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Old 03-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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5.0 vs. 3.7

so I'm jus wondering how much faster the 5.0 really is compared to the 3.7...like 0-60, 1/4 mile time, top speed? is it worth paying an extra $6k for a 5.0?
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305hp vs 420hp, but thats peak horsepower. GTs will be able to have a better power curve than V6s due to them having 2 more cylinders. They also get more power mod for mod also. It is worth the extra 6k IMO, especially for the sound. Nothing can beat that sound... Now of course you could get a V6 and boost it to make more power than a GT for that 6k, but it all depends on what you want... I love and respect V6 Mustangs, but i will always go for the V8.
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yeah...I have a 3.7 now and was thinking bout trading it in for a 5.0. still debating on whether or not it's worth the loss if mpg and higher insurance prices.
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305hp vs 420hp, but thats peak horsepower. GTs will be able to have a better power curve than V6s due to them having 2 more cylinders. They also get more power mod for mod also. It is worth the extra 6k IMO, especially for the sound. Nothing can beat that sound... Now of course you could get a V6 and boost it to make more power than a GT for that 6k, but it all depends on what you want... I love and respect V6 Mustangs, but i will always go for the V8.
how fast would a 3.7 be on nitrous with full boltons you think? 1/4 mile wise
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If your goal is speed then you are obviously better off with the 5.0
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yeah...I have a 3.7 now and was thinking bout trading it in for a 5.0. still debating on whether or not it's worth the loss if mpg and higher insurance prices.
No it's not, but I chose the 5.0 anyways
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how fast would a 3.7 be on nitrous with full boltons you think? 1/4 mile wise
Depends on how big of a shot you're talking
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I wanna keep the low insurance and mpg cuz I'm in college. lol. I'm poor! and 100 shot?
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I wanna keep the low insurance and mpg cuz I'm in college. lol. I'm poor! and 100 shot?
A good driver with no mods besides the 100 shot probably high 11's.

I'm a poor college kid too, with a house lol, and a near full bolt on 5.0, and a rusted out beater for a dd lol
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A good driver with no mods besides the 100 shot probably high 11's.

I'm a poor college kid too, with a house lol, and a near full bolt on 5.0, and a rusted out beater for a dd lol
Then youre not poor guy. Most of us poor college kids are daily driving our 3.7 so u can save that "im poor " bs...
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so I'm jus wondering how much faster the 5.0 really is compared to the 3.7...like 0-60, 1/4 mile time, top speed? is it worth paying an extra $6k for a 5.0?
Bro, don't let the 3.7 get you down. Sure the 5.0 is awesome but our 3.7 is no slouch. I spent 3k in mods on my 11 sixer and while it may not beat a stock 5.0, it will give one a real run for their money. Bro, throw a 91 hybrid tune, CAI, 3:73 gears, one piece aluminum driveshaft, aftermarket exhaust system, BBK headers and catted or off road x pipe. All those mods are still thousands less than a 5.0 and be on the coat tails of that 5.0. If I'm not mistaken the 5.0 0-60 is around 4.4 seconds. With the mods listed, I'm doing it in 4.7 to 4.8. Not bad for a little sixer that cost me less than 26k with the mods. Like the big brother 5.0, our 3.7's main power comes in at the higher rpm's. It's magic around 4k rpm's like the 5.0.
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Kona that's very true! I already have cai tune throttle body borla axleback headers catted x pipe and 3.73 gears. I am not complaining at all and my 0-60 is around 4.8-4.7. I barely lose against 5.0s but I had a truck that was pushin around 805 rwhp so a 317 rwhp (I think. don't remember) is a big step down. I had to sell it cuz of mpg and the cops. I am very happy with my 3.7 believe me I am. I was jus offered the opportunity to trade for a 2011 5.0. that's why I was wondering the real difference.

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Then youre not poor guy. Most of us poor college kids are daily driving our 3.7 so u can save that "im poor " bs...
damn bro! haha you have 2 cars! that's not very poor bro and full bolt on 5.0? that's awesome.
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Then youre not poor guy. Most of us poor college kids are daily driving our 3.7 so u can save that "im poor " bs...
i don't wanna hear the I'm poor talk from you college kids in 3.7's lol...

