(approx) 3 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
The Ford Performance Crate Engine control pack that we have here will be a necessary component when performing a Coyote swap using a Gen 1 5-liter engine found in the '11 to '14 Mustang GT along with a manual transmission of your choice. Now, using the Ford Performance kit here will take most of the guesswork out of the wiring for you, no matter what chassis you plan on dropping the engine into thanks to the included wiring harness and PCM loaded with the Ford Performance calibration. You're also getting the drive by wire throttle pedal, radiator hoses, O2 sensors, air box, MAF sensor, and everything else needed to kinda get this puppy up and running, all for around 1500 bucks. Now, obviously, this will involve swapping the Coyote itself so we're gonna knock the install up to a full three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and a few hours from start to finish to handle the wiring portion of the job. So right off the bat, guys, a few major points to consider before pulling the trigger on the control pack that we're talking about here today in this video. First and foremost, this will only work on your Gen 1 Coyote swap and for those who don't know, basically, that means we're talking about the 5-liter engine found in the '11 to '14 Mustang GT. Now Ford Performance does state that you can use this on an '11 to '14 5-liter truck engine from an F-150 but at that point, the kit will require some technical modification and that will require you guys to give the good folks over at Ford Performance a call before installation.Another big thing to point out here, guys, is that this kit does not have provisions to be used with an automatic transmission so therefore, again, you will need to pair your Coyote up with a manual gearbox of your choice when using this control pack. Which trans exactly? Well, again, that will be up to you guys. Obviously, the MT82 would be the easiest choice because that's what these particular engines came with at the time but you could always go Tremec it if you want and have the necessary parts to make it all work on your setup, which includes the bell housing, clutch, drive shaft, and things like that. But getting back to the kit and all of its included components and, of course, you're gonna find the brains of the system here and that will be the factory Ford Copperhead PCM. Now the PCM will also toss in...or the Ford Performance kit will also include the necessary wiring harness here to control that Gen 1 Coyote.This harness will include an OBD2 port shown right here for emissions purposes but will also allow for a future custom tuning or calibration in addition to maybe an OBD2 monitoring device or code reading device as well. Now on the topic of tunes, guys, I should point out that this thing does come pre-loaded with a Ford Performance calibration to get you up and running with essentially a stock Coyote right out of the box but if you do plan on going forced induction, again, you can custom tune this setup to your liking.Now since the Gen 1 is a drive by wire setup, Ford does also toss in their throttle pedal here to be used with your setup and will eliminate the pain of running a throttle cable, making some brackets, things like that. Instead, you basically just need to run the necessary wire to plug into your throttle pedal there. Now you're also gonna see the factory air box on the table with the included mass air flow sensor already installed for you, required for this setup along with the corresponding intake tube.Finally, Ford Performance does toss in some nice little extras with this kit like a brand new set of primary O2 sensors, those are your wide bands, brand new upper and lower rad hoses, in addition to some PCV lines, power distribution block, and some other miscellaneous items as well. So basically, you supply the engine, the transmission, fuel, and spark, and you're ready to rip. Now speaking of fuel, one last very important thing to point out here, guys, is that prospective buyers will need to run what is called a return style system or fuel system with this setup. Now, as the name implies, you're basically just running a return line off one of the rails back to the tank. So not a huge deal but it's something you will need to account for when running this system.As for the installation, well, this one will obviously vary depending on what you're swapping things into. Now, something a little newer will no doubt be a bit easier but going into an old street rod or something like that probably will take a lot more work. Because this is such a broad spectrum, we're just gonna kick it up to a three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and a few hours from start to finish, not to complete the entire swap mind you, but just to handle the wiring portion of the job. So wrapping things up, guys, if you're looking to take some of the guesswork out of your future Gen 1 Coyote swap, then grabbing the Ford Performace control pack will certainly help you out along the way, and you can get yours right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Technical Note. Installation of this PCM in a 2011 or newer Mustang GT will result in a no-start condition.
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November 19, 2018
Didnt get all my parts
Everything seems quality and I love American Muscle. The last thing I needed was a control pack and I didnt even get all of it. I contacted somebody through the phone and they said they would send me the part and I have yet to get a email that they said I would get. Other than that it seems like a pretty good kit and the cheapest place to get it from. Only other complaint is it didnt come with any paper work or instructions.Helpful (6)
October 22, 2018
Does what it needs to do
Nice and easy if you’re good with electrical. Keeps everything simple although it is a little on the expensive side. Would be nice to see no airbox as an option to save some money. Stock tune isn’t the greatest either but it got the car running.Helpful (7)
June 15, 2018
Complete package deal.
