2015 S550 5.0L Mustang GT VORTECH Supercharging Systems

SM Release (2015 5.0L Mustang V-3) ver.1Vortech Engineering is proud to announce the release of our V-3 Si Supercharging
systems for the 2015 5.0L Mustang GT. Continuing with Vortech’s dominant presence
throughout the Coyote 5.0 market, the 2015 S550 systems are even easier to install, with
even more impressive gains at the same boost level!
System Details:
– Flywheel horsepower/torque: Stock – 435/400 Supercharged – 630/483
– V-3 Si Supercharger with 3.60” drive pulley included (Other compressors and pulleys available)
– Manifold boost pressure: 7.5-8.5psig @ redline on stock engine
– Large welded air/air charge cooler core proven to support 900+ HP
– Billet Aluminum and steel supercharger mounting bracket provide rigid supercharger mounting, with
multiple idler mount locations to accommodate a wide range of pulley/belt combinations
– Included 98mm I.D MAF housing configured for “blow-through” use
– Mandrel-Bent aluminum discharge ducting with Maxflow Race Bypass Valve
– Includes all necessary silicone couplers, clamps, and high quality hardware
– Easy 8-10 Hour Installation
*P/N# 4FQ218-060L Complete 2015 S550 5.0L Mustang GT S/C System, Satin Finish
*P/N# 4FQ218-064L Complete 2015 S550 5.0L Mustang GT S/C System, Black Finish
*P/N# 4FQ218-068L Complete 2015 S550 5.0L Mustang GT S/C System, Polished Finish
*Available for manual transmission vehicles only at this time

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Vortech Engineering, an AirPower Group company, engineers efficient, high technology air management
solutions for automotive, marine, industrial, aeronautical, and other motorsports applications.


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ROUSH at Mustang Week 2015


If you’ve never loaded up your Mustang and headed out to Mustang Week in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, you’re doing it all wrong. This event is one not to be missed – a bucket list addition, if there ever was one. With thousands of Mustangs cruising through the beach town, you can hardly look around without seeing (or hearing) at least one.

This year, we packed up and headed down for the final two days of shows at Myrtle Beach Mall. As someone who has attended this event three of the last four years, I can tell you that every year, it grows. We are quickly outgrowing the mall, so we were absolutely always busy in our time there. Mustang Week staff tells us that there were approximately 3,000 Mustangs and 10,000 spectators in attendance last year, and we can pretty much promise you that that number has grown.

ROUSH Formula Drifter Justin “JTP” Pawlak was in attendance with us, as was Lyle Sturgis of Tindol Ford with three ROUSH Mustangs that he has for sale. We brought the ROUSH Motorcraft Mustang down with us, and Brian McCarthy from Vossen Wheels displayed his brushed aluminum-wrapped ROUSH-equipped Mustang.

For an hour each day, JTP met with fans and signed autographs – he even signed a few car parts, a dashboard, and a little girl’s cast – and we also maintained a steady flow of traffic to sign up for our ROUSH Performance newsletter and take home a ROUSH beach ball, koozie, or lanyard.

Roush Yates was in attendance both Friday and Saturday selling and installing ROUSH Performance Parts on show cars.

Before we got there, enthusiasts enjoyed a Meet and Greet on Tuesday, a day of fun runs and autocross on Wednesday, and some test and tune action on Thursday.

Friday brought the 11th Annual Car Show sponsored by LatemodelRestoration.com to Myrtle Beach Mall, where vendors lined the perimeter of the parking lot with registered show cars in the center. The spectator lot was like an additional portion of the car show – packed with Mustangs, Lightnings, and other Ford-powered vehicles.

On Saturday, the Mall was attended by the East Coast’s Largest Mustang and SVT Cruise-In followed by an awards ceremony.

Check out the pictures from our time in South Carolina and let us know what you think. Will we see you next year in Myrtle Beach?


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2015 Mustang Cold Air Intakes with Serious Power Advantages


A cold air intake is arguably the most common bolt-on modification across the board. It’s rare to come across even a lightly-modified Mustang that hasn’t had one installed (except maybe in California). So what’s the hype? Why is it one of the first modifications that Mustang owners choose to purchase and install? The answer is simple – it’s the first step to unlocking untapped potential regardless of the power plant under your hood. They’re also reasonably priced and super easy to install. And now, with ROUSH’s new line-up of Cold Air Intake Kits for the 2015 Ford Mustang, you have an even better reason to add one to your list of modifications.

Just recently, we put each of our 2015 Ford Mustang Cold Air Intakes to the test on our dynamometer and we have the resulting real-world horsepower and torque increase numbers for you! Mustangs equipped with the 5.0L power plant saw gains of 10.4 horsepower and 8.54 lb-ft of torque, while the V6’s power output increased by 10.52 horsepower and 9.8 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the Mustang’s EcoBoost four-cylinder engine saw incredible power gains of up to 29.6 horsepower and 27.89 lb-ft of torque.


