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Old 04-23-2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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4.6L 2V - What options?

I'm not looking for any detailed answers, but does anyone have a good reference that I could use to see what my options are for my 01 Gt 5spd, drivetrain wise?

I was thinking supercharger originally? But that seems pricey for an engine i probably shouldn't dump any money into. Then im reading a about these new Trickflow heads, but im still skeptical about replacing internals and losing driveability (did it on an F-body and wished i wouldve left it stock).

Say I want to put a Cobra motor in it, supercharged or not, where the heck do I find out what is easily doable and what I should avoid. What I want is more power, and i dont want to lose any drivability. I like no check engine lights, running converters for passing emissions, smooth running/driving, etc... Hence the fact I'm thinking about doing a motor swap, to another "stock" motor.

Dont tell me to sell it and buy another car. Thats not an option, i bought the car from a family member for cheap, and the car is spotless. Plus I want something to mess with when I get some cash.

Any websites, specific people to talk to, etc, would be appreciated. I just need to get my bearings on what kind of undertaking this is.
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Pick up the June issue of 5,0 magazine. It has a good article on engine swaps. They say swapping to a 4v motor isnt too bad. You could also supercharge it with low boost and a safe tune. I don't think you will sacrafice much drivability and you can easily get 350 rwhp and be really safe
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Funny story....

Sitting in front of me at work, havent opened it yet, LOL!

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I read the article in 5.0 mag about the trickflow heads/comp cams and they seemed to be a good way togo for solid power (not sure the cost of the heads). I have a 2002gt and have been considering what I might do in the future to increase power without losing drivability. I already have all the basic bolt-ons and don't want a 5k supercharger.
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Re: 4.6L 2V - What options?

Swap in a 3v. That random valve makes a huge difference!
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Swap in a 3v. That random valve makes a huge difference!
I am very unfamiliar with the 3v engines. Are they in stock form, able to to handle and produce more horsepower than the 2v? Just curious. Thats with some type of forced induction or n2o.
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i fear the 3vs...
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2v>3v anyday
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2v>3v anyday
i fear them because of the spark plug issue they have had. aint worth it. go with 2v or 4v
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IMO 4v>2v>lsx>3v lol I NEVER owned one but my buddies. Have lots of problems and are slowish. I didn't believe it when one of them started spraying his car that spark plugs were like 20 a pop
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keep the engine you have , upgrade to the trick flow heads, cams ,and intake , you'll make close to 400hp with great driveability and no problems .... its all about the $$$$$$$ what can you spend ...........
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keep the engine you have , upgrade to the trick flow heads, cams ,and intake , you'll make close to 400hp with great driveability and no problems .... its all about the $$$$$$$ what can you spend ...........
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IMO 4v>2v>lsx>3v lol I NEVER owned one but my buddies. Have lots of problems and are slowish. I didn't believe it when one of them started spraying his car that spark plugs were like 20 a pop
2v is not greater than LSX.
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IMO 4v>2v>lsx>3v lol I NEVER owned one but my buddies. Have lots of problems and are slowish. I didn't believe it when one of them started spraying his car that spark plugs were like 20 a pop
I just paid 13 a piece for a colder spark in my 3v for my procharger. They are kind of pricey but they make lots of power with boost!
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I just paid 13 a piece for a colder spark in my 3v for my procharger. They are kind of pricey but they make lots of power with boost!
Damm that's high but well worth it and they are a must. How much boost u gonna make
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Re: 4.6L 2V - What options?

A lot of people don't know that all 2v 3v and 4v heads will fit the block you have.
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A lot of people don't know that all 2v 3v and 4v heads will fit the block you have.
Heard that's easier said than done and is alot of work that's why most people don't just switch from 2 valve heads to four. Iv never met anybody that has did that transformation
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A lot of people don't know that all 2v 3v and 4v heads will fit the block you have.
Proof?
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Damm that's high but well worth it and they are a must. How much boost u gonna make
I haven't put a boost gauge on it yet but it's supposed to be 10 psi
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Oh newbies lol. You should have joined a the site a couple years ago.
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Oh newbies lol. You should have joined a the site a couple years ago... texastboneking is the only on right here.
thats right!


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lol me too it definatly isn't just put together n drop in but is not that difficult my only problem is that I have to make an intake manifold for mine.
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lol me too it definatly isn't just put together n drop in but is not that difficult my only problem is that I have to make an intake manifold for mine.
Hmm box and twin turbos?
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lol me too it definatly isn't just put together n drop in but is not that difficult my only problem is that I have to make an intake manifold for mine.
manufacturing parts can be a challenge for some..
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