CJ Pony Parts installs a Roush Performance supercharger on its 2015 Mustang
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of CJ Pony Parts
If you just bought a 2015 Mustang GT, you might be a bit hesitant to turn it up to 11 with a supercharger right away, but with Roush Performance offering a complete, calibrated kit that carries a three-year warranty, the temptation gets stronger.
Of course, you might be wondering how tough it is to install this kit. Fortunately, our friends at CJ Pony Parts make some of the best how-to videos in the business, and the company just documented this install on its new project ’Stang.
This isn’t the first time Bill Tumas, product specialist at CJ Pony Parts, has owned a supercharged Mustang, so he had a bit of experience to call on when choosing a power adder for a new Mustang.
“I had a twin-screw on my 2011 but it was a little too big. I drove a friend’s VMP TVS car and loved the powerband and the drivability of the 2300 blower with the 5.0 engine,” he explained. “When I saw Ford Performance teamed up with Roush to offer a TVS blower that was warranty friendly it was a no brainer.”
If you are a Mustang enthusiast, you have undoubtedly seen one of Bill’s product installation videos. You might have even watched one to get a few hints to install the same part on your Mustang. Bill and his team have covered the installation of a wide variety of parts, but bolting a supercharger on a modern Mustang is an involved process. But, when it comes from Ford Performance Racing Parts and Roush Performance, the install is bound to go well.
“It is pretty straight-forward for the most part, if you have installed a positive-displacement blower before there is nothing really surprising. All the parts have an OEM feel to them and there are a lot of parts to install but everything has its place and it works well as a package,” he said. “Grinding the timing cover and the boss on the block were probably the two most time consuming parts.”
Thanks to the power of CJ Pony Parts’ YouTube channel, you can see just how the install went, right here:
“I was only able to take it for a quick ride given our weather, but it felt amazing. The 2015 chassis is smooth you really don’t realize how fast you were going, but I will say that double the speed limit happens in a hurry and it is still pulling,” Bill elaborated. “Driving around at slower speeds the car drives 100-percent stock; no surging or anything. It feels stock until you hit the gas and then it will put a smile on your face.”
Having been around TVS-supercharged Coyotes, we know just how big that smile can get. However, we were quite interested to see how much power the new-school Coyote would produce when coupled with the familiar TVS and its companion calibration (which is currently only available for 2015 GT with manual transmissions).
“I am expecting to see 550-560 at the wheels like others have seen which is perfectly fine for me for now,” Bill said before heading to the dyno. “I am sure fuel and pulley upgrades will follow and my goal of 600-plus rear-wheel will be easy to hit.”
A 600rwhp S550 is definitely a goal we can endorse, and adding this new supercharger kit is a major step in that direction. As you can see by the results in the dyno video below, the CJ Pony Parts 2015 Mustang is well on its way to achieving that goal…