What will an 02 3.8 stock bottem end hold up to? - Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum
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post #1 of 2 Old 02-03-2007, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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What will an 02 3.8 stock bottem end hold up to?

Just kind of wandering. I'm kinda thinking about bumping up the power on my 02 stang this year. I want to do cam and head swap, And probably 10-14 PSI on a supercharger. And maybe a Nitrous kit.

Keep in mind I'm gonna do a T5 swap and an 8.8 swap. I know the stock drive train is week, but I hear the blocks are pretty strong.

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post #2 of 2 Old 02-07-2007, 03:33 PM
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weakest part of the 7.5 rear is a tlok, a detroit true trac and TA rear girdle has been proven to over 450HP on a 7.5

T5s suck, the 4R70W will be able to hold the power, and with a higher stall and j mod would be pretty good

the block and crank, no one knows, matt neuthart is running 800 HP through a stock block and f150 4.2 crank (just for the stroke) and hasnt broken anything, and is currently the highest HP V-6 out there to date, it is believed it is capable of that majical 1000 mark but no one has hit it yet

a properly tuned 11 psi procharter or 14 psi turbo will be fine, remember boost doesnt kill a motor, detonation does

ford loosly copyd the 3.8 out of buicks 3.8 GN motor, but ford came up with a stronger block and crank, and loosly based their heads off of the cleavleand 2V heads, in short, stock single port heads make the E7TE heads look like boat anchors and rival GT40 heads stock, ported they will outflow any 5.0 heads

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