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Old 09-19-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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V6 vs v8

Can a 2011+ v6 beat a 2011+ v8? If so what would be needed to do so?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Re: V6 vs v8

all the bolt on mods
and 4.10 gears
and a tune
and you might get lucky

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and someone is going to say the best mod is the driver.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #3
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Re: V6 vs v8

no way. 5.0 against 3.7? Bone stock? No no no.

If you were to go forced induction on the 3.7 it would be a close race with a stock 5.0 - bone stock. Or you could do full bolt ons as alrefire said and it would be a close too. Personally, I would boost it, you will have much more potential.

Once the 5.0 starts modding than you will be chasing it unless you do more mods. The 3.7 is good for about 500-55O HP and then you will need to forge the internals.

A 5.0 with forced induction will make that number easy and safe with plenty more room too before it needs to be forged to hold up.

That said there are guys in the 10's with the 3.7 and lots of boost and other supporting mods.

How much you are willing to spend depends on how fast you want to go.
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Sell the 6 and get the 8 and go gears and tune. That would be the most economical way to me.
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no way. 5.0 against 3.7? Bone stock? No no no.

If you were to go forced induction on the 3.7 it would be a close race with a stock 5.0 - bone stock. Or you could do full bolt ons as alrefire said and it would be a close too. Personally, I would boost it, you will have much more potential.

Once the 5.0 starts modding than you will be chasing it unless you do more mods. The 3.7 is good for about 500-55O HP and then you will need to forge the internals.

A 5.0 with forced induction will make that number easy and safe with plenty more room too before it needs to be forged to hold up.

That said there are guys in the 10's with the 3.7 and lots of boost and other supporting mods.

How much you are willing to spend depends on how fast you want to go.
The 3.7 has a forged crank and the 5.0 doesnt
Also the 5.0 has 2 more rods and pistons (duh :p)
You'd pay over 3000 dollars for forged internals on a gt and about 1500 for the v6

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Sell the 6 and get the 8 and go gears and tune. That would be the most economical way to me.
But Nobody expects a 600+ hp v6 car :p
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V6....well...uh...don't waste your time and money.
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If your going to spend a crapload of money in a v6 to get to the power of the 5.0,,why not just get the 5.0..It takes a quite a few things for the 4.6 to catch up,,i couldnt imagine the v6..But it would make a cool sleeper car..
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If your going to spend a crapload of money in a v6 to get to the power of the 5.0,,why not just get the 5.0..It takes a quite a few things for the 4.6 to catch up,,i couldnt imagine the v6..But it would make a cool sleeper car..
The last mod I'm doing Is adding 3.7 badges
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I think you might be able beat a stock 5.0 with 4.10's, steeda cold air, throttle body, full exhaust, driveshaft, tires, suspension (springs, arms, etc..) and a custom dyno tune (not no mail order tune like bama) Give it 3.73's, torsen and coilovers and you might be able to give that boss a run for it's money on a road course. Although after all that money you could've bought a procharger, turbo or a GT or maybe even a boss.

I say do what makes you happy though. I mean the amount of money I've put into my car, I could've easily gotten a GT. But I'm happy with my 6. It has enough power for me, handles great, sounds great and imo is the sexiest Mustang ever!

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If your going to spend a crapload of money in a v6 to get to the power of the 5.0,,why not just get the 5.0..It takes a quite a few things for the 4.6 to catch up,,i couldnt imagine the v6..But it would make a cool sleeper car..
Yeah, there's no point trying to catch up to the 5.0. It's easier and cheaper to just get the 5.0. But yes, a sleeper would be bada**!!
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Sell the 6 and get the 8 and go gears and tune. That would be the most economical way to me.
This is an option to consider. The only advantage you realistically have over the 5.0 is mpg savings. You want the car to go fast you can drop $7k on it and it will be faster than the 5.0. If I were you I would take that $7k trade it in for a 5.0 and keep on modding it over time. Like the other guy said, about 600 hp is the ceiling on the 3.7

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Hell yes. A built up V6 with a massive blower would be badass.
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If your going to spend a crapload of money in a v6 to get to the power of the 5.0,,why not just get the 5.0..It takes a quite a few things for the 4.6 to catch up,,i couldnt imagine the v6..But it would make a cool sleeper car..
3.7 is faster than a stock 4.6 dont show me the youtube video.... they didnt know how to drive! I beat the crap out of a stock 06 mustang gt
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And I can beat a pre 13gt500 (; but who cares. To the OP FI would be the easiest way to go instead of going with full bolt ons because then you can up the up the boost
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Give me a list of full bolt ons please.....
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... they didnt know how to drive! I beat the crap out of a stock 06 mustang gt
Apparently the other driver did not know how to drive Pot...
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V6....well...uh...don't waste your time and money.
Someones upset that the new V6 will smoke his GT....
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Give me a list of full bolt ons please.....
Full exhaust, throttle body, cai, a tune
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Someones upset that the new V6 will smoke his GT....
Hardly, I'm blown. Low 11s.

