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Old 09-22-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Hey guys should I swap to a 5.0 or just beef up my 4.6l I wanna no what would be better

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Swap will always be the answer lol

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If you have the resources and cash to definitely do the swap. I considered a coyote swap for my 01, but after seeing everything involved I just decided to build and boost mine.


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Old 09-22-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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So should I just boost and build then

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Old 09-22-2014, 06:18 PM   #5
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How much money are you looking to spend and what are your goals?

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Well I just wanna make some goals for now I haven't had her that long and I'm just wondering what's best

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If you are in favor of the mustang exhaust note that comes from 4.6L and 5.0 pushrod engines, then you are not going to like a coyote swap. A coyote engine sounds nothing like a mustang in my opinion. It might be cheaper to swap vs upgrading your 4.6L, but I like my mustang note mine produces. And I also like doing what others are not doing too. Being different is not all that bad. Either way you go, rebuilding your 4.6L or swapping in a Coyote motor, it is expensive nevertheless.
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:37 PM   #8
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Well what could I do to beef my motor

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Forged rods, pistons and crank, Trick Flow heads, custom grind cams, and a lot of boost.


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Nate asked the best question... What are your goals for the car?

Are you going to use it as your daily driver? Or are you wanting to get into the race for "Baddest car on the street" in your town?
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:55 PM   #11
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I only use it In summer and I wanna rip the road apart

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Ok Ryan. All you need to do is this.^

And a bunch of suspension work to get the power to the ground.

Follow along with what Soccerluvr4 is doing with his car. His will be about as modified as you can get and still drive it on the street.
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Remember power is useless if you can't get it to the ground. Suspension and tires go a long way.


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Old 09-22-2014, 07:14 PM   #14
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And here is a good place to start learning about doing the basic modifications to these engines.
1996 - 2004: Beginner's guide to bolting-on power gains

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Old 09-23-2014, 10:18 AM   #15
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Sell your car and take all that money you were going to spend making inot a street monster plus what you got for your 2V and buy a 2011 GT. It will be cheaper. I'm not joking.
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Don't like those models I love my model

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So THERE Scotty...

I prefer our cars over the later models, so far, as well. I'd probably have a different opinion if I drove it everyday though.
They are a hell of a lot simpler to work on, that's for sure!
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Then swap it. You are just going to have to do a lot more in the way of suspension to get to where the S197s start. The 1978 Fairlane chassis (all mustangs from 79-04) is a limp noodle and the 4 link suspension setup out back is horrific. Needs to be converted to a torque arm/panhard setup or a beefed IRS, neither of which is cheap. The 05-up models need a simple set of control arms to accomplish the same thing and already have subframes and a panhard bar.
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So THERE Scotty...

I prefer our cars over the later models, so far, as well. I'd probably have a different opinion if I drove it everyday though.
They are a hell of a lot simpler to work on, that's for sure!
Lulz, I agree that the new edge is dead sexy. If I was to get another SN95 it would be an 04 automatic with low miles. That transmission in the 04s will take 600+ft lbs with ease.

And actually, for drag only cars or dedicated straight line street cars, you can weld and re-inforce the torque boxes and run spherical end link uppers and lowers and and anti-roll bar and cut some real good 60 ft times. Just don't try to take any corners at any sort of decent rate of speed.
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Just don't try to take any corners at any sort of decent rate of speed.
Think of who you are talking to Scotty lmao.
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+1 on sell your car and buy a 2011 GT, once you drive it you wont care what it looks like
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Na I'm good

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Thanks for all the info guys

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Think of who you are talking to Scotty lmao.
I know YOU did that, I'm talking about the OP lol. Honestly... with as much as the TA/PHB weighs plus the issues with exhaust and the PHB and the bushing kits available for the IRS, I think the IRS is a better choice for road racers or even DDs. Road racers aren't going to have the axle cock to one side if you hit a burm with your inside wheel, just that wheel will come up and the outside wheel will stay planted. Plus the IRS is literally a SLA for the rear of the car. DD pplz, the underaxle exhaust is just sexay and unless you are into max effort straight line stuffs, the IRS will be totally fine.

IRS+FTBR kit=very stout rear that will have no wheel hop and none of the liveaxle issues. Yeah its a heavy beast but not all that much more than the TA/PHB/LA setup. Plus its weight at the back of the car where it's not going to hurt it near as much as if you added 100lbs to the nose.
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