I know that this topic may have been beaten to death I'm sure, but I can't really find the exact opinions I'm looking for. I understand this is my car and I will build it how I want it to be, but I like to hear what other Coyote owners have to say from experience!
To start off, my ultimate goal is to have a full bolt on coyote that can be the jack of all trades, but master of none. A quick straight line car, something that can handle a mountain road or two, sounds great, etc. without hitting "race car" status, can still be a comfortable to DD, and still keeping decent fuel mileage.
I just installed the Eibach Pro-system-plus that I received from AM, and it's amazing. The bigger sway bars really compliment the springs, and it didn't compromise the drivability of the car! It has the perfect stance I want (1" drop in front, 1.5" rear), so that part (stance wise) is complete for me.
A wider tire is already on my list to compliment the handling in the future, so if you guys have any suggestions to further reduce the body roll of the car, please chime in!
Power wise, the car is pretty quick. With the O/R x pipe, intake, and tune, the car ran a [email protected]
in 80 degree weather (btw, this was at Thunder Valley @ Bristol, TN which has a 6 degree track incline and at 2,000+ft elevation, so times are usually below average). My goal here is to break into the 11's at Bristol on street tires
(11.99 is good enough for me!). I know dropping the car should improve my 60 foot, but still not enough to break the barrier. My two options here that I've been considering are BBK headers, or the BOSS manifold. The installation time and difficulty of install between the two doesn't bother me considering I do my own work. I'm concerned with power delivery across the power band.
Another option I've considered is a lower gear ratio. I have 3.31's from the factory, but not sure if I want to go with 3.73's. Anyone running a 3.55?
(FWIW, I'm not looking to do a bigger wheel/tire combo just yet. I just put new rubber on the car less than 2k miles ago, so please keep this in mind.)
If I could do it all at once I would, but I'm not a rich man!
Thanks in advance!