Just saying you will put all that money in and only decrease the value of the car if you had not.

Bolt ons sure just for fun.
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Re: V6 vs v8

The V6 is a lighter engine and probably do very well on the road course or a nice tight auto-X. As far as drag racing goes I would probably want a V8. Of course you can pour $$$ into a V6 to go very,very fast or you can do like red stallion say's
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This is an option to consider. The only advantage you realistically have over the 5.0 is mpg savings. You want the car to go fast you can drop $7k on it and it will be faster than the 5.0. If I were you I would take that $7k trade it in for a 5.0 and keep on modding it over time. Like the other guy said, about 600 hp is the ceiling on the 3.7
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305 hp for a street car on a sports platform is crazy enough to control. From creeping on the 5.0 forums the coyote engine will run 155 and still pull like a mule. They can also handle upwards of 1,000 hp. Plus with light driving you can get close to 27-30mpg. The v6 is for those that wanna save a little or couldn't get a Gt. the v6 also has the hp of previous GT platforms but lacks torque. Gears and a tune will put it to par. But as far as beating the same year model....I'll call you a crazy person and just invest in the v8. Plus who doesn't love the exhaust note of a GT?
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I would rather drive a 4 cyl Honda than a v6 Mustang.
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Man I have to agree.
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Apparently the other driver did not know how to drive Pot...
Watch it... now you're talking about my mom. And i would put money on my mom against just about anyone without a racecar drivers license
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I would rather drive a 4 cyl Honda than a v6 Mustang.
Why are you in the 2010-2014 v6 section?
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I really dont understand comments like yours. This is suppose to be a mustang community but you talk down to other mustang owners?
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He isn't talking down just stating his opinion
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Don't let yugoboss get to you Blackedstang. According to his name he really drives a "YUGO"

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It depends on what you consider full bolt ons because some would consider FI a bolt on. Full exhaust,CAI,tune and those type bolt on still won't beat a stock 5.0 you are gonna need 100 more HP to get on the level of a stock 5.0 and full exhaust ect ain't gonna do it.
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I would rather drive a 4 cyl Honda than a v6 Mustang.
Lol. He mad cause the new v6 would give his little gt/cs a run for it's money.
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I would rather drive a 4 cyl Honda than a v6 Mustang.
Then go get one. With an attitude like that I doubt anyone wants you in our community anyways.
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Couldn't care how much power it has. There's nothing like pulling up with your brand new Mustang and the first thing you friends say is, you got the v8 in there, no it's the v6, ohhhhh!
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Couldn't care how much power it has. There's nothing like pulling up with your brand new Mustang and the first thing you friends say is, you got the v8 in there, no it's the v6, ohhhhh!
Sounds like someones a bit self-conscious. I could care less what my friends think, really. The new 3.7 and 5.0 are both very impressive engines, who cares how many cylinders it has.
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Sounds like someones a bit self-conscious. I could care less what my friends think, really. The new 3.7 and 5.0 are both very impressive engines, who cares how many cylinders it has.
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Re: V6 vs v8

NOT ANOTHER one of these v6 vs v8 threads!!

These never lead anywhere and can go on and on and on....

Bottom line is you bought your particular car for a reason and someone else will always have a different opinion. Some old timers will never accept the v6 mustang and nothing will convince them regardless how fast it is. Times are changing and smaller engines are becoming more advanced and are capable of producing lots of power. Both the 3.7 and 5.0 are awesome cars and with the right amount of money you can make either fast as hell. It doesn't take all that much for a modded v6 to keep up or beat a STOCk 5.0. However, mod for mod the 5.0 will always have the advantage for obvious reasons in a straight line.
But to answer the question, a 2011 v6 COULD beat a 2011 v8.

Now let the bashing continue...
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Blah ba dee blah blah blah.....the neverending story.
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People just be happy with what you have, their will be cars faster than yours and will be cars at times with smaller motors faster than bigger ones so lets just all be happy we have a mustang.
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