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Old 02-10-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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What can you do to a pre-2005 V6?

Post what you can do or what you would do. Looking for ways to up the performance and looks. Thanks for your time.
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Re: What can you do to a pre-2005 V6?

True duel exhaust, CAI, tLock (posi), gears, and a Tuner...

Those mods right there will get you a whole lot of gain from stock, and are fairly simple upgrades... but be warned, nothing is cheap, and you will always want more...
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When I had a V6 I put a true dual exhaust, tune and a CAI on, and that car was a little beast. It sounded amazing- and drove great. Just those three simple mods make a world of difference.
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Re: What can you do to a pre-2005 V6?

Windstar intake swap. And try searching for threads already made, theres a ton already on the topic.
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Tlock,lowering springs,gt sway bars,cai,exhaust,tuner and you have yourself a fun car. You will always want more but these are great starter mod
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Re: What can you do to a pre-2005 V6?

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Windstar intake swap. And try searching for threads already made, theres a ton already on the topic.
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Windstar, wish I had done it sooner.

You can do it all yourself making your own brackets etc, or you can spend a bit more $$ and buy a kit from
VAP Auto - Windstar Kit and save a WHOLE LOT of time and effort. If you Do get the VAP kit, get the 65mm throttle body as an optional upgrade!

Just my 2 cents...
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Re: What can you do to a pre-2005 V6?

no need to post modding ideas until you tell us your budget and experience...
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I got the intake spacer and did my own jmod. Every little thing makes a difference
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Re: What can you do to a pre-2005 V6?

I was all for a locker for my 7.5 and it was sweet while it lasted. My f.r locker broke with around 10000 miles on it only putting 210 to the ground and it cost me around 300 bucks I say this because i wound up just doing an 8.8 swap so before buying a tlok look into a new rear end first there less likely to break and there is a ton for sale on the internet and at junk yards so its pretty cheap if you can put it in yourself i may be the only one who had that tlok problem idk but ford 8.8 all the way dude
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Re: What can you do to a pre-2005 V6?

Looks wise you can do anything you can to any other 99-04 mustang.

Performance wise you can do anything you can fab or are willing to pay for.
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I got the intake spacer and did my own jmod. Every little thing makes a difference
jmod nice....intake spacer aka paperweight
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jmod nice....intake spacer aka paperweight
I absolutely MUST believe that you have mistaken an intake spacer for a throttle body spacer... Throttle body spacers have been proven to be nothing more than expensive hype, about equal in benefits to a Tornado intake thingy... Yes, throttle body spacers are paperweights.

Intake spacers on the other hand are worth every cent payed and every moment spent installing.
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I absolutely MUST believe that you have mistaken an intake spacer for a throttle body spacer... Throttle body spacers have been proven to be nothing more than expensive hype, about equal in benefits to a Tornado intake thingy... Yes, throttle body spacers are paperweights.

Intake spacers on the other hand are worth every cent payed and every moment spent installing.
well you believe wrong....oh wow an intake spacer increased your runner length a tiny bit....a pointless paper weight in my opinion. if you want to increase runner length then do it right with a windstar swap...and for the love of god don't mix the two lulz.

from reading your mod list i'm guessing you have...if anything you've hurt yourself with more runner length then you need. At least that's what we've found locally on a few v6's we've had fun with.

although i can only guess you'll tell me i'm wrong...which is fine by me. we all stick to our personal experiences...some have just had more then others
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well you believe wrong....oh wow an intake spacer increased your runner length a tiny bit....a pointless paper weight in my opinion. if you want to increase runner length then do it right with a windstar swap...and for the love of god don't mix the two lulz.

from reading your mod list i'm guessing you have...if anything you've hurt yourself with more runner length then you need. At least that's what we've found locally on a few v6's we've had fun with.

although i can only guess you'll tell me i'm wrong...which is fine by me. we all stick to our personal experiences...some have just had more then others
I don't have a spacer, and I never mentioned increased runner length.

The only experience I have with phenolic intake spacers is first-hand conversations with people that have machined their own and installed them. THEY are the ones that swear by them, so in turn I have been convinced. V6 Fords and Chevys, V8 Fords and Chevys, all were used with iron or aluminum intakes. I am certain that all were used for heat insulation rather than increased runner length. Most are towing rigs, or panel trucks... the rest are race cars. They used the CNC machines at work... management never had a clue LOL

That was what I was referring to.
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I have a VAP auto spacer on my car and i could certainly tell the difference after installing it. Mind you it wasnt terribly much of a difference, but every little bit helps. It wasnt very expensive either so thats also a plus
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I have every bolt on except Windstar and gears. I can tell you the best three mods are 1 tuner 2 intake spaced and 3 jmod
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The jmod shift kit is that only for automatic??
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The jmod shift kit is that only for automatic??
Yes, it basically allows you to control your shift points. Whereas manual guys already have that freedom.
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The jmod makes for firmer shifts and faster shifts. Just for auto our slow cars
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Yeah I was curious I thought I was tho

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I couldn't handle not shifting my own gears ... Thanks fellas for taking care my curiosity..
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Yeah I was curious I thought I was tho

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I couldn't handle not shifting my own gears ... Thanks fellas for taking care my curiosity..
Amen. I cant stand driving my girlfriends car. Mostly cause it has like 90 hp but also because im so used to driving a stick
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And its hell trying to teach them to drive ours lol
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True, im trying to have her ready for autocross come march though
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Re: What can you do to a pre-2005 V6?

bolt on's wont do much but are cheap... so you can go that route. For any real power you will need to build the motor or go with a power adder (supercharger, turobcharger, or nitrous)

It will cost you a good bit to push around 225-275 to the wheels (5k maybe) so consider that before investing.
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Well some of the stuff I did isn't true bolt on tlock, self made jmod and subframe connector. But the main reason i haven't done engine or power adder. It's not as easy and need a decent amount of money
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Re: What can you do to a pre-2005 V6?

Thanks for the replies, i will have a couple grand (maybe10) soon and will be looking for some improving mods.
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