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Old 03-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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i recently just bought my first mustang which is a 01 v6 (3.8L) im looking to doing mods. i thought about doing the 4.3L stroker motor from supersixmotorsports or doing a 4.6l or 5.0l engine swap and upgrading them. im just not sure which one i should do? i know they require a lot of time and money but this is a project and just would like to know what the best decision would b.

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i recently just bought my first mustang which is a 01 v6 (3.8L) im looking to doing mods. i thought about doing the 4.3L stroker motor from supersixmotorsports or doing a 4.6l or 5.0l engine swap and upgrading them. im just not sure which one i should do? i know they require a lot of time and money but this is a project and just would like to know what the best decision would b.

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Without doing engine swap best bet would be gears tuner exhaust cai
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if this is going to be your daily driver and has to be reliable I would really think about the hassle, cost, and time it takes to get it running and running good... it often times becomes a money pit and a never ending line of issues/money needed to fix it. It can get old QUICK.
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Thanks for the input guys. This is not goin to my daily driver as i have a truck that i drive everyday i really bought this car as a project car. i would like to turn it into a sleeper/drag car and just would like to know the best way i should go about it..
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If ya wanna make it a sleeper I would put a 4.6 from 99 or newer in it without changing any badging or body panels/bumpers/etc. make sure you do a rearend swap first
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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Sleeper? Whew, this is going to be an expensive project now matter what you choose to do.....

Building a Six:
Forged Internals (4.2 is a good place to start)
Upgraded BRAKES / Suspension (Need to do this with a V8 swap anyway)
8.8" rear with 4.11's (Need to get an 8.8" for V8 anyway... get gears too)
O/R Exhaust with longtubes (Gonna need new exhaust for a V8 swap)
TUNER! (You'll want one for a V8 swap too right)
Windstar Upper (match ported to lower)
Ported Heads
Ported Lower Intake
CAM!
and finally
NITROUS! (sleepers don't want the whine of a supercharger or turbo, RIGHT?)

Swapping in a V8 is labor intensive and expensive considering all of the under-hood parts, computer harness crap, and assorted other suspension, exhaust, brake upgrades. You are going to duplicate many of the expenses regardless of which engine you use.

With a V8 you are NOT going to go to all of this work and expense to just toss in a junk yard engine, so building/buying a "worthy" V8 is gonna really add $$$$$$

Just my 2 cents... The built V6 is the route I would take.......
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thanks everyone for ur input and i really appreciate the list just_john i think im goin to go your route
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