All along, a fresh Coyote crate motor, has been a fairly reasonable proposition with the stock motors obtainable from Ford for under $7000
Certainly, this isn't pocket change but considering the capabilities and complexities of these engines, that really feels like a steal.
Thank you, Ford. Thank you, mass production.
As all of us 2011-2014 people know, the second generation of the Coyote saw major improvements with revised heads, intake, rotating assembly that expand on the 5.0L's wonderful traits and add a bunch of strength that provides amazing possibilities for boost.
The "problem" for us S197 folks is that the '11-'14 ECU can't run the new motor so the cost of the swap went from "expensive but reasonable" to "more expensive, more complicated."
Has anyone attempted this swap yet? How much did the ECU cost? How much of a pain in the posterior was the wiring harness? Was it worth it?
This question may become even more pressing and more interesting once the 2018 version becomes available with 12:1, DI, and +500 RPM on tap (give or take).
Thoughts/opinions are welcome.