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There are a variety of things that are not in the instructions and a bunch of stuff that's in there isn't always applicable. I've installed a TON of superchargers and this one SHOULDN'T have been that much different. It wouldn't have been IF it was done on a completely stock car. I'll detail the differences and work arounds soon.

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There are a variety of things that are not in the instructions and a bunch of stuff that's in there isn't always applicable. I've installed a TON of superchargers and this one SHOULDN'T have been that much different. It wouldn't have been IF it was done on a completely stock car. I'll detail the differences and work arounds soon.

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Interested in seeing what you ran into BJ, as I have a very similar setup as you. I’m thinking of a Gen3 Whipple myself and have heard there will be issues keeping my EGR with the Fore fuel rails, among other things.
 

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Any more info to this as I’m thinking seriously about a 2.9L Whipple?
 

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Thanks Goose!! That’s a very well done write-up! I’m hoping to find a lot more useful info on the site, especially about what mods need to be performed prior to installing a Whipple 2.9L, as that is what I have decided to get.
 

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Thanks Goose!! That’s a very well done write-up! I’m hoping to find a lot more useful info on the site, especially about what mods need to be performed prior to installing a Whipple 2.9L, as that is what I have decided to get.
There are no absolute “must do” mods prior to a Whipple installation, but if you are just adding the blower, you’ll need to increase your fuel delivery. I used a complete kit that had everything needed. Of course once you add more power... if you have sticky tires, you’ll want to add a 1-piece drive shaft. If you live in a warm climate, consider adding a twin-fan heat exchanger. Lower control arms are a good mod as well as a passenger side oil catch can. These are all optional mods. The only mod I think is truely a “must do” is to add stripes to any stripe delete car! :grin:
 

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Goose, I saw from your write-up that you bought a kit. I’m looking at just buying the SC as I have the JLT 123mm CAI, Ford Racing twin 65mm throttle body and the VMP triple pass dual fan HE. I have the 2.5” pulley on the stock blower as well and a new belt. I tried the 90mm idler pulley that came with the VMP pulley kit but I think I’m getting belt slip even though I am running a new Ford Belt around the SC. My auxiliary pulley arrived yesterday. All that with a Pro Dyno, based in SC, tune on 93.

And I do have stripes on my Kona Blue 2010 GT500!
 
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