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Old 01-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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3.8 to 4.0

Is it possable to give my 98 v6 3.8 to a bigger liter engine? And what do I need to do
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Re: 3.8 to 4.0

It's possible to do anything with the right amount of money and willpower..but mostly money haha. The best way to go is to stroke it to a 4.2l, which has been done many times. Read this How to: 4.2L V6 Mustang Engine Swap

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The 94-98 section is what you need to read. Basically what it is, is fitting a f-150 v6 engine to your car. More hp a lot more TQ.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #3
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Kinda seems like a lot of work..not that I'm lazy but I dont get alot of spare time in my week so would a super charger be a good investment for plenty of power
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Re: 3.8 to 4.0

A supercharger would be just as much work/expense IMO. Plus, people say that with Forced Induction like a supercharger or a turbo, it puts a lot of strain on the motor so you'd most likely need to build it with forged internals and such.

Most people that want power out of a V6 end up spending more than they wanted to without the results they'd hoped for. That's just the way it works. I'm not trying to discourage you or anything, because after driving both the single-port (94-98) 3.8l V6 and the split-port (99-04) engines for a long time I can tell you they can be plenty of fun.

After doing extensive amounts of research into this, I personally decided that for me it wasn't worth putting money into a V6. So, I swapped it for a V8. It was a lot of work, but not much more than what would need to be done to stroke the v6 or supercharge it. It really just depends on your goals and what you want out of the car.
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Iv always known I want a v8 manual lol...but until I can get to working full time n out of school I was trying to get the most out of my v6...even when I get a v8 I'm not sure I'll get rid of my v6 because of the memories in it haha
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^^ veryyyy correct, best thing to do is make it breathe with better exhaust, add bolt ons, upgrade the rear end, tranny and suspension and be done with it
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Re: 3.8 to 4.0

Depends on your budget, and your fab skills...

If you can fab a single turbo kit do it.
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What year 150 v6?

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Never mind. I see.
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