@op...you have a pretty decent hp car as is....why worry about it's power. when tracking it just run it and enjoy the time spent there.
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Kona that's very true! I already have cai tune throttle body borla axleback headers catted x pipe and 3.73 gears. I am not complaining at all and my 0-60 is around 4.8-4.7. I barely lose against 5.0s but I had a truck that was pushin around 805 rwhp so a 317 rwhp (I think. don't remember) is a big step down. I had to sell it cuz of mpg and the cops. I am very happy with my 3.7 believe me I am. I was jus offered the opportunity to trade for a 2011 5.0. that's why I was wondering the real difference.

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damn bro! haha you have 2 cars! that's not very poor bro and full bolt on 5.0? that's awesome.
Well unless that offer included help with insurance and gas...... I would pass.... For now anyways....

Purely for practicality reasons....

Honestly to anyone who is that concerned over insurance and gas with the 5.0, they prolly done really need the 5.0 in the first place if those are really big factors.

If you can afford you it you can afford it, but a car is absolutely no reason to strain your financial situation.

Just wait for the day your insurance cost and gas are not such a big concern.

Sounds to me like you have already poured some love into your sixer!

Just enjoy it for a while!!! And graduate college and get on your feet! Things will come!

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I looked at trading my 2012 Mca 3.7 in for a 13 gt premium but I decided the extra 10k I would have to finance was not at all worth it. Sure the gt is fast and I love the way a v8 sounds but I love my v6 I have people ask me everyday if my car is a gt and they can't believe it when I tell them it's a v6. I'd rather have my bad a$$ v6 than a bone stock gt any day
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lol i get that "is that a GT" question all the time at work...just makes me laugh
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Then youre not poor guy. Most of us poor college kids are daily driving our 3.7 so u can save that "im poor " bs...
Or how about I don't make much money but I'm just good with my money? Whatever though I must be rich
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Then youre not poor guy. Most of us poor college kids are daily driving our 3.7 so u can save that "im poor " bs...
Owning a 2012 mustang is the new poor college kid? I knew i should have went to college!
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Owning a 2012 mustang is the new poor college kid? I knew i should have went to college!
Thats why i signed back up for a fall semester...
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Kona that's very true! I already have cai tune throttle body borla axleback headers catted x pipe and 3.73 gears. I am not complaining at all and my 0-60 is around 4.8-4.7. I barely lose against 5.0s but I had a truck that was pushin around 805 rwhp so a 317 rwhp (I think. don't remember) is a big step down. I had to sell it cuz of mpg and the cops. I am very happy with my 3.7 believe me I am. I was jus offered the opportunity to trade for a 2011 5.0. that's why I was wondering the real difference.

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damn bro! haha you have 2 cars! that's not very poor bro and full bolt on 5.0? that's awesome.
Damn bro, 805 rwhp. That's sick. What were you riding? Typhoon, Cyclone? It's actually amazing the power ford gave our sixers right from factory. Just add some bolt on mods and stock 5.0's are barely beating the 3.7's. Heck son, even a 412 HP , 5.0 is a big step down from 805 HP. Lol. Besides I love the look on the V8 owners when they get beat or barely won against a sixer. Lol
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Owning a 2012 mustang is the new poor college kid? I knew i should have went to college!
Well I dont own it yet.... and anyone can get approved for a $17.9k car lol
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Another make me feel better about my V6 thread! Sweet. Some of you are so full of sh*t I cant help but laugh.
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Another make me feel better about my V6 thread! Sweet. Some of you are so full of sh*t I cant help but laugh.
Dude, that's a lil overboard. This forum is about respect between Mustang owners, and sharing information about the cars we love. I agree that he could have simply used the search function to find threads about the difference between the 3.7 and the 5.0, but that comment was uncalled for.
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Bro, don't let the 3.7 get you down. Sure the 5.0 is awesome but our 3.7 is no slouch. I spent 3k in mods on my 11 sixer and while it may not beat a stock 5.0, it will give one a real run for their money. Bro, throw a 91 hybrid tune, CAI, 3:73 gears, one piece aluminum driveshaft, aftermarket exhaust system, BBK headers and catted or off road x pipe. All those mods are still thousands less than a 5.0 and be on the coat tails of that 5.0. If I'm not mistaken the 5.0 0-60 is around 4.4 seconds. With the mods listed, I'm doing it in 4.7 to 4.8. Not bad for a little sixer that cost me less than 26k with the mods. Like the big brother 5.0, our 3.7's main power comes in at the higher rpm's. It's magic around 4k rpm's like the 5.0.
You won't be on the coat tails of a 5.0 with the same mods however. Lets not forget; most of the 5.0 guys don't leave their engine stock either.

