The S550 Mustang system uses Vortech's V-3 Si supercharger. Continued
development in Vortech's Lab resulted in the V-3 Si. The "i" stands for
improved and with its new patented oil control system and state of the
art centrifugal compressor stage this V-3 literally blows away the
competition. Industry leading 78% adiabatic efficiency [SAE J1723
standard] means less heat is being generated, drive power is reduced
and more net power is produced. Less heat also means better durability.
Also, Vortech's supercharger systems weigh less than half of the
low-tech competing brands.
superchargers easily make more pressure and flow than a roots type
blower and are much more efficient. Read our Roots vs Centrifugal
comparison to see the numbers.
supercharger systems are a great value. Dollar for dollar, Vortech
systems deliver more horsepower than virtually any other method of
upgrade. Also, driven normally, gas mileage often increases rather than
Kits, Upgrades, More HP
higher-horsepower, custom-tuned installations we recommend a tuner kit,
which does not include a fuel pump, fuel injectors or ECU programmer.
This requires you or your installer to provide custom calibration and
the required fuel components. The V-3 Si supercharger included with the
tuner kit is capable of up to 775HP on modified vehicles. Tuner kits
are also available with the 1,000HP V-7 JT supercharger for
high-performance racing vehicles. Call Vortech or your dealer for more
kit finishes available. For that fully integrated look, 5.0 Mustang
systems are available in factory matching black finish. Satin and
Polished units are also available.
Components and Features
- V-3 Si
compressor with 3.60" drive pulley
Manifold boost pressure: 7.5-8.5 psig @ redline on stock engine
inlet assembly includes:
High-flow roto-molded ducting. Mates to OEM airbox and some aftermarket
"CAI" MAF/inlet assemblies
OEM replacement K&N panel filter
Silicone sleeves and reducers
Stainless steel clamps
PCV and breather hose provisions
Replacement engine coolant pipe and hose assemblies
Engine coolant reservoir replacement assembly
Dual plate supercharger mounting system includes idlers, drive belt and
all hardware. Mount features multiple position idler location for a
wide range of belt and pulley fits.
High flow air/air charge cooler. 24" x 13" x 3.5" cooler core.
Mandrel bent 3" and 3.5" aluminum charge tubes for high flow and
Stainless steel clamps
98mm MAF housing configured for "blow-through" use. Integrated
air-straightener upstream of the MAF housing.
Vortech Maxflow Race Bypass Valve with filter