Installing a Whipple supercharger on a 5.0 F-150 delivers over 500 rwhp
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of ID Motorsports
There has always been a strong interest in hot rodding Ford’s ever-popular F-150 pickup. Even the Blue Oval’s performance divisions can’t resist rolling out hopped up versions like the Lightning and Raptor. These days, however, the V-8 version of the trucks has a lot in common with the Mustang and that means they both like superchargers.
After refining the naturally aspirated tuning of his 2015 F-150 4×2 with a 5.0-liter engine, Matt Alderman of ID Motorsports was ready to kick things up a notch with a power adder. To add boost and plenty of low-end grunt, he opted for one of Whipple Superchargers’ 2.9-liter supercharger systems for the Coyote pickup. Based on his experience with these kits on the latest Mustangs, Matt chose the tuner version of the kit.
“We did choose the Competition kit so the injectors and calibration were deleted. We fitted this vehicle up with Deatschwerks 95 lb/hr injectors to give us room to grow,” he explained. “When it came time to the calibrate, we were able to get a base cal very quickly due to our experience with tuning virtually this same setup on the 2015 5.0-liter Mustang.”
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