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Old 08-23-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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New Motor Help.

Ok so my 3.8 threw a rod last January, I am ready to start working on her again. Which motors are compatible with my vehicle? Its a 2k V6 5-speed. Ideally I would like to keep the accessories I currently have so I can just worry about dropping in a new block and bolting on the extras. If you could when when you suggest a motor please give me the year ranges and models of cars it was in if you know them.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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either a 96-98 4.6 motor with a pi swap or a 99-04 4.6 motor would be ok swaps...the pi swapped 96-98 motor would be the more powerful of the two. a donor car would be a good touch here to swap over all you'll need
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Re: New Motor Help.

I am now on a limited budget. So its a bit easier for me to just get a motor rather than a full car.
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just grab a 4.2 bottom end it'll drop right in with just changing over a few things from a 01-04 style mustang V6, look at the thread stickied to the top of the sixer forum, explains everything and even has a parts list

if you're going to do a V8 swap you'll want a donor car, it's the only sane way to do it lol
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either a 96-98 4.6 motor with a pi swap or a 99-04 4.6 motor would be ok swaps...the pi swapped 96-98 motor would be the more powerful of the two. a donor car would be a good touch here to swap over all you'll need
How would a 96-98 with a PI swap be more powerful?
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How would a 96-98 with a PI swap be more powerful?
the older motors have more compression than the 99-04 gt's when paired with PI heads
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How would a 96-98 with a PI swap be more powerful?
compression difference...it's a good 30+ rwhp more powerful on most swaps. it was nice when we finished my friends in his 97 GT....mixed that with an SCT tune and exhaust and it was a fun car...
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Oh sweet thanks y'all
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Oh sweet thanks y'all
np...i always thought if i was gonna swap in a 2v 4.6 i'd rather go that route..especially after having an 04 GT i'd like something with a bit more kick
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I will look at the thread in a sec, thank you very much. Right now the bacon on the stove has priority.
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I will look at the thread in a sec, thank you very much. Right now the bacon on the stove has priority.
lmfao that would be a good idea
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