Easily Adjust for AODE, 4R70W, TKO-500/600 & 3550 Transmission
Allows More Exhaust Clearance Than OEM
Adds Stiffness and Strength
Single Tube Design for Maximum Stiffness Without Excess Weight.
Engineered to Maintain Pinion Angle
Supplied with Polyurethane Bushings
What's in the Box
(1) Transmission Crossmember
(1) Attaching Hardware
This unique single tube crossmember design for 94-98 Mustang SN95s adds stiffness and strength far beyond that of the OEM versions while offering versatility like no other. Simply slide the mounting sleeves and reposition the spacers to cover AODE, 4R70W, T-5, TKO's & TR-3550 applications. The crossmember is engineered to work with OEM and aftermarket transmission mounts; all while maintaining your current pinion angle. Low deflection polyurethane bushings are used in the mounts to dampen driveline vibrations and noise. For racing applications the polyurethane bushings can be replaced by optional solid bushings.
- Single tube design for maximum stiffness without excess weight.
- Easily adjust for AODE, 4R70W, T-5, TKO's & TR-3550 transmissions.
- Uses factory located 3.3" wide body mounts, no relocation required.
- Engineered to maintain pinion angle when using either OEM or aftermarket transmission mounts
- Allows more exhaust clearance than OEM style.
- Supplied with polyurethane bushings or can be replaced with optional solid bushing for racing applications.
In the video Jmac walks you through the final steps we had to complete before we could start our Bondurant Cobra Coyote Swap. He quickly rehighlights the BBK Coyote Swap headers, off road x pipe and the dumped cat back system we have in place. He also highlights the Ford Racing aluminum driveshaft, Quicktime bellhousing, Stifflers tubular crossmembers and other driveline items we used in the swap. Lastly Jmac hits on some of the most critical parts of this Mustang Coyote swap - the brake system, oil system and the power steering system.
To retain the sway bar, we were forced to relocate the oil filter and find another solution for power steering pump bracket. We used the Ford Racing Remote Oil Filter adapter, M6881M50, to accomplish moving the oil filter. We tried to use the Ford Racing Power Steering Pump Bracket, M8511M50BR, but unfortunately it would not clear the sway bar. So we turned to the SVE accessory brackets to give us all needed clearance. It even allows for us to easily keep the hydroboost system by putting the power steering pump in the factory 96-04 location.
The engine wiring harness plugged right into the Ford Racing Controls Pack with no issue. Next up we connected our braided fuel line to the fuel rail with the help of our 5.0L fuel rail adapter fitting, RUS-640853. With that done, we now had the brakes hooked up, the engine plugged into the ecu, the fuel connected to the motor. Next on the list is connecting the clutch assembly to the pedal. We reused the existing clutch cable and routed it around the new 5.0L engine. We also addressed the coolant lines to hook the engine up to the radiator. The only thing missing at this point is electrical power. You will have to use a battery relocation kit to move the battery to the trunk.
With that complete the LatemodelRestoration.com Mustang Coyote Swap officially runs! Now it is time get this Cobra to the dyno to she how much extra power we are making!
0:00:03 - 0:00:27 Now the moment we've all been waiting for. The fluids are topped off. Fuel in the tank. We’re going to powered up and turn the key. Man she sounds pretty healthy doesn't she? Let’s show you why.
0:00:27 - 0:00:46 Let’s start at the back and move all the way to the front. We will show you everything we did to button this thing together. we're able to keep the existing exhaust and you can do the same whether it's a cat back or dumps like we have here. We bolted them up to the massive bbk x pipe and then bolted that to the BBK long tube headers. Just for 79-04 mustang coyote swaps.
0:00:46 - 0:01:10 For the drivetrain we used a ford racing aluminum driveshaft and we were trained the bell housing transmission clutch and flywheel that were already in the car with the 4.6L. That’s a Quick Time bell housing with a Tremec 3550 transmission. The 11 inch clutch and eleven inch 8 bolt flywheel wear already in the car. To keep the transmission steady in the car, we turned to stifflers for one of their tubular cross members that way we can clear that massive BBK x pipe.
