I don't feel like it is, cars now a days are built to last... Unless your has been Beaton the entire 38k I would think you would be fine.... Unless you do the super charger and run the hell out of it...
http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/...reaks_in_2005_2011_ford_mustangs/viewall.htmlI didn't think mileage was a factor for a sc. I have a 2011 gt that i was planning on super charging later down the line. Anyone on here have any input on this?
Thanks, this was really informative.http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/general/hrdp_1104_what_breaks_in_2005_2011_ford_mustangs/viewall.html
Here you go. I think if you stay conservative on boost your good.
Designed for a supercharger may have been a bit of an extreme statement, but the motor was very much "over engineered" as well as mildly future proofed. I read an article somewhere directly from the coyote engineers talking about how they did build the motor with boost in mind.This engine is not "designed for a supercharger", let's get that straight. No OEM factory builds a supercharger engine with 11 to 1 compression and cast pistons like this. It handles it because it's well-designed and engineered and has good aftermarket engine management and tuning.
I didn't FI my last 5.0 until it had about 120,000 miles on it and, I'd been running nitrous up to that point. Sold that with every hole blowing 190 compression and leakdown under 5%. 38,000 miles is nothing and I wouldn't give it a second thought, if you want to go that way.
Bost in mind is what I should have said. The article is in the Mustang 5.0 and Fast Fords magazine, March 2010.GrabberBlue5.0 said:Designed for a supercharger may have been a bit of an extreme statement, but the motor was very much "over engineered" as well as mildly future proofed. I read an article somewhere directly from the coyote engineers talking about how they did build the motor with boost in mind.
Really? Think hard about what you're saying went on inside Ford, if what you say is true: "I know, let's build an engine that will happily stand 700 hp of supercharger tacked on without complaint, despite the fact only the tiniest fraction of the buying public will ever use it, and btw, let's make sure it meets all government standards for emissions and fuel economy at the same time and have a per-unit cost supportable with a base price car under 30K." No problem there....Bost in mind is what I should have said. The article is in the Mustang 5.0 and Fast Fords magazine, March 2010.
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Read it 5LHO, then get back to us.
They said the rods are the weakest link, not that they can't handle it.SolidRRaxle said:Just read that article. Seems the engineers build the motor for FI, but specifically stated the rods could not handle it.
I hadn't even considered the rods (based on feedback from this forum and two local shops). Anyone know the cost involved in getting proper rods?
Well sheeeit then. I give up, just gonna buy a big ol spoiler and some neon lights to line the underside.If you're ripping your engine open to replace rods it would make much more sense to just do it all.