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Old 12-24-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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2012 Roush super charger upgrade

I have an automatic 2012 ford mustang 5.0 with the standard 575 hp Roush supercharger. I want to know if it would be better for the track for the quickest ETs to upgrade the kit to either the 650 hp kit or tuner kit or would it be better to upgrade to a torque converter. The car is a daily driver in the summer and is currently in the garage.
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I have an automatic 2012 ford mustang 5.0 with the standard 575 hp Roush supercharger. I want to know if it would be better for the track for the quickest ETs to upgrade the kit to either the 650 hp kit or tuner kit or would it be better to upgrade to a torque converter. The car is a daily driver in the summer and is currently in the garage.
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You'd find way more benefit in putting the power you already have to the ground. What do you have done suspension wise? You'd be surprised how fast that 575hp kit will go when you tailor the rest of the car to it.
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You'd find way more benefit in putting the power you already have to the ground. What do you have done suspension wise? You'd be surprised how fast that 575hp kit will go when you tailor the rest of the car to it.

What this guy said. I didn't do anything suspension wise and i always have problems hooking up. I drove my buddies same supercharged mustang with full suspension work and I thought he had a pulley swap and something else done. It was night and day in the cars ability to hook and go! I ordered all my suspension parts yesterday.
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I have lower control arms and strange adjustable rear shocks. I couldn't make it to the track due to the weather always be bad when they were open. What else do you suggest.
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What this guy said. I didn't do anything suspension wise and i always have problems hooking up. I drove my buddies same supercharged mustang with full suspension work and I thought he had a pulley swap and something else done. It was night and day in the cars ability to hook and go! I ordered all my suspension parts yesterday.
Please don't get rid of your car ever! I know you wanted a roush raptor or whatever but your car makes me envy you lol.
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I have lower control arms and strange adjustable rear shocks. I couldn't make it to the track due to the weather always be bad when they were open. What else do you suggest.
Well, you could add ALOT more to that. You have started off well with those mods, but if better ETs and street driving are your preference then you need to stick to mild modifications.

Things like weight reduction, drop springs, and a stall converter are perfect for that. I'd recommend lightening up your drivetrain with an aluminum driveshaft or some lightweight parts of your choice.

A torque converter could yield instant results at the track and lower your 60ft dramatically, but not if your suspension and tires can't handle the task. I'd recommend adding an Upper control arm and mount to your mod list just for starters.
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I have lower control arms and strange adjustable rear shocks. I couldn't make it to the track due to the weather always be bad when they were open. What else do you suggest.
LCA relocate brackets, UCA, UCA bracket, lowering springs, adj panhard, aluminum DS, & a set of sticky tires :p

^ that's a good start

BTW watch a few of these vids...

http://www.svtperformance.com/forums...-want-see.html
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Please don't get rid of your car ever! I know you wanted a roush raptor or whatever but your car makes me envy you lol.

Ya I almost did, I couldn't do it. Lol
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Are you by chance running the Roush tune? If you are I would consider getting a better one. The Roush tune turns off the knock sensors. Not good.
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