Originally Posted by CHVYKLR
Never thought about it from that angle...and unfortunately you might be on to something.
Here is a really great read on the new 5.0. I know it's a Ford magazine site so don't flame me. I hoping to find a similar article on the EB. Point being, if the EB is built like the 5.0 it will probably hold up IMHO. The pistons have dedicated oil cooling jets! The article does speculate that the connecting rods won't hold up to F/I which they have been so far. It's only been out a year or so and I think there are already 10-12 supercharger & turbo kits out the the Coyote. I want that kind of aftermarket support for the HEMI!
I like the mustang, I just favor the SRT8 but not at the cost. Kenne Belle has the best SC for the Hemi but they don't have anything for thr Ram. The EB is built the same way as the Coyote with a complete forged bottom end. The oil jet/squirters are to cool the bottom without cooling the top where the heat is needed. This helps prevent piston expansion that causes exsessive clyinder wall wear. They're used in everything from bikes to cars and airplanes. Most 800 hp plus gen 11 Hemis use them along with additioal oil jet/squirters for the heads. The Hyertech polished piston is designed to acheive the same cooling features without the oiling jets. GM Performance uses them in most of their performance builds.The Coyote engine is a CNC presision build and a beautiful one at that. But I don't like the long timing chains, the length just seems awkward to me. If you were to put a twin turbo on the Coyote 5.0, you'd have around 7 to 800 hp @7000 rpms, lol! I think they would have to tune it down a bit for emissions
They would also have to dig a little deeper in their storage bin for something other than the powder coated rods to handle that much hp, 6 to 700 hp maybe...I don't know, lol! I must have said this a thousand times, Ford doesn't skimp on parts when it comes to performance builds like Mopar does. They do use forged bottom ends in the SRT8 and Gen 111 426 aluminum crate so they slowly picking up to the yesteryear days. Only Ford goes the whole nine yards from the rollers to the bottom end. Chrysler Gen 111 hemi rollers are 1100 a set. Jesels adjustables are around 3000...fuuu
Headers range from 1200 to 2000...you won't see my spending that on headers. The Coyote has it all already, unfortunately it takes the fun out of the DIY aspect of the build for people like me. I haven't built one in yrs, but the build is the best part. Once I build it and the paint is on the party is over. As in the thread here, is it possible to stare the paint off your Ram. That's me with every peice of the build, it's hard to take your eyes off of it! Before I leave my job at beerthirty, I stop and stare at the work we did in awe. You can imagine the flack I got from my kids when they were with me. But that's nothing compared to the anger from my wife having to deal with a speed shop in her living room and kids all over the place, lol! I live by myself now with a 130 lb dog (my neighbor calls him kujo, lol!) and some mean ass chiwawas. The chiwawas are here to protect me from the big one...you know how that goes, lol! If someone ever broke into my house the big one would lick you to death and the chiwawas would eat you alive, lol! I have a 14 X 16 empty dining room and two empty bedrooms in need of a build. I'm half way there and I still can't make up my mind between the engines and tranny, work and play or play. Work and play is the 426 aluminum crate for my truck, play is classified, lol! edit
: BTW...before anyone doubts the possibility, I already mapped out the LX to truck platform, not to mention the PCM and possible 66RFE if and when it becomes available in parts. And ...I have the drive train tech and service tech from my dealer working with me.