Picking Up Power
VMP Performance boosts the performance of its truck with a better blower
By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of VMP Performance
When we last climbed aboard VMP Performance’s 2016 F-150 project truck it had put down over 566 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque to the wheels with a TVS supercharger and a VMP custom calibration (check out that story here). The full-weight, otherwise-stock truck charged out of the gate with 12.06-second e.t.’s at over 113 mph and eventually dipped into the 11-second zone.
As you might imagine, that was just the beginning of the story. Installing the supercharger kit set the stage for the pickup’s natural evolution—a move to VMP’s own Gen2 TVS supercharger (PN VMPTVSF1505.0L; $6,599). If you aren’t up to speed on this version of the popular supercharger, VMP designed a case and integral inlet elbow that maximizes the efficiency and flow of air to the popular Eaton rotors used in all 2.3-liter TVS blowers.
“At VMP we’ve always pushed the limits, and looked for solutions to get past those limits. The goal of the Gen2 was to support 1,000 crank horsepower from a 2.3-liter blower,”Justin Starkey of VMP Performance explained.
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