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Everything About A Fox Body Coyote Swap

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 4/7/2021

How To Coyote Swap A Fox Body Mustang - How To Coyote Swap A Fox Body Mustang

A Fox Body Coyote Swap on your Mustang can be a very difficult and stressful task. We at LMR provide all the info needed to make this process go smoothly.

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WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE A Coyote SWAP?

The Coyote engine has proven itself to be a nice combination of fuel efficiency and reliability while still putting out a lot of power. This great balance has landed this engine as one of the most popular engine swaps. In addition, the Fox Body is a very light vehicle coming in around 3,000 pounds which is much lighter than the Mustangs of today. This in turn will give the Fox that much more power gains. In conclusion, this led the Fox Body initially to come with a pushrod engine instead of the modular coyote engine.


GENERATIONS OF THE COYOTE

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Mustang Coyote Engine Specs

Coyote Engine Specs Gen 1 Coyote | 2011-14 Mustangs Gen 2 Coyote | 2015-17 Mustangs Gen 3 Coyote | 2018+ Mustangs
Horsepower 412 HP | 420 HP 435 HP 460 HP
Torque 390 lb-ft 400 lb-ft 420 lb-ft
Displacement 4.951 Liters 4.951 Liters 5.035 Liters
Compression 11:1 11:1 12:1
Bore 92.2mm 92.2mm 93mm
Stroke 92.7mm 92.7mm 92.7mm

FOX BODY COYOTE SWAP PARTS LIST

NOTE: Please keep in mind this is a general list of coyote swap parts because there are so many ways to perform the swap. Also, check out our product page below to get a more in-depth list of some additional swap parts to give you more variety with your build!


Coyote Engine Swap Kits & Blocks

  • M9000PMCA3 | Ford Performance Gen 3 Coyote Power Module - 10R80
  • M9000PMCM3 | Ford Performance Gen 3 Power Module - T56
  • M6007M50C | Ford Performance Gen 3 Coyote Crate Engine - Manual Harness
  • M6007M50CAUTO | Ford Performance Gen 3 Coyote Crate Engine - Auto Harness
  • M6007A50NAB | Ford Performance Gen 3 Coyote Aluminator Crate Engine - N/A Applications
  • M6007A50SCB | Ford Performance Gen 3 Coyote Aluminator Crate Engine - Supercharged Applications
  • M6007A52XS | Ford Performance 5.2 Aluminator XS Crate Engine
  • M6006M50C | Ford Performance Gen 3 Coyote Crate Engine - Long Block
  • M6009A50SCA | Ford Performance Aluminator Short Block - Supercharged Applications
  • M6009A50NAB | Ford Performance Gen 3 Aluminator Short Block - N/A Applications
  • M6009A50SCB | Ford Performance Gen 3 Aluminator Short Block - Supercharged Applications

Coyote Swap Transmissions

  • T45 (Bolt Up Application) | (Compatible with STF-TCBM02 Stiffler Crossmember) (Compatible with STF-TCBM10 Stiffler Crossmember)
  • TR3650 (Bolt Up Application) | (Compatible with STF-TCBM02 Stiffler Crossmember)
  • 03-04 Cobra T-56 (Bolt Up Application)
  • T56 Magnum | (Will Need A RM-8080 Quicktime Housing, 8 Bolt 96-04 Flywheel, Any 10.5" or 11" Clutch Depending On Transmission Input Splines) (Compatible with STF-TCBM02 & TCBM10 Stiffler Crossmember)
  • TKO 500/600 | (Will Need A Quicktime Housing, 8 Bolt 96-04 Flywheel, Any 10.5" or 11" Clutch Depending On Transmission Input Splines) (Compatible with STF-TCBM03 Stiffler Crossmember)
  • 4R70W Automatic | (Will Need An 8 Bolt Flexplate)(Compatible with STF-TCBM01 & TCBM03 Stiffler Crossmember)
  • 6R80 | (Using M6017M50A Control Pack) (Compatible with STF-TCB6R80KIT Stiffler Crossmember)
  • T5 (Bolt Up Application) NOTE: CAN BE USED BUT NOT RECOMMENDED DUE TO THE LIMITED 300lb-ft TORQUE CAPACITY | (Will Need A RM-6081 Quicktime Housing, any 8 Bolt Mustang Flywheel 96’-current)(Any 10.5” or 11” clutch depending on the year model flywheel being used)(Compatible with STF-TCBM06 & TCBM03 Stiffler Crossmember)

