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Old 05-29-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Just bought a 09' V6... Wondering what performance route I should take. Some options I've considered are:

Cold air intake, dual exhaust, cams, NOS, boring/honing, bama tuner, 70mm throttle body, intake spacer, and coil pack w/ wires upgrade. (Not really in any order)

Or, I've been considering just saving to get the 5.0 coyote, but I'm not sure how much other stuff besides the motor I would need to make the swap. Such as whether the 5-speed in the v6 would bolt to it, wiring, computer, etc... Any thoughts on this...

I'd be willing to spend up to $10,000 for a motor swap. Otherwise, I'd only want to spend $2,000-$3,000 to upgrade the v6, and trade it in after a few years.

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Nice mod list.


I say start exhaust, then cai/tuner
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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To do a motor swap is much more than just engine & trans. You'll need a new stronger axle, computer & more. I'd save up and just buy a used 5.0. I was thinking the same but I like being debt free no month payments.
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I think the $2,000-3,000 mod route would be not only cheaper but a lot of fun, believe it or not our V6's do have potential in them. I wouldn't recommend the motor swap, just because the multitude of modifications to do it correctly. It'll never be or beat a 5.0 though.

Ride that '09 pony out for the next 3-5 years or so then purchase a shiny new one from Ford or find a 2011+ one with low miles (that's what I'd like to do at least).

Very clean and classy '09 you got there, one of my favorite years.
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I think the $2,000-3,000 mod route would be not only cheaper but a lot of fun, believe it or not our V6's do have potential in them. I wouldn't recommend the motor swap, just because the multitude of modifications to do it correctly. It'll never be or beat a 5.0 though.

Ride that '09 pony out for the next 3-5 years or so then purchase a shiny new one from Ford or find a 2011+ one with low miles (that's what I'd like to do at least).

Very clean and classy '09 you got there, one of my favorite years.
You could come close with the right set up! But that requires so much more money obviously am is out of question. But I think building up your v6 as far as it can go will not only be fun, but will also give you a lot of satisfaction beating older GT's and possibly 5.0's.. I know that's what I'm doin
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:37 AM   #6
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Thank you guys for the advice. So, with a V8 off the table, it looks like I'm going into Chet Wilson's garage tonight to see about a bore and hone I'll post my project in the appropriate thread when I get started
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Nice car Remi, I just bought my '09 V6 two weeks ago. My first project will definitely be the dual exhaust. Was looking at the Pypes setups but not sure what's the best upgrade for my v6.
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Nice car Remi, I just bought my '09 V6 two weeks ago. My first project will definitely be the dual exhaust. Was looking at the Pypes setups but not sure what's the best upgrade for my v6.
Thanks I love the panoramic roof on it. ...As far as the most bank for the buck, a tuner is probably the first mod I'll do. Its an instant 15-20hp. Plus, any other mod you add is going to need the tuner to get the most out of it anyway. Fortunately, mine has every option on it. (Shaker 500, power everything, ext) Plus its had the side scoops, hood scoop, grill, and spoiler already added. And this one came stock with 18" chrome wheels. So, I can wait a while before adding appearence stuff to it. Which is nice.
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Nice car Remi, I just bought my '09 V6 two weeks ago. My first project will definitely be the dual exhaust. Was looking at the Pypes setups but not sure what's the best upgrade for my v6.
I'm goin with BBK x pipe and flowmaster outlaw axle backs. Sounds great. Don't get pypes, they hang a little lower
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I'm goin with BBK x pipe and flowmaster outlaw axle backs. Sounds great. Don't get pypes, they hang a little lower
Put a video when you get it installed
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Put a video when you get it installed
Should be a few weeks. But I will. I'll start a new thread
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Go with the Tokico adjustable struts, some decent sport springs and some swaybars to get it to handle better(youll need caster bolts or plates to go with it)...slap some decent rubber on to aftermarket staggered wheels...open up the exhaust and intake, rip out an 8.8 from a newer model (make sure its got 3.73s in it and get it cheap from a junkyard), get some upper and lower control arms (rear upper must be adjustable and you should get it before you get a new driveshaft otherwise you cant adjust the pinion angle and youll cause damage) and get a new driveshaft...dont forget the tuner either! And if you really want you can throw on a supercharger but you should wait til the 1 piece driveshaft to put one on. Then you can head to supersix motorsports and get some internals! (Or get internals and supercharger at the same time). THEN work on exterior stuff . Thats how my list is going, bit of a different order but Im not getting any power adders until i get rear end and driveshaft and probably internals as well.
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Go with the Tokico adjustable struts, some decent sport springs and some swaybars to get it to handle better(youll need caster bolts or plates to go with it)...slap some decent rubber on to aftermarket staggered wheels...open up the exhaust and intake, rip out an 8.8 from a newer model (make sure its got 3.73s in it and get it cheap from a junkyard), get some upper and lower control arms (rear upper must be adjustable and you should get it before you get a new driveshaft otherwise you cant adjust the pinion angle and youll cause damage) and get a new driveshaft...dont forget the tuner either! And if you really want you can throw on a supercharger but you should wait til the 1 piece driveshaft to put one on. Then you can head to supersix motorsports and get some internals! (Or get internals and supercharger at the same time). THEN work on exterior stuff . Thats how my list is going, bit of a different order but Im not getting any power adders until i get rear end and driveshaft and probably internals as well.
Thanks for the tips!
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