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Old 06-05-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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v8 swap or supercharger?

I'm torn about what to do
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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I'm torn about what to do
It would cost too much to do a swap and time to be worth it for the price of doing the swap (engine,tranny,driveshaft,harness,CPU,rear end) you could have bought a GT already I say go supercharger or buy a GT but it depends on weather you are looking for more power then what a v6 can give you which is around 300hp and torque with a supercharger
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It would cost too much to do a swap and time to be worth it for the price of doing the swap (engine,tranny,driveshaft,harness,CPU,rear end) you could have bought a GT already I say go supercharger or buy a GT but it depends on weather you are looking for more power then what a v6 can give you which is around 300hp and torque with a supercharger
I agree, if you want a V8 then trade in your v6 and buy a whole car
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Re: v8 swap or supercharger?

I thought about the same thing. If I trade my car in I could break even paying it off and my credit card because of car parts, so I can get a GT. Or should I try to piece a F/I kit together?
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I thought about the same thing. If I trade my car in I could break even paying it off and my credit card because of car parts, so I can get a GT. Or should I try to piece a F/I kit together?
No don't bother with the Gt ull have the power your v6 didn't have and ull have the v8 sound and people won't say should have gotten a v8 and so forth lol and besides why bother trying to piece together a kit when clearly part of you wants to join the GT club
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No don't bother with the Gt ull have the power your v6 didn't have and ull have the v8 sound and people won't say should have gotten a v8 and so forth lol and besides why bother trying to piece together a kit when clearly part of you wants to join the GT club
Yeah just bite the bullet and get the gt!
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Yeah just bite the bullet and get the gt!
I totally agree with you, the GT will not disappoint you.

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No don't bother with the Gt ull have the power your v6 didn't have and ull have the v8 sound and people won't say should have gotten a v8 and so forth lol and besides why bother trying to piece together a kit when clearly part of you wants to join the GT club
How the hell do you think he will have the sound of a V8 with a V6??? And with a SC he will be at about the same level as a GT but pretty much maxed out on power, if he gets the GT then he will be able to upgrade even more.

If you want more power, sell your V6 and get a GT... Depending on what mods your car has right now you could sell it for a decent price and use that money for a GT...

I don't want to be a grammar nazi but can you please use punctuation Mady, its really hard to understand your posts if its just a run-on.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #8
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Re: v8 swap or supercharger?

Going to look around for a gt to see if there's one wih reasonable mileage and price. I have a 06 pony package with less than 58,000 miles on it. It has an air intake, throttle body, shorty headers, straight exhaust, coil pack, spark plug wires, spark plugs and custom tune. Would it help sell since I have every receipt from oil changes, replacement parts and performance parts? I would have to sell my car for at least $10,500
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Going to look around for a gt to see if there's one wih reasonable mileage and price. I have a 06 pony package with less than 58,000 miles on it. It has an air intake, throttle body, shorty headers, straight exhaust, coil pack, spark plug wires, spark plugs and custom tune. Would it help sell since I have every receipt from oil changes, replacement parts and performance parts? I would have to sell my car for at least $10,500
It all depends on your area for what the prices are for a GT... Around my area a 2005 or so GT will cost around 17k.... I'd say you could get around $11k at least for your car
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It all depends on your area for what the prices are for a GT... Around my area a 2005 or so GT will cost around 17k.... I'd say you could get around $11k at least for your car
Well, he did more to his v6 then I did. Also it was a typo; the v6 will never sound like a v8. Also for the price of a supercharger, a good one will cost around 6k. You are better off selling your car for around 12-13k. I sold mine for 12500.00 and you did more then I did, and have 20k less miles. Also I really don't bother with the periods and commas; when I'm doing a quick post. Hope my writing is to your standards. :p
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I'd just pick up a v8 they sound better and have more horsepower potential or pick up a parts GT from a wrecking yard pull the motor build it over time and swap it over
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U can get that car up to 400 rwhp.
Get some custom made pistons, forged rods, camshaft, and ported heads, port the upper/lower intakes, slap on some LTs, and get the S/C, pop on an 8.8 rear with 3.73s and go get get good tune.
There is a guy on another forum running 300rwhp with cam/head/exhaust/CAI/tune and 8.8 rear with I think 3.73s.

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On3performance makes a turbo for the 4.0 also

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For less than 4k maybe even less then 3k
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Re: v8 swap or supercharger?

Now I want a GT hahaha. Kelly Blue Book said I could get what I need out of it for being in good-very good condition. I might go try to find one, but only if I can sell mine and at least break even. I do miss the power, every other car I owned had plenty, but this is my first ford and a good learning experience. Either way, it would cost around the same, but so much more can be done with a GT.
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Now I want a GT hahaha. Kelly Blue Book said I could get what I need out of it for being in good-very good condition. I might go try to find one, but only if I can sell mine and at least break even. I do miss the power, every other car I owned had plenty, but this is my first ford and a good learning experience. Either way, it would cost around the same, but so much more can be done with a GT.
Unless u sell it privately u won't get 10k for it and a gt is more then 10k for a 05 with low miles
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Go ahead then, crush my hopes and dreams hahahaha just kidding. Yall have been very helpful tho and a GT around here is $17k. So F/I it is! Turbo $4k, procharger $5k, or charger x-treme $6k? Or 5.0 coyote $8k +swap? So many decisions! Too many to choose from! (head explodes)
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Just sell your car and use the money for a down payment on a 2013 5.0
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Go ahead then, crush my hopes and dreams hahahaha just kidding. Yall have been very helpful tho and a GT around here is $17k. So F/I it is! Turbo $4k, procharger $5k, or charger x-treme $6k? Or 5.0 coyote $8k +swap? So many decisions! Too many to choose from! (head explodes)
You need more than just the turbo or super system. You have practically rebuild the engine in order to keep it's durability cause our 4.0s are not meant for forced induction
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You need more than just the turbo or super system. You have practically rebuild the engine in order to keep it's durability cause our 4.0s are not meant for forced induction
Not true the super charger made by the explorer company will bring it up to 300 hp and torque without needing forged internals also just sell your car for 10-13 and use the extra 6k you have and buy a Gt u get the power and the sound what can be better plus u get a better platform to work with
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I got my 08 premium GT with the 5 spd for 22k out the door and she only had18k miles

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An that was even off a dealer lot with the warranty on it
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