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Old 09-09-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Mods all v6 mustang should have

I think all v6 should have a tlock to do a two whee burnout.
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Unless they can do an 8.8 swap for the same price, but yes I agree 100%!
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A V8 lol.
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Do the Idle Air Control Valve mod!
Cold Air Intake AND Exhaust upgrade to let that thing BREATHE!'
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A V8 lol.
The typical help from a gt owner on a v6 thread.

---------- Post added at 07:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:29 PM ----------

If you're serious into modding, 96-98 windstar upper intake and a dual exhaust.
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Do the Idle Air Control Valve mod!
Cold Air Intake AND Exhaust upgrade to let that thing BREATHE!'
How do you do this mod?
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How do you do this mod?
You get a piece of sheet metal, cut it the same shape as an IAC gasket (that rhombus shape) then drill a hole 3/16" on the top and 1/2" on the bottom, then put that between the gasket and the IAC valve, someone correct me if i'm wrong. Also, i thought this was only for standards, so the RPM's won't hang.
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There are many How-To's but here is what I did........

Buy a pair of (2) IAC gaskets at the parts store for $1.50 each,
Take a gasket and trace it out on a thin piece of sheet metal.
I used 18 gauge steel sheet from the scrap bin at work.
I traced the gasket and cut the sheet metal to size, drilled a 1/2 inch hole in the bottom, or outlet
and a 3/16 hole in the top, or intake side.
This reduces the amount of air going through the valve.
Sandwich the new steel plate between the two new gaskets and bolt it together.

The after-effect of this mod is that it eliminates the engines "hang" or "hover" when you let off of the accelerator to shift gears . Your car will behave like a pre-computer car/truck, meaning when you let off the gas your engine RPMs will DROP FAST! Just like your grandpa's 1968 Ford F100 truck or whatever.

My car was worse than just hanging... it would actually INCREASE engine RPM when I pushed in the clutch... I'd be cruising along at 2000, push in the clutch to shift gears and watch the tach jump to 3000 for no reason?? Yeah, that was enough to get me to do the mod...
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A V8 lol.
from having one of each in the last couple years...i'll say depending on what you want a v8 might be the best choice. if power and tq is what you want you can't go wrong with a better platform to build on. however i will say if you're into handing and road racing a v6 is a great choice. pro's and con's for both.
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from having one of each in the last couple years...i'll say depending on what you want a v8 might be the best choice. if power and tq is what you want you can't go wrong with a better platform to build on. however i will say if you're into handing and road racing a v6 is a great choice. pro's and con's for both.
I got both too but I like both and my v6 is my dd
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Road racing?
god yes...if you have never done it do so.
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You get a piece of sheet metal, cut it the same shape as an IAC gasket (that rhombus shape) then drill a hole 3/16" on the top and 1/2" on the bottom, then put that between the gasket and the IAC valve, someone correct me if i'm wrong. Also, i thought this was only for standards, so the RPM's won't hang.
Can it be done to single port 3.8s?
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Can it be done to single port 3.8s?
Of course!
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hmmm im doin this for sure
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hmmm im doin this for sure
Me too haha
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You get a piece of sheet metal, cut it the same shape as an IAC gasket (that rhombus shape) then drill a hole 3/16" on the top and 1/2" on the bottom, then put that between the gasket and the IAC valve, someone correct me if i'm wrong. Also, i thought this was only for standards, so the RPM's won't hang.
But what do you mean 3/16 on top and 1/2 on bottom?
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Can't you just use the gasket instead of sheet metal?.
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CAI or k&n intake, duel exhaust, tune are te top three then I'd say gas pedal mod, 8.8 rearend with 4.1 or 3.73 gears, and long tube headers
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You def need a dual exhaust, headers, x pipe, cold air intake, and lowing springs... And ifyou want change the suspension lol
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There are many How-To's but here is what I did........

Buy a pair of (2) IAC gaskets at the parts store for $1.50 each,
Take a gasket and trace it out on a thin piece of sheet metal.
I used 18 gauge steel sheet from the scrap bin at work.
I traced the gasket and cut the sheet metal to size, drilled a 1/2 inch hole in the bottom, or outlet
and a 3/16 hole in the top, or intake side.
This reduces the amount of air going through the valve.
Sandwich the new steel plate between the two new gaskets and bolt it together.

