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Old 06-07-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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Help please!!

I own an 04 v6 mustang it doesnt have any mods on it.. It's just an 40th anniversary model.. My parents just bought my brother a 69 chevelle w/ a 350 stroker in it.
I'm wanting to know what I can do to my wimpy v6 to keep up with him.
Soon as I get a job I'm gonna start upgrading, paying for insurance, and gas. I would just save for a GT but then my insurance goes wayy up..
I would like to know some things I could do for my v6 so I could keep up w/ his..
Links would be helpful as well plz. Could I just find like a wrecked GT and maybe throw that motor into mine. My dads a mechanic so anything I need to do he can help and tell me what to do.. Any help would be appreciated..
I read the sticky at the top by rpg or what i can't remember..
But I just need some help..
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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the wrecked gt thing sounds good. especially with your dad being a mechanic, you'll have someone to help, plus you'll learn a lot more about your car that way. also, since the engine will be out of the car and you'll have a working car, you won't necessarily be in a hurry to put it in the car, so you can take your time and put performance parts in/on the engine a little easier than if it was in the car.

also another thing would be to change your final drive ratio. probably find a rear end off of a gt. this will give you the 8.8 rear end (i'm not sure what rear end the 04 v6s had) and the locking differential so you don't have to buy one.

if you want to keep it a v6, i've seen a couple posts using an m112 s/c or something, you could research that a little if you wanted to go that route.
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find a wrecked termy and put the drivetrain into your car. that would be ideal but expensive for the parts car. if at all possable try to find a doner car with atleast the 4v v8 in it.

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Well, it's easier to help you since you have a goal for your car

The easiest way would be to sell the v6 and buy a v8, but if that's entirely out of the question, there are many different routes you can go.

The quickest way to keep up with the chevelle while keeping the v6 would be a power adder ~ supercharger, turbo, nitrous and a well built engine. Do realize you have to beef up the suspension, drivetrain, and possibly some engine internals to handle the extra load. This can get costly considering just the supercharger/turbo usually costs around $3500-5000.

You could do the v8 swap as stated above. I would look for a 4v as darkshadows said. It is leaps ahead of the GT's 2v, and has more hp: 99/01 ~ 300-320, 03/04 termi ~ 390
Though if you had to, the GT v8 would still be better than the v6. A donor car would make the swap easier. If you're not a manual already, you may want to consider that as well.

Doing the v8 swap is probably the more sensible route, since your dad is a mechanic, you won't have to worry about labor costs. Plus spending 5k+ on a supercharger for the v6 will only get you up to where the v8's start performance-wise, as to where you get the v8, it only gets better from there once you start modding.

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