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Old 12-18-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
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V8 turbo build?

I currently own a 2000 v6 mustang. Is there anyone out there who has done a similar swap 5,0 or otherwise? I'm trying to see what all is involved in it and possibly a rough pricing. Any and all advice is welcome ( new to the world of engine swaps)
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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I had this idea too. I actually had a thread going for a little. But essentially yeah it can be done. But in my opinion it's not really worth it. Purchasing the engine and ecu is a pretty penny. As well as the install, drivetrain mods, and other odds and ends. I love the concept but it's just not really cost effective. Especially with this new 5.0 coming out and the new 6 putting out 300+hp. You'd be almost better off just trading up to a gt or a new 6. But in the end it's your decision and your money. Personally I'd love to see the swap done and see what it took.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Yeah, I have been wanting to do it for awhile, BUT I have also been advised that I should look into taking my v6 and doing a twin turbo build and bore it out to a 4.0 from the 3.8
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I have been wanting a mach1 for years, but I am honestly too attached to trade it in for a newer mustang or the mach 1
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:16 PM   #5
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I had the 4.0 2010 model for about 9months and now I've got a 13 3.7. Now a days you can find a decent gt on craigslist for under 10g. I've been looking at that recently. I'm likening the look of your 6. I wouldn't get rid of it. That's a real ba car in mu opinion. Run your turbos. I'm gonna get a helion eventually.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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V8 turbo build?

That's nice. I'm still debating what to get first for mine. A Cai, a throttle body or a tuner. Right now I've got the money to have one of the 3
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Nice, yeah I really haven't dabbled into the car modding until recently. So all these ideas I'm having I'm not even sure what all I need for each option. I'm figuring that boreing my engine out and adding the turbo would be easiest and cheapest.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #9
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Not necessarily. Turbos can be pricey and so can engine work because you'll most likely need to retune your computer. I'm going with some bolt ins for now. But I know a lot of them will have to go away when force induction is added. I say if you're just getting into it start with small things under the hood to see how even small gains feel. So you don't get in over your head with maybe to much hp(even though it is a v6). Also it'll get you more familiar with your car
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:31 PM   #10
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That sounds like a good idea, and yeah I know with the boreing it would involve basically a whole engine rebuild and upgrade

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Just take on what you can handle and afford lol
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