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Old 11-21-2014, 10:59 PM   #1
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V6 to V8 swap...

99-04 mustang v6

The easiest swap i heard was a 94-95 GT 5.0
And im sure it won't cost me 15000. I can find donar cars for 1000-2000 and do it with a few buds

Tips? Advice? Guides? Dont tell me "buy a GT"
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How much are you looking to spend? Top dollar you are willing to throw down.
Bc I don't suggest a pushrod 5.0. But let's see what your budget is first

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5000$

And why dont you suggest a pushrod5.0?
Ive seen many completed swaps by doing this
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Reason I do not suggest one is they do not make verry good power. However, if you can find one for dirt cheap, then you have money to do heads, cam, intake etc, then throw a small shot on top of that if wanted.

Or look for a 2v 4.6.

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I hear the 2v 4.6 is so muchharder to do than the pushrod
I dont see anyone doing 2v 4.6's
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Or is it better just supercharging the V6?
There's a procharger for about 4500$
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Or is it better just supercharging the V6?
There's a procharger for about 4500$
I'm a fan of supercharging the 3.8 but it will cost way more than the V8 swap to do it correctly. Take the advice Rapinator 126 gave you about the push rod motor. If you have a complete donor car that's in decent condition the v8 swap is the way to go. Just consider that just dropping a stock 5.0 in your car will not make it a ton faster. Great for exhaust sound but you'll be upset when a 99-04 2v car puts you in his rear view mirror. So long story short from someone who been there done that. If you want a v8 sell your car and get you a fair priced 99-04gt and enjoy it.


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I'm a fan of supercharging the 3.8 but it will cost way more than the V8 swap to do it correctly. Take the advice Rapinator 126 gave you about the push rod motor. If you have a complete donor car that's in decent condition the v8 swap is the way to go. Just consider that just dropping a stock 5.0 in your car will not make it a ton faster. Great for exhaust sound but you'll be upset when a 99-04 2v car puts you in his rear view mirror. So long story short from someone who been there done that. If you want a v8 sell your car and get you a fair priced 99-04gt and enjoy it.


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Thanks but hey man I really don't want to sell this car, and I wouldn't get much for it anyway...this car has been my little toy, and first Mustang. I painted her and she looks so much better than ever. It's a really nice car. With the money I've spent on this car (black saleens, duals, mach 1 chin and grille delete, tinted windows, tinted lights, rear valence and trunk lid blacked out, mustang letters black...I truly enjoy this car and even the V6 tone. I do want to get it faster, and I don't want to sell

I understand that 99-04 2V's would still walk on me but not only will it respected for a swap but I can also save up eventually for a supercharger. I want something different and this is something different.

Anyway, how difficult is this swap?
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Thanks but hey man I really don't want to sell this car, and I wouldn't get much for it anyway...this car has been my little toy, and first Mustang. I painted her and she looks so much better than ever. It's a really nice car. With the money I've spent on this car (black saleens, duals, mach 1 chin and grille delete, tinted windows, tinted lights, rear valence and trunk lid blacked out, mustang letters black...I truly enjoy this car and even the V6 tone. I do want to get it faster, and I don't want to sell

I understand that 99-04 2V's would still walk on me but not only will it respected for a swap but I can also save up eventually for a supercharger. I want something different and this is something different.

Anyway, how difficult is this swap?

A stock 5.0 is prolly slower than your sixxxer lolol
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What made those 5.0 foxes fast is that they were in a very light car. A 302 isn't exactly a "power house"
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Thanks but hey man I really don't want to sell this car, and I wouldn't get much for it anyway...this car has been my little toy, and first Mustang. I painted her and she looks so much better than ever. It's a really nice car. With the money I've spent on this car (black saleens, duals, mach 1 chin and grille delete, tinted windows, tinted lights, rear valence and trunk lid blacked out, mustang letters black...I truly enjoy this car and even the V6 tone. I do want to get it faster, and I don't want to sell

I understand that 99-04 2V's would still walk on me but not only will it respected for a swap but I can also save up eventually for a supercharger. I want something different and this is something different.

Anyway, how difficult is this swap?
If you have a donor car, the swap is pretty straight forward. I'm not 100% on the wiring though. You may have to swap the entire harness front to back. I've did a partial harness swap before its easy but time consuming. Didn't mean to throw the old buy a v8 line at you just wasn't sure of your plans. I wanted to do this swap on my 98 v6. But never got around to it. Basically put the cars side by side and start swapping. Start with the under side first. Just a side note, they had issues with the fuel lines on the 94-95gt so you might want to upgrade the rubber section that attaches to the injector rails. The hard lines are fine


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A stock 5.0 is prolly slower than your sixxxer lolol
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First off the pushrod 5.0 would beat the New Edge
215 > 190
Second of all the torque on the V8 will and is always superior to the New Edge's V6 no matter what
3) The 302 is something you can build off far better than the 3.8 V6's....and after i'm done I can easily spray nitrous as these motors respond well than the 3.8, or probably go supercharger which is what i'm planning on doing

You know you're not really answering my question are you? Instead of using snarky remarks why not just answer the question? If you don't have anything to say don't say anything at all

Thanks bigshow14 by the way. I pretty much was going to buy a donor car. Apparently you have to change all of the wire harnesses
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I'm considering doing the same swap to my 99 my wiring is bad messed up so mine will be a carbed 302


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The reason people are sarcastic is because v8 conversions are a common asked question that is seldomly preceded with a build. More people ask with great intentions, but very little follow through. People who know how to do the build seldom want to teach people because when the teacher elaborates in-depth the student does not know enough about mechanical conversion to take on the build. It is like talking to a brick wall. I am not saying you are stupid. Just saying this is a old repeated thread. You will need to turn watter into wine to get the right people to help you or search really old threads.
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The reason people are sarcastic is because v8 conversions are a common asked question that is seldomly preceded with a build. More people ask with great intentions, but very little follow through. People who know how to do the build seldom want to teach people because when the teacher elaborates in-depth the student does not know enough about mechanical conversion to take on the build. It is like talking to a brick wall. I am not saying you are stupid. Just saying this is a old repeated thread. You will need to turn watter into wine to get the right people to help you or search really old threads.
Well it's not an impossible thing. It seems easy when you have a donor car, and patience. I can't really find any old threads
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Well it's not an impossible thing. It seems easy when you have a donor car, and patience. I can't really find any old threads
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