Whipple Superchargers make it easier for Ford Bronco Raptor owners to squeeze more power out of their V6 twin-turbochargers. We’ve released a Stage 1 tuning kit that increases horsepower and torque, improves drivability, and changes parameters such as transmission shift points.
Stock, the Bronco Raptor’s 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 delivers 418 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. The tuning kit adds up to 60 horses and 80 lb-ft when the six cylinders burn 93-octane gasoline, bringing the SUV’s total power output to 478 and 520 respectively. More power is hard to argue against, especially on performance-oriented off-roaders, and this kit makes more engine torque available around 2,000 rpm for a more linear power curve. We’ve also updated the shift points of the 10-speed automatic transmission to make better use of the extra power. Whipple also claims that the purchaser who installed the Stage 1 kit will be able to install his jumbo 44-inch tires and install a larger axle.
This bundle also includes a more powerful intercooler called the Megacooler with a 58% increase in inner core volume and a 144% increase in external fin surface. Whipple notes that Mega Cooler has achieved a 32-degree temperature drop on his dyno, adding that the actual number should be higher. Cooler air then brings more oxygen to the engine, causing the tuner to increase the spark advance in the ignition system.
Some other software updates are part of the kit. Increase the Bronco Raptor’s top speed to 135 mph (up from 111 mph in the standard SUV), remove the stop/start system, and change the pedal mapping. The factory-programmed drive modes will remain.
Whipple Stage 1 kit now on sale Cost $1,850 (Available semi-gloss black finish costs $50 extra) and installation takes about two-and-a-half hours. no major mechanical changes are required. However, no word yet on whether the software will be legal in California, which has started cracking down on ECU tunes in 2021.