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2012 v6 - v8 swap

Discussion in '2011-2014 V6 Mustang Tech' started by endlessusa, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. endlessusa

    endlessusa New Member

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    i have a 2012 mustang v6, 6 speed manual, and i want to drop the 5.0 in. engine costs $6300. i know i gotta get exhausts, intake, wiring and all that fun stuff, but besides the obvious, what else? does the 5.0 bolt right up to the M6 transmission, or what? i want to know everything i need to know.
     
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    Will have to change driveshafts. Just supercharge or Turbo the V6. Cheaper and can make the same or more power than the V8.

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    A Ford engineer MIGHT know everything you need to know about such a swap...

    Transmission bellhousing pattern is different, so no, not a bolt-on.

    You would be TONS better off to just trade cars, no matter if you are upside down money wise it would still be lots cheaper.
     
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    Wise advice.
     
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    PCM would be needed as well. As everyone has stated, it would be wise to trade in the V6 on a GT.

    Anything can be done; it's just a matter of dollars and "sense"!
     
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    Buy a GT and save yourself the headache.
     
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    Duggie Duggie

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    Trade it in , better in the long run.
     
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    Phil II Cone Destroyer Staff Member

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    I suspect the OP's decision was made two years ago.
     
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    You going to need bigger than the stock 17" rims. GT discs are larger in diamiter, and the GT calippers are bigger, I believe 19" ers are stock on the GT. That being said I have a pair of GT, BOSS, GT500 discs for sale!! LOL
     
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    The GT calipers are the same as the V6 calipers. The only diff is the rotor size and the caliper brackets. I did the brake upgrade, and that's how I know.

    I also did a motor swap in my V6. The key is that you have to be committed to the swap. I did an evaluation of the coyote swap idea before I went with my 351 Windsor.

    http://www.paddedwall.org/2012mustang/CoyoteSwap.aspx

    Here's a video of the car with the Windsor in it.