The after-effect of this mod is that it eliminates the engines "hang" or "hover" when you let off of the accelerator to shift gears . Your car will behave like a pre-computer car/truck, meaning when you let off the gas your engine RPMs will DROP FAST! Just like your grandpa's 1968 Ford F100 truck or whatever.

My car was worse than just hanging... it would actually INCREASE engine RPM when I pushed in the clutch... I'd be cruising along at 2000, push in the clutch to shift gears and watch the tach jump to 3000 for no reason?? Yeah, that was enough to get me to do the mod...
What do you mean by a 1/2" hole in the bottom and 3/16" in the top though? I might try and do this mod this weekend if I can. And does anybody know how to do the gas peddle mod I wanna try that too
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The piece of metal you cut. In between the gasket it has 2 separate areas.


What you are doing is restricting the amount of air the Intake Air Control controls. Thus lowering the RPMs in between shifts. If you are a great driver you can get perfect power bands by shifting at the right time and starting at the bottom of the power band. This can cause you to get the full range of the power band. PERSION DRIVING! I hope I explained this well enough.
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There are many How-To's but here is what I did........

Buy a pair of (2) IAC gaskets at the parts store for $1.50 each,
Take a gasket and trace it out on a thin piece of sheet metal.
I used 18 gauge steel sheet from the scrap bin at work.
I traced the gasket and cut the sheet metal to size, drilled a 1/2 inch hole in the bottom, or outlet
and a 3/16 hole in the top, or intake side.
This reduces the amount of air going through the valve.
Sandwich the new steel plate between the two new gaskets and bolt it together.

The after-effect of this mod is that it eliminates the engines "hang" or "hover" when you let off of the accelerator to shift gears . Your car will behave like a pre-computer car/truck, meaning when you let off the gas your engine RPMs will DROP FAST! Just like your grandpa's 1968 Ford F100 truck or whatever.

My car was worse than just hanging... it would actually INCREASE engine RPM when I pushed in the clutch... I'd be cruising along at 2000, push in the clutch to shift gears and watch the tach jump to 3000 for no reason?? Yeah, that was enough to get me to do the mod...
Wouldn't you not want the rpm's to fall a lot because our power only really picks up in the higher rpm range?
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Wouldn't you not want the rpm's to fall a lot because our power only really picks up in the higher rpm range?
The mod doesn't make the rpm's "fall" it eliminates hang rpm's on standard stangs, so when you let off the gas the rpm's drop immediately.
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The mod doesn't make the rpm's "fall" it eliminates hang rpm's on standard stangs, so when you let off the gas the rpm's drop immediately.
Ya I have a manual and I know what your saying but doesn't the hang keep the car from getting "doggy" as the rpm's fall to below where our power kicks in?
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Ya I have a manual and I know what your saying but doesn't the hang keep the car from getting "doggy" as the rpm's fall to below where our power kicks in?
I'm sure if that happened then no one would be doing this mod! Lol
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I'm sure if that happened then no one would be doing this mod! Lol
Have you done this? How is this supposed to help our cars other than to reduce the hang, because I don't find it very annoying if that is the only reason to do this.
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What do you mean by a 1/2" hole in the bottom and 3/16" in the top though? I might try and do this mod this weekend if I can. And does anybody know how to do the gas peddle mod I wanna try that too
The gas pedal mod is when you take a 1 inch nylon spacer and zip tie it in front of the metal piece on the end of the throttle cable and it sits your pedal up alot higher and gets rid of all the slack in the line so your throttle response feels awesome afterwards! Best 25 cent you'll ever spend!
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The gas pedal mod is when you take a 1 inch nylon spacer and zip tie it in front of the metal piece on the end of the throttle cable and it sits your pedal up alot higher and gets rid of all the slack in the line so your throttle response feels awesome afterwards! Best 25 cent you'll ever spend!
Where do I get the nylon spacer?
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Where do I get the nylon spacer?
Lowes has a whole drawer full but yeah anywhere like that. Google v6 mustang gas pedal mod and there's a tutorial on how to do it. I had to have my girlfriend to crawl up under to reach the gas pedal cause I was too big lol
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