I'm very happy with my 3.7. I will have a 5.0 as my next, once I get my job position located closer to home (currently have to drive from Orlando to Tampa 3 times a week). The 3.7 is a great engine; great mileage, great performance. However, if creating more power is your goal, then here's a rule to go by:

There's no replacement for displacement.
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Then youre not poor guy. Most of us poor college kids are daily driving our 3.7 so u can save that "im poor " bs...
Really? Poor college kids drive beaters...period. No new cars to drive around campus. So, lets update your status as "not poor" college kid.
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Well I dont own it yet.... and anyone can get approved for a $17.9k car lol
You really don't know what "poor" means.
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Dude, that's a lil overboard. This forum is about respect between Mustang owners, and sharing information about the cars we love. I agree that he could have simply used the search function to find threads about the difference between the 3.7 and the 5.0, but that comment was uncalled for.
Whats uncalled for is all the BS flowing out of people's pie holes. The, "I love the look on their faces..." comment is the biggest tell ever for a number of reasons. Take it to a track and you'll get owned all day long. A regular GT can't hang with a Boss and thats only ~+25hp and some suspension. And anyone racing their 5.0 probably isn't stock. The 3.7 is a great car but stop comparing it to a 5.0.
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Look, if you can't contribute something positive, and all you want to do is dog on us, then don't comment on the thread.
Um, who put you in charge? I'll comment on whatever I choose, thank you very much. If you don't like the truth, no one's forcing you to read it. And I did say the 3.7 is a great car, didn't I? Sounds positive to me.
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Not the most original thread idea OP. Try to use the search function for questions like this going forward to we can avoid any mini-confrontations. Both sixers and GT's love their cars for their own reasons. There's obvious pros and cons for both and if you need to be convinced to buy one over the other, than you may want to reevaluate your situation.

Coming from a 800whrp truck, I'm not so sure the GT will satisfy your hunger either by the way.

Out of my own curiosity, and this is a bit off topic, but to you guys that dropped 4k in your sixers just to be walked by GT's instead of blown out, wouldnt a supercharger have been more cost efficient power? I've read if you are going to drop the 4k-5k mark anyway, just save it up and charge it.

I'm sure I'm missing something important, but I just wanted to throw it out there so I can be corrected and learn.
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I always figured the Mustang gang did not try to take out one another. I guess I'm wrong. Kind of like the U.S. military fighting themselves, rather than the enemy (I.E. Camaros, Chargers, Challangers, etc).

Why are we fighting each other?
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I always figured the Mustang gang did not try to take out one another. I guess I'm wrong. Kind of like the U.S. military fighting themselves, rather than the enemy (I.E. Camaros, Chargers, Challangers, etc).

Why are we fighting each other?
I know. It doesn't make any sense. :
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I know. It doesn't make any sense. :
I agree. I prefer v6 + 5.0's vs Camaros/Challengers blah blah

Not v6 vs 5.0

I guess even in a family, there's sibling rivarly right? hah
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If you are concerned about insurance and gas and all, then stay with your sixxer. If you want to go fast and you can afford it, then get the 5.0. Stock for stock and mod for mod there isn't any other Mustangs out there (Except the BOSS and GT500) that can beat it.
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Stock for stock and mod for mod there isn't any other Mustangs out there (Except the BOSS and GT500) that can beat it.
So every current model but the v6 basically lol I agree with you though...the insurance, gas, and overall cost is whats driving me to the sixxer for now. Fiscal responsibility far outweighs the importance of having a 5.0 over a 6.
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