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Old 02-27-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Thumbs up FSP - IPF Supercharger Impressions Thread

Sorry this has taken me so long, guys! Life has gotten in the way. And I can't stop driving my car! It's like a whole new experience!
First of all, Matt and Rodney at FSP were awesome. They are both really knowledgeable about these cars and went out of their way to ensure everything was perfect. My kit was the first IPF kit they installed but I have complete confidence in it. They put a lot of work in it and triple checked everything so that my car will be good for years to come.
Second, Jesse and Arno at IPF were great. Arno hadn't yet tuned a car with my mods so it took a little trial and error to get perfect, but after some late nights (he lives in Germany, 6 hours ahead of me) he got the tune perfect as far as I can tell!
I've put a little over 1000 miles on it so far and all I can say is WOW! It feels like every bit of 400rwhp (on a Mustang dyno even)!
It's still a fine daily driver as well. The power is very linear with no crazy surges like I've experienced in other FI cars. Down low it feels almost factory with just more oomph. This is great for bumper to bumper driving. It definitely makes its power up high and the 3.91s do a great job of getting it there and keeping it there. As expected, 1st gear is over very fast! I haven't launched the car yet but traction doesn't seem to be a huge issue. It will catch 3rd and I have started smoking tires in 2nd once but other than that it accelerates like the beast it is!
I will be getting a stickier set of rubber (Super Sports) after these all seasons burn up so hopefully clear up any possible traction issues. I will probably need a new clutch sooner than later because It is necessary to feather the clutch a little upon take off so that it doesn't fly forward.
Overall I am very satisfied so far with choosing IPF and having FSP do the install. I can't believe I waited so long! I recommend this mod to anyone interested in going FI. If anyone has questions, feel free to ask, and I will be sure to keep this thread updated as I rack up the miles!
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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You have summarized my experience with driving mine as well here. Thumbs up.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:04 PM   #3
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Awesome! Glad you finally got around to sharing your experience...that car is a beast for sure lol.

I'd love to see more shots of your car.
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Great review man, 9/10 would get the other one if you posed videos D:
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:10 PM   #5
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Awesome! Glad you finally got around to sharing your experience...that car is a beast for sure lol.

I'd love to see more shots of your car.
Thanks for your interest, I'd love to share some! Truth is I was in Savannah, GA this past weekend and had full intentions of doing a shoot at a really cool site but the weather didn't think that was a good idea. Florida hasn't been the sunshine state so far this week either but I plan on a nice shoot as soon as the weather is good and I'm not working throughout daylight! I have a thread going in the photos section which I will move to the build section with the new pics. I also got my emblem pros badge in today with my new model designation! Stay tuned
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #6
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Great review man, 9/10 would get the other one if you posed videos D:
I also plan on some videos! I will get some startup and drive by vids soon when the weather clears. I have the torque app and the Bluetooth OBDII adapter so I can give some idea of acceleration figures. Unfortunately the roads around me are either highly patrolled or highly crowded:(
I got a ticket last month on the road I travel everyday and its made me overly cautious as of late. This car just gets to illegal speeds so fast!
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:26 PM   #7
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I love your car man! I was going through the photo thread in the photos section and have to say that your wheels look really good. I didn't think they were going to look that good but man do they work well! The supercharger must be the icing on the cake to an already badass car!
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:44 PM   #8
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I love your car man! I was going through the photo thread in the photos section and have to say that your wheels look really good. I didn't think they were going to look that good but man do they work well! The supercharger must be the icing on the cake to an already badass car!
Thanks for the complements! I actually sold those wheels to another member on the forums back in September in preparation for FI since having 22s would be counter productive. I have a set of polished ZL1 wheels on her right now and they get the job done! I do miss the big wheel look from time to time and the complements I would get on them...
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Ah I see! What are your impressions? Are the 20s that much better over the 22s where performance is concerned?
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Ah I see! What are your impressions? Are the 20s that much better over the 22s where performance is concerned?
Absolutely. I saved around 50lbs of unsprung weight that took extra power to get rotating. I didn't feel too much of a difference because all I had was a catback and an intake when I installed them. While they were on I added the Vmax TB, the Black ICEolator, and the OBX long tube headers. When I put the ZL1 wheels on, it was a HUGE difference, mainly in acceleration from a stop. I won't do large wheels on a performance car again (although 20" is pretty large!).
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Yea, 20" is pretty big but I feel like it's the perfect balance of show and go for this car. I do love my 18's I guess since I've grown used to the big sidewall and I feel like it looks good with lowering but I would pick up some 20's just because they look so good on this car.
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Awesome, now we need to get together for some side by side comparisons... and photos
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Yea we do! Just let me know when you are driving through north Florida again and we can set something up!
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I had been planning on it but I have to work Friday and Saturday, couldn't be there until 7pm earliest. Miss all the festivities except the party!
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I also plan on some videos! I will get some startup and drive by vids soon when the weather clears. I have the torque app and the Bluetooth OBDII adapter so I can give some idea of acceleration figures. Unfortunately the roads around me are either highly patrolled or highly crowded:(
I got a ticket last month on the road I travel everyday and its made me overly cautious as of late. This car just gets to illegal speeds so fast!
I will be really curious to see your Torque app results. I've done several 0 - 60 runs with mine...I love that app. Pretty handy.

For everyone else who didn't see on Matt's thread, here is a nice side shot of notagoat's car:

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