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Old 10-02-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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Whats the point of souping up a v6?

I was just wondering, why do people soup up their v6 stang? I was planing on supercharging and souping up mine. But I can get a v8 stang and have even more power for cheaper. Like after a supercharger and other upgrades a v6 is about 400hp, a v8 is still more.

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And don't get me wrong, I love my v6 just wondering if it was worth it to make it even faster.
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Some people just have emotional attachments to their rides. Be it v6, GT, GT500.
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There's also the uniqueness of a possible 400+ hp V6 Mustang. I can also say that if I had gone with a 5.0 like I wanted, the payments would have kept me from having the money for mods. The V6 on the other hand still has plenty of power for me, and I'm able to save up and pay for the mods I want. Eventually, I plan to go forced induction and be part of that 400+ club.
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Souping - The act of pouring 'soup' on or in a vehicle.

Hahaha sorry I couldn't resist!
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Why not??? This is America isn't it!!!
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Souping - The act of pouring 'soup' on or in a vehicle.

Hahaha sorry I couldn't resist!
Hahahahah you made me laugh so hard! Did I misspell it, or is this just a general joke?
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Hahahahah you made me laugh so hard! Did I misspell it, or is this just a general joke?
Meant as general joke lol I would have done the same thing I suspect lol
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Why not??? This is America isn't it!!!
We're global but yea you are still correct! If you love it, own it!
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We're global but yea you are still correct! If you love it, own it!
Ok you explained what souping is. But you never answered my question. Why do you pour soup on it? Does it give your paint a special shine?
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I was just wondering, why do people soup up their v6 stang? I was planing on supercharging and souping up mine. But I can get a v8 stang and have even more power for cheaper. Like after a supercharger and other upgrades a v6 is about 400hp, a v8 is still more.

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And don't get me wrong, I love my v6 just wondering if it was worth it to make it even faster.
Tbh, this is just stupid. There's always something better to get. Our new V6's are just as fast as any previous GT. So why would anyone mod those? If you like your car, mod it. And that's all there is to it. Plus, there is no point in trying to make your car faster then another. There will ALWAYS be someone faster. Do what makes you happy. There are supercharged 3.7's running 10's in the 1/4 though. Which is quite impressive. That blows the doors off stock 5.0's and GT500's. Plus like Florida3.7 said, it's unique. Say a GT500 wants to run your little V6 and winds up staring at your taillights. Would be pretty embarrassing on his part. Bottom line, do what makes you happy. Anyone can make there car fast. If you really wanna go fast though, get a bike

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Souping - The act of pouring 'soup' on or in a vehicle.

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Tbh, this is just stupid. There's always something better to get. Our new V6's are just as fast as any previous GT. So why would anyone mod those? If you like your car, mod it. And that's all there is to it. Plus, there is no point in trying to make your car faster then another. There will ALWAYS be someone faster. Do what makes you happy. There are supercharged 3.7's running 10's in the 1/4 though. Which is quite impressive. That blows the doors off stock 5.0's and GT500's. Plus like Florida3.7 said, it's unique. Say a GT500 wants to run your little V6 and winds up staring at your taillights. Would be pretty embarrassing on his part. Bottom line, do what makes you happy. Anyone can make there car fast. If you really wanna go fast though, get a bike

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Haha nice
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Tbh, this is just stupid. There's always something better to get. Our new V6's are just as fast as any previous GT. So why would anyone mod those? If you like your car, mod it. And that's all there is to it. Plus, there is no point in trying to make your car faster then another. There will ALWAYS be someone faster. Do what makes you happy. There are supercharged 3.7's running 10's in the 1/4 though. Which is quite impressive. That blows the doors off stock 5.0's and GT500's. Plus like Florida3.7 said, it's unique. Say a GT500 wants to run your little V6 and winds up staring at your taillights. Would be pretty embarrassing on his part. Bottom line, do what makes you happy. Anyone can make there car fast. If you really wanna go fast though, get a bike

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Haha nice
That is my final goal... beating a gt500! The ultimate upgrade. Not the 2013... something from before that
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I was just wondering, why do people soup up their v6 stang? I was planing on supercharging and souping up mine. But I can get a v8 stang and have even more power for cheaper. Like after a supercharger and other upgrades a v6 is about 400hp, a v8 is still more.

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And don't get me wrong, I love my v6 just wondering if it was worth it to make it even faster.
I'm sure there are many reasons why. Probably for young folks it's cost of insurance. Regardless, I think no matter what you have 4, 6 or 8, you should always be able to fix up your ride. That goes for appearance, performance or whatever. It's all up to you and what your willing to put into your car.
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my parents bought me my car and wouldn't let me get a v8. I'm not going to bottom mine out and supercharge it but maybe some people want to, and they had no control over what they received.
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Cause v8's are gas hogs O_O
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Because they can. If they had a v8 they would be souping that up too. If they had a v12 they would soup that up etc. It is the same reason people mod gt500's Ford GT's Vettes, Lambos, Jets, Boats etc. Because they can... End of story.

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That is my final goal... beating a gt500! The ultimate upgrade. Not the 2013... something from before that
Until you do it. Then you will want to beat a modded GT500. lol. Chase that number!
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Anyone on this forum have a turbo or supercharged v6? Just wondering what numbers they have
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Because they can. If they had a v8 they would be souping that up too. If they had a v12 they would soup that up etc. It is the same reason people mod gt500's Ford GT's Vettes, Lambos, Jets, Boats etc. Because they can... End of story.

