My personal experience here. I bought a NOVI 2000 from SHM for my Roush convertible. In my pre-order instructions I asked specifically to be provided a chip tuned to have speed limiter removed, rev limiter set at 6200, and to provide sufficient fuel to run safe and at continuous wide open throttle. My biggest concern was running lean. Had the blower installed by my Ford Dealer here in England and thought everthing was cool but was apprehensive about getting on it until after I had the car dyno'd. (In hindsight the signs that something wasn't right were there at the beginning but as you'll read you'll see that it became a hugely expensive oversight.) I drove my car on an open stretch and to my disbelief it would not go any faster than about 130. Called SHM but the man himself was out of town and my sales rep wasn't sure what the problem could be. I took it to a dyno and although the blower was functioning properly and giving me 10 lbs of boost my max power came at 5200 rpm 310RWHP and 350RWTQ. Did three runs altogether with same results. At this point I was completely in disbelief because everyone else I knew was making close to 380 RWHP/RWTQ. I thought maybe it was the dyno used and by the way the tech wasn't sure if his equipment was giving accurate af/ratio. On the way home me and my friend with a Z06 were going for it and at 125 mph my car's engine gave up the ghost. Pistons gone bye-bye. As it turns out the tune wasn't right and the car leaned out. 10lbs of boost plus insufficient fuel equals $5000.00 and counting!!! Finally spoke to Sean after the fact and he said I shouldn't have driven it once I realized I couldn't go over 130mph but that he would check out my chip and re-tune it (if necessary). Sure what he said was true but I fully expected that at least everything he provided initially in the tune was right and that some other variable must be wrong. Earlier I stated that there was a clear sign from the begining, well I remember hearing that "bacon in a frying pan sound i.e detonation" which at the time I mistook for the rush of wind around my car with the top down. Bottom line, and sorry for going on so long about it, is that if you do buy the kit...have it professionally installed and dyno tuned prior to getting on it at boost. Trust me you and your wallet will be glad.
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Paxton has the Novi 1000 kit #1001838 out just for the Bullitt. I'm waiting for the Novi 2000 kit to be offer. I just installed the Novi 1000 on a customers 2000 GT and it was one of the better kits to install, with bigger in-tank fuel pump and matched injectors. The kit even comes with a sharp punch to install the return oil line into the front of the oil pan.
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