I was surprised with how fast the item shipped out and how much the sales Rep (Rusty) was able to get me the correct item for my Coyote swap. Everything is basically a plug and play with the exception of about 4-6 wires that do need hard-wired in. I still dont have my swap complete as of now however Im not to far from finishing and couldnt have been this far without this product. If you are doing the Coyote swap into anything, save the headache and get this control pack.Helpful (7)
July 01, 2017
Easy to install works great I do recommend this for any engine swapHelpful (10)
May 15, 2017
I did have to wait on this for a while because it was out of stock, but well worth the wait. I don't think it'll get much simpler than this. Takes a lot of guess work out of the swap. The instruction are all there but they were kind of all over the place. It wasn't in any kind of step by step order for the most part but anybody with some sense can figure it out. After I hooked it up, the car fired up no problem. And so everyone knows, this works with the coyote from a 2011-2014 f150 also.Helpful (16)
December 20, 2016
Plug And Play
Purchased this FRPP kit for a '97 coyote swap and couldn't be happier. Note: the air box needs some modification but keep in mind this is an oem '11-14 GT intake. You will need two pins for the Speed Cal (contact Ford Racing) Other than that SN95 coyote= animal even in naturally aspirated trim. Thanks AM!Helpful (12)
August 27, 2015
SHelby Cobra Kit Car
We bought this for a Factory Five Shelby Cobra Kit Car and it has worked out perfectly. All the parts we have needed from this control pack have lined up just right. When we turned the engine over for the first time we have no problems with the gas pedal or the PCM. Great product built right.Helpful (10)
August 27, 2015
Ford Racing Coyote 5.0 control Pack
Installed the Ford Racing 5.0 control pack in a 1965 mustang Gt350 replica car. Took an afternoon to install.Coyote fired up right away.Gotta have it!Helpful (11)
December 22, 2012
coyote 4V control pack
I've been having this installed in my 02 GT. First off this is not a plug and play as far as I have been told by my mechanic there are several things that need to be hard wired in ( such as the fan control and other various parts of the car. The instructions are vital and invaluable help but from what I've been told it's still been a pain. I gave this excellent over because it is necessary to do anything with the motor. Performance gain is average because the tune is sub par and ford could have done better. FIt is good because well it's designed for the dang motor. Bang for your buck should be less then average because sawing off your own arm is painfulHelpful (15)
November 08, 2012
It was super easy to install, everything needed was included . thanksHelpful (11)
Looking to see if this unit is compatible with a 2013 Mustang Coyote V8 (420Hp version)? If not can a compatible part number be provided? Installing in an off-road sandcar application with aftermarket manual trans, so does this unit need any trans input?
This is the correct kit for that application. This will not need any trans inputs for proper use.
Will this control pack work will all model mustangs? I have a 1999 Mustang Gt Convertible, if not this harness, which one will I need for a 1999? Thank you.
FordGT This will work with the 1999 harness. Duke7
Will this product work with a Coyote Swap into a 2008 and maintain all factory gauges and instruments working properly. Is this wiring basically a plug and play to get things running and working properly. Thanks
The Ford Performance Coyote 5.0L 4V Crate Engine Control Pack is required for a 5.0 Coyote Engine Swap. We suggest doing some further research online or contacting an engine builder to see what else needs to be done in order to have a proper install and if anything else is needed to maintain the factory instrument cluster.
Are aftermarket tuners such as sct, ap, etc compatible with this?
We recommend a dyno tune when doing a engine swap.
can you get this without the throttle petal and air box as we already have these pieces
No, this control pack is not sold as individual components.
We cannot confirm control pack types for engine swaps, please consult your installer for a recommendation.
This is for a manual transmission build only.
The Ford Performance Coyote 5.0L 4V Crate Engine Control Pack can be used with any Gen1 (2011-2014) Coyote engine, with a manual trans. The coyote will accept most transmissions that fit modular engines, though some, like the T5, T45 and some TR3560 models may not be strong enough to withstand the power.
The Ford Performance Coyote 5.0L 4V Crate Engine Control Pack will work with any gen 1 Coyote engine, but will not work properly on gen 2 engines. Swapping a newer mustang will require some creative wiring to ensure all electronics and gauges work inside the car.
The Ford Performance Coyote 5.0L 4V Crate Engine Control Pack is required for a 5.0 Coyote Engine Swap. Since the 5.0L will give a different RPM range than your stock engine, we suggest contacting a performance shop to see what needs to be done to make sure everything is working properly.
To use the Ford Performance Coyote 5.0L 4V Crate Engine Control Pack with a truck engine, modifications will be required. These are fairly technical, and it is recommended to contact Ford Performance directly at 800-FORD788
The Ford Performance Coyote 5.0L 4V Crate Engine Control Pack would eliminate the PATS system as this replaces your factory PCM.
The Ford Performance Coyote 5.0L 4V Crate Engine Control Pack's harness cannot be modified, with out extensive custom wiring, and we recommend reaching out to Ford Performance or your local Ford Store for an automatic harness.
You can have the car tuned on a dyno if you are installing this control pack with a Coyote swap.
No, this is designed for a manual transmission.
(approx) 3 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the Box
Installation of this PCM in a 2011 or newer Mustang GT will result in a no-start condition