The NEW & IMPROVED G2 kit from PES
First, let me start by saying, if you have been holding out on getting
this kit because of the issues reported in the past, well hold out no
longer! PES has really delivered here. The fit is even better
than the first generation kit (G1). A custom intake manifold has
been manufactured to bolt the SC directly into the intake. They did
an EXTREMELY high quality and a superb job on the design/manufacturing of
this piece. I suggest pointing your web browser here
if you want to see how it was made.
|Quite possibly one of the coolest things about this kit is the custom intake manifold. A true piece of machinist art, it could easily pass for a factory OEM piece. The runners have been cast near smooth already and the fuel injector holes are machined to such exact precision, this piece is really extraordinary. It bolts on to the engine perfectly. The guys at PES really deserve a pat on the back for this intake manifold design. The supercharger used in the kit is an Eaton roots type blower. If you'd like to read more about the supercharger itself, point your browser here.||
to see the car at the track? Video here!
AREAS TO WATCH FOR
came with a CD-Rom this time as well as a black and white printed
manual. I printed the color pictures from the CD to use
for my install, it made life easier. The install takes about 8
hours with some assistance from a friend.
There are a few times when someone else is needed i.e. tightening/loosening the power steering pump bolts and putting the new
bracket on the power steering pump. If you try to do this alone,
I recommend having someone that can stop on by and help you out with
FACTS, TIDBITS, AND OTHER RAMBLINGS
This kit develops 7.5-8 lbs of boost as opposed to G1 which had about 6 lbs. I am really impressed with the 80-130mph acceleration in 5th gear. At 130mph, the engine still had plenty of steam to keep going. Too bad I don't have better gearing in this car or I'm sure I could hit 170mph in it. What's nice is the car is so well behaved, you can take a date out in it, but then really let loose when you need to. I find I need to let loose more often now ;) At the time of this install, I have 37,000 miles on the car. I put over 20,000 miles on the car with G1. My car now has over 80,000 miles on it as of 9-25-03.
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-- UPDATES --
PES has issued
some slight updates to G2, and only for the better. The kit is now coming
with a Gator-Back serpentine belt. It has some more grab on the pulleys. Some people
had slight issues with the belt not gripping the
power steering pulley strong enough and it would slip. They also added
another tensioner pulley to put more force on the belt for the same
reason. The supercharger now has a slightly larger pulley to effectively
reduce boost down to 7.5 lbs. 10.5 was what it was prior, a bit higher than what they had
wanted on the engine. That level of boost is pretty high for a normally
without an intercooler.
-07/21/01 - A revised chip has been released. The best to date. This software update uses the stock fuel pressure regulator instead of the rising rate one originally included in the kit. The issue with the rising rate FPR was that between shifts, you would lose boost pressure and also lose pressure to the FPR. When you finish shifting, and slam back on the throttle again, there is a hesitation slightly in the power because the car isn't getting the fuel it needs. The stock FPR maintains the same amount of fuel through all ranges of vacuum to full boost so you don't have that problem. Between shifts now, the hesitation is eliminated. Initially I'd say this is the most powerful smoothest chip to date. They were able to tweak the fuel and timings maps to run a bit more timing now so the car has some more power. I'm loving my car all over again now. If you haven't updated your software yet, do it now! It really makes a good difference.
-04/10/02 - I now have 65,000 miles on the car and it is still running like a champ. Make sure to check the supercharger oil every 6000 miles and top it up if you haven't been. Mine recently was a little low and I have no apparent signs of leaks or seepage. I'm sure it consumes some oil as it runs. The oil you can get either from a Ford or GM dealer. They use Eaton superchargers on some of their cars so the oil is the same stuff, just doesn't say Eaton on it.
-05/10/02 - It's time for me to replace my serpentine belt. I found the belt at a local auto parts store. If you go to www.goodyear.com and go to gatorback belts, then click on dealer locator you should be able to find one in your area. The PART # is 4060775 (6PK1970) and shows routing for for a Ford 3.8 and GM 3.4, costs about $30.
-01/10/03 - New Software available. More than likely you will need to have them send you a new encryption module in addition to the EEPROM so it will work. It has bumped idle up about 100 RPM, and added a few degrees of timing, and ~10% more fuel above 4000 RPM. The idle is the main reason I wanted this chip. A few people had some problems before where the car could stall when coming down to an idle because it would dip to low. Not a big deal, just an annoyance. This fixed that for me.
Supercharger Oil Part Numbers
Please email me if you feel I left important information out of the G2 setup. I will get it to you.
If you care to read about the G1 kit, please click here. There are only a couple people that still have this kit.