Built It Or Boost It? The Most Common Question I Get Asked About LS Engines. But This Time It’s A 5.0 Ford.
In this era of boost every junkyard combo possible, the number one question I get from people is what to do to their engine before adding boost. Back in the day, anything over 5-7 lbs meant that everyone was recommending pistons, rods, a crankshaft, etc. Since people have been boosting the hell out of the LS platform, with little or no modifications in many cases, folks are starting to wonder what modifications are really needed. The truth is that depends on what you are going to be doing with the engine in the long term and what its intended use will be. But what about other platforms besides the LS? What about a 5.0 Ford Small Block? This was one of the most boosted combos of the 1990’s, in the Fox and early SN95 Mustangs, where an entire industry of supercharger manufacturers enjoyed major growth.
So if I have a 5.0 in my Foxbody, do I need to do a lot to it before I boost it? Can I get away with just do a camshaft and springs and let’r rip with some real boost? Or should I go heads, cam, intake, etc and run lower boost? Like I said before, this is a real question I get asked all the time, and so does Richard, so that’s why this latest video is here and ready for you to watch and decide for yourself.
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TURBO 5.0L POWER-ADD MORE BOOST OR ADD MORE BUCKS? FULL RESULTS. IS IT BETTER (OR MORE COST EFFECTIVE) TO MAKE MINOR MODS (CAM & SPRINGS) TO YOUR 5.0L AND THEN TURN UP THE BOOST OR MAKE SOME MAJOR MODS (HEADS, CAM & INTAKE) THEN RUN LOW BOOST? WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
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