When the kit arrived at our shop, we unpacked it and found everything to be nicely protected in the shipping containers. We ran the baseline dyno test on our Challenger (which is modified with a Magnaflow cat-aft exhaust system and K & N cold air kit) the day before we planned to install the kit, making 309 horsepower and 333 lb/ft of torque at the rear wheels. Once Jeff Lacina and Shannon O'Connor from ProCharger arrived, we unpacked the parts and started the installation. Besides removing the car's front fascia, which really isn't that big a deal, the supercharger kit simply bolts on with basic hand tools. Since balancer/lower pulley on the new Hemi is only pressed into place on the crankshaft, with a bolt, but no keyway, ProCharger sends a pinning kit with the necessary drill bit, fixture, and pin to prevent the balancer from slipping on the crank.

We found the kit to be well thought out and nicely engineered, and basically watched and took pictures as the ProCharger team had our system installed easily in about 8-10 man hours. Since we began the project in the afternoon, we had time to finish the installation the next morning, upload the new Diablosport tuning, then test drive and dyno the car in the afternoon. The ProCharger kit included everything we needed, and the car fired immediately after the work was complete, sounding crisp. Since our car is a daily driver, we chose the quiet gear drive option so that with the hood shut, there's no indication of the power-adding air compressor hiding underneath.

Taking the Challenger for a test drive, we immediately notice the improved throttle response and increased power, demonstrated by the ability to fry the tires at will with the traction control off. Otherwise, the Challenger was docile and drove just as it did before the installation, until the throttle is opened. Follow along as we show you how easy it is to install the ProCharger kit for impressive horsepower gains, then back up our gut-feeling of power with dragstrip and dyno testing.