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Installed a Kenne Bell 2.1 Twin Screw Supercharger!!!!


I honestly never thought I was gonna get a supercharger for my mustang. I kept seeing all these kits for centrifugal superchargers for years and always wanted to slap one on my mustang.... but i always thought they didnt look as clean, or I always heard of issues installing and wanted something that was clean.

.... Then the Tork Tech Kit came out.... I knew I had to have a positive displacement supercharger on my stang... So I began saving. I did many side jobs and things to gather the funds to begin supercharging my stang.

Well, after much research I decide the tork tech kit was WAY too much hassle of install and not being smog legal (since i live in CA). So I eventually purchased a FRPP SVO supercharger on the internet with intent of install in on my NPI Mustang motor.... but I knew that going with a non-intercooled kit was gonna be hassle with the CA heat So i sold the SVO Supercharger and swapped in a PI motor from a 2001 GT.

....Then I started thinking about a Kenne Bell....

Now that I had a PI motor, the possibilities opened up WAY more because I could run PI head positive displacement superchargers!!!!

Since 2006, I have always eyballed GDAWGs set up on Stangnet.com. He got the 1.7 Kit and I was totally impressed with the results and the fit/finish.

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This thread by BigBoy05 REALLY made me seal the deal on buying the Kenne Bell when i saw how clean the new 2.1 Big Bore kits are.... I knew I had to get one.

kenne bell install started today!

Kenne Bell discontinued the NPI manifold for their superchargers which means no 96-98 mustang could run a Kenne Bell without PI heads or a PI motor. Just my luck that I had swapped in a 2001 PI motor in my stang!!! Since Kenne bell was about 45 mins from my house, I drove there and asked some questions. I found out they have a everything for a 96-98 GT to run the 2.1 Big Bore EXCEPT the manifold. They had all the brackets, lines, hoses, and other goodies in stock. So, Kenne bell would sell me the 2.1 Big Bore for the PI motor with all the accessories, instructions, and other goodies for a 1998!!! This made it perfect for me, so after many phone calls with Kenne Bell and a few drives over to there headquarters I made the purchase of the bad boy!!!

I placed the order over the phone for will-call pick up. Kenne Bell let me pay when I picked up the package. It took Kenne Bell about 4 days to get the kit together since these kits are assembled made to order. They called me the day it was ready and I picked it up on a friday I had off work.

Kenne Bell informed me that I didnt need a fuel pump upgrade, but since i wanted something that would support more power in the future i decided to go with the biggest direct drop in fuel pump Ford offers, the Lincoln Aviator Fuel Pump. According to many internet threads, the Aviator pump flows 310lbs of fuel compared to the SVT Focus pump that flows 255lbs. I placed the order for the pump from Tousely Ford who sells OEM ford parts 10% over cost. Kenne Bell upgraded me to the 40amp Boost-a-Pump because the larger unit is need to support the Aviator Pump and how much power it draws.

The only modification done to the supercharger was to drill and tap a 3/8-18 NPT hole by the thermostat for the second coolant temp sensor since the 99-04 GTs have only 1 coolant sensor. I took this to a shop up the street from my house that had the tap and they did it very quickly for me. Once this was done I was ready for install. I used GDAWGs pictures of his 1.7 KB to determine the exact place the hole needed to be drilled.

Getting The Coolant Hole Drilled and Tapped





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Old August 10th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #2
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Now it was time to install the Aviator fuel pump. The Aviator pump is a direct drop in for 98-04 GTs... Luckily my car is a 98 so it drops right in!!! The Aviator pump comes as an assembly with all the wiring and stuff from the Lincoln so to install the pump in a mustang all you need to do is disassemble the unit and the remove the pump itself. Everything else is trash.



The pump inside the unit.





Part number barcode on the entire Lincoln Aviator Assembly



I had a spare fuel bucket assembly from a 2001 GT so i took that unit apart and used the newer pump filter screen and rubber base support and assembled the Aviator pump to go in the mustang tank.

Assembled Aviator pump for 1998 Mustang.





Left=Stock 1998 Pump, Right=2004 Lincoln Aviator Pump





The pump install was straight forward like the OEM manual stated. I didnt gets pics of the pump going in the tank because i didnt wanna get gas on my DSLR. Pump went in straight forward.
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Now To the Kenne Bell!!!!

Specs!!!

2001 4.6 PI Motor *Stock*
FRPP 9mm Wires
MSD Ignition Coils
2004 Cobra Aluminum Radiator

Kenne Bell 2.1 Big Bore Twin Screw Intercooled Supercharger *9 PSI*
Kenne Bell 160 T-Stat
Accufab 75mm Throttle Body
Kenne Bell Big Air Intake Kit
Lightning 90mm MAF
40amp Boost-a-Pump
Lincoln Aviator Fuel Pump
NGK TR6 Spark Plugs














The Kenne Bell originally came with black tape covering the intake ports but since i removedthe tape to drill the coolant sensor hole, i recovered with 3M blue painters tape.


















