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Old 12-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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2v and 4v differences

What is the difference between a 2v and a 4v I am new here
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What is the difference between a 2v and a 4v I am new here
Each cylinder has 4 valves instead of 2
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Each cylinder has 4 valves instead of 2
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Also different heads, two more camshafts, and different compression ratio. The 4v also has the ability to rev higher and has more top end where the 2v is more built for low end. IMO 4v are better.
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Also different heads, two more camshafts, and different compression ratio. The 4v also has the ability to rev higher and has more top end where the 2v is more built for low end. IMO 4v are better.
And they respond better to bolt ons
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How would I change my car to 4v?
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Motor swap is easiest
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And I'm guessing the 4v is better then the 2?
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And I'm guessing the 4v is better then the 2?
It flows better and produces more horses. Depends on how you look at it. Some ppl love their 2v and think its better. And same goes for 4v owners. But mod for mod you'll get more out of a 4v and a 4v produces more hp stock. 4v have 4 valves and dual overhead cams. Compared 2v with 2 valves and single overhead cam. But that doesn't mean you can get just as much power out of a 2v
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It flows better and produces more horses. Depends on how you look at it. Some ppl love their 2v and think its better. And same goes for 4v owners. But mod for mod you'll get more out of a 4v and a 4v produces more hp stock. 4v have 4 valves and dual overhead cams. Compared 2v with 2 valves and single overhead cam. But that doesn't mean you can get just as much power out of a 2v
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4v also sound different than 2v.
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Alright but to go from a 2v to a 4v how hard would it be? Like say you have a teksid block fully built bottom end with no timing cover heads cams any of that. What all do you need to make it a 4v?
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buy a 4v engine from a mach one or from a cobra.
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Take it from someone who learned the hard way. If you have the chance to get a Cobra/Mach 1 do it. I had my GT and loved it but after 400-420hp its only a matter of time until you have to build the engine. It takes WAY WAY more cash to make power through a 2v like a 4v does. People will say Cams cost more on 4v because your paying for 4 of them instead of 2 but cams do not net you the power thats worth the cost unless your above 800hp and even then the stock cams hold up just fine. IMO sense I have done it, find a 4v car and save yourself the headache unless you really want to do a swap. If your gonna do a swap like that as well I suggest you find something worth swapping like a Termi engine or a 5.4L 4v that you can build. Hope it helps ~Haro
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Alright but to go from a 2v to a 4v how hard would it be? Like say you have a teksid block fully built bottom end with no timing cover heads cams any of that. What all do you need to make it a 4v?
Find a set of 4v heads fully assembled... 03-04 cobra heads would be the best if your goin fi... They have awesome cams from the factory. Then order timing chains for a 4valve motor. Get a 4valve intake... And get a timing cover for a 98 to 01 cobra or 1 off a Mach 1...
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Find a set of 4v heads fully assembled... 03-04 cobra heads would be the best if your goin fi... They have awesome cams from the factory. Then order timing chains for a 4valve motor. Get a 4valve intake... And get a timing cover for a 98 to 01 cobra or 1 off a Mach 1...
96 to 98 cobra had the best cams. And the b heads love FI cause of the twin intake ports. Talk to 32vnomad. He has dealership and service manuals and can give you the specs on everything 4v!
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96 to 98 cobra had the best cams. And the b heads love FI cause of the twin intake ports. Talk to 32vnomad. He has dealership and service manuals and can give you the specs on everything 4v!
C port are the best... If 96 to 98 was the best way to go then you would see more ppl doin a b port head swap.. And 96 to 98 might be for a n/a cam.... But 03/04 was made for fi, all they had in mind when ford had them made, well that and drive ability and longevity
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