[quote author=budgy link=topic=173077.msg3664866#msg3664866 date=1274297439]
sickkk. I wonder how these 5.0's will take to boost....there are some rumours saying the rods cant take it.
buuut on the other hand, intake/tune/x-pipe/cat-back and slicks on Evo;s new 5.0 and it just ran an 11.65
Same rumor I've heard. Although, I've also heard that the new GT350 is pushing more power than a GT500 on the stock 5.0 rods.
FYI, Evo only had a drop in K&N filter, not a true intake when they ran that 11.65. Those cars are STUPID fast out of the box. And they get retardedly awesome gas mileage.
I wasn't a huge fan of the transmission in the one I test drove, skip shift feature is ODD. And I can see why EVO also killed the clutch in their 5.0 already. Stock clutch seems to be a bit junky.
Another supposed rumor, is that once you start modding these cars the first weak link besides the clutch is the driveshaft. Supposedly the 2 piece drive shaft breaks. I know it's a different driveshaft than mine, but mine is still a 2 piece and it's holding up just fine. So are hundred's of other people who have 600+whp.
I'm just glad these 5.0s are FI and not DI, should make it easy to get crazy numbers out of them. Ford Racing also has a kit so you can drop the new 5.0 motor in all 2005-2010 Mustangs. However, it prices in at a cool $21k. Why not just buy a 2011 at that point?
If my motor ever blows, which is doubtful, since it's got a set of good aftermarket rods and pistons in it. I'll be going 5.0, thats for sure. But it won't be a new 5.0, it will be a bored 4.6 from Brenspeed.