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  1. solis castillo

    solis castillo New Member Established Member

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    Hi guys i'm at a crossroads, a year ago my one of my engines rods decided to bend and ruin the engine. Due to my not so low low budget i bought a Mark engine with low miles and a procharger kit, unfortunately i din't realize the power i want to make(500hp+) will probably destroy the engine and the T45. Like everything in life things change quick, i now have a larger budget and have decided to do a different swap but undecided on which of this 2 engines i want, so i came here to see what opinion other have on them.

    the two swaps i will like to do are a complete Terminator swap with upgrades or a coyote swap. now the plus of the termi swap is i can get a complete set up for 8k practically the entire car, the coyote will be a 10k+ and that with the cheapest trans that can hold the power.

    so what would you guys go with?

    little background on the car-
    1997 cobra 120k miles, pacific green
    Complete MM Suspension
    FTR GT500 front brakes
     
  2. 97CasperCobra

    97CasperCobra Track is Crack Moderator

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    I have the coyote in my 97 Cobra and thought of the same Termi/Yote choices before I did it.

    Deciding factor for me was I wanted the latest and greatest that I could do and could still make as much power on a stock ‘yote than a Termi. You can upgrade both tremendously, but I enjoy the awe factor when I raise the hood and if I want to put a VMP blower on it I can in the future.

    I also found a used T56 with clutch that I purchased and installed with the swap.

    Best piece of advise...use a shop who knows what they are doing....the one I used hand no clue and I had to enlist a friend who is a mechanice to finish it up.


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  3. Adower

    Adower Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Are you dead set on having a term or coyote swap? If you already have a pro charger why not go with a teksid block and forge it. The block will handle all you can throw at it. You’ll have extra cash to build your t45 or go buy a t56.
     
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  4. solis castillo

    solis castillo New Member Established Member

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    Thank for the reply, i will be doing everything myself excluding the tuning and electrical/wiring. Now for me the latest and greatest is not a issue, i'm looking more for reliability and wont be going past 500hp. of course i will be doing every reliability mod to the engines before it goes in.
     
  5. solis castillo

    solis castillo New Member Established Member

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    i will have to upgrade practically everything on the Lincoln and trans, i already made the price comparison between the 3 option and well i just rather upgrade to the termi/coyote. The Procharger will be sold, its practically new 0 miles. Now its not totally off the table, i just don't want to go cheap on a forge rotating kit and regret it later.
     
  6. Tabres

    Tabres Not without incident Established Member

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    I would do a Coyote and wouldn't look back once.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    With the simplicity and performance-per-dollar you get with a Coyote swap it's hard to argue going against that route.
     
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    Reaper14 Active Member Established Member

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    Coyote swap! I would like to do the same to my 01 single cab f150, just cant find too much info on how to go about it.

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  9. scottydsntknow

    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    Coyote swap and 6R80 trans with US Shift Quick 6 controller. Car will be fast as **** for the least amount of money.
     
  10. solis castillo

    solis castillo New Member Established Member

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    i should say this will not be a 1/4 mile car, will be a weekend/auto x car with a manual trans.
     
  11. scottydsntknow

    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    Ok then Coyote with a close ratio Magnum.
     
  12. 97CasperCobra

    97CasperCobra Track is Crack Moderator

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    Stay away from 4.10s, I’m about to make the switch to 3.90 or 3.73


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  13. solis castillo

    solis castillo New Member Established Member

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    i have the stock 8.8 with carbon clutches, i will probably go with 3.73
    never seen a 3.90 they sound like a good alternative
     
  14. scottydsntknow

    scottydsntknow Active Member Established Member

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    Lol don't fear the gear. Look at what size tire you are running and when you will be shifting. Telling someone to "stay away" from X gear without knowing any details is ****ing retarded.
     
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  16. solis castillo

    solis castillo New Member Established Member

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    mm it would be a plus to plug and play. i know its about 2500 for a decent forge rotating kit, but i haven't researched what the cost is in parts and labor for the heads, or if its even worth the effort. with the other two i know i get better heads and other things.
     
  17. 96dreamer

    96dreamer Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I went through the same thing a few years ago when I lost a piston skirt on my motor. I decided to c head swap my teksid block and replace with better forged pistons(it already had forged manley rods.) I think I had close to $5k in just parts after the rebuild was all said and done. I now am in the middle of a blow thru waste gated novi2000 build that should net ~600 rwhp. If I had to do it all over again I would have coyote swapped it.

    Prices have came down a bunch since I was looking at them. You don't have to buy a new motor, great deals can be had with wrecked f150s and the motors are 99% the same. Many guys have bought full bodied wrecked trucks and cars and after parting out came damn close to breaking even. Just something to think about
     
  18. 2DXTRM

    2DXTRM Pushrod 5.0 Established Member

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    The simplicity of installation and wiring, keep it mod motor/terminator.

    Coyote swap is nice and all, but don't forget, the little things will nickle and dime you. Especially if you have to pay someone to do it.
     
  19. BW96Cobra

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    Not sure what I would do, but the power delivery of the coyote in my 2014 was so smooth. I miss that car.
     
  20. Adower

    Adower Well-Known Member Established Member

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    If you’re only looking I make 500hp the b heads with boost can get you there easy. No need for c heads.
     

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