400 HP AT THE WHEELS ALL MOTOR,"YES"!!

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  1. StonePony

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    Where do you come up with a 5.0 engine in 2009?

    More speculation I am sure.

    Who cares about Camaros? You are on the wrong forum if you do.
    Camaro will probably be an overweight slug
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    So your the Sutton test mule, I figured 400 hp at the wheels was possible with heads, cams and a new intake design. If it can be done with just heads and cams, all the better. For sure keep us posted.
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    Also when it happens and it will happen that we get 400 hp at the wheels all motor, it's not if, it's when. I think it will be quite an accomplishment. 400 hp from a 281 CID engine all motor speaks volumes about the mod motors. We take alot of greif over these engines, but there just now comming into thier own. It's not the point that we out power chevy or dodge, it's what has been done with a 281 CID ford mod motor. If we can do this with a 281, wait untill the 5.0 or 5.8 blocks are out from ford.
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  5. kooldawg6

    kooldawg6 mine works really well and can take a fair amount

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    The Saleen PJ Jones Edition is the 5.0 302 and puts out 400 HP and 390 TQ. So I second the question as to when, not if.

    For years, they have talked about how well the Z motor is built as far as making N/A power per liter. The 3.5 L rated at 306 HP = 87.4 HP/L. The stock Mustang is 65.2 HP/L. For ours to equal the Zs output, it will put the 4.6 at 402 HP. Very achieveable I believe. Figuring the 4.6 has been around since the early-mid '90s, but only 4 years now in the 3v configuration in the Stang, it is still an infant.
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    mrvax Stay thirsty my friends Founding Member

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    I've either read up on or actually worked on a variety of engines since the 70's.
    It's much easier to maintain an engine that goes the FI route as opposed to the hi-compression big cam/heads route. The engine will be more efficient, run cooler use available fuels, require less maintenience than a similar HP engine done the NA way.

    We are stuck with the cubes Ford supplies. Best bet is to FI it. If a Chevy boy wants to cry about it, just tell him he can always trick someone into buying his Camaro and save his money and get a better Mustang if he really wants.

    Or, if a Camaro boy still cries, is balding and has a little winkie, you know what car Chevy makes especially for him!

    Bottom line for best Mustang performance is to SuperCharge that baby and don't look back unless you want to see some Camaro!
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    I gave up rather quickly on 400 rwhp n/a..I broke down and went F/I.. Even with a safe tune, im not there yet..Once i relocate the IAT sensor, then i will be 400 + rwhp..I still think 400 rwhp N/A on a mustang dyno is not plausible...but good luck to those that didint give up like me!!lol:nice:
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    It's not only plausable, it's gonna happen,1ba96gt is the test mule for sutton. Like has been stated, these 3V motors are infants. 400 hp today and tomarrow 400 hp will be old hat, streetable, reliable and boring, 450 will be the new mark. However, somewhere in there should be the limit on a streetable car. I do predict in a little while that 400 hp on the 3V 4.6 will be common and will rival a super charger in this power range. Sutton wants to do it with just heads and cams, but throw in a intake manifold to the mix and 400 to the wheeels will be no more than a bolt on kit. If we could just get a decent manifold released for our motors, cams and heads will make an easy 400 hp and should be cheaper than a SC once all the hype settles down, 'WELL', Cheaper than like a 5,000.00 dollar pro charger anyway.
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    Sorry but I think you're dreaming ranger04, 400rwhp likely won't happen and certainly won't be cheaper than strapping on a blower for $4-5K and having more than 400 at the tires.

    The closest that I've seen so far is one of Brenspeed's cars, which put down around 350 with pullies, eH20 pump, longtubes, exhuast, cams, tbody, and every other bolt-on available. Can 50+ rwhp be gained from heads and intake? Maybe but doubtful, and even then add together all the costs from the parts listed above + labor and you're at a ton of cash, plus a car that isn't very streetable by definition.

    Anyway we'll see what Sutton comes up with.
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    We will have to wait and see. I personally have been figuring it would take a big bump in compression along with the heads to get even close to 400 at the wheels, and that would be way more clams than a blower kit.
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    Well, we allready have Suttons test mule running around here some place. Heads and cams shouldn't cost no 5 grand. However, I allways figured we would need a new intake mannie to make it happen and that could bump the price. Sutton says no, gonna do it with heads and cams only. We could stand to have the compression bumped up a hair, thats no biggy depending on how much. As soon as Suttons mule gets the heads bolted on, we can see how close we are, or are not.
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  12. kooldawg6

    kooldawg6 mine works really well and can take a fair amount

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    Heads, cams and labor could easily reach $5K. I know the 400 RWHP will be met in N/A form, but may just be a reality for those drag racers who want to go on motor only. I guess the only advantage of the N/A route will be weight savings over the F/I kits. If that's the case I need to start socking money away soon for a turbo in about 4-5 years:D
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    Not to mention guys none of us know how those cars are gunna hook on the street..... I personally will be satisfied putting down about 400whp on a car which has a weight advantage to those tanks they are gunna be driving, but that's just me.
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    Well if 400 hp all motor cost 5 grand, I'll keep eyeing up the pro-charger and go for 450 hp for 5 grand and call it a day.
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    Like I said, supercharging is just to appealing for the $$..And I havent lost any streetability at all..up to about 3,000 rpms, it is very tame, but after that, hell starts to break loose!! g/l getting to 400 n/a :nice: rwhp to all those trying...
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  16. kooldawg6

    kooldawg6 mine works really well and can take a fair amount

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    Not to mention, with F/I and you do heads/cams and such you will gain that much more:D
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    Cams will kill bottom end power and drivability. All that hp increase from cams will be upper/mid and top end power.
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    all ford has to do is put the 5.4 3v in aussie trim, or the boss 5.4 4v n/a. so it isn't like there are no bigger more powerful motors available. ford just won't use what they have.


    aussie 5.4 3v= 324hp/365tq
    aussie 5.4 4v= 385hp/365tq.

    and they are certifiable. that's the real question.
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    we have a twin screw 6l GTO here. he is on top to stay. also a centri c5 Z06.

    so we really do need cubes and heads that flow 270+ stock.
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    Speaking of Goats, I honestly am NOT impressed by the 6.0 GTO's. Heavy!!!!
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