We live in a world dominated by the change of technology. With each passing day, the digital era accelerates the way we interact with each other. It also seems to improve and morph on a moment's notice.
Certainly the automotive world has embraced technology in a bear hug, but at the heart of the cars we love there is still a combustion engine. The systems that support the engine are far more advanced, and even the engines themselves are tweaked by computer-aided design. The end result is that we have Mustangs that make more horsePower in a more driveable package than we could have imagined. Moreover, these engines respond just was well, if not better, to the tried-and-true bolt-on Power adders. There are many to choose from, but the racing world has let us know that turbos are amazingly effective at producing huge Power.
While superchargers and nitrous were the early contenders for your Power-adder dollars, our friends at Hellion Power Systems developed the first production single-turbo kit for the Coyote engine. It works quite well, but as you know, we Mustangers just can't get enough, especially when it comes to boost.
Knowing that Mustang maniacs demand more, Hellion's main man John Urist paused the off-season racing preparation. He bought a spanking new '12 GT, and built a new Hellion twin-turbo kit dubbed the Eliminator. It's no small task to develop something as complex as a turbo kit. You might expect the process to take months. However, John went from a stock car to creating a production-ready twin kit in a matter of weeks.
Those weeks just so happened to lead up to the NMRA season opener, where we first laid our eyes and cameras on the car and its kit. Obviously we were impressed by the quality of the kit, and we were glad we signed up to follow its initial installation and testing, which you are seeing here for the first time.
We're certain you'll be impressed with the results of the kit on the stock engine, but this is not the end of the road for John's silver bullet. As we type this, he is working on trading out the stock long-block for one of Ford Racing Performance Parts' boost-friendly Aluminator crate engines (PN M-6007-A50SC). With stouter internals and 9.5:1 compression, this engine will respond well when John dials in more--a lot more--boost via the Turbosmart E-Boost controller.
So strap in and see how a stock Coyote howls with twins, and stay tuned to these pages see how a built version roars with the boost cranked up. We can hardly wait.
Horse Sense: Even if you don't own an '11-and-up Mustang, Hellion offers turbo systems for everything from Fox 5.0s to Shelby GT500s. We've seen many of these kits perform at high levels during our King of the Street competition.
On the Dyno
These are the dyno graphs that we love. See those lines down low? Those are the stock numb
As amazing as it is that the Eliminator kit nearly doubled the Power of an already potent Coyote, it is pushing the envelope of stock engine durability. Sure cranking out over seven hundie on less than 9 psi is awesome, but John Urist has bigger plans for this combination. Stay tuned to these pages to see what happens when big boost meets a Ford Racing Aluminator.
As if a Coyote wasn't intimidating enough to would-be challengers, the sight of a TiVCT 5.
Even if you don't plan on going boost crazy, the standard configuration set at 6.1 psi rocks the rollers with 619 hp courtesy of a custom SCT tune. This base kit is a tuner kit, but Hellion can provide tuning and larger injectors for an additional cost.
The team at Hellion prides itself on producing complete kits, and the Eliminator continues
As with almost any Power-adder installation, you'll have to open up some real estate under
The Eliminator kit doesn't require any cutting or welding, but it does necessitate relocat
Moving under the car, John loosens and removes the factory exhaust pipes, which join the m
Both the steering linkage and engine mounts must be temporarily removed to make way for th
On the driver side it is necessary to slightly tweak the brake lines toward the shock towe
Turbochargers require oil lubrication, and that means tapping into the factory engine oili
The Eliminator kit includes the necessary bracketry to move the PCM down lower next to the
With the engine mount out of the way, the beautiful four-into-one Bassani headers tuck rig
On The Dyno
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Here John wiggles the downpipe down into position. After the exhaust races through the hea
John installs this extension on the turbo housing to distance the oil drain hose from the
After running the oil drain line up from the fitting on the pan, John attaches the line to
If you aren't familiar with turbo tech, the wastegate controls the turbo's output by bypas
Possibly the best part about the Eliminator kit is that the two Precision T3/T4 billet 62m
Hellion offers two possible mass air sensor locations--one in the inlet tube and one in th
On the outlet side of the turbos, two Turbosmart VEE-port blowoff valves relieve boost pre
Feeding the turbos with oil necessitates tapping into the factory oiling system. Hellion a
Here John plumbs the valve under the hood, while the other resides on the discharge tube o
From the fittings on the block, braided-steel lines transport the pressurized lubricant to
Hellion provides a heat shield for the battery and heat-shield sleeving for the wiring.
The 3-inch downpipes join the Bassani X-shaped crossover via those race-bred V-band clamps
As you'll see in the On the Dyno sidebar, the Eliminator kit really adds big Power to the
A vacuum signal lets the blow-off valves know when to bleed off excess boost. Here John T'