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Bone Stock 05 V6 looking for Love.

Discussion in '2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech' started by DeeDiebS, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. DeeDiebS

    DeeDiebS New Member

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    So by the end of this year I want my v6 to hit 300 whp. So I'm looking for a list of general mods I should get (Also I want to add flame exhaust that doesn't go all the way through my exhaust system) but the trick about this is that I don't want to loose any fuel economy (Im a cheap college student I'm sorry) but I will bite the bullet if needed.

    So fellas where do I start and what do I end with. Lend me your vast reservoirs of experience and knowledge.
     
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    DeeDiebS New Member

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    Also she's a manual.
     
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    Welcome..
    If you can do with "only" 200-250 back there, try your luck with some nitrous.
    Then when you blow it apart, and still want a V6, get a newer one with the 3.7.
     
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    DeeDiebS New Member

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    But shes's a 4.0 why would I get a smaller engine?
    And I also want her to live long so nitrous is out of the question.

    Unless you guys know something I don't (which you do)
     
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    six gun Active Member

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    I sure don't know everything, but I will tell you just because the displacement is higher doesn't mean more power. The 4.0 is an older design that could hold its own back in the early 90s when it was designed, with its 210ish crank HP, but the newer, more efficient and technological 3.7 is at (I think) 305 at the crank.

    Before you start throwing parts at yours, get yourself some good knowledge here by reading some threads on builds of your engine etc. and determine how far you want to go - ask yourself what you want your car to do exactly. But know that usually the more power you wring out of that engine, the more thirsty its going to get.

    I don't know what your budget is, but know that once you start adding significant power you'll need to beef up other things like clutch, rear end, suspension.
     
  6. 08'MustangDude

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    Smaller engine? Really, -0.3 displacement argument?

    Well, the 3.7 is also 310 Horsepower, the 4.0 is 210, but torqey.

    The reason, the 4.0 is not a VVT motor, just spark timing advance.
    The 3.7 is a VVT engine.

    The ford 2.3 I4 Ecoboost is also 310 HP, but us turbocharged.

    Dodge's 3.5 V6 (Charger) is 250HP, not a VVT engine, go figure, and the same MPG
    as the 4.0 in the Mustang.

    Dodge's 3.6 Pentastar is 305 HP in the Challenger, VVT motor...

    If it's POWER you want from a V6, sell it and get a 2011 V6, or a 2013 I4.

    $125.00 for a Tuner, will get you in the 230 HP range.... I have the InTune1000,
    I paid $100 for it. There are some on FB Marketplace starting at $125

    You won't get high gains with simple bolt-ons and tuning. For what it is going
    to cost you to make real HP, that $2000 could have been added to what you
    paid for yours, and got a V8, or a 2011 V6.
     
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    Vic X-Charged!

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    The only way to get 300 rwhp with the 4.0 is forced induction, and the only ready made kits available are Vortech and Procharger. Either one can put you way past 300 if intercooled with a smaller pulley and dyno tuned.