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Old 08-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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supercharge or not to supercharge 2010 gt

If i were to spend 7k on upgrades what should i do,i wanted to supercharge but was told not to and that i should do a shift kit and upgrade transmission cooler or something like that first before supercharging.I have no idea what to do.i want to make it more fun and faster but i'm not going to race it.would just like to make it compareable to the 5.0.any ideas would be great thanks.
so can i just supercharge without upgrading other parts?
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If I were you with the money I would supercharge it. It will have the whine and lots more power.
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Re: supercharge or not to supercharge 2010 gt

why those upgrades? any plans for it? I saw what you said about being comparable to a 5.0 but is there anything else planned?
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Is this for a 2010 or 5.0?
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It's a whole different animal with a blower!
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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Trade it in and use the 7 grand for the difference

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Private sell if you can though.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:43 PM   #9
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Trade up for 5.0....👍
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:21 PM   #10
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Re: supercharge or not to supercharge 2010 gt

I'm sure you've heard it before but, a blower kit will get you to the explosion point of the stock internals 4.6 (~450 hp) whereas a measly good tune and exhaust on a 5.0 will get you to the same place, without any risk. However, If you like the '10, it's paid for, whatever, then go for it. I just think perhaps you're in the wrong car; best to figure that out before spending 7k on it.
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Re: supercharge or not to supercharge 2010 gt

its a 2010 gt 4.6

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i bought it outright but if i trade in ill have to get loan and would be in the hole for about 24k,thats why i figure 7k in upgrades would be better

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no no further plans really.not as of now.i just want to have a bit more fun.i'm not going to race it at a track.

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yah i own it outright but dont want it to blow up lol.i wouldnt be able to buy another one.i came into some money and got it as a treat to myself.i asked about trading it in but all they'd give me is 24k i paid 40,007 and would need to get loan for a new one that is going for 46,000so i would have to borrow 22k.i figures 7 k would get me as much hp and torque as a 5.0.i just dont know if i'd do any damage by not upgrading other parts as well.i don't plan on racing at tracks just want it to be more fun

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2010 gt 4.6

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yah but i d still have to borrow the rest about 11k and dont want to do that.i looked into it and figure upgrading would be less cost
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Re: supercharge or not to supercharge 2010 gt

where are you that it costs so much for a mustang?!?!?! buying a 5.0 would be ideal, a lightly modded 5.0 will give you the same power as a fully modded 4.6 ready to blow (as mentioned earlier) a supercharger would be fun no doubt
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I have a 2010 GT that's paid for too bro so I understand. I say super charge it!
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Trade that sucker in for a 5.0. You will be happier in the long run.
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^ I kinda agree. Just make sure that whatever u do u r happy with both ur car and ur financial situation. I enjoy every second of my 2010, I have it modded just the way I want BUT I know my next Stang will be a 5.0 which for some reason allows me to enjoy my current car even more lol.
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its a 2010 gt 4.6

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i bought it outright but if i trade in ill have to get loan and would be in the hole for about 24k,thats why i figure 7k in upgrades would be better

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no no further plans really.not as of now.i just want to have a bit more fun.i'm not going to race it at a track.

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yah i own it outright but dont want it to blow up lol.i wouldnt be able to buy another one.i came into some money and got it as a treat to myself.i asked about trading it in but all they'd give me is 24k i paid 40,007 and would need to get loan for a new one that is going for 46,000so i would have to borrow 22k.i figures 7 k would get me as much hp and torque as a 5.0.i just dont know if i'd do any damage by not upgrading other parts as well.i don't plan on racing at tracks just want it to be more fun

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2010 gt 4.6

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yah but i d still have to borrow the rest about 11k and dont want to do that.i looked into it and figure upgrading would be less cost
Not pressuring, just my opinion. I'd get a used 2011. Easily get one for 25 with out all the fancy stuff. Mines fully loaded and brings right at 29 if Im lucky. Do what you do though. I know I lost money on my 2007 instantly when the 5.0 came out, 9 months after I got it haha. I had full bolt ons and ready to buy a blower but traded it in ASAP instead. Now I'm about to install my Paxton kit and I'm ohhhh so excited!! Just think long term. 7k ain't no joke. Also need to think of its depreciation as well bc the blower loses all it's monetary value when you sell it.
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Re: supercharge or not to supercharge 2010 gt

