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post #1 of 26 Old 03-14-2006, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Dream V6 Daily Driver

Dunno where I came up with this from, I was just thinking about in my future when I am in or around my mid-twenties, I like the SN95 body style 94-98 V6 and it wouldn't be bad for a daily driver, I'd prolly buy a 95' V6. But then I got to thinking the stock power isn't great. So I got to thinking, make a little project... swap in either the 3.8li or the 4.0li, (by the time I am in my mid-twenties I could prolly easily get either of these engines from junkyards) Then of course to give it better power and such TRUE dual exhaust. Then if I really wanted to go out on a limb... look into turbocharging either of these engines, they would be good daily driver, granted either of the engines had a ncie rebuild to handle the power, the turbocharger woudl still provide good gas mileage while not on the throttle, and when you want to get on it, you would have all the power you needed right there. I was merely brain-storming, of course there is much more needed for this kind of swap and induction upgrade before it could be considered RELIABLE, but still just an idea.

So basically a 95' V6 Mustang with a 3.8li or 4.0li swap along with a nice engine rebuild, with some kind of turbocharger. Along with all the other misc parts such as tranny, rear axle to handle all the new power and other things. But all in all I think if it could be completed it would be pretty nice, of course who knows, if I thought of it, then someone else prolly already has and completed it lol.

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If you do go with the 94-98 and do a v6 engine swap, you're much better off swapping in a split port 3.8 rather than the 4.0. The 3.8 will bolt right in and require minimal modification, whereas the 4.0 would be more difficult.

In stock form, the split port 3.8 provides pleasant daily driver power. You can also already get them dirt cheap in junkyards


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True, thats what I thought, and it isn't like the 4.0's are putting out a huge difference in performance numbers.
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In fact, if you do choose to heavily mod the v6 down the road, the 3.8 is a better choice since it has a better aftermarket and can take a good amount of boost

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Yes I thought about the aftermarket as well. I would most likely start on this car sometime either after or during college, I plan on buying a Honda Civic DX for a daily driver for awhile though becuase of the great gas mileage. Then once I don't have to commute 45 mins to then 45 mins from college everyday I can get something more that I want and won't worry about gas so much.
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SN95 body with 99-04 engine, and a www.TMAturbo.com kit and your done. If you want you can get forged internals, but not necessary up to around 12psi give or take a couple depending on a bagillion variables, and you can always port the heads and intakes after that, and get a cam, etc...
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Or, swap in a 4.2 from a truck.

92 LX hatch, T5 swapped, still a DD.
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If you are looking for minimal work and pure bolt on, a supercharger kit would be easier.

I have a 95 v6 with a 01 motor and vortech supercharger.

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I think for a V6 though, I would be able to gain more with a turbo rather than a super, also how much did it cost for you to do that or did you buy it like that?
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I bought the kit used for $1500

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good u can buy mine ive got a 95 v6 wit a 97 motor and alot more if interested let me know
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good u can buy mine ive got a 95 v6 wit a 97 motor and alot more if interested let me know
For how much?
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On that TMAturbo.com the kit that is J's, the twin turbo setup is badass! Clean too. Every kit that I see that has been done on our cars looks crappy in the engine bay. I want his kit!
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good u can buy mine ive got a 95 v6 wit a 97 motor and alot more if interested let me know
Correct me if I am wrong but a 97 V6 would be the same as a 95'? 99-04
' V6's were the ones with 190hp and they are the engines I would swap in to make this dream V6 dd.

And V6 Convertible what kinds of gains did you get?
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Ummm..

Why bother with a V6 - the V8 gets the same or better gas mileage... yes - yes it does.

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yeah, you'll get about 17 mpg to 24 mpg tops with a v6.
i know this pain, and i want to swap in a 5.0L
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Because for this car, I just want it to be unique. I already have a 5.0 foxody that I plan on keeping for my life and just investing money in. Redo the interior, hood new cobra bumper, spoiler, paint job, build up the AOD to handle the power I'm going to put into it, prolly a DSS306 Shortblock with a supercharger, roll cage. And those are just the major things. The reason why I thought about this idea for a V6 would be because you rarely, or at least I rarely see a majorly built V6 because of the fact that doing it to a V8 would be easier. And after my 5.0 is built up it will get much worse gas mileage that 17-24 prolly more like 10-15 I'm guessing.
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Ummm..

Why bother with a V6 - the V8 gets the same or better gas mileage... yes - yes it does.
The v8 is thousands more expensive than a v6 of the same year with similar miles. Plus the insurance is ridiculously more expensive unless your 21-25 when your ins. starts going down (minimally). I wish I had the money for an 8. After I'm done with the 6 the next project will be a notch.
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I feel you.. I have both and I regret buying the V6... completely regret it.
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I feel you.. I have both and I regret buying the V6... completely regret it.
Why do you regret buying the V6? Isn't it a good DD?
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I actually love my V6 Stang... It's reliable, decent on gas mileage (24 avg with approx 50/50 mixed city hwy), has some up and go when it's needed, and has possibilities...

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I regret it because for barely a few dollars more I could have had a V8 power and the SAME gas mileage.. dont even attempt to argue that the V6 id more fuel efficient. it has been proven that it is only better by 1 or 2 gallons which is NOTHING.

The insurance difference is not as much as everyone thinks either so thats another stupid arguement.


Unless you pinch every penny... a v6 is a waste..

I love my V6 too... but i would have loved the v8 more.

has up and go compared to what?
has possibilities... yea, so - so does ANY vehicle with some coin.

anyway . anyone looking to buy a new car and is weighing the v6 vs the 8.... dont buy a 6.
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Up and go in my book is passing ability and in stock form it runs a 15.550 in the 1/4th thus far (it was my first time at the track)

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or buy a registered 6 banger car and drop a huge 351w in it. i say registered because then it doesnt need to be checked out when registered at the DMV and you will still have the v6 insurance with 351 w power.
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Im happy considering I still have my gas mileage and 300hp. But I do have to use premium

But my car is an autocross project looking to have v8 power with less weight.

But I have a 01 v6 with a vortech/snow water meth/18lbs of boost/ long tubes/2.5 inch exhaust/lighting maf/sct chip etc etc

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All of the above goes for the pre 05 stangs, but the 05+ beware. The stock auto's and manual v6 4.0's run a best of 15.0 (only have the spare tire taken out) which is awsome compared to any previous year. Add a gt muffler (no catback, just the GT muff), cold air, udp, and sct tune and the 05 5spd is up to a 14.6. Thats pretty respectable for a v6 with just those extremely minimal mods. Now if I had the choice b/w the 05 v6 and gt and didn't have the money for a gt I'd definately buy the 6 because its getting a lot quicker than previous years which were just so ridiculously slow.
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