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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Engine Discussion and Performance Mods' started by blk91gt, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. reaper1441

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    Are you people not reading all of my post? Running an eca doesn't require any kind of support vehicle. You can run any combination of fuel at any time unlike a race gas tune. It's more convenient in remote areas than meth, or a race gas tune. Also the ecoboost on e85 will hit the limit of the stock turbos before knocking and can make substantially more powet than meth injection can. It will also run substantially cooler.
    And it's not much work. It's 2 fuel line connections and one wire. I've litterally done it to hundreds of vehicles that have to switch fuels constantly with unknown level of ethanol all across the country. It AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTS BOOST AND TIMING TO ALL ETHANOL LEVELS OF WHATEVER YOU pour into the tank. Runs cooler and has the ability to make more power than the stock engine can handle.

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    Are you people not reading all of my post? Running an eca doesn't require any kind of support vehicle. You can run any combination of fuel at any time unlike a race gas tune. It's more convenient in remote areas than meth, or a race gas tune. Also the ecoboost on e85 will hit the limit of the stock turbos before knocking and can make substantially more powet than meth injection can. It will also run substantially cooler.
    And it's not much work. It's 2 fuel line connections and one wire. I've litterally done it to hundreds of vehicles that have to switch fuels constantly with unknown level of ethanol all across the country. It AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTS BOOST AND TIMING TO ALL ETHANOL LEVELS OF WHATEVER YOU pour into the tank. Runs cooler and has the ability to make more power than the stock engine can handle. Also this has already been done to thousands of ford ecms. The raptor forum is just laughably behind the times as far as technology goes.
     
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    Thank you for the knowledge, I am very interested in a long dedicated post of meth injection. This is one performance mod I have never dabbled in.
     
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    I'm considering methanol for my 2018. I've done all of the bolt on I can, minus larger turbos. I'm tuned by 5 star tuning. They are working on a meth kit tune right now. Probably going with a snow performance and a 5 star tune. Also considering a custom dyno tune instead of a canned tune from 5 star.

    Ultimately, larger turbos would be the way to go for massive jumps in power. I have to consider what else I need to beef up before I tackle larger turbos.

    I think 750-800hp is my goal in the long run. I don't want to be the guinea pig either.
     
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    I called MPT and they felt water / meth would be the nest step for power aside from turbos. I would love a big turbo setup but am not ready for that. Some have said our turbos are pushed with just a tune. Anyone know how much the stock turbos can handle reliably. My STi with all boltons and costume tune went 126000 no problems. It was going strong when I sold it.
    I hope the Raptor can do the same....
     
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    I found this video. It's a 2015 F-150 on a dyno at MPT. They do three pulls on the dyno stock, MPT PRX-93 and then MPT PRX-93 w/ Meth.

    It looks like the Methanol kit is worth 30ish HP and 6 ft-lbs. I am guessing the Raptor would do about the same??

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj9G5FRf7jw
     
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    FYI - I worked with Ford for my 2020 Raptor to switch to E85. The dealer who has done several Dealer Certified Raptor conversions recommended E85 over Meth/Water due to the feasibility and easiness of updating few fuel lines, code and ECM. Dealer also recommended Palm Beach Dyno or Lund for any questions as that is who they initially worked with to do conversions before having a few techs become experts.

    Palm Beach Dyno recommended to only update the fuel injectors with Injector Dynamics ID1050x and a tune....that legit?

    http://www.pbdyno.com/Injector-Dynamics-ID1050x-for-2018-F150-w-Whipple_p_162.html
     
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    the cobb accessport allows you to pick in choose which tune you wanna use at any given moment for travel when you can't find the desired fuel.
     
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    all that for 30 hp??? nope...
     
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    I was curious what the responses would be on this endeavor...I don’t see the need for more power/performance in this truck over what a tune & some colder plugs alone Can do. If you are running offroad a lot or live in a consistently hot climate I could see upgrading the intercooler @ some point.

    stock trim the drivetrain will outrun the suspension offroad, tuned it’ll outrun the brakes on road lol!!

    I run meth injection on my cammed/blown C5 Z06....& it also most likely doesn’t “increase” power by much more than what the other mods are already doing - but my understanding is that it does allow for the vehicle to make peak power more safely & consistently & helps everything run cooler internally.

    on my vette setup I’m running straight methanol (VP M1) & it goes into the windshield washer reservoir (have a tiny add-on one for the few times I do need to get the bugs off lol) - anyone who does run meth- my tuner was very adamant about getting quality fuel & no “blends” or additives FWIW - not all brands are created equal, you should be able to find VP Fuels someplace near you- if not Torco brand meth can be purchased in small quantities through amazon.

    It’s a meth addicts alky control kit comes w/ all the hoses/fittings/fuel pump/wiring/controller/dual nozzle etc I’m guessing a setup like this runs $800-$1000 in parts anyhow (priced into an entire SC build in my case)

    Like I said - meth isn’t just about making power, it’s particularly relevant in booster applications b/c Injecting into the inlet tube it can help reduce IATs BIG TIME - like over 50-80% cooler (which on a forum w/ people obsessed w/ intercooler upgrades & running offroad in desert is probably worth noting)

    also of note- it’s a great cleaner (don’t spill on paint, if u do don’t wipe it - immediately dump water on it) - all the catch cans in the world aren’t gonna spit shine the guts of an engine like consistent meth injection will.

    also acts like an octane booster prevents pre-detonation/knock/pinging etc.

    I don’t know much bout running E85 for performance other than it is difficult to get where I live in MA- however in my 2014 GMC Sierra w/ 5.3 V8 it had a pre-load tune from factory to run on E85 & take advantage of it too- while I’m sure nothing like E85 w/ custom tune, after guzzlin a 1/2 tank or so & fully adjusting the 5.3 would be making like 90% of the HP & equal TQ to the 6.2 or something along those lines. Bumped it up good- but also fuel economy dropped by bout 20% lol

    Alternatively it’s hard to say how much worse “fuel economy” In 650whp vette was damaged by Meth hahaha, but the Meth tank seems to drop in tandem w/ Gas tank Under normal conditions but the more wot driving you do the quicker you’ll burn through it.

    as for the cooling effects of meth I’ll leave ya w/ this- went back/forth w/ my tuner/builder On how I wanted to proceed w/ vette build (stroke 350 to 383 & go all forged internals & heads, swap for an LS7 w/ donkey dick cam, turbo, pro charger vs A&A etc) & basically when it came to supercharging/FI he told me if there was any chance I’d wind up running it on track (particularly autocross not dragstrip) then go w/ meth injection

    truck is my DD tho I wouldn’t even consider doing any of this stuff to it BUT if I were?

    First thing I’d want to find out once & for all- WHAT, if any, engine parts are shared w/ the Ford GT? I have read that the crank, connecting rods, pistons were all same & forged- but the GT has all kinds of other truck stuff oiling system, cylinder walls, lighter valves, cam profiles, bigger turbos, fuel system etc all GT specific. I ask that b/c I think should be a determining factor in how to proceed making reliably bigger power on these trucks.

    if it does have forged crank/connecting rods I’d probably go w/ upgraded turbos.....
     
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    I’m surprised the e85 was only a 20% loss in fuel economy. Thought it would’ve been more
     

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