0:01:10 - 0:01:41 Moving up to the front we ran into a little interference so to speak. Both revolving around sway bar. One was oil filter. we need to go ahead and move the oil filter to remote location and to do that we use the ford racing remote oil filter adapter. Over on the other side we try to use the ford racing power steering pump bracket which would work great on a street rod or maybe some other vehicle not running a stock sway bar but if you're in a fox body or SN95 new edge and you want to keep your sway bar, man that bracket is not going work.
0:01:41 - 0:02:17 So we went to our SVE accessory drive kit which actually moved the alternator from the driver's side and spun it around and put it in front of the motor on the passenger side and they kept the power steering pump in the stock 96-04 location. This allowed us to use the factory pump and keep the factory hoses from the hydra boost to the steering rack. For the brakes you've got two options. You can go with a manual brake conversion or if you're working with the 96-04 mustang like we are you can retain the stock hydraboost 79-95 mustangs can be converted to hydroboost by sourcing all the parts from a wrecked 96-04 GT or cobra.
0:02:17 - 0:02:40 The engine harness that comes on the ford racing crate motor plugs right into the pcm for the control pack. to connect our braided fuel line to the stock fuel rail on the crate motor we used one of our adapter fittings which is a simple push on installation the existing clutch cable routed around the coyote 5.0L just like it did with the 4.6L it replaced.
0:02:40 – 0:03:03 The cooling system retaining existing d gas reservoir as well as the radiator. we were able to use the upper radiator hose included in the FRPP control pack. The lower hose however did not work. After some careful searching we did come up with a solution. But when doing a swap like this, there's always a but, we did have two fab up a little shield to keep the hose out of the power steering pulley.
0:03:03 - 0:03:07 Because of the driver’s side air inlet location of the coyote motor, you will also have to install a battery relocations kit. you can't really relocate the air inlet to the passenger side because of the upper radiator hose and you can't run a 79-85 battery location on the passenger side because of interference with the valve cover subscriber or YouTube channel for more on this project and check out LatemodelRestoration.com for all of your Coyote Swap needs!
The day is finally here! It is time to strap our Bondurant Cobra down to a dyno and see just how much power the 5.0L Coyote engine is making in it new home. If you have been following out Coyote Swap project then you know it has come a long way. It features BBK Coyote Swap long tube headers, Moroso oil pan, Ford Racing Controls Pack, and plenty of the SVE Coyote Swap parts.
On the final dyno pull, the Bondurant Cobra made 447.4HP and 411.5 ft-lbs with the JLT intake installed and some custom tuning by Jeff at Central Texas Performance using a SCT 3015 handheld tuner.
Big thanks to Central Texas Performance for the dyno time and tuning help!
0:00:08 - 0:00:55 With the coyote swap Bondurant cobra up and running, we had a couple of burning questions that we just had to answer. One how safe was the tune and was it going to be able to handle all the high rpm stresses. Two how much power was she making. So we drove on down the Central Texas Performance to let Jeff work his magic and see just how much we could squeeze out her on the dyno.
0:00:55 - 0:01:48 we got the baseline pull done and we put down 420 hp and 408 ft-lbs not too bad so we have great expectations for the final numbers after we add the JLT intake and let Jeff work his magic. Holy crap needless to say if we are impressed this Mustang put down a phenomenal number after Jeff work his magic with the SCT software loaded up the tune with the SCT 3015.
0:01:48 - 0:02:09 Just to quell any doubters we're running a 3550 5 speed transmission so all pulls were done in forth gear which is one to one direct drive. We are also running 17" wheels with 26" tall tires. 3.55 gears and this race car has a lot less parasitic loss with the accessory drive and the drivetrain.
0:02:09 - 0:02:10 Without any further ado here are the numbers. Check out LatemodelRestoration.com for all your Coyote swap needs!
I got this 2 weeks ago. It Is what I've been looking for. I was using a modified factory cross member with an attachment for a TKO. My transmission was sagging 2 inches because of it. After installing the Stiffler's cross member my transmission is level again.
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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The only product I have found like this for reasonable amount of money. The tubular design adds to the chassis stiffness and opens up a lot of room compared to the stock or expensive billet version. All hardware included for t5 or tko.
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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