Accufab 75mm Throttle Body. Quality is extremely high Quality. Amazing Piece.





Kenne Bell Paperwork. The most detailed instructions ever for the ultimate supercharger kit!!!






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Removed the Hood from the car to make the install much easier.



Fenders tape up and ready to work!!! Blue Painters tape makes the best fender covers for working!!! Saved my paint from many scratches.



This is the step everyone said was the hardest part..... But it ended up being SUPER Easy. I think it was hard for most people because they didnt remove the hood. The hood being removed make life VERY easy!!! Coolant valley tube bolt on back of block.




All prep’d and ready for the Twin Screw!!!



Kenne Bell CAI Filter is HUGE. Shocked me when i saw it. I even wonder myself how it fit in the fender. It fills up the fender completely.



Finally finished the install on Day 4. Took my time to make all the wires clean and solder all the wire extensions. I also spend alot of extra time cutting and routing all the wires for the cleanest install possible.




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Time for the Custom Dyno Tune!!! Thanks to Greg at Racer’s Edge Tuning, My car runs AMAZING. I let RET know that I drive the car ALOT of DD the vehicle so he gave me a very good street tune. Numbers were 407/420!!! Thats more than a stock 03/04 Cobra!!! I gotta go back and get the dyno sheet print out from the computer so i can host it as a JPEG.



RESULTS: The car feels AMAZING. The blower has turned the car into a whole different animal. The instant torque off the line is just scary. I can start off in 2nd gear and do a full on burn-out lol. By the time you look at the boost gauge you are already well over 100 MPH. Its very scary fast. If you just press the gas in first gear too much you will spin the wheels instantly. Freeway pulls are incredible. Overtaking people is a blast lol.

The drivability is excellent. You can dive the car around all day without seeing any boost. Its like driving a regular car till you get on the loud pedal. The bypass valve makes crazy sounds as it opens under normal driving. sounds like a jet. I am honestly so impressed with the quality and the power of this kit. Kenne Bell Twin Screw FTMFW.

I am so Very glad I didnt go with the procharger, because the Kenne Bell is the best thing I have ever bought for my car!!


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Just a Few Exterior Pics!!!





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Straight bitchin man! Congrats on da boost mod!
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Super nice car man, my buddy has the same setup on a new edge and it hauls ass. Love your torque #'s
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once again, great work !
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Thanks Guys!!! The car pull like a freaking rocket. The power never dies off. Its amazing!!! Might take it for a little cruise tonight!!
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I have wondered if Kenne Bell was as effective as they claimed on their website... And wow looks like they weren't lying. Impressive.
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Very nice. Very clean. Very jealous.
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Dude i love your car man good job
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So.... if its not to much of an intrusion... approximately how many money did you have to invest in this project... Makes me want... bad...
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Originally Posted by scbird94 View Post
So.... if its not to much of an intrusion... approximately how many money did you have to invest in this project... Makes me want... bad...
I would say in the ballpark of about 6 Grand. I didnt skimp on anything.

Been driving the car alot. The boost is epic!!!
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Nice clean look man. I dig it.
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Congrats man, looks really nice.
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Kenne Bell Updated Pulley Install

Well, about 1,000 miles after install, I started to experience a noise when the car was cold. I could swear i could hear it in the supercharger. I was worried something might be wrong cause it was only when the car was started from a DEAD cold like in the morning or late at night. I could plus a wooden stick on the Supercharger Inlet and here the squeak. As soon as the car got warm the squeak disappeared.

I realized it was most likely NOT the Supercharger so i started checking other things. My Idler and tensioner are both OEM Ford with less than 10,000 miles on them So i doubted that was the issue. I took off the Alternator and noticed the bearing was making a noise. The Alternator was OEM ford and had a lifetime warranty so i got a brand new one to replace the squeaking alternator. I also installed a Brand new belt to eliminate that from the equation.

Well, Niether of those find the problem and i still had the squeak.

I decided after swapping EVERYTHING with all new pulleys, I called Kenne Bell and told them i might have squeaking Idler pulleys for the supercharger. After a little talk, we found out my Kit came with the Old style Idlers that are known to squeak after a while.

Kenne Bell told me they had new Updated pulley they could hook me up with. So, I took a drive down to Kenne Bell Headquarters and picked up the New Pulleys. The new ones are Double Bearing and and more heavy duty. The older pulley had failed and the bearing had started to leak the grease out causing squeak.

I have almost 2,000 miles on these idlers and they work Great so far!!! I really wanna try and get some METCO idlers if i can get some custom made just cause i know they look great.

New Kenne Bell Idlers







Idler Set up with the Custom KB Spacers



Left = Updated KB Idlers, Right = Old KB Idler



Old Idlers Removed



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cant be happy with boost, gotta go more...im jealous
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ugh stuff like this makes me wanna sell my novi and go twin screw
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