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Hey guys a little about me my name is john i'm 26 i live in baltimore md and i'm a technician at a mercedes dealership. i just bought a 2000 mustang v6 3.8l 5 speed manual.
just a few questions.
1. what have you guys found to be the best supercharger kit for the mustang? i saw that vortech makes onee, i also heard powerdyne makes one but i haven't found it yet.
2. what is the average quarter mile time for a stock v6 3.8l 2000 mustang
3. last is i heard these things are bad in the snow and since winter is coming what can i do short of parking it to help winter traction.

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Well I'l answer you questions as best I can.

1. I've personallynever seen a powerdyne kit for our mustangs. As far as I know only Vortech and Procharger make them for the V6 Mustang. I personally haveno experience w/ them so i can't give my opinion, but I know Vortech comes with everything you need including fuel upgrades in their kits, were-as procharger subsitutes a intercooler in the kit instead of the fuel upgrades.

2. The average 1/4 time or your car stock is around 16.0

3. As for the snow, they're not terrible. As we all know more power and wider tires are what make our sports cars worse in the snow. So the best thing you can do it to get some sandbags for the trunk and if you have the stock wheels, leave them on.

That should answer all your questions, if you have more, let us know.
 

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for traction get your self t-lok and some 3.73 gears (just for a better bottom end) i would suggest building up an 8.8 with these parts. i would suggest an 11 psi intercooled procharger. get a short shifter and a mcleod clutch. stock 1/4 mile is about 15.5
 

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Beyond ATI Procharger and Vortech the only other Supercharger kit I know of is available from Pete @ Fordchip. It is a Powerdyne kit developed by Pete that is a 100% complete kit.

Snow is not any more a problem for a Mustang than any other rear wheel car that is light in the back end. As 97Stallion (Rob) suggested put a couple of sandbags in the trunk to help with traction and the stock wheels with a good set of tires will do the trick.

I also agree with Rob and 232stang (Steve) somewhere between 15.5 and 16.0 is where a stock 2000 V6 will run in the 1/4.
 

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jedwards242000 said:
Hey guys a little about me my name is john i'm 26 i live in baltimore md and i'm a technician at a mercedes dealership. i just bought a 2000 mustang v6 3.8l 5 speed manual.
just a few questions.
1. what have you guys found to be the best supercharger kit for the mustang? i saw that vortech makes onee, i also heard powerdyne makes one but i haven't found it yet.
thanks guys
Welcome to the world of the V-6. If you click or read below, you can see what is possibile. Others have done even more than mewhen they have the availability of tuning and speciality services. I live in a tuning wasteland here in Far West Texas...
 

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welcome, being from a snow state (indiana) mustangs are fine inthe snow. (well I drove mine last year. go easy, let off gas alittle bit more then you would to slow down in the rain, you will be fine with some sand bags. )
 

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I would only mess with a vortech or procharger, procharger being #1 of course
 

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I can't say a word about SC I'm not a specialist in the matter, but I live in Quebec Canada and I do know about winter, it's going to be the first winter with the mustang, but my experience in the 36 years of driving in the snow with muscle cars (Fairlane GTA, Duster 340, Challenger, Camaro) I have to say that I don't agree with the idea of weight in the trunk, it's a lot more difficult to recover the full control of your car if the back starts to make "fish tailing" in a curve or at a street corner.

According to me it's the best way to make a 180 degrees turn and get an accident.

I prefer the idea of getting some wheels at the scrap yard and putting some narrower winter tires as far as the full diameter (wheel and tire) is the same as your actual ones.

It's my opinion...Drive carefully...

B.P.
 

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Well I would say it's not the that easy to get in a wreck with the 6 becaue it's not so front heavy like the other cars you've listed. I've driven my car in the snow for 4 winters and I'm still ok. But you're right driving slow is the key.
 

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Yeah, my first day in the snow and i fish-tailed into the curb of a very curvy street, not to mention i live in Colorado, the land of hills :( now i need a new wheel... but I'd have to agree with black panther, if i had had sand bags in the back, i wouldnt have been able to correct as much as i had, and i would have gone over the curb... just drive slowly.
 

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I have some oem 15s if you need em for very cheap.... else go ebay dont buy a new pos rim....
 

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Hey ,
Nice car. Looks almost exactly like mine... :lol: ... I am currently looking to modify, but still all stock for now... I just got her in July... Good luck!!!
 

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Jeffsblack04 said:
Hey ,
Nice car. Looks almost exactly like mine... :lol: ... I am currently looking to modify, but still all stock for now... I just got her in July... Good luck!!!
nice stang :thumbs2:
 

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Car look good man
 

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I just got my 04 in July and the only thing I don't like about it especially since it is winter time is the lack of traction, but I'm not really familiar with the function of the trac-loc system, if you guys can explain to me the operation of it
 

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If you have a V6, there is no traction lock, the only thing you have going for you is if you have traction control. I don't have traction control and I slide around when it rains. A Traction Lock (t-lok) distributes the power to both axles, therefore making both wheels spin. A v6 mustang will only spin one tire, because power is only being put to one wheel.
 

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Is there a differential or anything that would get both rear tires to spin and if so where can I get it
 

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Yes, it's called a T-lok (Traction lock). Several different companies sell these, I don't know any off the top of my head, but I'm sure someone with more knowledge will chime in here in a minute lol
 
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