That means no cutting, bending, grinding, drilling, etc to your ride. In fact, ProCharger created a drive system that is easier to service then even the factory system, because the belt can be removed or swapped without any other component removal! ProCharger also mounted the supercharger head unit as high as possible for those JKs that will see some water/mud, and to leave more room for aftermarket suspension/steering parts.
For those of you who want to make your JK stand out in a crowd, we offer multiple finish options for the system. The ProCharger head-unit and bracket can be purchased in Satin Aluminum finish (standard), Polished Aluminum finish (optional), or Wrinkle Black finish for a more rugged look (optional). The head-unit can be outfitted with two different styles of internal gearsets: standard gears for that typical supercharger whine, or helical “quiet” gears for a more subtle tone.
So if your ready to feel the rush of a supercharged JK, or want that extra grunt to get over the hard obstacles without gearing down, look no further. Give us at call at (913) 338-2886 or visit us on the web for more details.