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Old 12-29-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Questions about 2011 Mustang 5.0

Hey everybody, I'm in the market for a mustang right now and I've spotted a sweet red 2011 5.0. It's a beautiful car sitting on some SVT rims (its used, but low miles). I want to stop rambling about this car because I don't want to rush in and buy it and mess up. I love the car, i really do. But its a 2011. The first year of the 5.0, that means problems. What problems? Are the serious? another thing, I plan on dumping about six thousand dollars into the car. I've been reading about the cars coyote engine way to much and its freaking me out. Its not all forged. It can only hold up to 500~hp and that is still pushing it... SO i want your guys opinions about the car, is it worth it? or should I just look into something else? How much will it set me back if i want to rock a 500~ hp RELIABLE mustang (this will be my DD for years). It will have its fair share of abuse, not much of tires burning, but rather highway pulls. How much will forging the engine cost? Would i have to buy a whole dart block instead?
Please let me know. It means a lot actually.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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I can answer part of your question. I have a 2011 since new and have not had any issues. I think the engine is good for at least 600hp stock. The roush mustangs have stock motors and reliably run 575hp.
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I don't think Dart makes anything without pushrods, correct me if I am wrong....

This engine will yawn at 600 horse all day long. Try that with a 4.6 or a stock internal pushrod claptrap rooted in the '70s.
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My 2011 GT has a Vortech blower wth 662 HP (562 rear wheel hp). It has the 6 speed with 3.37 gears. Zero engine hardware mods were needed. Have a normal pre- inspection done and then BUY it! You will love it!
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My 2011 GT has a Vortech blower wth 662 HP (562 rear wheel hp). It has the 6 speed with 3.37 gears. Zero engine hardware mods were needed. Have a normal pre- inspection done and then BUY it! You will love it!

Bro. 550 RWHP is where the reports of coyote engine failures start at.
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I have a 2011 5.0 and mine has not been stock since 2,000 miles no problems and you only need to forge these motors if you going to run a lot of boost or nitrous but if you do want to I was quoted about 3 g's to fully forge with high end parts
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I would drive it and make sure the tranie is to your liking. You've probably read that some whine more than others and it can be quite annoying. One day Ill be replacing mine with a tremec.
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:44 PM   #8
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Mine wemt at 611rwhp. No of another that went at 547. Another at 600. All depends on how you treat it. If you abuse it on a daily like the 3 of us did. 550-600 is the given limit

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