well, you always rip off all the aftermarket stuff when you sell and sell it separately. Usually you can get at least 1/2 your money back on that stuff. it just takes a bit of time. Never sell a car mods on.
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trade up for 5.0....?dc4d
+1 i did and good lord was it the best move i made in a while i kicked my own *** for a year for buying that 10 don't get me wrong i loved it but u will bust a nut in the 5.0 lol
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well, you always rip off all the aftermarket stuff when you sell and sell it separately. Usually you can get at least 1/2 your money back on that stuff. it just takes a bit of time. Never sell a car mods on.
True but damn it's a pain haha. Like I said though, it's a complete diff car. Have you test driven a 5.0 yet?
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Everyone buys a Stang for their own reason. I liked the new body style and love customizing my own V8 exhaust sound. That's it for me so buying my buddy's slightly used 2010 so he could get a 5.0 was a no brainer. However if u are really into HP I'm thinking everyone is giving u great advice on getting the 5.0. I drive his 5.0 at least once a week and it is sick! I still enjoy every second of my car and that's most important
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where are you that it costs so much for a mustang?!?!?! buying a 5.0 would be ideal, a lightly modded 5.0 will give you the same power as a fully modded 4.6 ready to blow (as mentioned earlier) a supercharger would be fun no doubt
That's how much they cost in Canada bud.
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If i were to spend 7k on upgrades what should i do,i wanted to supercharge but was told not to and that i should do a shift kit and upgrade transmission cooler or something like that first before supercharging.I have no idea what to do.i want to make it more fun and faster but i'm not going to race it.would just like to make it compareable to the 5.0.any ideas would be great thanks.
so can i just supercharge without upgrading other parts?
Hey "Dave 73", I read the whole thread, and see what your up against, I know a lot of people have said: Just buy a 5.0. And I know that's easier said than done, I'm with you on that, your in better shape than me, yours is 7K for SC, my setup for my 07 GT is 10K, so I have to set that aside for right now. I say get the SC now, and do the other stuff slowly as you get the Money for it, I've kinda done everything else already before I can get the SuperCharger for mine. Hit me back, if you have any questions about our cars.
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The 5.0,is.a.much better car if the 10 is paid for I.understand u don't want a note but if.u put maybe 4 thousand down and keep.3 for mods man u caint beat that the 5.0 is awesome plus if I'm right they say those 5.0 can handle up to 700 hp before touching the block
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Ok so... You've got 7k to burn. You would have to finance 11k if you got a 5.0. Apply the 7k to that and finance 4k. This is by far the smartest move. On a new 12, you could probably get one and have to pay less than 7k after your trade in. You can't think if cars as an investment because there not. Either way, your throwing money away. Getting a 5.0 would be throwing less money away because of resale, new car, less maintenance ect...
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That's how much they cost in Canada bud.
Look around. I bought mine in the infamously expensive Vancouver. It's absolutely loaded with everything except glass roof and I got it out the door for 40, taxes, fees, everything, brand new in Dec 2011, 2012 model. At the time, I could have had 1-2K more off that with a Costco membership and if I was willing to take dealer financing. I didn't have the membership and the rates for dealer $$ were unattractive. Ford Credit offered 2.99% over 5, which was fine with me as, I'd pay more in interest than the $1000 saving I'd get for taking dealer rates. I had a trade they got me out of what I owed on it, basically square, no gain and I had 11K I'd kept from the sale of my last Mustang, a few years before. Payments thus were highly manageable, i.e. not more than my old payment and, I'm in the car I want.

I have no doubt you could find a lightly used 11 or 12, or that Ford will be offering incentives on the 13s soon. There's always a deal out there if you look.
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Poor guy just wants to super charge his 10' . Even if trading for a newer model is the best move, the op doesn't seem to want to go that route. I say help the dude with supercharger decisions. Happy modding!
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Well the the next question is twin screw or centri?
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He did ask for advice. Nobody's being a dick; we're all just trying to be as insightful as possible. It's tough. the 4.6 is never going to be what the 5.0 is. That's reality. it's an old truck motor and, unless you go whole hog and build it full race, with forged internals, etc., you're just going to pop its top pushing it past 450. This is what you need to do, to make it "comparable to a 5.0", as he asked.

I assume the OP is also on an auto trans. The 5R55 is a pretty tough little unit but, some upgrading would be a good idea before going FI. You at least need custom programming for FI. Ask someone like Performance Automatic what is needed. Better driveshaft wouldn't hurt, either.
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He did ask for advice. Nobody's being a dick; we're all just trying to be as insightful as possible. It's tough. the 4.6 is never going to be what the 5.0 is. That's reality. it's an old truck motor and, unless you go whole hog and build it full race, with forged internals, etc., you're just going to pop its top pushing it past 450. This is what you need to do, to make it "comparable to a 5.0", as he asked.

I assume the OP is also on an auto trans. The 5R55 is a pretty tough little unit but, some upgrading would be a good idea before going FI. You at least need custom programming for FI. Ask someone like Performance Automatic what is needed. Better driveshaft wouldn't hurt, either.
I wasn't tying to say anyone was a sick. Sorry if it came out that way. Just saying after a few people made that suggestion he didn't seem interested. I agree the 5.0 is a better platform. Just the op is happy he doesn't have a note, that's all.
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The 5.0 is definitely a better platform but I wouldn't say the 4.6 was crap. Many Stang lovers including myself have owned multiple 4.6's and beat up on or competition every weekend. Before the 5.0 came out multiple car magazines said that the 2010 was the best GT ever made and yes, that title now belongs to the 5.0 but better cars and superior engines are all around and will always be. To the OP, do whatever u want. I think everyone here just wants to see u happy with your decision, whichever it is.
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Yeah, that's the truth. I'm sure we've all spent money modding cars over the years to not be satisfied with the results.

If you build the engine, either one can make serious power, no question but, stock for stock, the 4.6 is pretty weak for a V8, even in its last iteration in the '10, 65-ish bhp/litre isn't super good. 82-84+ for the new 5.0. Hell, even the relatively archaic engine design in the Camaro matches that #.

I'll admit my bias: I was never, ever going to buy another Mustang as long as they had that 4.6 under the hood. The fact lots of people were able to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear didn't make up for the fact that engine was not great in the first place and Ford stuck with it WAY too long. I was so happy to finally, at long last, see a clean-sheet engine designed for the Mustang first not a modified truck/station wagon engine that has characterised most Mustang V8 powerplants since 1973.
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I say supercharge it!

And the Camaro isn't even close to 80+ hp/liter
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I say supercharge it!

And the Camaro isn't even close to 80+ hp/liter
I meant it matched the 4.6's #s.....kind of a joke, if you go the math route with our 5.0s #s and up the displacement to match the Camaro, we'd have a 520 hp engine under the hood, closing in the ZL1s #s without a supercharger. That tells you alot.
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O I gotcha now, yea you're pretty much right
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