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Until you do it. Then you will want to beat a modded GT500. lol. Chase that number!
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Because they can. If they had a v8 they would be souping that up too. If they had a v12 they would soup that up etc. It is the same reason people mod gt500's Ford GT's Vettes, Lambos, Jets, Boats etc. Because they can... End of story.

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Until you do it. Then you will want to beat a modded GT500. lol. Chase that number!
Oh it wont be for a few years but i was browsing the hellion site today. 400 hp on a /conservative/ tune... hmmm. Next sentence read, "this kit can exceed 950 hp on a properly built vehicle." Now THAT is a number to chase!!!!!!
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I was debating when ordering whether to go 8 or 6 this time. At the track a week before placing the order with my Xcarger'd 4.0 V6 running mid 12's and 2 new 5.0's were there.

Made a pass and one of the 5.0 guys comes up and says "I thoight you'd be quicker because I can hear the blower" I finished opening the hood and he started counting spark plug wires.

Next thing he said was "this is a six? Now I'm impressed". He then turned to the other guy and said "we are getting our a$$es handed to us by a six".

Decided I wanted to stay with something unique then and ordered the V6. Even with the V8 I know I would have spent the money on FI at some point so that expense is a wash. The 6 has plenty of power for daily driving and once the turbo goes on will run 11's no problem. With a convertible I have to watch the ET anyway because I don't want to be quicker than a 6 point - no plans to ever put a full cage in this car.

It's easy to get the 8 to be quick, but then I'd have 'just another modded GT' rather than something unique
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Some people just can't leave stuff alone.

The same people that buy a V6 Mustang and soup it up and modify the heck out of the engine would be the same one's that would buy a V8 and soup it up and modify the heck out of that also.

It is just in some people's nature to just not leave things alone. They just have to have thing's their way if it takes every single penny they earn.

It has been that way ever since the motorcar was invented. It will always be that way.

Personally I love the guy's & girl's that like cars and want to specialize them to be different. It is the American way. Or should I say "The Car People's way.

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I plan on doing some lite mods, cai,tune, gears. I think its fun in a 6er or 5.0. I love reading about what people are doing to their stangs!
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my parents bought me my car and wouldn't let me get a v8. I'm not going to bottom mine out and supercharge it but maybe some people want to, and they had no control over what they received.
The newer v6 are pretty darn fast too dont know why they thought a v6 is safer..You still have to be smart and careful

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If you have enough money and knowledge you can have a badass v6,,which would be cool because.people dont exspect them to run..
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It's simple!.. You mod it to make it your own!.. And because its fun to see what effects your mods have made!.. I have an '04 GT that I've been modding!.. I also have plans to start modding my wife's 2005 Grand Prix!.. Why?.. Because its fun!!!....
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id say if you are gonna put like 5+k into your mods, i agree, i'd go with the v8 from the start. but if you are gonna put 1.5-2k towards your mods, you can't beat the v6. prob the best bang for your buck sports car out there now. and i'm a impreza fan, turned into a pony lover over the past few months.
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Bc i love my car, i had a 2000 dodge avenger, i modded that. I had an infiniti g35 coupe i modded the shuttt outa that. Bow i have my 11 V6 mustang and im moddin the poo outta it i want at least 400 hp
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Tbh, this is just stupid. There's always something better to get. Our new V6's are just as fast as any previous GT. So why would anyone mod those? If you like your car, mod it. And that's all there is to it. Plus, there is no point in trying to make your car faster then another. There will ALWAYS be someone faster. Do what makes you happy. There are supercharged 3.7's running 10's in the 1/4 though. Which is quite impressive. That blows the doors off stock 5.0's and GT500's. Plus like Florida3.7 said, it's unique. Say a GT500 wants to run your little V6 and winds up staring at your taillights. Would be pretty embarrassing on his part. Bottom line, do what makes you happy. Anyone can make there car fast. If you really wanna go fast though, get a bike

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Don't forget a supercharged V6 has about 400-425hp at the wheels and a stock 5.0 makes 420hp at the crank! I also found that dealer are more
willing to deal the V6's Compared to the V8's. Making the price difference that great allowing you to supercharge and still be under V8 pricing!
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The newer v6 are pretty darn fast too dont know why they thought a v6 is safer..You still have to be smart and careful

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If you have enough money and knowledge you can have a badass v6,,which would be cool because.people dont exspect them to run..
yeah the power in my v6 is enough for me. well, for now haha. eventually I'm going to rip everything out under the hood and shove a huge motor in it
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It's just nature at it's finest. Take what you have, make it better. Anyone who enjoys something likes to engulf themselves in it. Unfortunately, if that is cars you have to have a lot of money or just spend it on what you have and make the best of it.
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whats the point of modifying a Viper when you could buy a Space Shuttle?

There will always be something better. You buy something you like and you start to change it. You sometimes go to far and invest to much, but others you just do enough to enjoy the car more without breaking the bank. No matter what it is some people like to make it better and sometimes before you know it you keep adding here and here and here and BAM its years later and you have tons invested. Its a hobby and addicting no matter what it is. Some dont realize until its to late and its to far to back out and go another route who knows~ just how it goes.
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The difference in my case was over $7,000 and that's just the base price. A little work and I can use the money that I saved by buying the V6, on modifying it. Not to mention the insurance will be higher.
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