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Old 03-22-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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I want to keep the 3.8 liter v6 in my mustang but i want performance?

I want to put performance parts in the v-6 that i have because i dont want a v-8 but i dont want a 4 banger either. I want performance parts like roller rockers, performance cam, push rods, bearings, headers, exhaust. fuel system, brakes, pistons, heads, etc. I know they exist b ut I dont know where to find them at so no telling me put a v-8 in it. i enjoy the v-6 thats in it.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:06 PM   #2
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I want to keep the 3.8 liter v6 in my mustang but i want performance?

the person that gave the links is right , also what a lot of people forget is to reduce weight , don't take off sway bars ( that's straight line only stuff ) but there are several pounds of sound deadner in that thing , a rear seat , steel hood, glass is heavier than lexan , a.c.?, loose it , fibreglass buckets , carbon fibre doo-dads etc. etc. unless you are prepared to cage it don't take out the door beams , but you should be able to drop 300 lbs. easy .
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:41 PM   #3
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I want to keep the 3.8 liter v6 in my mustang but i want performance?

You will grow tired out of money and still have a V-6. Most of the performance parts are for us V-8 guys. Crane, Comp cams Have roller set-up for your 3.8 but it has been my experence the engine heads are not designed for high flow.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:55 PM   #4
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Several GREAT answers, DON'T trash the V-6. I also use items for V-6's and 4's (people don't understand how much potential they both have) from Racer Walsh in Jacksonville, Fl.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:17 PM   #5
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I want to keep the 3.8 liter v6 in my mustang but i want performance?

Have you ever heard of Clifford Parts? They are in L.A. and specialize in the six!
http://www.cliffordperformance.com/Site04/Home.htm

Here is a great group for the Ford Six, lots of photos, files and Links
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:31 PM   #6
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.main thing to remember is computer can't compensate for modifications. start there first.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:47 PM   #7
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I want to keep the 3.8 liter v6 in my mustang but i want performance?

www.3.8mustang.com

a good place to start.
don't forget the little things, like re-chipping, electric water pumps, air filters exhaust systems. this sight will help find most things you need.

www.tmaturbo.com
if you want to take it that far, they have entire kits for the 3.8 v6 but make sure your engine is in good enough shape before buying

you can take it well over 400 hp if you want to spend the money, its all a question of money and time
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:37 PM   #8
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There are some centrifigal superchargers (vortech, pro-charger, powerdyne) that can help you run with a stock GT. They start at about $2,000 plus install. Lower gears (3:73 maybe) are crucial and they are a couple hundred. You gotta spend quite a bit to get big performance though.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #9
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I want to keep the 3.8 liter v6 in my mustang but i want performance?

I agree with the Clifford's response.
and as far as 4,6, or 8's go, the 4 has JUST as much potential as any other engine. Money Talks and B/S walks.

I would start with a set of Clifford headers, high flow cat(s) and no more than 3 inch pipes. A high flow air filter such as K&N (there are several companies that offer great filters) with a cold air intake tube is essential for power. Get the next size up (or two) throttle body/spacer.
I am not sure if any heads are available for high flow but look into it.
I also agree with subscribing to one or two mustang pubs.
That is where you are going to find vendors and information!!!

Good Luck with the pony!!!
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:46 PM   #10
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I want to keep the 3.8 liter v6 in my mustang but i want performance?

I love my V6 too. I hate hearing about how the 6's suck. People can be such...well, we won't get into that on here. Anyway, here's some ideas.

www.fastfords.com
www.modifiedmustangs.com
www.mustangtuner.com

Also, do yourself a favor and subscribe to a Mustang magazine or two. I don't know an incredible lot about my Mustang, haven't had it a year yet, but I am learning fairly quickly and am ready to do dual exhaust Magnaflow soon.

Hope it helps.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:43 PM   #11
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I want to keep the 3.8 liter v6 in my mustang but i want performance?

i have heard of people putting the 4.2 heads on their 3.8 mustangs. the two engines use the same block, but the head is bigger for the truck.
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