5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
Blown Coyote Bolt-Ons - Just Playin'
Cold Air, High Octane, Pulleys, and Tuning Make 165 Extra Horses Look Easy
At this point, you'd have to be freshly awakened from a long, hard sleep to not be aware of the phenomenon that is Coyote mania. Yes, the '11-'13 V-8 Mustangs have been the talk of 'Stangland for nearly three years. We've done more than our due-diligence to stay at the front of the pack, when it comes to checking out the new hotness, and giving you the first look on these pages.
This report involves another exclusive in our Coyote coverage; an effort that started as a simple install/dyno test of JLT Performance's all-new, carbon-fiber CAI for Roush-supercharged '11-'13 Ponies (for Tech Inspection). It briskly evolved into a full-on tech feature story after an innocent suggestion to "play around" with different blower pulleys, air/fuel ratios, timing parameters, and Shell's wicked-new race gas.
JLT's founding father, Jay Tucker, owns the Gotta Have It Green '13 GT we're working with on this one. The Pony was fitted with the aforementioned Roush 2.3-liter supercharger (that was on Jay's '12 Pony) mere days after Jay took delivery of the car, and showed only 900 miles on the odometer when we strapped it on the Dynojet chassis dyno at All Aspects Motorsports in Chesapeake, Virginia.
So follow along with our impromptu and seriously fun experiment, which culminated with a total power gain that's true impressiveness was made clear by Roger Dean's innocent question: "How much horsepower did those original 5.0s make?" Check it out.
Horse Sense: We love meeting Mustang enthusiasts, friends, and loyal 5.0&SF readers from all over the country. Your scribe's two-week, 1,200-mile romp between Pennsylvania and Virginia included a reunion (after almost 20 years) with Roger Dean, of Virgina Beach, Virginia. He's a longtime hot-rodding friend who tagged along during our visit with JLT and made the profound observation about the outcome of our experiment. His estimation speaks volumes about how cool some of the things we do with Mustangs and the dyno really are.
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