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Old 05-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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Cheap HP upgrades on a V6?

Starting in a few weeks I will be taking my 2010 V6 Mustang drag racing! What are some cheap horse power gains that I can purchase. I already have a cold air intake. My future goal is a twin turbo setup. Links and feedback would be helpful! Thank you!
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Picture a triangle that has 3 outcomes.... They are:

Cheap
Fast
Reliable

Pick 2, you cannot have all 3.
That is just the way it goes.
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Starting in a few weeks I will be taking my 2010 V6 Mustang drag racing! What are some cheap horse power gains that I can purchase. I already have a cold air intake. My future goal is a twin turbo setup. Links and feedback would be helpful! Thank you!

Cheap is a relative term. Can you be more specific with dollar amount so you don't get answers all over the board? Are you planning to have these purchased and installed in the next few weeks before you hit the track?
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Honestly, sell the 2010 V6 and get a 2011 V6, thats automatically a 65 horsepower increase.
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I am only 17 years old man. I am very happy with what I have. Cheap would be under $1000
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Picture a triangle that has 3 outcomes.... They are:

Cheap
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Reliable

Pick 2, you cannot have all 3.
That is just the way it goes.
That's not necessarily true anymore....

You can pick up an LS F-body for around $5,000 - $8,000. Those will be fast, cheap and reliable. Hell, you can pick up a new edge GT for $3,500 - $5,000 that isn't beat into the ground.

Then again, I suppose it all depends on your definition of cheap...
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Honestly, sell the 2010 V6 and get a 2011 V6, thats automatically a 65 horsepower increase.

How? Because of the dual exhaust? Im getting a flowmaster Force II so it will be a dual transformation.
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Your engine = 210 hp
2011 engine = 305 hp.

Save up and buy a new one.


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How? Because of the dual exhaust? Im getting a flowmaster Force II so it will be a dual transformation.
2010 V6 still had the 4.0L with 240 horsepower.
2011 V6 got the 3.7L with 305 horsepower.

The 2010 is essentially a 05-09 with a body kit, 2011 was a major upgrade in not only power but suspension also.
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That's not necessarily true anymore....

You can pick up an LS F-body for around $5,000 - $8,000. Those will be fast, cheap and reliable. Hell, you can pick up a new edge GT for $3,500 - $5,000 that isn't beat into the ground.

Then again, I suppose it all depends on your definition of cheap...
I agree, but most people seem to want 100 horsepower from like $300. Just look at the other thread "What can i get for $100 at AM?"
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I am only 17 years old man. I am very happy with what I have. Cheap would be under $1000
Are you old enough to drive on a drag strip?
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I agree, but most people seem to want 100 horsepower from like $300. Just look at the other thread "What can i get for $100 at AM?"

Lol I see this! -.- was only asking because I wanted small things like key chains And a knob and stuffs(: I have bank lol
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Lol I see this! -.- was only asking because I wanted small things like key chains And a knob and stuffs(: I have bank lol

Oh I know. I followed the whole thread. It was just an easy example.
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Are you old enough to drive on a drag strip?

Most drag strips let you race if you have your license and a parental form signed.
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Picture a triangle that has 3 outcomes.... They are:

Cheap
Fast
Reliable

Pick 2, you cannot have all 3.
That is just the way it goes.
This gets my vote for the "best answer of the year" when it comes to mods!

I used to say "speed costs money, more speed costs more money", but Soccerluvr4 gets the win.

If there was a "cheap" answer, it could be to use the search here on successful (and unsuccessful) mods. Many of the most common (CAI, Exhaust, and Tuners) get discussed weekly. Lots can be learned off of these existing posts.
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I'll take a stab at answering your question,
Longtubes/dual exhaust
And/or gears w/ 8.8 swap
Honestly, the 8.8 swap is your best bet.
You'll put power to both wheels, unlike your current 7.5
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Fake turbo sound tip. Maaaaaaad hp.

Sorry im trollin lol.
Listen to Alrefire. His cars fast as f.
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Save your money.

Race your car and enjoy it.

Keep doing homework instead of just dropping your allowance right away.
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Honestly, with $1,000 you'll get a CAI+Tune combo, a decent sounding axle-back, and flowers for mom. You'll be hauling *** with those mods.
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Well for starters you should look at getting cold air intake tune and gears

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Honestly, with $1,000 you'll get a CAI+Tune combo, a decent sounding axle-back, and flowers for mom. You'll be hauling *** with those mods.

CAI has been proven to do almost nothing,
You'd be better set with an 8.8 swap and a tune. The cost depends on what you can find.

As far as axlebacks, they give you a nice tone but will net you close to nothing, as far as power goes
Although the stock mufflers are heavy, he's got a 2010, so he only has one, and shaving 20 lbs wouldn't help him as much as delivering power to both tires
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CAI has been proven to do almost nothing,
You'd be better set with an 8.8 swap and a tune. The cost depends on what you can find in your area (the 8.8)

As far as axlebacks, they give you a nice tone but will net you close to nothing, as far as power goes.
Although the stock mufflers are heavy, he's got a 2010, so he only has one, and shaving 20 lbs wouldn't help him as much as delivering power to both rear wheels
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I'll take a stab at answering your question,
Longtubes/dual exhaust
And/or gears w/ 8.8 swap
Honestly, the 8.8 swap is your best bet.
You'll put power to both wheels, unlike your current 7.5

How much are gears?
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How much are gears?

You're going to want to swap your entire rear axle.
You've got a 7.5 with an open diff, the 8.8 will be much sturdier and will have a LSD, you can get an LSD for your 7.5, but it would hold up as much as an 8.8

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And it'd cost anywhere from 500-800 depends on what you find.
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You're going to want to swap your entire rear axle.
You've got a 7.5 with an open diff, the 8.8 will be much sturdier and will have a LSD, you can get an LSD for your 7.5, but it would hold up as much as an 8.8

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And it'd cost anywhere from 500-800 depends on what you find.

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And it'd cost anywhere from 500-800 depends on what you find.

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CAI has been proven to do almost nothing,
You'd be better set with an 8.8 swap and a tune. The cost depends on what you can find.

As far as axlebacks, they give you a nice tone but will net you close to nothing, as far as power goes
Although the stock mufflers are heavy, he's got a 2010, so he only has one, and shaving 20 lbs wouldn't help him as much as delivering power to both tires
I wasn't being serious.

Although, like you said, he owns a 2010 V6. Those did NOT come with the new cold air induction system out of the factory like the 2010+ GT/2011+ V6. I had a JLT on my 4.0 and it provided worthwhile gains.
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Take it from someone who highly modded a 2003 V6, slightly less HP stock than yours. Dont do it, its not worth it. You will have to put so much money, time, effort into just getting it to a semi fun car its not worth it. I did it all man, full suspension, weight reduction, J-shift kit, full exhaust (Long tubes back), under drive pulleys + eaton supercharger. After all is said and done my new 12 v6 is just as fast with a tune and steeda CAI.
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