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From Jim D’Amore III and our friends at JDM Engineering:

A few days after i began posting about our first installation of the Saleen Supershaker system on a Parnelli Jones Mustang i got a call from a PJ faithful, Bruce Costa. His attention was caught when he saw what we were doing with our previous customers limited edition Saleen. Bruce had similar goals and knew we could achieve them for him too. So after a few phone calls and emails we arranged to pick up his PJ for him in Rhode Island and have it delivered here to be Supercharged!

Well the PJ showed up yesterday safe and sound delivered by our driver, same day he picked it up from Bruce. We offloaded it in the rain but brought it inside where we wiped it down for a few quick “Before” pictures.

Bruce’s PJ is #39 and already has a list of upgrades performed. He is packing 360 RWHP at the tires utilizing a custom tune, C&L cold air kit, and Long Tube headers. We are going to remove the air induction system but still maintain his exhaust. NOTE: The Factory PJ underdrive pulleys will be removed and a stock Ford water pump and balancer pulley set will be installed. Along with the Supershaker upgrade he is getting 39# injectors for more fueling and colder Autolite HTO spark plugs which we will gap to .030″ for Bruce. With the stock 3.875 supercharger pulley (7 psi boost) installed we are expecting to easily make 450+ HP at the tires. However we will be limited to approximately 450 with out upgrading to a twin fuel pump system.

Here are a few quick pictures of Bruce’s car “before” ill be keeping everyone informed of his transformation to a Super PJ as soon as we begin work on it!! I think we plan to start tomorrow so get ready for it Bruce!

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Ride and Drive


Troy, Michigan (July 18, 2008) – Saleen’s Aftermarket Division, SpeedLab, announced today the introduction of a new technology for air induction systems called the SuperShaker™. The patent pending SuperShaker™ embodies the classic appeal of shaker hood styling while delivering exhilarating performance via modern Supercharger technology.

By combining the proven efficiency of the Saleen series VI intercooled supercharger with that of the new and highly efficient SuperShaker™ induction system, SpeedLab has brokered the perfect marriage; bringing together Beauty AND Beast for the first time.

For decades, the two theories of air induction were separated. With this revolutionary new system, SuperShaker™ couples the best of both worlds. The “ram air” design and functionality of a true shaker hood is now mated with the forced air induction system via an intercooled, twin screw Saleen series VI supercharger. Saleen SpeedLab is the first and only manufacturer offering this highly engineered technology to the market.

“For the first time ever, consumers do not have to sacrifice muscle car styling to get more power and performance,” says Michael Lingo, Vice President & General Manager of Saleen’s Aftermarket Division, “the SpeedLab SuperShaker™ puts real muscle under your hood producing power that can be seen and heard”.


The SuperShaker™ induction path is much shorter and less restrictive compared to existing designs, and is a true “cold air” intake that is sealed off from the engine compartment, thus enhancing vehicle performance. The SuperShaker™ induction system sits above the hood and is isolated from the hot air in the engine compartment. This is especially beneficial in static situations such as at stop lights or take off during drag racing. Once up to speed, the shaker hood scoop rams fresh cold air into the air box where it is pressurized, allowing greater boost at higher speeds.

The ground-breaking design efforts at Saleen have resulted in a durable design that can withstand the harsh environment of everyday driving. By angling the custom air filter forward, water and debris will be deflected down to the bottom of the air box where it can be evacuated and not affect the performance of the filter. There are two molded pieces that make up and include the air box, providing a skirt that mounts to the rear of the box which protects the compartment from water, debris and environmental hazards. This unique design does not require any extraordinary mounting or securing devices, allowing the air box to utilize the maximum space available within the tight constraints. The result is a larger surface area for the air filter and compact OE style look.

“The shorter intake and minimal restriction allows for more cold air to be available to the engine immediately, resulting in less lag time and quicker throttle response, says Marc Musial, Chief Powertrain Engineer, “providing instant power that is available on demand throughout the power curve”.


The Saleen SpeedLab SuperShaker™ is engineered and designed to fit all 2005-current model Mustang GT’s. The SuperShaker™ kit will increase your total power from 500 – 700HP. SpeedLab will also be offering additional SuperShaker™ upgrade components.

“We are very excited to offer this one of a kind system to the Mustang enthusiast community,” says Carlos Duran, Manager of Saleen’s Aftermarket Sales, “in addition to the SuperShaker™ kit; we have made this revolutionary product available to our existing Saleen Series VI Supercharger owners with the release of the ShakerLid upgrade kit. The ShakerLid kit allows all Saleen customers to enjoy the SuperShaker™ experience.”

As a featured exclusive, Saleen SpeedLab will also manufacture a limited number of SuperShaker™ kits designed especially for Saleen Parnelli Jones (PJ) Edition owners. This special limited run kit will feature unique Saleen/ PJ personalized badging and will be registered as a Saleen Supercharged PJ to enhance exclusivity. The PJ SuperShaker™ kit is available direct from the factory or through Saleen Certified Dealers.

