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Old 09-07-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum, but I'd like to ask a few questions. I'm 16 so I'm on a fairly limited budget, but I own a 2000 Mustang V6 with an auto tranny, I was wondering what some good upgrades would be to make me go a lot faster cuz frankly right now she's pretty sluggish compared to what I'd like her to be, what would make me be able to compete with V8 trucks kinda thing... Thanks for any help!
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you can keep up with v8 trucks now....well at least my stock sixxer can. check out the v6 section over and see whats good man...then get an idea of what you want
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yeah yours should be able to now as long as it has been taking care of...oil changs,tune ups etc...get a catback exhuast go to a exhaust shop and they will make a dual catback for your v6 i bought mine off americanmuscle.com but it cost me 530 bucks for exhaust and installation...for you the cheaper route would be to have them do it...might cost 250-300...cold air intake...replace your stock plugs with ngk's...replace your oem spark plug wires with aftermarket wires...depending on how many miles on your car you might want to replace your coil pack....with oem or aftermarket msd!!!
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With an auto tranny? The one guy that for some reason wants to race me has a Chevy short box with a 383 in it, pushing 450 hp, I got till next summer before we race, so I'm seeing how many mods I can do in that time... Thanks a lot for the advice guys, I'm wondering if it would be worth it to switch to a manual tranny(get it swapped) or if I should stick to auto and just get it beefed up a bit?
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:32 AM   #5
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Keep the auto imo....add a shift kit or jmod...and get a tune...ull love the firmer shifts that a stick cant keep up with

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SSo whys this guy wanting to race....seems there is more to the story
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He just wants to be seen beating a mustang, I just want to be able to give a good show and give the v6s a good name how much would a shift kit cost?
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He just wants to be seen beating a mustang, I just want to be able to give a good show and give the v6s a good name how much would a shift kit cost?
http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...Body-Shift-Kit

i think this is for both v6 and 8 idk?
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #8
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I'm asking about v6 but ya know... Lol
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #9
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Honestly man, I wouldn't mod your car with the outlook of beating a particular car or truck. You'll spend more money than you really want and the end results may not be worth it.

If this guy is so hell bent on "beating" a mustang why is he picking on a stock v6? Go take on a 4v v8 or built classic, then strut around

Anyways, my point is to remember there's always a faster car, so mod your car the way you want. A shift kit is a nice upgrade to our auto trannies. The jmod valve body is a popular one. You can also get your car tuned which will firm up the shift points as well.

Exhaust, CAI are the basic starter mods. Gears and a limited slip will get you off the line quicker and some suspension mods will help plant the power to the ground better.
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Thanks a lot everyone, true sonicpony, I'll mod my car the way I want, I'm thinking chip, cold air, throttle body, and possibly a supercharger. I guess a cars more about my identity than one race
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Quick question- would a 5.0L boss 302 crate engine fit fairly easily in my 2000 v6?
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Quick question- would a 5.0L boss 302 crate engine fit fairly easily in my 2000 v6?
not with your small budget
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Would it take a stupid amount of modding or would the engine itself cost the money do you mean?
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well the new 5.0 coyote crate itself cost around 7k or so. thats not including all the other crap u need to go along with it. its a good idea to do if the money was there. then u still need to upgrade suspension, exhaust, and ur rear end , etc.

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i would look for a 4v4.6 from a cobra if i was doing a swap to a v8
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Yeah it's around 10,000 but only takes a few parts to finish, an alternator and a few little things...
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You can own trucks lmao.. Floor it and watch what happens. Put a tuner on jt and watch it fly. Makes it feel like a new car and mine was a manual. More for a auto. CAI, exhaust, those are some good starts.
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Yup, found a good chip through American muscle for around 250 or 300 with free tunes for life so I think I'll go with that and a cai for sure and I found a throttle body and lots of other quick power mods, a little work and it could be a pree quick car
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I would put the extra money into getting a flash tuner. New tunes can be emailed to you and downloaded at your house, you can read DTC codes and data log. It's worth the money. With a chip if you want a new tune you have to mail the chip back to bama to be reprogrammed
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I would put the extra money into getting a flash tuner. New tunes can be emailed to you and downloaded at your house, you can read DTC codes and data log. It's worth the money. With a chip if you want a new tune you have to mail the chip back to bama to be reprogrammed
+1 it's a lot more valuable. Might as well dish out another 50$ (you can email a AM representative for a code for being on this forums, I forget how much of it gives you) because it will be worth it.

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Get a bama tuner there like 400
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #21
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This chip can USB to computer, they apparently email tunes to you, has a tune switch and everything, only 3 tunes can be saved at once but oh well...
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