Coyote Swap Driveshafts

(NOTE: These driveshafts are equipped with the larger 1350 u-joints and also use the larger pinion flange found on the 03-04 Cobra, Explorer, and F-150 8.8 applications. Therefore, if your vehicle still uses the factory car "small flange" you will need to upgrade to the larger heavy duty pinion flange.)
  • LRS-FXT56MAG | 1979-93' Mustang T56 Conversion Driveshaft - T56 Magnum
  • LRS-FXT56 | 1979-93' Mustang T56 Conversion Driveshaft - Cobra T56
  • M4602J | 1979-04' Mustang Ford Performance Aluminum Driveshaft - 31 Spline (can be used on TKO applications)

Coyote Swap Flywheel & Clutches

  • RAM-1545 | 1996-17 Mustang Ram Flywheel - Billet Steel - 10.5"/11" - 8 Bolt
  • RAM-2545 | 1996-17 Mustang Ram Flywheel - Aluminum - 10.5"/11" - 8 Bolt
  • ARP-2542801 | 1996-04 Mustang ARP Pro Series Flywheel Bolts 4.6/5.4
  • ARP-1562801 | 2011-14 Mustang ARP Flywheel Bolts 5.0
  • ARP-1562201 | 1999-12 MUSTANG ARP PRESSURE PLATE BOLTS 4.6/5.0
  • RAM-88794HD | 1986-2001 Ram HDX Clutch Kit - 10.5" - 300 Clutch Disc
  • M6397A302 | 1986-2000 Mustang Ford Performance 10.5" Clutch & Pressure Plate Kit

Coyote Swap Motor Mounts

  • PT-6504BLK | 1979-04 Mustang Coyote Swap Engine Mount Kit
  • PT-6504BL | 1996-04 Mustang Prothane Urethane Motor Mounts - 4.6
  • UPR-301314 | 1979-04 Mustang UPR Billet Motor Mount Shims - 1/4"
  • UPR-301315 | 1979-04 Mustang UPR Billet Motor Mount Shims - 3/8"

Coyote Swap Tubular K Members

  • MM-MMKM2-KIT | 1979-93 Mustang Maximum Motorsports Tubular K-Member & Control Arm Kit - 4.6/5.0 Coyote/LSX
  • MM-MMKM21 | 1979-95 Mustang Maximum Motorsports Engine Swap K-Member - 4.6/5.0 Coyote/LSC
  • LRS-TZM7993M | 1979-93 Mustang Team Z Matrix K-Member For Modular Swaps - 4.6/5.0 Coyote
  • UPR-2005-93FK | 1979-93 Mustang UPR K-Member & Coil Over Kit - 4.6 Based Swaps

Coyote Swap Brakes

(NOTE: Hydroboost is required if you wish to retain power brakes)
  • MMBAK-19 | Maximum Motorsports Hydroboost Conversion Kit - 96-98 GT/Cobra Style (79-93)
  • MMBAK-20 | Maximum Motorsports Hydroboost Conversion Kit - 99-04 GT/Cobra Style (79-93)
  • MM-MMBAK10 | Maximum Motorsports Manual Brake Conversion Kit (79-93)

Coyote Swap Battery Relocation

  • UPR-9005 | Mustang UPR Battery Relocation Kit (79-18)

Coyote Swap Cooling Systems

(NOTE: Electric cooling fan(s) are REQUIRED)
  • LRS-COYOTE-K | 1979-93 Mustang Coyote Swap Radiator Hose Kit
  • LRS-8607F | 1979-93 Mustang Contour Electric Fan Assembly
  • SVE-8005BL-EK | 1979-93 Mustang SVE Economy Electric Fan Conversion Kit - Black 5.0
  • SVE-8005AEK | 1979-93 Mustang SVE Economy Electric Fan Conversion Kit - 5.0