So how do Cold Air Intakes work? Cold air is denser than warm air – molecules are closer together in cold air, meaning there is more oxygen in a specific unit of cold air than there is in the same unit of warm air. To be clear, it’s oxygen that your engine needs to burn fuel efficiently, not air. In turn, greater cold airflow unlocks a higher potential for power and fuel efficiency. Think of it this way – when you walk outside in cool weather, it’s easy to take a deep breath of air, but when you walk outside on a hot day, the air feels thicker and it might seem to be more difficult to take a deep breath. Your engine breathes in much the same way as you and I do.


That being said, ROUSH Performance’s Cold Air Kits help your 2015 Mustang breathe better – whether you opted for an EcoBoost, V6, or V8. For the first time, these kits utilize something called ROUSH “Dry” Filter technology. The reusable filters are built and proven to retain their shape under high airflow, and are composed of inner and outer layers of wire mesh to guarantee durability and reliable support of the double layers of media within.  Each layer of media does a separate job: the outermost layer is composed of specifically-designed synthetic needle-felt polyester designed for wet and dry filtration to capture any major contaminants, and the inner layer is made of wet-laid/chemical bonded rayon/polyester, to capture remaining contaminants. All of this filtering might lead you to believe that airflow is restricted, but this is not the case at all – in fact, the filter offers less restriction than comparable kits, as well as a reduction in pressure drop.


Along with increasing the performance of your Mustang, ROUSH Cold Air Kits will slightly change your Mustang’s rumble, and they look much sleeker than the stock air box under the hood.

ROUSH Mustang Cold Air Kits are engineered and tested to ensure that calibration changes are not necessary, and factory mounting locations, emissions, hardware, and vacuum lines are utilized to allow for easy installation. As always, 2015 ROUSH Mustang Cold Air Kits are protected by a 90-day ROUSH Parts Warranty and will be available for order in July 2015. The air filter with the clamp, injection-molded lower air box/tray with installed EPDM foam hood seal, Blow Molded clean air tubes, heat extractor foam insert, and all required mounting hardware are included with the kit, which is proudly manufactured in the USA.

Now you know the benefits of installing a ROUSH Cold Air Kit on your Mustang (we also offer F-150 cold air intakes) so you can make an educated purchase. Just remember, these kits do NOT fit ROUSHcharged vehicles as they are designed with their air box as a complete package.

2015 Mustang EcoBoost Cold Air Kit

2015 Mustang V6 Cold Air Kit

2015 Mustang V8 Cold Air Kit

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Superchargers Online KOOZIE CONTEST


Shoot a photo of your Superchargers Online Koozie in the garage, at the race track or even at the lake!  Wherever you like to drink your favorite cold one, snap a picture with the SCOL Koozie and load it up to Instagram.  Tag us in your photo @superchargers_online and hashtag #SCOL #Supercharger for your chance to win a T-Shirt and sticker!

Get your official Superchagers Online Koozie here!

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E-Force Powertrain Warranty

3 years /36,000 miles of coverage at no extra cost!

We’re so confident in the engineering, manufacturing, quality and proven performance of our E-Force Supercharger Systems that we’re backing them up with an unprecedented new warranty.

Our new Limited Powertrain Warranty will pay up to $16,500 to cover the cost of parts and repairs for engine, transmission and rear axle components if a warranted vehicle suffers a mechanical failure.


Now you can outfit your ride with an E-Force Supercharger and have the peace of mind that you’ll be covered!

Coverage Benefits

  • Term: 3 years (36 months) or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first.Time measured from vehicles original in-service date. Mileage is measured from zero (0) on the odometer
  • Applies to Stage 1 systems and Stage 2 Corvette systems supplied with a tuner and utilizing the Edelbrock calibration
  • Valid in USA and Canada
  • Rental vehicle reimbursement
  • Warranty provided and managed by Edelbrock, LLC
  • $1,000 value at no additional cost to you

For more information visit: www.edelbrock.com/eforcewarranty

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The Fuel Management Unit

Getting Technical

The FMU, also know as a “boost dependent fuel pressure regulator,” only increases fuel rail pressure when boost is applied to the reference port on the FMU. This regulator is in the return fuel line and is downstream of the static fuel pressure regulator. The FMU is a simple mechanical device that can be calibrated by changing the internal ring and spacer. Inside an FMU is a piston. The boost pressure comes from the manifold to a fitting on the FMU and applies pressure to a washer sitting on the piston. The larger the washer, the more pressure it applies on the piston. The piston pressure blocks the flow of fuel down the return line. This backup creates a higher line pressure because the fuel cannot freely pass through.

There are two key ingredients to making horsepower: fuel and air. We are going to discuss the most popular methods of increasing the quantity of fuel, to support the air entering the motor under boost, and its relationship to the amount of power you are trying to make.

