High-Mileage 4.6L Thrasher
Buy it or not-here's how my engine is built,and what's in it.mylittleblackbird said:Can you please enlighten us? I also have no idea what JL or KD do to make their car's go fast, they pull something close to 7k rpm.... Claims of little money spent... etc... I don't buy the money part but please... enlighten us.
Renegade's non-PI heads with SS valves,bronze guides,portwork:
Slightly used Comp 268H cams ground on a 112 LSA:
$550 if you buy them-I traded for them,so Free for me.
New Ross flat-top pistons with rings:
New Fed Mogul tri-metal bearings:
New HO oil-pump with billet gears:
$310-pump from Dan-gears from Ken at MD
Used Manley con-rods:
Stock MK8 cast crank:
Explorer aluminum engine block:
New bullitt intake manifold:
Free-I build my own
So-for a total of just under $5000-I've got an engine that spins to 7K with no problem,and makes the power/tq in my sig.
If you want a budget build...Hans has me beat by $1000 or more,and he's just a few HP shy of me.
If you want a 5.4L-by all means go do it-I'm not gonna stop you,nor am I going to tell you not to do it. Just don't expect excellent power output,nor good track times from it.
Also don't come back crying about it making less power and running slower than you expect....blaming the tuner/intake/weather/track,etc,etc,etc..We've heard that speech too many times already,and it's getting old.
If you want to make good power,and run quick at the track using a 5.4L-you have to use a 4V cylinder head,and it had better be built right.