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Old 02-06-2010, 12:46 PM
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First drive! Edelbrock F-150 supercharged

Holy smoley!
Spent some time driving Edelbrock e-force supercharged 5.4 prototype. Yes, it's a 2009, but the '04-'08 is almost done. (calibration for the different trans, etc.)
Amazing driveability, instant response, quiet, smooth, with just enough added grunt to move a heavy load when needed. Keep foot out of it (hard to do) and expect stock mpg. Absolutely factory looking install.
I want one.
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:00 PM
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where are the pictures?
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I had no camera, nor permission to take/post pics. There my be something on their website. Brian
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The 4.6l crowd is so neglected.
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Looks like a good kit, no prices yet? I like that it includes tunes.
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Nice kit. Any idea when they will be giving the price on it? Sounds like something that would be worth the investment.
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So i need to ask.. when you install these kits, how do the transmissions and other parts (that were made for 300hp) handle a 33% or larger increase in poweR?
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Like the kit itself, but hate the presentation. I don't like the way they plaster the Edelbrock badges all over the kit (especially if you add the coil covers to it). It reminds me of the way BBK inserts their name all over everything in big, bold font. Not knocking the performance in any way, but the package itself just looks too.....gaudy for my tastes. Like they ran out of ideas and just started making designs and stamping their brand on the upper manifold? Takes away from what would otherwise be a nice clean OEM look IMO.
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why would you have to relocate the oild filter on 4x4 trucks for this kit? i dont understand how that has anything to do with the supercharger?
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couple of things.

in the Mustang World for the 4.6 3v, that TVS Edelbrock Blower is making some huge waves. It's a pretty complete package, and Edlebrock put some awesome thought/engineering into it.


As far as boost, the TVS is kinda wierd. They advertise 5-6 psi of boost...but on the Dyno guys have been seeing upwards of 8-9 psi of boost with zero mods...perfectly safe, but something people should be aware of.

They are damn gaudy...but those covers are optional for the most part. They are about $250 cheaper without the covers.


The oil filter relocation is for the intercooler and water pump stuff. I don't know why they designed it that way though. Whipple/Roush/Saleen have pretty much the same setups and their stuff is in a different place.




Overall, a pretty neat setup. I'm still a fan of Roush/Saleen though. The Edelbrock blower is still too new on the market for me. Not even 1 year yet. I personally will wait a while and see how they hold up
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Like the kit itself, but hate the presentation. I don't like the way they plaster the Edelbrock badges all over the kit (especially if you add the coil covers to it).

The truck I drove only had "Edelbrock E-Force" emblazoned on top of the intake, and only in the one place. To me, not overkill...

There seems to be something to the inverted blower that allows for longer intake runners...I mean, this thing has power right away, and even under partial throttle it just pulls like mad.

Anyway, I'll be driving it again much more next week and will gladly report here. If allowed, I will get answers to the first 10 questions posted here, and will answer them here. Brian
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There seems to be something to the inverted blower that allows for longer intake runners...I mean, this thing has power right away, and even under partial throttle it just pulls like mad.
There is indeed. Although only made popular recently, the inverted blower design has been around since the late-90's.

The theory behind it is that not only does it allow for the use of longer runners (which we know promotes better low end torque), but the incoming airflow only has to make 1 180* turn upon exiting the discharge port of the blower before entering the cylinder heads, limiting distortion and turbulance. Where with your standard top mount blower system, the air has to make 2 180* turns which adds to the restriction and ultimatley slows velocity to a some degree.

Case in point....here are a couple of photo's of the ALLEN set up (the same one I've got on my 2V '96 Cougar XR7). The originators of the inverse blower design.

The original REV I kit

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Underside shot of their later REV II design

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Their old 2V F150 kit



Although because of their use of a smaller Eaton M90S blower, the ALLEN kits were never huge horsepower makers, they did however put out plenty of torque and at very low RPM. My little 4.6L PI engine puts out 430lb ft of flywheel torque as low as 2,200RPM. That's about 220lbs ft of torque more than it was putting out in stock trim at that same RPM.
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Expected price range?
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