Saleen SpeedLab is now taking pre-orders for the SuperShaker™ kit with an estimated production date starting late August 2008. Call today at 1800-888-8945 to speak directly with your Saleen SpeedLab specialist.

The SuperShaker™ will be featured at a special Woodward Dream Cruise VIP Ride & Drive Event at Saleen’s production facility in Troy, Michigan, on August 15, 2008. Enthusiasts will be able to experience a Saleen H281 or Saleen Parnelli Jones edition mustang fitted with the new SuperShaker™ system. Please visit http://www.saleen.com/supershaker/ for more details and to register for your very own SuperShaker™ experience.

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With the Introduction of Its Expedition/Navigator Supercharger

TROY, Mich., June 20 — Saleen’s SpeedLab division has released its acclaimed Series VI Twin Screw Supercharger for model year ’07 – ’08 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators, providing both muscled acceleration and around town drivability.

The Expedition / Navigator gets serious power from SpeedLab’s series VI twin screw supercharger with two stage water-to-air intercooling system. Your right foot will command an additional jaw dropping 100 horsepower & over 100 lb/ft of torque at the rear wheels.

So the next time you strap on your 8500 lb performance sport boat, do so with confidence knowing that your ride has an additional 60 lb/ft of low end torque at your disposal. Passing is no longer a white knuckle experience with your SpeedLab supercharger pumping out an impressive 30% improvement in 45-65mph passing times.

“SUV owners today need tremendous versatility out of their vehicle,” states Michael Lingo, Vice President & General Manager — Aftermarket Division, “so whether you want to catapult yourself from 0-60 mph in under 7.0 seconds, tow your boat to your favorite lake, or simply deliver the soccer team to practice — this supercharger delivers with minimal effect on fuel economy.”

SpeedLab engineers spent countless hours on the dyno and road testing this supercharger kit to ensure the optimal balance between power, drivability and durability. The result is a daily driving experience that provides the boost needed for uphill acceleration, towing, and confident passing.

The Saleen S331 Sport Truck provided the DNA to the Expedition/Navigator supercharger so rest assured that you will receive the quality and reliability you have come to expect from Saleen, a true OEM manufacturer of specialty vehicles. SpeedLab will provide an industry best limited warranty further demonstrating its commitment to manufacturing excellence and customer satisfaction.

The Supercharger is available through Saleen’s SpeedLab Division. Call today at 800-888-8945 to speak directly with your Saleen SpeedLab specialist.

Since the company’s inception in 1984, Saleen has produced thousands of complete and EPA certified vehicles, more than any other specialty automobile manufacturer. In addition, Saleen has equipped more than 600,000 vehicles worldwide, further emphasizing their capabilities and commitment to excellence.

A nine-time Manufacturers’ Champion in GT sports car racing, Saleen manufactured the American super car — the Saleen S7, as well as the S281 Mustang, S331 Sport Truck and the Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang as well as the new Dan Gurney Signature edition Saleen. In addition, Saleen provided all paint and assembly of the Ford GT as a special project for Ford Motor Company. Saleen is also currently providing paint and subassembly for the Dodge Viper SRT-10. Saleen’s World Headquarters is located in Troy, Michigan.

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Just in from the Saleen Performance Team…

Mustang enthusiasts have been buying and installing high performance Saleen products on their pride and joy for years. For some enthusiasts, however, finding the time in their busy schedules to install these premium products can be a daunting challenge.

With these customers in mind, Saleen SpeedLab provides professional installation services at both of our facilities in Irvine, California and Troy, Michigan. Saleen SpeedLab offers prompt and professional installation on all Saleen products, such as supercharger, transmissions, suspension kits, and our new 302CID (5.0L) crate engines.

So the next time you find yourself craving more power but pinched for time, call on Saleen certified technicians to install your Saleen SpeedLab performance products. Call a SpeedLab specialist today, at 800-888-8945, for more information on other great products and services available from Saleen SpeedLab. Be sure you mention you heard about it at the Saleen Forums at soec.org.

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Just in from the Saleen Performance Team:

While the White House and Congress continue in an endless cycle of debate over various stimulus relief packages, Saleen SpeedLab rushes performance aid to all hard working Mustang Enthusiasts. For a limited time, Saleen SpeedLab will offer two power and handling performance packages; The “Saleen SpeedLab Street (SSS)” Series and “Saleen SpeedLab Pro (SSP) Series.

The SSS Series packages will be built around Saleen’s acclaimed Series VI Superchargers along with other performance upgrades. The SSP Series packages will also feature Saleen’s Series VI SuperChargers but will be getting added white knuckle power from Saleen’s acclaimed 302CID (5.0L) long block crate engine.