3 Steps to Delivering More Fuel

Traditionally, there are three most common ways to deliver more fuel to your engine. They are:

  • Upgrade Your Injector Scenario
  • Utilize the Power of the FMU w/ Existing Injectors
  • Use a Computer Programmer to Regulate Fuel Management With Upgraded Injectors

Upgrade Your Injector Scenario

To get more fuel, you can run larger injectors, increase the pressure to the injectors you already have, or add an auxiliary set of injectors. The auxiliary set of injectors usually squirts fuel into the manifold and requires a secondary injector driver to tell the injectors when to fire and for how long. This method is effective for street cars because it lets the car run like normal with smaller injectors. It is also good for cruising because it prevents the motor from overloading with fuel and stumbling. It then allows the second set of larger injectors to give more fuel when you are trying to make power. The major downside is that this method is very expensive because of the additional components required. Furthermore, it can be very difficult to tune because of the wide adjustment range of a completely separate set of injectors. This common dilemma led to the eventual creation of the FMU.

Utilize the Power of the FMU

The FMU is great because it allows the car to run normally on a small injector, but can also increase the rail pressure under boost which, in turn, forces more fuel through the same size orifice. The fuel that the FMU adds has a direct relationship to the boost pressure. The proportionality is usually stated in a ratio, for example 12:1. This means that the FMU will add 12psi of fuel for every psi of boost. (For example, 10psi of boost will add 120psi of fuel pressure.) When all is said and done, this could net a total of about 140psi of fuel pressure which is often too much for a little injector to handle. It is also the reason most people opt for a combination of larger injector and lower ratio of FMU. This is an ideal setup because it allows the same quantity of fuel but at a lower pressure which is more constant for tuning and less fatiguing on the injectors.

Computer Programs and Fuel Management

The third most popular method of increasing fuel is to add larger injectors and use a computer chip to calibrate and control them. This often can cause the car to run great under boost. However, it is often harder to mange when the car is a daily driver or when cold started. Even this method only can supply enough fuel to support a given amount of pressure. Eventually it, too, requires an injector so large that it would not be suitable for any type of street driving – just racing.


This is why the FMU has become so popular. It offers great versatility for street and strip use. You get the ability to support horsepower and still have the street ability of a daily driver. It is also mechanical and not very complex, so there is little chance of having any reliability issues. The final attribute of an FMU, that has make it popular, is its ability to be easily recalibrated (for a relatively low cost) to match the injector choices you make.

Find your FMU parts here!

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KIRKSVILLE, MO (August 8, 2014) – Drag Illustrated Media today released the digital edition of its highly popular, fourth annual Sportsman Special Issue, following the mailing of the award-winning print edition to subscribers around the globe.
DI August82014“Being that we don’t owe allegiance to any sanctioning body or specific segment of drag racing, we’re free to cover the sport from top to bottom, left to right,” says Drag Illustrated Editor-in-Chief Wes Buck. “It’s something we’re tremendously proud of, but it also leaves us with a lot of ground to cover over the course of every year’s 12 issues. Well-knowing the role sportsman and grassroots racers play in our industry, we’ve always believed they deserved more than a mention here and there, and that’s why we developed the Sportsman Special Issue, our annual nod to some of the best, most interesting and relatable racers in the sport.”

Drag Illustrated’s Sportsman Special Issue isn’t limited to one variation of sportsman racing, instead covering the gamut – from Top Sportsman and Top Dragster to footbrake, no-box and class racing, as well as high-level Top Alcohol categories. 

“For guys like Glenn Butcher, who landed the cover of this year’s Sportsman Special, Top Alcohol Dragster hitter Chris Demke, Super Stocker Brad Zaskowski and the many others profiled in DI #89, it’s pretty special – validating, even – to see themselves featured on the pages of the same magazine that has been covering drag racing superstars like John Force, Jason Scruggs and Don Garlits for nearly eight years. We recognize that and that’s why we pull out all the stops to give these weekend warriors the same superstar, red carpet treatment that we give professional drag racers.”

Additional print copies of Drag Illustrated’s Sportsman Special Issue are available in limited quantity. 

“We can’t deny the exposure presented by our digital edition, which is available for free on our website and gets over a million views annually, but we know that there’s something special about the printed word,” continues Buck. “Every year we’re pleasantly surprised by the demand for additional print copies, so we’ve had to do extended print runs on several of our special issues. From racers who are featured wanting to buy cases of the magazine for friends, family and sponsors to advertisers wanting copies to hand out at their shops and at events, we’re given a fairly regular reminder that amongst this group of people print is still the gold standard.”



With unparalleled access to drag racers and opinion-forming storytelling, Drag Illustrated lights the fire for the next drag racing conversation. Drag Illustrated is not affiliated with, nor is it bound by any sanctioning body or association. Therefore free to cover a wide variety of cars, classes, events, locations and, most importantly, people. Big interviews. Insightful commentary. Delivered with the passion and energy that only drag racers can understand.

For more on Drag Illustrated visit www.dragillustrated.com

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