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Buyers Guide: Supercharger systems for the 2011+ Mustang 5.0

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2011 Mustang Ford Racing Supercharger System

Adding a supercharger system is the easiest and quickest way to add significant horsepower to the 2011+ Mustang 5.0, but it can be difficult to decide which one to buy. Do you want a twin-screw or centrifugal supercharger? Which one offers the most horsepower for the money? Which ones come with a warranty? Are they all 50 state legal? Are multiple boost options or a tuner kit available?

We’ve tried to make things a bit easier by putting together a supercharger buyers guide for the 2011+ Mustang 5.0. Below you’ll see a list of every supercharger system available on the market today with details including price, horsepower/torque gain, warranty information and more. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

Edelbrock

Edelbrock 2011+ Mustang Supercharger System

Edelbrock debuted their E-Force supercharger for the S197 Mustang at SEMA in 2008, and much of that system is carried over for the Mustang’s new 5.0-liter V8. The heart of the Edelbrock supercharger system is Eaton’s TVS Gen VI rotor assembly, which are paired with a unique intake manifold using 15″ runners, a 110 square-inch air-to-water intercooler and a low temperature heat exchanger. Included in Edelbrock’s system is the supercharger/manifold assembly, fuel injectors, air-to-water intercooler and a hand-held programmer to properly tune the factory ECU. Three different warranties are available up to 5-year / 60,000 miles, and the system is 50-state legal.  Edelbrock also offers competition supercharger systems that only comes with essential components, allowing more experienced customers to customize pieces for their specific needs.

Type: Eaton TVS, Inverted
Displacement: 2.3 Liters
Boost Level: Unavailable
Horsepower Gain: 147 flywheel
Torque Gain: 113 flywheel
Tuner Kit Available: Yes
Price: $6,495.87
Warranty: 3-year/ 36,000 mile, optional 5-year / 60,000 mile
50 State Legal: Yes

 


 

Ford Racing/Whipple

Ford Racing 2011+ Mustang Supercharger System

Using a twin-screw supercharger from Whipple, the Ford Racing system’s main advantage is that it can be installed by an authorized Ford and Lincoln dealership. The base kit includes the intake manifold, air-to-water intercooler system, a 6-rib belt system, 47 lb/hr injectors and Ford Racing’s ProCal calibration tool. Producing 7 psi of boost, the system puts out 525 horsepower and 470 lb-ft torque using 91 octane fuel. The system is 50-state legal and comes with a 1-year / 12,000 mile warranty when installed by a dealer. For those customers that want more horsepower, Ford Racing also offers supercharger system that puts out 624 horsepower and 536 lb-ft torque. The high performance system uses 93 octane and a smaller pulley to produce 9 psi of boost.  Tuner kits are also available that do not include a ProCal tool with the Ford Racing calibration.

Type: Twin-Screw
Displacement: 2.3 Liters
Boost Level: 7-9 psi
Horsepower Gain: 113-212 flywheel
Torque Gain: 80-146 flywheel
Tuner Kit Available: Yes
Price: $6,499 – $8,099
Warranty: 12-month / 12,000 mile
50 State Legal: Yes

 


 

Kenne Bell

Kenne Bell 2011+ Mustang Supercharger System

Kenne Bell offered one of the most popular systems for the original 5.0-liter V8 in the Fox Body Mustangs, and now they developed one of the most customizable supercharger systems for the new 5.0-liter V8. Three displacements are offered – 2.8L, 3.6L and 4.2L – each using twin-screw rotors and the option of a billet or a cast casing.  Kenne Bell also offers an upgraded throttle body using a massive 168mm unit. Each Kenne Bell system also includes a heat exchanger, over-sized intercooler and a 4.5-inch inlet pipe connected to an open-element air filter. Most owners will be satisfied with the 2.8L system (already larger than most competitors) and the stock throttle body system, with the larger upgrades are only needed for hardcore street enthusiasts and racers running high amounts of boost.

Type: Twin-Screw
Displacement: 2.8 Liters, optional 3.6, 4.2 Liters
Boost Level: 9 psi (base)
Horsepower Gain: 205 flywheel (base)
Torque Gain: 134 flywheel (base)
Tuner Kit Available: Yes
Price: $6,599 – $7,549
Warranty: 1-Year
50 State Legal: Yes

 


 

MagnaCharger

Magnacharger 2011+ Mustang Supercharger System

MagnaCharger offers a unique approach to its supercharger system for the Mustang 5.0, trading in its rear-inlet design used on the 2005-2010 Mustang system for a front-inlet, front-drive design. MagnaCharger says that this allows for the straightest path for the air to enter the supercharger system. A unique belt system also allows for maximum coverage, maintaining at least 270 degrees of contact no matter the size of pulley. Included in the MagnaCharger system are Eaton’s trusted TVS rotors, upgraded fuel injectors, heat exchanger, an SCT programmer with the necessary tune, and all fittings and hardware.

Type: Eaton TVS
Displacement: 2.3 Liters
Boost Level: 8 psi
Horsepower Gain: 138 flywheel
Torque Gain: 115 flywheel
Tuner Kit Available: No
Price: $6,650 – $6,750
Warranty: 3-year, optional 5-year / 60,000 mile or 5-year / 100,000 mile
50 State Legal: Yes

 


 

Paxton

Paxton 2011+ Mustang Supercharger System

Paxton offers a centrifugal supercharger system for the 2011+ Mustang 5.0 using their NOVI-2200SL compressor. The system includes a 3.8-inch drive pulley, fuel system upgrade, air inlet assembly, a coolant reservoir replacement assembly, billet aluminum and steel mounting bracket assembly, an air-to-air intercooler, a Maxflow race bypass valve with filter and an SCT programmer with a new calibration. The Paxton system produces 615 horsepower and 475 lb-ft torque using 7.5-8.5 psi of boost and 91 octane. For those customers that want either more power or the ability to customize the system, Paxton can provide that as well. Their competition air inlet upgrade adds 20-40 more horsepower, and tuning kits are available for those that want to build their own system.

