Originally Posted by Raymond
Hey this is what I would like to do I have a 1996 mustang 3.8 I bought from my cousin for my daughter she likes the vader body style he had done but would like to have the power as well as the looks. I would like to put in at least a 4.6 or better a 302 want at least to get 300 hp in her, just wondering if anyone knows what extra I would need to do to the springs, struts, steering and or frame to hold the upgraded engine.
first i'd ditch the body kit if it was me..but that's just a personal preference. generally a body kit doesn't make it look like it has power...usually makes it look like it's underpowered and probably full of neon
ok to your engine questions. my reccomendation would be to grab a 4.6 out of an sn95 (96-98) and do a pi swap on it. thanks to the compression difference it'll put out probably 260 to the wheels with added bolt ons. more then enough power for your daughter. add in some gears, and some chassis parts and you'll be happy.
hope that helps man...the reason i don't reccomend a new edge 4.6 is because its not the power house most want