- February 22, 2008
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Phoenix...Greatest City on Earth
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 1995 EB & 1999 EB 5.0
Edited out. Not worth it. Too good a site for this crap.
Thanks for that.
Also that box James put in is considered an E here in oz?
The IAT's do matter. The MAF itself does not read the post-blower IAT's but the IAT #2 sensor that is post blower sure as heck does. As for pegging the MAF meter? Stop trying to come in here and cause problems on a thread that is months old.
Sorry to barge in here but I have a question as far as heat and IAT's on the blowers. I have a Eaton M62 on a 2.0 liter K-Series Motor running 11.5:1 compression at 11 PSI. I make 330 whp at 8500 RPM when tuned with Kpro which is impressive on a car with a weight of 2500 LBS.
Anyway, I keep my IAT's down by using a gasket a Hondat Gasket which is a plastic "Non heat transfering material about 1/4 of an inch thick. When I go out on runs and come back open the hood the blower is warm but not too hot to touch you can hold your hand on it and you won't get burned.
So I was wondering if you have used that type of thermal gasket. Now mine separates the intake manifold from the head you can even touch the the intake mani and it is not hot after a run either.
Usually without the blower and the gasket running N/A touching the intake manifold on my car will give you 3rd degree burns even after is shut down.
Now I have no water flowing through my Intake mani nor my TB I did put some coolant in the line and capped it off.
These are things that could be tried on the Explorer to save some heat realted power loss on any setup.
I would think you would need to shave down the intake manifold if aluminum to fit the gasket. some way of making a heat resistant barrier over the oil galley. Then a way to bypass the water going into the Intake Manifold and using some sort of gel to fill the water galley in the intake manifold to i keep it cool.
Maybe find a way to transfer the water just in the head to block not through the Intake manifold. Having all the water ports blocked with the gasket.
If you think about a straight 4-8 would be the most efficient design to keep IAT's down using a gasket to separate the intake mani from the head and having the exhaust on the other side.
I have answered this question before but I believe I will again after it has been pm'd to me many times. The internals are the same for the 5R55E & S. Otherwise the only difference is when and how the element is brought on. Thus allowing the tranny to handle more power. Also the logic in the stock tuning will compromise the overall hp you will be able to handle with the trans. Running a standalone with the 5R55S will allow alot more hp to be handled just from the way the controller processes and combined with the differences with in the tranny the power levels haven't been found yet.Which brings me to ask this question. I've heard the stock 5r55e will hold 300 HP, right? How much could this tranny hold if it were rebuilt with the strongest available parts? Could this tranny be built to hold 400 HP?
Is there a guy here named GLACIER 991 that would be willing to build this 400 HP 5r55e tranny for someone?
Maybe you guys aren't doing something right???Not sure if this is the right place to ask.
But how much better is the 5R55S compaired to the 5R55E.
I'm from OZ and we are only seeing the 5R55S now in new Falcon(4 door family cars)
I work for an Auto trans shop and see lots of explorers come in with F'ed up boxes, Not sure what you call them there but we call them exploders.
we have a bloke with a 01 V8 Explorer and has had 4 boxes in it now.
Well, sense this thread is back on top....
I'm turbo charged with the 5R55E and have no problems with 8 LBS. I'm pretty sure I'm at the same HP rating that James was at 8 LBS, if not more. I don't plan on doing the 5R55S swap unless I have to.
So have you defeated this demon yet James?
And would it have been possible to use a Mustang PCM so it had control of the tranny and then just tweak the engine variables to match that of your old? Just a thought, no clue if it would actually work or not
does anyone know if a 5R55s trans. will fit in my 05 XLT Explorer. Does the electric to the trans have to be modified.
... For those that didn't know, the SOHC tranny will bolt-up to the older OHV. ...