Not sure what a Mod3 motor is, but if it were me, I would try and stick with one supplier and get them to work with the application you are trying to achieve. Both of the companies you are considering have thousands upon thousands of development hours in their products to work together as a complete system…not some jumbled together cluttered mess.
I agree.... I was just looking at costs.....comparing the Mod motor to the traditional V-8(which sound superior compared) and the Mod looks like about $3k less (Motor and Trans). I really want to stick to one supplier, i.e. SoT and have talked to Shaun several times-- his stuff is fantastic, but wanted to really sift out this angle. Thanks for your input 5speed65.Mod 3 is considered a yote having gen 1,2,3 5.0, 2 and 1 being 3v and 2v 4.6, if your going with mod3 for the sake of having modern power, then your left with Mike maier, it’s my personal opinion that a sbf is the best engine for these cars, sound, torque and if you put a 700 whp blown yote you will never have traction without having to do tubs or flares, and mod 3 motors sound horrible
both suspensions are very good, I prefer sot stuff because Shaun and his constant new products and the customer support is top notch
BTW…the car in my signature is nothing more than full rollerized OEM type suspension from ORP and it handles petty damn well at speed or not…at considerably less cost. Just throwing that out there. Again not trying to take anything away from either of the companies you have mentioned.
Yes.... there is a ton of work. Check it out though, on a pure $$$ level, the Gen 3 Mod with an AT or MT + all associated hardware and controls from a wrecked 2018 or > with low miles is is around $14k. The SBF with TKX is around $19k. There is a lot of "do it yourself" labor for that $5k spread.Idk where your looking that a mod3 is cheaper but, the amount of wiring,tuning, fueling, cutting out shock towers and welding in new suspension, trans tunnel is not cheaper than a fe or sbf with a 4 speed or tkx
Thanks LSG.Gear, I'm going ask where are you getting your numbers ? The mod/Coyote engines and transmissions are FAR more expensive then the pushrod engines. So far apart, its not even a contest. The Coyote / Mod motor swaps have generally been for the 'money is no object' crowd. Anything you can get from a Coyote, you can have cheaper from a pushrod engine. YES, anything. You want 8 K ? You want 800 hp ? easily doable, and for LESS money, AND you don't need expensive butchery to make it fit. LSG
My '12 Shelby has 640 to the wheels. That, in a 3750lb car with driver. So, with this build, I'm looking for about 480 to the wheels or 600 at the crank, more or less. With the cost of the suspension and brakes eating about 43% of the budget, I was just looking at all of the options. For certain, I am not sold on the Coyote motor, I am really interested in other views and opinion-- even knowing I might get flamed. Thanks again for your input LSGGear, don't fall for it. The Coyote idea is a trap. They AREN'T more powerful, or better, or cheaper. Even if you spent the same money, engine to engine, the installation of the Mod motor into the early chassis is not for the faint of heart or thin of wallet. If you're in a position that you are comparing dollars, that alone means you should reconsider. How much power are you looking for ? LSG