Should I put aftermarket cams in my 5.0L Coyote?

Should I put aftermarket cams in my 5.0L Coyote?

So here at Parker Performance, we don't really like to tell anyone "not" to do something. Well, at least not without first educating and empowering our customer as to the reasoning behind our recommendation to "not" do it.

We like to make sure we have great conversations about "why" we're doing something, or in this case, not doing something. We want to build an educated consumer base, because for us, that makes a better customer. It helps to set proper expectations, it helps to create another educated gearhead in the community - and Lord knows we don't need anymore morons in it, lol. 

So our main issue with putting aftermarket cams for a Coyote, is that the reality is, most of our customers aren't a good fit for having cams installed. Not unless they're at the pointy end of the spectrum of power, and are looking for every last ounce out of an N/A combo, or a nitrous specific build, or the likes. We've made well over 1k hp on bone stock cams, with having just done springs and retainers (PAC) on boosted setups. What I typically find is that our customers end up being better served making the investment into a properly designed boost/fuel combo, vs a set of cams/springs/labor/etc. From what we've seen and experienced, most cam packages are going to net our customer somewhere in the 20-50 horsepower range... Whereas if we're boosted, and you need another 50hp, we can typically do that with very small changes that don't cost what a cam setup and labor would cost you. On average, you're going to be spending something like $2k on parts and another $3.5k on labor & re-tune. With $5.5k as the starting budget, we're well on our way to putting our customer into a P1X  Procharger Kit or a base Whipple, etc. which will end up with a FAR greater return on investment, with far greater opportunities for future power needs/desires as well. 

So in our personal experience, the short answer to the question of should you put cams in your 5.0L Coyote? It's a no from me dawg... Most of the time anyways!!! 

Parker Performance is a home grown S550 Mustang specialty shop, located in New Port Richey, FL (about 30 minutes outside of Tampa and Clearwater). As experts on the S550 Mustang, we've tried, installed & tested just about every product & every setup. Allow us to use our expertise to help save you energy, time & money by guiding you to purchasing the correct parts for your EcoBoost Mustang, Mustang GT, GT350, and more. Parker Performance - For Enthusiasts, By Enthusiasts!
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Parker Performance is a home grown S550 Mustang specialty shop, located in New Port Richey, FL (about 30 minutes outside of Tampa and Clearwater). As experts on the S550 Mustang, we've tried, installed & tested just about every product & every setup. Allow us to use our expertise to help save you energy, time & money by guiding you to purchasing the correct parts for your EcoBoost Mustang, Mustang GT, GT350, and more. Parker Performance - For Enthusiasts, By Enthusiasts!