Both the SSS and SSP Series packages will be coupled with other premium Saleen SpeedLab products and will feature special package savings that will truly provide Mustang enthusiasts with great performance and value. Now that’s a “Stimulus Package”.

Call a SpeedLab specialist today, at 800-888-8945, for more information on other great products and services available from Saleen SpeedLab. Package prices range from $6,799.97 to $37,095.92. Be sure you mention you heard about it from the Saleen Owners and Enthusists Club.

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A note from Bob McQueen regarding his recently delivered Speedlab modified 2007 Heritage Edition.


I just got the car back and have not had an opportunity to take any “quality” photos; but I do have some.

The car is a 2007 Heritage bumper #22. It was purchased from Russ Milne Ford with the side window delete, rear window sport louver, 373 rear gear, and the 475hp supercharger was added before I took delivery. After driving the car it did not take long for me to realize that I was into the rev limiter extremely fast and although the car was extremely nimble I missed the higher torque range I had been accustomed to with vehicles previously owned.

After reviewing information with Keith Batko the General Manager of Russ Milne Ford (I call him Mr. Mustang as he not only has vast knowledge of Mustangs and Saleen products but has one of the larger collections in Michigan) I decided to have the car sent back to Saleen for the engine to be pulled and stroked to the H302 specifications with forged internals, increased intercooling capacity, additional fuel delivery, and performance clutch. Saleen recommended that I upgrade to the 6 speed Tremec transmission but I was already beyond my budget so I chose not to opt for that this year (I had also added the front brake system, Watts Linkage at the rear, Rockford Fossgate sound system and painted valve covers with Saleen logo for the shows, H302 hood for added cooling, and Saleen gas door). For this reason the motor is not tuned to capacity as Saleen did not feel comfortable with the stock transmission.

With the changes made all I can say is that this car is wicked. It handles better than I could have imagined and the power is phenomenal. Next year I will certainly add the Tremec, tune, and some tires that will handle the power and suspension! This car offers the best of two worlds; style and handling; Muscle and power!

Bob McQueen


Troy, Michigan (April 28, 2008) – Saleen is offering, for the first time in company history, its high performance 302 cubic inch (5.0L) premium crate engines for sale through its Speedlab Aftermarket Division. The engine will be available in either short block or long block varieties to satisfy the most seasoned of engine builders and power enthusiasts.

Saleen offers the same OEM quality, durability and precision-built engines used today in Saleen built performance vehicles. The legendary 302 engine has already made its rightful return to the performance stage in Saleen product offerings such as the Parnelli Jones Edition, Heritage Series, and the new 25th Anniversary Sterling Edition. Consumers now have the opportunity to upgrade their existing vehicle with a high performance Saleen 302 crate engine.

“This addition to our aftermarket product lineup was a no brainer,” says Carlos Duran, Manager of Saleen’s Speedlab Aftermarket Division, “This engine is currently at high production rates, which allow for quick delivery to Saleen Speedlab consumers. We want to provide our customers with the utmost in confidence relating to this new line of products.”


The 302 cubic inch crate motors (available in both long and short blocks) are available for naturally-aspirated or supercharged applications. Based on the 4.6L 3V Ford aluminum block, the entire internal package is upgraded with premium Saleen engineered forged pistons, rods, crankshaft and valve train components, and camshaft that will exceed the requirements of even the professional engine builder. The basis of our performance data is from the current 2008 Heritage Saleen platforms. Our packages will range from 390hp (normally-aspirated 302 engines) to 580hp (supercharged 302 engines) using existing EPA certified induction and exhaust systems. Furthermore, these packages can be further upgraded with 6 speed transmissions, high performance clutch/flywheels, higher performance rear end differentials, Watts link rear suspension kits and, of course, superchargers.

“We are very excited to put the 302SC long block engine into the drag racing circuit this year under the hood of the Saleen Speedlab/JDM Engineering performance drag car”, states Michael Lingo, Vice President of Operations & General Manager – Aftermarket Division, “We are planning to place the vehicle on display throughout the season; proving the durability and reliability of the Saleen motors in the most demanding environment imaginable.” The 302 crate engines will launch in May, 2008 and will be available for purchase direct from the factory or through select Saleen SpeedLab dealers. Call today at 800-888-8945 to speak directly with your Saleen SpeedLab specialist.

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In January, SPEEDLAB announced “Shakercharger” — a supercharger option for Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition models which retains the shaker hood. With a price estimated at about $6499.99, it should be releasing between now and June.

For S281 SC owners, the kit consists of a Shaker hood conversion. While pricing has not yet been established, it will likely include a stock Ford hood modified to accept the Shaker scoop.

The guys at SPEEDLAB are collecting a waiting list of names to be notified when kits are available. There is no deposit required to be put on this list.

Please call 1-800-888-8945 for more information and to get your name on the waiting list. Tell them you heard about it at SOEC.org.

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