Ford Performance Introduces The Coyote Power Module

by Heather Platt | Posted on Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Since STREET RODDER magazine began the growth in the availability of hobby-related products has been phenomenal. Back when the magazine began we were all grateful when disc brake kits and wiring harnesses appeared, a little surprised when reproduction frames and new steel bodies came on the scene, but the availability of high-performance crate motors could have been the biggest shock of all. Suddenly engines with the latest factory technology and offering amazing performance and in many cases they were covered by a warranty—we were in the age of 1-800-horsepower.

2017 Mustang GT 5.0L engines

One of the most sophisticated crate engines available is Ford’s Ti-VCT (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing), or as it’s better known, the Coyote. A truly modern, all-aluminum four-valve DOHC V-8, the Ford Performance 2015-2017 5.0L Coyote crate engine delivers 435 hp at 6,500 rpm and 400 ft-lb of torque at 4,250 rpm on premium fuel—all this in a package that tips the scales at 445 pounds.

While a Coyote in a crate has been a hit, Ford Performance decided to make a good thing better with the introduction of the new Coyote Power Module Kits. These complete engine and transmission packages include the latest 5.0L Coyote engine, and come with a TREMEC six-speed manual transmission (PN M-9000-PMCM) or a six-speed 6R80 automatic (PN M-9000-PMCA) and the appropriate engine controller and wiring harness.

Engines

Both Coyote Power Module Kits come with a 2015-2017 Mustang GT 5.0L 435hp Coyote engine. These are the Gen II design of the Coyote series that incorporates a variety of improvements over the 2011-2014 Gen I engines.

Ford also made some changes to the block’s internals. There are new sinter forged connecting rods that were used on the Boss 302 engine that are more durable for high-rpm operation and the piston tops have deeper cutouts to clear the new larger valves. The Gen II blocks now use 11mm head bolts and crankshafts have been rebalanced to support higher-rpm operation.

Engine Controller and Wiring Harness

The engine control pack and wiring harness is truly plug-and-play and includes a power distribution module, airbox, air inlet tube, MAF sensor, upper and lower radiator hoses, and HEGO sensors. There is an OBD-II diagnostic port to assist in vehicle calibration upload and problem diagnosis and an electronic throttle control accelerator pedal that eliminates throttle cable routing problems. It should be noted that the PCM with Ford Performance calibration requires a return-type fuel system and will not work with a return-less fuel system.

Transmissions

With PN M-9000-PMCM, Ford Performance supplies a TREMEC six-speed transmission. These heavy-duty manual transmissions are designed to withstand up to 700 lb-ft of torque, while providing quick and precise shifts throughout the rev range. These T56 Magnum transmissions come with multiple shifter mounting options and provisions for either an electronic or mechanical speedometer. Also included in the Coyote Power Module kit are starter and starter index plate, Quicktime steel bellhousing, roller pilot bearing, clutch fork/throw-out bearing, clutch kit, and installation hardware.

TREMEC Six-Speed Transmission Gear Ratios:

1st – 2.66

2nd – 1.78

3rd – 1.30

4th – 1.00

5th – 0.80

6th – 0.63

The Ford Performance Coyote Power Module kit, PN M-9000-PMCA, includes the rugged 6R80 automatic transmission with a lockup torque converter as found in a 2017 Mustang GT.

Along with all the previously mentioned engine components, this kit comes with flexplate, torque converter, transmission lines, wiring, and gear shifter assembly.

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