Tag Archives: Pickup

Tech: VMP Gen2 TVS Coyote F-150 Install

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. Continue reading

News: Ford F-150 at SEMA 2016

Desert Haulers

Ford is set to show off a quartet of hopped-up pickups at The SEMA Show

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Get ready for the excitement to start building. I less than a month automotive aftermarket will converge on Las Vegas to show off its wares for the coming year. The display vehicles built to show off these products are a major part of The SEMA Show experience. Over the years, the original equipment manufacturers became involved as a way to showcase their vehicles as a basis for these modifications and Ford is a major part of this.
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Tech: 2015+ Coyote F-150 Blower Test

Powerful Pickup

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.
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News: 2017 Raptor Performance Ratings

Lighter and Faster

The 2017 F-150 Raptor is more powerful and more efficient

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Performance

Ford Performance has long been promising that the new version of the F-150 Raptor would outperform its predecessor thanks to reduced weight and an efficient EcoBoost engine. Well, the official ratings are in and it looks like the engineers have delivered on that promise.
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New Product: 2.7-liter EcoBoost Tuner

Pickup Tune

Livernois expands its MyCalibrator line to tune Ford’s 2.7 truck

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Livernois Motorsports

Looking for more oomph from your 2.7-liter EcoBoost, well the tuning gurus at Livernois Motorsports have something for you. The company recently expanded its line of MyCalibrator handheld tuners to include the potent little engine option in Ford’s modern trucks.
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