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Old 02-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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v6 modding questions

ok here is the situation. since im new to mustang modding, and i can only afford a v6, im looking to do some engine mods prior to turboing. right now with a K&N CAI and true dual flowmaster 40's exhaust, i added an extra 24 more ponies to the stock motor. im wanting to do more motor work but not sure where to start. i hear new cams and pullies but not sure what kind to get. im very fond of a budget friendly start. with that being said i wanna keep the cam prices under $300 if possible. i do know however i need to reprogram my puter. which i have already started looking into. but with me having a 5spd short shifter on there now and stock clutch, can i change parameters for shift points or is that auto's only. hope this helps with some ideas. any help is greatly appreciated.
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ok here is the situation. since im new to mustang modding, and i can only afford a v6, im looking to do some engine mods prior to turboing. right now with a K&N CAI and true dual flowmaster 40's exhaust, i added an extra 24 more ponies to the stock motor. im wanting to do more motor work but not sure where to start. i hear new cams and pullies but not sure what kind to get. im very fond of a budget friendly start. with that being said i wanna keep the cam prices under $300 if possible. i do know however i need to reprogram my puter. which i have already started looking into. but with me having a 5spd short shifter on there now and stock clutch, can i change parameters for shift points or is that auto's only. hope this helps with some ideas. any help is greatly appreciated.
You may be a little optimistic on the cam. I don't see you doing one for 300 or less. If you dont have the experience installing a cam then your going to have to pay someone a butt ton in labor to install it for you, on top of the cost for cams which run a few hundred dollars. But for that price range you can afford a tuner($380). Shift points can only be changed in an auto lol! With a 5-speed your shift points are where ever you decide to shift. Anyway look into a sct tuner.

What year mustang, I'm on the android app so I can't see what you have.
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its an 03,
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Same color and year as mine!
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urs a v6 as well? or a gt
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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V6, these are the only pics I have of it on my tablet. I just installed the led third brake light, and I still need to get my new bull its on. I figure after I do that I get some good pics up.

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Re: v6 modding questions

Nice looking ride...

Not too sure about that 24hp gain from the CAI and exhaust..our cars don't respond to bolt ons like the 05+ do. But if you dynoed the car and made those gains then I'll shut up

If you plan on a turbo then you'll probably want to hold off on any more exhaust mods...based on the turbo setup you might have to modify or change your current setup, so there's no point in adding midpipes, headers etc.

You'd also want your cam to be profiled for a turbo/FI setup. A cam with a lesser duration similar to an N/A car is what you'd want to properly match the lowered velocity from the increased pressure, oxygen and fuel density. Expect to pay at least $300 for a decent cam, plus you'll need upgraded valve springs at a minimum, which run a couple hundred bucks...as said if you aren't installing yourself you have to account for labor, which will be significant.

As far as tuners...the big changes to shifting/firmness is strictly regarding the slushbox autos...you will probably see some gains ~10rwhp 12 tq from a mild tune and also have the ability to adjust for gear/tire changes, raise speed/rev limiters and clear any codes.

Gears are a great bang for you buck mod but they do require professional installation...it's worthwhile to pick up a traction lok differential to install at the same time. ~200 for the tlok and 150-200 for the gears...plus 300-500 for install and other misc costs such as rebuild kits and oil/friction modifier.
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your going to need stronger internals if you want to turbo it.
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i appreciate the feed back, duely noted on cams and valves, and such. i was looking into maybe a stage two clutch and flywheel combo set, cuz right now my shirt shifter hate being slapped around and not getting to gears quick enough
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