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Old 06-30-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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Exclamation 2000 v6 to gt engine swap? Help

Im new here and learning more and more about my mustang every day (and mustangs in general)

i have read that its possible to do an engine swap. Would you guys recommend that? If so... Whats needed besides the new engine? And price range?

I have also read in blogs about a lot of ppl hating on v6's... Owning a stang no matter what kind should b good :d no?
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Re: 2000 v6 to gt engine swap? Help

Well, people have done v6 to v8 engine swaps plenty of times. Your resources, mechanical abilities, and financial support determine how easy this can be done.

Typically here, most will say that a 99-04 v8 donor car is your best bet. This way you get everything you need: complete engine, ecu, wiring, 8.8 rearend, etc.
If you can do 99.9% of the labor involved, then I'd say do the swap.

But if that's not the case, I'd personally tell you to either sell your current v6 and buy the v8 (there are plenty of decent v8's out there for cheap), or save up and put on a power adder along with some supporting mods to get your v6 moving better.

In all reality, the engine swap is more expensive and could be more of a hassle than just selling your v6 and buying a v8. I found an 03 GT parts car for 3k obo on craigslist. The engine/tranny had 55k miles on it. So your already at ~2.5 to 3k for the donor car, plus the labor to have the swap done. But in the end it's up to you. That's my .02
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Re: 2000 v6 to gt engine swap? Help

Oh and regarding the v6 bashing. I don't think there should be any room for it. If it wasn't for the high v6 sales over the years, the larger v8's wouldn't be as available or even around. I don't think anyone on this site would ever be bashing any v6 owner, hell half of them owned one before they got a GT or a cobra.

Not everyone can afford the v8, and there are some v6's out there that would put mach 1's and n/a cobras to shame on the road...so it's stupid to bash someone because they're less 2 cylinders.

In the end it's your car, you worked for it(hopefully), v8 or not, you should still be proud to own one...because there are many who can't, and would love to
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