The 5.4 in the F-150 doesn't really share too much with the GT500. The main issue with modding the Raptor isn't really the engine itself....because it's the same as the normal F-150.....the challenge lyes in the tuning, due to the off-road mode and trans parameters. Here's an article on the 6.2 though, pretty much all we know for now........Doe any one know the weight difference between the 6.2 and 5.4?
The 5.4 has a lot of mods for the GT500 already out but I don't expect they just bolt on to this as that is supercharged from the factory etc.
Also any info on the guts? Forged rods, pistons etc? in the 5.4 vs. the 6.2? I expect both can gain a good amount of power with some pretty simple stuff like a less restrictive exhaust, intake and tune. Normally going to a high flow cat helps a lot on Ford's too. I wish they had an dual exhaust ou the reat integrated like the Dodge - it looks good to me and sounds good but clearly at least axel backs are needed to improve the sound. The aftermarket will boom I am sure for these as all svt creations. SVT Rocks by the way.
I got about the same price when I inquired about having a SC installed on my 04 F150. $6200. Glad I didnt spend the money since I traded it on my RaptorGiven that this is the first year for the Raptor I really want to maintain my bumper-to-bumper warranty. Since my Ford dealer is an authorized Roush dealer, if they install the Roush supercharger I still maintain that warranty. I've already got a round about price of under $6000 for the charger and install. This seems well worth it to me.
I prefer not to break into the internals of the engine also, at least not yet.
I have to agree with SOCOMech and believe it is due to the tuning more than the engine itself.
My ears are open to any information regarding the Roush supercharger since the Ford Racing/Performance charger only offers a 12mo./1yr warranty.
No. The Raptor is a 3v the GT500 is a 4v.I am new and have not looked deeply into this but is this block the same as in the GT500? If so I have a stock GT500 supercharger that with an intercooler would be an interesting possibility. Wonder if it would fit?
The castings for the 3v block and 2v/4v block are completely different. The oil and coolant passages don't line up. GT 500/FGT/Cobra R heads are all R-castings heads. The GT500 heads are slightly different in that the last bolt for the headers has a wider spacing then the FGT/Cobra R head.And FYI, you can swap the heads and drop the blower on there directly off the GT500 and make 540hp all day
That would be interesting for sure but the heads are from the Ford GT and not cheap and you still need the intercooler. That said I have the blower with a 2.6" pulley on it sitting in the garage - Now about the engine internals.....
If you notice, the part fits up to 2008. That's the same as Roush. Apparently something has changed between 2008 and 2009-10.Guys (and gals) - there's already an answer and it's a good one...
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Roush made clear that they have "no intentions" on building a S/C for the 2009-10 F150 5.4L and did not give a reason. Of course this is contrary to what I was previously told which was they are working on it and the S/C should be available at the beginning of the year. Someone just needs to get their story straight. Maybe I'll call them back and ask to speak to Jack himself...ya right.DAMN YOU ROUSH!!!! So is Roush stating they are not planning on offering a 2009-2010 because Whipple has no plans of constructing one? Have you heard from Wipple yet?