Coyote Swap Wiring Harnesses


Coyote Swap Sway Bar & Brackets

  • ST-5558124 | 2003-04 Mustang Steeda Front Sway Bar Spacer Kit
  • QA1-52884 | 1994-04 Mustang QA1 Front Sway Bar Kit
  • ST-5558109 | 1994-04 Mustang Steeda Front Sway Bar Brackets Billet
  • ST-5551094 | 1994-04 Mustang Steeda Front Tubular Sway Bar

Coyote Swap Power Steering/Brackets

Coyote cars had electric power steering, so there's no provision for power steering pumps. The addition of power steering requires custom brackets to add the pump. Therefore, this is the reason why one would choose the SVE-8511D is because of the desire to run power steering and accessories from a 96-10. In addition, we have other options from KRC and Ford racing for adding power steering if so desired.

  • KRC-66302125 | KRC Coyote Swap Power Steering Pump Kit
  • SVE-8511D | SVE 5.0 Coyote Engine Swap Accessory Bracket Kit

Coyote Swap Oil System

A stock Coyote oil pan can be used if an aftermarket K-member is used. This swap pan is required if using the stock k-member. Stock Coyote oil filters and coolers require removal or relocation of the front sway bar. SN95 sway bars can be used on the Fox to help clear alternator and A/C, this requires cutting the Fox sway bar bracket from the frame rails.

  • MOR-20575 | 1979-10 Mustang Moroso Coyote Swap Oil Pan 5.0L
  • CAN-15734 | 1979-10 Mustang Canton Coyote Road Race Oil Pan 5.0L
  • LRS-36622A | 2011-19 Mustang Oil Pick Up Tube
  • LRS-36890A | 2011-17 Mustang Oil Filter Adapter W/Out Oil Cooler
  • M6880M501 | 2015-17 Mustang Ford Performance Coyote Oil Filter Adapter Kit

Coyote Swap Fuel System

  • AMV-13129 | 1979-10 Mustang Aeromotive Return Style Fuel Pressure Regulator
  • LRS-9350D-K | 1986-97 Mustang Walbro 255 LPH High Pressure Fuel Pump Kit
  • KP-1441 | Mechanical Fuel Pressure Gauge 0-100 PSI W/ Connector
  • LRS-9350H | 1998 Mustang Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump Module

Coyote Swap A/C

  • LRS-19703-PBH | SVE A/C Kit For Power By The Hour's Speed Drive Kit
  • LRS-19703-COY | SVE A/C Kit For KRC's Power Steering Pump Kit

Coyote Swap Charging System

  • M8600M50BALT | 2011-17 Mustang Ford Performance Boss 302 Alternator Kit - 5.0
  • M8600M50ALTA | 2011-20 Mustang Ford Performance 200 AMP High Output ALternator Kit
  • PBH-ALTPULLEY | 2011-19 Mustang PBH Coyote ALternator Pulley - 5.0

Coyote Swap Exhausts

(NOTE:Coyote Swap Headers Are Required And Expect To Do Some Customization Of Any Cat-Back You Choose To Run)
  • BBK-1634 | BBK Coyote Swap Headers - Full Length Chrome (79-04)
  • BBK-16340 | BBK Coyote Swap Headers - Full Length Ceramic Coated (79-04)
  • BBK-1786 | BBK Coyote Swap Catalytic X-Pipe

Coyote Swap Optional Features


How To Coyote Swap A Fox Body Mustang - How To Coyote Swap A Fox Body Mustang

STEP-BY-STEP FOX BODY COYOTE SWAP STEPS

Follow the install articles and videos that we have made in the past titled: COYOTE ENGINE SWAP PROJECT. These videos and articles are a must-watch if you have any inclination of a Coyote swap for either your Fox Body or SN95 Mustang. This video series includes a mass of technical info and install videos to assist with any or all your swap needs.


We hope that you enjoyed our detailed article of coyote swapping your Fox Body! As always for anything Fox Body to present-day Mustangs, keep it right here at LMR.com.


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