Originally Posted by italian_stalian
i just recently purchased a 2008 f150 with a 5.4 triton. was looking to add more HP and was looking into a supercharger kit. was just wondering if its worth it or if its gonna give me nothing but engine trouble? also is it as simple as installing and tune up or do i have to tear my whole engine down and change more internal parts. new to this kinda project on a truck so any information on the subject will be greatly appreciated.
You can actually keep a very reliable engine with a Super Charger on it. I don't recall what brand but if you let the Ford Dealer install there Supercharger Ford would give you a Warranty on it and it wouldn't change your original Warranty.
Most Supercharger kit makers know these are going on stock motors so there is no need to upgrade your motor with things such as Forged Internals because the SC dealers designed them to put out enough boost that no Motor Mods are required.
Hope that helps!
Edit: Although it is a little more expensive, do NOT buy one without an Intercooler. That is a piece that will keep everything more reliable.