In terms of reliability, most of us will instantly look at the rotating assembly as a weak point in high-horsepower applications. Hyland, however, says, "I like the new sensors, specifically the twin wide-band 02 sensors and knock sensors. It allows you to run a lot closer to the edge [of detonation] without hurting it." He credits the quick reading and reacting sensors to the durability and increase in power on pump gas. Ford designed the system to react quickly when changing from 93 octane to 87 octane, and it carries over well to the custom-tuning segment. Look for a new book from CarTech, which Hyland is writing, to go in-depth on the new Coyote 5.0L.
Hyland knows that base systems are great but there are those looking for big power. For that group, he has three modified 5.0L engines ready to go on the dyno for R&D purposes. The goal is to achieve 1,000 flywheel horsepower with the same off-the-shelf SHM supercharger system shown here. The TVS 2300 is certainly capable of producing that type of power, and Hyland feels the modified engines are up to the task as well. But for the street crowd, if you want to get into the base 7-psi system, it will set you back $5,995. If you fancy a chrome finish, then the kit jumps to $6,645.
SHM will be offering Tuner kits, as well as high-output kits with a larger throttle body and 1,000hp (flywheel) capabilities. For now, you can just bolt-on the base kit and turn your 5.0L into an instant 10 or 11-second ride-just add some tires.