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I was looking at the new predator engine for the new V8 Raptor truck. The engine is a truck version of the 5.2L predator in the GT500. The truck 5.2L is supposed to have a torque converter different from a DCT.

I was thinking… wouldn’t it be badass (plausible) to have one in our Lighting’s? Worth it? I’m talking Supercharger and all. Drop in and run a stand-alone setup?

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It's not a different converter.

The raptor has the 10r the gt500 has a tremec 7 speed with a dct.

The truck engine has a few differences as noted on a few forums based on part numbers. Manifolds, possibly cams. But for intents and purposes it's a gt500 motor.

A built coyote with a turbo is probably similar cost and and more reliable.

You're looking at aftermarket ecu's with either setup.
 

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Cool, absolutely, but the cost and complication of the swap for 700HP just doesnt make sense to me. You can easily make 700hp from a 2v 5.4 with a good set of rods, cams, and a more efficient supercharger.

Easy.... Not so much. Long term reliable... Even less.
 
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