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I don't know this answer and no idea if another thread discusses this already and not about to start looking either

 

For you 2010-2012 GT500 owners... if anyone replaced the factory Eaton supercharger with a Whipple how much HP and Torque did you gain?

 

I am aware adding the long tubes and a custom tune will increase these numbers just more concerned with is the Whipple worth the upgrade over the factory one?

 

I am doing an engine swap in another car not a GT500 so trying to determine ahead of time if its worth it

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I'll be picking up my car in just a couple weeks from having the engine built and a 4.0 Whipple installed. I was already at 700HP with cams and everything else. So I'll post again to give my review of the Whipple.

Who's installing your whipple?

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I don't know this answer and no idea if another thread discusses this already and not about to start looking either

 

For you 2010-2012 GT500 owners... if anyone replaced the factory Eaton supercharger with a Whipple how much HP and Torque did you gain?

 

I am aware adding the long tubes and a custom tune will increase these numbers just more concerned with is the Whipple worth the upgrade over the factory one?

 

I am doing an engine swap in another car not a GT500 so trying to determine ahead of time if its worth it

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On my 2011, which base-lined @ 481rw, I had a FRPP 750 kit installed.

2.9 Whipple.

123mm MAF.

Twin 65mm T/B.

Upgraded fuel pump assembly.

FRPP ProCal tune ( very conservative )......................netted me 656rwhp / 594tq.

Not sure if this helps you or not, I don't know anyone who just added a blower.

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On my 2011, which base-lined @ 481rw, I had a FRPP 750 kit installed.

2.9 Whipple.

123mm MAF.

Twin 65mm T/B.

Upgraded fuel pump assembly.

FRPP ProCal tune ( very conservative )......................netted me 656rwhp / 594tq.

Not sure if this helps you or not, I don't know anyone who just added a blower.

 

Yes I am aware the other upgrades have to be done at the same time was curious as to how much HP gain the Whipple is over the Eaton just by itself?

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It's at a buddies shop in Vegas. He only works on one car at a time which is nice. Shelby wouldn't do that extensive amount of work.

I'm doing a TVS swap next weekend locally in LA. I talked to Manny in Vegas and he said he's backed up for a month. SAI also told me they wouldn't do the swap

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I also installed the 2.9 whipple FRPP (installed by the Ford dealer) on my 2012 per the dyno specs before and after below

 

100% stock

550 Fly Wheel

482 Wheel HP

476 FT lbs torque

 

2.9 Whipple kit

740 Fly Wheel

625 wheel HP

575 FT lbs torque

 

Everything set to conservative levels and on 91 octane everything else on the car is 100% stock outside of the kit. Dealer only did 1 before and 1 after dyno pull so I am sure with some tweaking there are some extra ponies hiding.

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Well it seems like this has been nothing but issues. I bought injectors from injector connection and evidentally they are no good in my car. So I need to go with the id1000's per the tuners recommendation. It's been nearly a month working on this injector issue and now everything is basically shut till after Sema. So hopefully I'll get the car back soon after that.

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Well it seems like this has been nothing but issues. I bought injectors from injector connection and evidentally they are no good in my car. So I need to go with the id1000's per the tuners recommendation. It's been nearly a month working on this injector issue and now everything is basically shut till after Sema. So hopefully I'll get the car back soon after that.

 

Any update?

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Yea. Got the car back last month and soon as I got it home ended up with two oil leaks. So needless say I'm not a happy camper right now. Just waiting to get the car transported back to vegas. The oil leaks look like there is one up front coming from a bolt and one in the rear coming from the trans inspection port area, which leads me to believe it is the rear main seal.

 

The shop that did the work wanted me to drive the car back to vegas from phoenix. Told me it's ok to drive. But no way in hell I'm taking a chance on that.

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I have a 2010 gt 500,I also wanted to go with a whippe 2.9 but if your not looking for 750-800 hp plus, this is what I did I bought ford racing 2013-2014 stock blower, came with blower,pulley,injections,belt ,brand new from ford , had it powder coated black to match stock one,I have not but the cobra jet throttle body or cobra get lower pulley on yet,just punched them, so without those 2 parts I got 624 to the shells, after the other parts get installed my tuner said I should get another 50 hp to the wheels, so my point is I just about 700 hp to the wheels, with out any work to the lower part of your motor , just my thoughts and choice 700 hp car that I can drive on the street and still use a/c etc . Good luck with your choice

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Yea. Got the car back last month and soon as I got it home ended up with two oil leaks. So needless say I'm not a happy camper right now. Just waiting to get the car transported back to vegas. The oil leaks look like there is one up front coming from a bolt and one in the rear coming from the trans inspection port area, which leads me to believe it is the rear main seal.

The shop that did the work wanted me to drive the car back to vegas from phoenix. Told me it's ok to drive. But no way in hell I'm taking a chance on that.

Damn I hope everything gets fixed properly and promptly for you.
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I have a 2010 gt 500,I also wanted to go with a whippe 2.9 but if your not looking for 750-800 hp plus, this is what I did I bought ford racing 2013-2014 stock blower, came with blower,pulley,injections,belt ,brand new from ford , had it powder coated black to match stock one,I have not but the cobra jet throttle body or cobra get lower pulley on yet,just punched them, so without those 2 parts I got 624 to the shells, after the other parts get installed my tuner said I should get another 50 hp to the wheels, so my point is I just about 700 hp to the wheels, with out any work to the lower part of your motor , just my thoughts and choice 700 hp car that I can drive on the street and still use a/c etc . Good luck with your choice

Who is your tuner?

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I'm doing a TVS swap next weekend locally in LA. I talked to Manny in Vegas and he said he's backed up for a month. SAI also told me they wouldn't do the swap

 

And this is where SAI is losing money because they don't have a Speed Shop that will install any Mustang parts. This is the main reason why Steeda has been around longer than anyone since the Mustang 'hot rodding' took off in late 80's as they will install everything. Since every bit of performance today is controlled by computers you have to have a great Tuner and not every shop can do this, so you can spend $10k and yet your car will run like shit without the perfect tune to match

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I'm doing a TVS swap next weekend locally in LA. I talked to Manny in Vegas and he said he's backed up for a month. SAI also told me they wouldn't do the swap

 

 

 

And this is where SAI is losing money because they don't have a Speed Shop that will install any Mustang parts. This is the main reason why Steeda has been around longer than anyone since the Mustang 'hot rodding' took off in late 80's as they will install everything. Since every bit of performance today is controlled by computers you have to have a great Tuner and not every shop can do this, so you can spend $10k and yet your car will run like shit without the perfect tune to match

 

A mechanic buddy and myself did the swap ourselves in his garage. The install took less than 4 hours for the blower, fuel rail/injectors, spark plugs, and BAP. it truly was a "simple bolt on"

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