Video: 2015 Mustang Blower Install

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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.

The heart of this upgrade is the Roush 2.3-liter TVS supercharger. This familiar unit has been a steadfast upgrade for GT500s and Coyotes for many years. Allowing for its installation is the intercooled lower intake manifold, which tames inlet temperatures by transferring heat to coolant which is then cooled by ambient air passing over the kit’s front-mount heat exchanger.
The heart of this upgrade is the Roush 2.3-liter TVS supercharger. This familiar unit has been a steadfast upgrade for GT500s and Coyotes for many years. Allowing for its installation is the intercooled lower intake manifold, which tames inlet temperatures by transferring heat to coolant which is then cooled by ambient air passing over the kit’s front-mount heat exchanger.

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.”

To say this kit is complete is to make a giant understatement. Every part you need for the install is included, and the entire process is thoroughly documented in the instruction manual, which is packed with full-color photographs. Of course, you can also watch CJ Pony Parts’ video to get comfortable with the process, which does require modifying the timing cover and the engine block.
To say this kit is complete is to make a giant understatement. Every part you need for the install is included, and the entire process is thoroughly documented in the instruction manual, which is packed with full-color photographs. Of course, you can also watch CJ Pony Parts’ video to get comfortable with the process, which does require modifying the timing cover and the engine block.

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.”

Paving a way for the supercharger means removing a lot of stock parts. The induction, intake manifold, accessory belts, and the cooling fan are the major parts removed. Some will go back in after modification, so don’t throw them away.
Paving a way for the supercharger means removing a lot of stock parts. The induction, intake manifold, accessory belts, and the cooling fan are the major parts removed. Some will go back in after modification, so don’t throw them away.

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).

With the stock parts out of the way and a boss on the engine block shortened, you can get down to business by dropping on the Roush lower intake manifold. From there you can follow the steps to install the rest of the kit. We will get into more detail on a 2015 TVS install in the future, but the whole process is covered in the CJPP video. It is worth noting that you do have to cut and remove the brace that runs from the cowl to the driver-side shock tower, so be sure you cover up any open ports or lines before doing so.
With the stock parts out of the way and a boss on the engine block shortened, you can get down to business by dropping on the Roush lower intake manifold. From there you can follow the steps to install the rest of the kit. We will get into more detail on a 2015 TVS install in the future, but the whole process is covered in the CJPP video. It is worth noting that you do have to cut and remove the brace that runs from the cowl to the driver-side shock tower, so be sure you cover up any open ports or lines before doing so.

“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.”

You have to hand it to Roush Performance, as this install looks completely factory. From the airbox to the intercooler coolant reservoir, the parts look like they belong. And, with the included calibration from Roush, the supercharged 2015 Mustang runs like to came that way from the factory as well, albeit with far more power than it rolled out of Flat Rock with.
You have to hand it to Roush Performance, as this install looks completely factory. From the airbox to the intercooler coolant reservoir, the parts look like they belong. And, with the included calibration from Roush, the supercharged 2015 Mustang runs like to came that way from the factory as well, albeit with far more power than it rolled out of Flat Rock with.

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…

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