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Old 04-27-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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5.0 vs 4.6

I am new to the mustang world and would like to know which is better and why. I understand 1995 was the last 5.0's and the 4.6 was new for 1996. I wany one of the two, but need some advice. Tks
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Re: 5.0 vs 4.6

If you are going to go with the 4.6 2V I would go with the 99 and up. That is when Ford went to the PI heads. Just an option if possible, I would go with the 4.6 4V (Cobra), much better platform to start with if you are looking for performance. 5.0 motors are easer and cheaper to pump up than 4.6 motors, I hope this helps.
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I am new to the mustang world and would like to know which is better and why. I understand 1995 was the last 5.0's and the 4.6 was new for 1996. I wany one of the two, but need some advice. Tks
if displacement bothers you, you can swap a 5.4 in place of the 4.6. The after market area for the 4.6 has really taken off recently. Lots of things you can do to them to make them power monsters.
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Re: 5.0 vs 4.6

when he says the 5.0's are cheaper to "pump up" he means it. They are alot cheaper just look at a summit magazine.
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Re: 5.0 vs 4.6

i love my 95. they are both good in their own rights. 5.0's are much cheaper to Mod and 5.0 parts are everywhere cheap. i had my 95 in the 12's for less than 2k.
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Re: 5.0 vs 4.6

on some mustang forums, this thread would really start a pissing match between the pushrod and modular guys.

but not here, i like em all. even though dat should just go ahead and get the mod motor jfwy
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on some mustang forums, this thread would really start a pissing match between the pushrod and modular guys.

but not here, i like em all. even though dat should just go ahead and get the mod motor jfwy
ahahaha!!!! not in this one. although, id love a 4 valve cobra engine in mine
the mod motors IMO just dont have the exciting off-idle torque like a good ole pushrod 5.0 does. the linear power bands of the mod motors just isnt as exciting if that makes sense

o yea gabe, get the 5.4 in there and lets race! i got something else in the works right now! ha!
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Re: 5.0 vs 4.6

I know where tyhey have a MKVIII 4.6 4V w/ 70,000 mi. for $400.

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ahahaha!!!! not in this one. although, id love a 4 valve cobra engine in mine
the mod motors IMO just dont have the exciting off-idle torque like a good ole pushrod 5.0 does. the linear power bands of the mod motors just isnt as exciting if that makes sense

o yea gabe, get the 5.4 in there and lets race! i got something else in the works right now! ha!
ure not ready for my slowness lol.
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Re: 5.0 vs 4.6

As someone who now owns 2 5.0's, a 4v 4.6 and a 2v 4.6 in the driveway....it doesn't matter. If you're wanting one easy to play with but want the sn95 body get a 94-95 with the 5.0 and call it done.

Personally...I like the sound of the 4.6's better, just a sound opinion though
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Re: 5.0 vs 4.6

5.0 hands down. Huge aftermarket, better sound, more torque, easier to work with, it's a freakin' 5.0.... the list goes on and on.
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Re: 5.0 vs 4.6

i got both worlds, a 95 gt and 96 gt.
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i got both worlds, a 95 gt and 96 gt.
let me know when you wrenchin on the 95! i love 94-95 mustangs!
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let me know when you wrenchin on the 95! i love 94-95 mustangs!
well the 95 is about to get another motor, picking it up in a week or 2, its a gt-40p motor. bought the car out of n.o. with the motor blown, but didnt know the motor was that bad until i was looking into it. sucks working nights and working on both cars on the weekend. i need a vacation. hopefully i can get the new clutch and tranny in the 96 since i got all the parts for it now. i got a whole drivetrain for that car i need to install, btw do u know of someone in br that can cut and repline axleshafts other than shipping them to moser?
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