SHM's price is for the crank alone, or what they charge to build it into the motor they are possibly overcharging you for??
Of course there is a possibility that we're talkin' apples and oranges...
FRPP retails the 96-01 Cobra crank for $650.. around $599 from Dan.
Ford retails the same crank for around $1500... $1054
The 03 Cobra crank retails for around $1400 from Ford ... $1017 from Dan.
I honestly don't know which crank Jim was quoting for "around $800." Since he said I didn't need it, I didn't ask.. it didn't matter. I gotta wonder though if the ones for "half that" or SHM's $500 cranks are brand new, never been used, or reconditioned?? or maybe e-ghey specials... I really don't know that much about them, except that they are not needed in any application under probably 800-1000 hp...
I wonder if anyone out there knows of any pure crank failures at even over 500 hp.. I know JL doesn't 'cause we've discussed it a few times, and he's asked around alot, and neither does Jim O'Neill, and he's built and post mortum-ed a lot of 4.6's, and talks to a lot of guys.
The 102200's are a great cam and that's a real good deal, but I'd talk to Ken at MD or John at Modular Performance about using them in a boosted application. I dunno, I sold mine to an N/A maniac when I decided to go blower, but mine were also custom ground LSA for alot of overlap..... When you add aftermarket cams to a boosted app, you can be adding potential idle and surge issues that can make good driveability very difficult to achieve.. talk to Chadg... KD tuned my old 102200's in their new app and said it was tough... the SCT guys took a couple of days to get them right in my car. There are blower cams out there.. maybe the 102200's custom ground with LESS overlap, maybe 115* or even 116* LSA??? I dunno.. I went for the reliable OEM PI cams.. no overlap, no surge, no idle problems... If I need more power, I'll spin a smaller pulley.