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Old 05-04-2015, 09:45 PM   #1
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Making a 2006 v6 respectable?

I want my v6 to be right up there with the v8's and was wondering what would help doing that.


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It takes a bit of work to be honest. The 4.0 is Not too impressive and it is costly to build
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It takes a bit of work to be honest. The 4.0 is Not too impressive and it is costly to build

Would it be easier to just drop a 5.0 or 4.6 in?


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5.0 for sure, trust me it's not worth it to build a 4.0 I learned the hard way
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At the very least do the 4.6. Of you can do the 5.0 though that would be best
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5.0 for sure, trust me it's not worth it to build a 4.0 I learned the hard way

Ok thanks man. Whenever i get a chance ill do that instead of building on. Been getting a lot of crap from buddies of mine lol


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5.0 for sure, trust me it's not worth it to build a 4.0 I learned the hard way

Ok thanks man. Whenever i get a chance ill do that instead of building on.


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But doing a v8 swap keep in mind you need rear end and braking system drive shaft its costly.
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But doing a v8 swap keep in mind you need rear end and braking system drive shaft its costly.

Would i need to get a stronger transmission or is it strong enough already?


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If you want to do something with the 4.0, there are options. Check out this . As far as people raggin on you, the only person that matters is you. Most of the people that 'rag' on my car don't know enough about the 3.7 to fill a thimble, and in all honesty, don't know enough about the engines they're hyping to do so either. Do what you want to do with the budget you have to work with and be happy.
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Interesting fact is that most of the V6's made today have more HP/TQ than the muscle cars built in the late 60's/early 70's. Google a few of the Mustang statistics from 1968 to 1972 and see for yourself.

However, its only natural that folks want to rag on one another. Nothing wrong with the V6's these days.
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Today's v6s are pretty much matching the the crank hp of early 2000's v8s for that matter, v6s are what they are but can be just a little underrated
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What's not respectable about your car? Just because some ****heads that you hang out with have faster cars means it's not respectable? Nothing wrong with your car.
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If you want it to be faster a swap is an option but I wouldn't seriously consider the costs of that opposed to selling your car and buying a v8.

But if your doing this because of of your friends is giving you s*** then it sounds like you need new friends and not a new car. One thing I've learned is 1. How fast your car is directly related to how much money you are willing to drop in it and 2. There will always be someone faster. Me and my friends joke around sometimes but at the end of the day a clean car is a clean car and me and my friends respect each other's rides. Even at car shows and things like that people are the same way, only reason why some people talked Crap on line is because they can hide behind a keyboard. I don't know his name but there's a user on here with a clean v6 red mustang that had won a few awards at mustang shows (which would have v8 models as competition).

So I would ask yourself what you use he car for (do you race or want to get into that) and are you happy with it. If so keep and enjoy it.


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I own a 2006 and I like it! My v6 is fun to drive, gets good gas mileage and cheaper on insurance. Google motor trends review on the 2006 v6 Mustang, the compared it to Pontiacs G6. I had a faster acceleration and it was given the better choice of the two. It was powerful for its time. I wish I had a v8, but she is still a Mustang! It beats the 06 camaro and challenger!

As for massive modifications, there isn't a lot. There isn't a lot you can do for massive performance unless you have a supercharger or a turbo.


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I want my v6 to be right up there with the v8's and was wondering what would help doing that.


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Do a 4.6 swap if you want you're 4.0 to be right there with the other 4.6 V8's. Or supercharge you're 4.0 and be around 300 rwhp.


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Today's v6s are pretty much matching the the crank hp of early 2000's v8s for that matter, v6s are what they are but can be just a little underrated
Today's V6's match late 2000 models HP to the crank like 2009 Gt's. 2011 -14 3.7's 305 HP. 2009 Gt, 300 HP to crank. 😎

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Hey, your car will always be considered respectable by true mustang enthusiasts and fellow sixxers.
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If you want to do something with the 4.0, there are options. Check out this . As far as people raggin on you, the only person that matters is you. Most of the people that 'rag' on my car don't know enough about the 3.7 to fill a thimble, and in all honesty, don't know enough about the engines they're hyping to do so either. Do what you want to do with the budget you have to work with and be happy.

Is that yours? If so that thing is sick man, whats all in it?


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If you want it to be faster a swap is an option but I wouldn't seriously consider the costs of that opposed to selling your car and buying a v8.

But if your doing this because of of your friends is giving you s*** then it sounds like you need new friends and not a new car. One thing I've learned is 1. How fast your car is directly related to how much money you are willing to drop in it and 2. There will always be someone faster. Me and my friends joke around sometimes but at the end of the day a clean car is a clean car and me and my friends respect each other's rides. Even at car shows and things like that people are the same way, only reason why some people talked Crap on line is because they can hide behind a keyboard. I don't know his name but there's a user on here with a clean v6 red mustang that had won a few awards at mustang shows (which would have v8 models as competition).

So I would ask yourself what you use he car for (do you race or want to get into that) and are you happy with it. If so keep and enjoy it.


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Nah dude its i feel like this because of my friends but rather my pursuit for more power in my stang


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Nah dude its i feel like this because of my friends but rather my pursuit for more power in my stang


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I own a 2006 and I like it! My v6 is fun to drive, gets good gas mileage and cheaper on insurance. Google motor trends review on the 2006 v6 Mustang, the compared it to Pontiacs G6. I had a faster acceleration and it was given the better choice of the two. It was powerful for its time. I wish I had a v8, but she is still a Mustang! It beats the 06 camaro and challenger!

As for massive modifications, there isn't a lot. There isn't a lot you can do for massive performance unless you have a supercharger or a turbo.


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06 camaro ?

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That's the joke, they didn't exists!


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I agree there's nothing wrong with the v6 it all matter about your preference and budget. Why settle for something you don't want?

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My 2010 mustang is 4.0 and comes with 210 hp but i love my car and i do what i want to it. I dont just look down because some people tell me its only 210 hp. Who cares its my mustang and unless your car is paying your bills you dont need a a car that can beat ever car you see on road.


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Well then ask yourself how much power you want? Stock you have around 210 which is 155-170 to the wheels. You can probable get to around/ slightly over 200 at the wheels with bolt ons and a tune but any more would require significant work (N20 or forced induction) that will likely be in the 5-10 K range (depending if you build the engine).

So I would decide how much power you want. And i you want more then $1500 in bolt ons will get you I would seriously consider is it worth 5-10 k to drop in your car? Or would you be better off selling it and just buying a GT.
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Just got a 2007 gt and actually saved 1500 dollars so win-win. Thanks for the input tho


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