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Old 10-23-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Roush S/C Install

Can someone who has done the install of the Roush S/C on a 2011+ 5.0 post some pictures or a video of it. I have watched two on youtube just to get a baseline idea of what it takes. The one thing that i still cannot see clearly is when they drill on the engine, what its for and where it is done at. Any advice would be great thanks.
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I think the drilling you are referring to is the modification of the front cover? Using a angle grinder works just as well, but I've heard of some people using a 1-3/8 spade drill to knock down that boss. I do have before and after pictures so you can see what I'm referring to though. Maybe this is it.
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Yea man that's exactly what I meant. Thanks for the pics. Why do that need to be cut down to that? How hard is it to do that as well?
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Yea man that's exactly what I meant. Thanks for the pics. Why do that need to be cut down to that? How hard is it to do that as well?
It's not very hard at all, but it's tedious with the not so ample space you have. You trim down the front cover as well as those two bosses to make way for the belt that is re-routed right through that area. The belt comes up from the passenger side of the engine and the two auxiliary supercharger pulleys mount on that same side of the engine.

Also, you can damage your front engine cover beyond repair if you grind down too far. Like I said its not hard, but don't rush anything. The roush instruction manual covers it pretty well with pics of before and after so it's easy to follow
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When you say drill down the cover and the bosses. Can you specify the difference in what you mean. Cause from the pictures I don't see a spot where you drill the actual cover. I do see where you drill the bosses(are these just where the pully mount bolts?)
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When you say drill down the cover and the bosses. Can you specify the difference in what you mean. Cause from the pictures I don't see a spot where you drill the actual cover. I do see where you drill the bosses(are these just where the pully mount bolts?)
I can't figure out how to describe it to you so I will just show ya lol. These are straight from my roush instruction manual.
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So do you have to shave all the ribs down completely even with the cover. And is it easier to do the ribs first or the bosses first.
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So do you have to shave all the ribs down completely even with the cover. And is it easier to do the ribs first or the bosses first.
Not all of them, but those 3 they mentioned closest to where the pulley mount most definitely do. Th ribs are knocked down fairly easily in a couple minutes. The bosses take a little longer, especially the passenger side-most one does. It's actually faster if you cut it right off rather than shaving it little by little. You can do either-or and it will have the same effect. Neither one gets in the way of the other.
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Of you are concerned or just don't want to deal with it...

You can buy a pre-machined one.
http://www.bluecollarperformance.com/bcp-6019-50.html

But then you have to take the other stuff off which I've heard can be a pain.
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Of you are concerned or just don't want to deal with it...

You can buy a pre-machined one.
http://www.bluecollarperformance.com/bcp-6019-50.html

But then you have to take the other stuff off which I've heard can be a pain.
Yeah that's a pain in the butt-ocks! But it would be cool to get it powdercoated or something at that point.
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ZLwhat, why does it look like the cover in your pictures is not the same as the one on the 5.0. It looks like there were never ribs on yours. Or did you just get rid of them all completely?

And to nhcowboy. that is an awesome thing. but when you do the install how difficult is it to get the bolts off?
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ZLwhat, why does it look like the cover in your pictures is not the same as the one on the 5.0. It looks like there were never ribs on yours. Or did you just get rid of them all completely?

And to nhcowboy. that is an awesome thing. but when you do the install how difficult is it to get the bolts off?
Because they are totally ground down. That's the only reason you can't tell there were any ribs, grooves, or whatever you call it lol
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Oh i see. I was trying to figure out why yours looked different. So on the boss that you have to cut in half. how did you go about doing that.
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Oh i see. I was trying to figure out why yours looked different. So on the boss that you have to cut in half. how did you go about doing that.
It will grind away just like the others, but you can literally saw it in half with a drille attachment and grind down the ugly ends.
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From what I remember some 2012's and most if not all 2013's don't have the ribs. I've done about 10 installs on 2013's and none had ribs that needed to be shaved down. It seems like a daunting task but it is truly quite easy. Three things to note, make sure you cover you're entire engine bay, wear safety glasses and mask, lastly the front cover metal is rather soft so make sure not to cut a hole thru it. Taking your time it shouldn't take more than 60 minutes.
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From what I remember some 2012's and most if not all 2013's don't have the ribs. I've done about 10 installs on 2013's and none had ribs that needed to be shaved down. It seems like a daunting task but it is truly quite easy. Three things to note, make sure you cover you're entire engine bay, wear safety glasses and mask, lastly the front cover metal is rather soft so make sure not to cut a hole thru it. Taking your time it shouldn't take more than 60 minutes.
My '13 had the bosses. The work is easy, but definitely tedious.
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From what I remember some 2012's and most if not all 2013's don't have the ribs. I've done about 10 installs on 2013's and none had ribs that needed to be shaved down. It seems like a daunting task but it is truly quite easy. Three things to note, make sure you cover you're entire engine bay, wear safety glasses and mask, lastly the front cover metal is rather soft so make sure not to cut a hole thru it. Taking your time it shouldn't take more than 60 minutes.
I've never seen the ones with no ribs, but I've only installed 3, maybe 4 of these. You are very right about taking the proper precautions to save yourself from sparks and little metal shavings.
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And to nhcowboy. that is an awesome thing. but when you do the install how difficult is it to get the bolts off?
I haven't personally done it. But from the few forums where people did mention it... It wasn't a trivial task and may have required some special tools. I don't recall the details.

The only forum post I can find now is this guy..
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...pic-heavy.html
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Yea I just looked at my engine and I don't have the ribs. I have a 13 GT
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Hey when you do the install does the Roush s/c come with new spark plugs, or do you have to buy new ones?
Just outta curiosity why does the gap have to be different?
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You need to order new spark plugs, FRPP colder plugs are good. Just make sure you gap them correctly.
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Hey when you do the install does the Roush s/c come with new spark plugs, or do you have to buy new ones?
Just outta curiosity why does the gap have to be different?
The gap effects the combustibility of the plugs. You will need to get appropriate plugs for supercharger applications to prevent detonation.
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