Type: NOVI-2200SL Centrifugal
Displacement: N/A
Boost Level: 7.5 – 8.5 psi
Horsepower Gain: 203 flywheel
Torque Gain: 85 flywheel
Tuner Kit Available: Yes
Price: $4,695.95 – $5,995.95
Warranty: 3-Year / 36,000 Mile
50 State Legal: Pending

 


 

ProCharger

ProCharger 2011+ Mustang Supercharger System

ProCharger offers a variety of centrifugal supercharger systems for the 2011+ Mustang 5.0, all based around their P-1SC-1 compressor. The base HO (high output) system includes a front-mounted air-to-air intercooler, upgraded fuel injectors and an 8-rib drive system. With the provided 91 octane tune and 7 psi of boost, the HO system adds 165 horsepower. For those who will potentially want even more horsepower, a Stage II system offers a larger intercooler, a fabricated coolant tank, a specially-designed radiator fan shroud assembly and a larger air filter. A 12-rib drive system is also available. Finally, ProCharger offers a tuner kit that omits the fuel injectors and tune for those that want to customize their own system.

Type: P-1SC-1 Centrifugal
Displacement: N/A
Boost Level: 7 psi
Horsepower Gain: 165 flywheel
Torque Gain: 95 flywheel
Tuner Kit Available: Yes
Price: $5,196 – $7,196
Warranty: 1-year, Optional 3-year
50 State Legal: Pending

 


 

Roush

Roush 2011+ Mustang Supercharger System

Roush’s supercharger system for the 2011+ Mustang 5.0, the same found on the 2012 Stage 3 Mustang, utilizes Eaton’s TVS R2300 rotors for 2.3-liters of displacement. The system includes a low-restriction air-induction system, twin 60mm throttle body, a larger intercooler, low-temp radiator and a Roush calibration. Producing 9-10 psi of boost, the Roush system offers 540 horsepower and 465 lb-ft torque. The system comes standard with Roush’s 3-year / 36,000 mile warranty and is 50-state legal. Tuner kits, capable of producing up to 750 horsepower, are also available for those that want to customize their own system.

Type: Eaton TVS
Displacement: 2.3 Liters
Boost Level: 9-10 psi
Horsepower Gain: 113 flywheel
Torque Gain: 75 flywheel
Tuner Kit Available: Yes
Price: $5,899 – $6,099
Warranty: 3-year / 36,000 mile
50 State Legal: Yes

 


 

Saleen Speedlab

Saleen 2011+ Mustang Supercharger System

Saleen Speedlab has yet to officially release their Series VII supercharger system for the 2011+ Mustang. Based on the rendering above, though, it looks like they will be using either a twin-screw or an Eaton TVS system in an inverted position utilizing a front inlet design and the stock throttle body similar to the Edelbrock system. We’ll add details for the Saleen Series VII supercharger when the company releases more details.

Type: Unavailable
Displacement: Unavailable
Boost Level: Unavailable
Horsepower Gain: Unavailable
Torque Gain: Unavailable
Tuner Kit Available: Unavailable
Price: Unavailable
Warranty: Unavailable
50 State Legal: Unavailable

 


 

Sean Hyland Motorsport

Sean Hyland Motorsport 2011+ Mustang Supercharger System

Sean Hyland Motorsport was one of the first companies to develop a supercharger kit for the 2011+ Mustang 5.0. Using the Eaton TVS 2.3-liter supercharger as a base, SHM adds a CNC-machined intake manifold, high-flow intercooler, dual-pass heat exchanger, electric coolant pump, cold air intake with open-element filter, 105mm mass air meter, fuel pump booster, 47 lb/hr injectors and a custom tune using an SCT programmer. The system comes standard with a 3 year warranty.

Type: Eaton TVS
Displacement: 2.3 Liters
Boost Level: 7 psi
Horsepower Gain: 193 flywheel
Torque Gain: 99 flywheel
Tuner Kit Available: No
Price: $5,995 – $6,645
Warranty: 3-year
50 State Legal: Pending

 


 

Vortech

Vortech 2011+ Mustang Supercharger System

Vortech’s centrifugal supercharger system for the 2011+ Mustang 5.0 is based around their V-3 Si-Trim compressor and includes a 3.6-inch drive pulley, an SCT programmer with a 91 octane tune, fuel system upgrade, air inlet assembly, billet aluminum and steel mounting brackets, air-to-air intercooler and a Maxflow race bypass valve with filter. With 7.5-8.5 psi of boost, the Vortech system produces a total of 605 horsepower and 473 lb-ft torque, and a competition air inlet upgrade adds another 20-40 horsepower on top of that. Tuner kits are also available that are capable of producing up to 775 horsepower, and swapping out the compressor to Vortech’s V-7 JT-trim unit can yield up to 1000 horsepower.

Type: V-3 Si-Trim Centrifugal
Displacement: N/A
Boost Level: 7.5 – 8.5 psi
Horsepower Gain: 193 flywheel
Torque Gain: 83 flywheel
Tuner Kit Available: Yes
Price: $4,695.95 – $5,995.95
Warranty: Optional 3-year / 36,000 mile
50 State Legal: Pending



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2 Comments »

  • Chris Vaughan says:

    On the Edelbrock Supercharger, the boost is 4.5PSI for the horsepower levels you cited – that’s per their website. Lowest boost, highest HP and torque for that amount of boost.

  • david says:

    my 2013 mustang from the lot to my house got me a 390 dollar speeding ticket so i will pass on these super chargers :)

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