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Discussion in 'Ford SVT Raptor General Discussions [GEN 1]' started by Andrrw, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Andrrw

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    The installer does a lot of mustang Superchargers and with mustangs they upgrade the crankshaft gear to a billet gear along with the oil pump gear. I ordered a billet oil pump gear and housing but could not find a billet aftermarket crank gear. It looks like the stock crank gear is pretty hefty and will be ok. I am going to put a new one in just to be safe.
     
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    Ok. Quick check. Mpg actual on the drive to work and back is 14.9mpg. Manual calculation but again, it’s not a like vs like. Fuel content (neat vs E10). Tune (relaxed NOX vs AF/R...etc.), decent DA vs incredible DA...there is a difference, just not as significant. Regardless, I want to note it. It continues to be a significant macro gain, with obvious variables. Just sharing transparency.
     
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    OK, now I'm a little confused as to what your referring to with (crank gear), are talking about the "crank shaft" it's self?
    Because yes the stock crank is ok up to 800+ fwhp.
    The next weakest link after oil pump gears are the piston rods.
     
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    There is a gear on the end of the crankshaft that I believe turns the timing chain. That gear is vulnerable when adding boost in some Ford vehicles. There is not an aftermarket option for the 6.2 so I do no think it’s a breaking point.
     
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    Do you all think I should get an aftermarket radiator to help with the dissipation of heat? Like Mishimoto?
     
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    If you can get the Tuner to adjust the two OEM radiator fans to turn on sooner and at a higher percentage then you shouldn't need to upgrade the radiator.
    The Whipple Tune I'm running has the fans turn on at 175 and if it ever gets to 210 they go to 100%
    That only happens when I sit in stop and go traffic and it's a heat wave.
    Having said that if your going to be off-roading hard and/or towing a lot then I'd go with upgrading.
    There is a member that hard wired the two OEM fans to turn on 100% all the time, he's happy with that.
    Not sure if that's a good idea for people that live in cold climate though.
    The cooler you run the engine the more power you'll get but mpg's will go down.
    I was running the 160 thermostat for a couple of winters but realized it's just too cold so I leave the 170 degree in all year round.
    Not sure if the Mishimoto is the best choice, CBR, I believe is what most guys use on the Gen 1 with good results.
    @Dane put up a good thread!!!
    Repositioning and upgrading the Trans cooler with fans is a good mod for keeping things cool under the hood.
    Also cutting the hood vents to allow more air to escape the engine bay is a good mod.
     
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    Thanks for the link to that thread. I actually cancelled my order after speaking with the speed shop and reading the thread. I was worried about the extra heat that will be produced but it seems like the radiator that comes stock is sufficient. I do not do much towing and I do not live in the mountains or in extreme heat. I am not sure if the kit comes with a lower temp thermosdat but that is an option if need be. I know from previous mods when in stalling a lower temp thermosdat that the computer should be tuned to accomodate it. Not sure if that is the same case with this setup. We will see. Thank you for your help.
     
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    I just towed a 6500 lb boat and trailer from Las Vegas to Lake Powell in triple-digit temps with a stock radiator. You're going to be fine.
     
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