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I need some Help

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by TrainGender, Feb 26, 2018.

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  1. TrainGender

    TrainGender New Member

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    Hello guys this is my first post on this forum, So I guess I will tell you about my car and What I need help with. I have 95 v6 mustang 5 spd. I bought it for 1k, put another 1k in to get it to pass inspection and now I am dallying it, in New England, which is fun, this car is the reason I finally decided I wanted to go to school to be a mechanic, the problem is the car has a pretty hidden past, and the odometer is stuck at 150k. Do not get me wrong I baby this car with new parts all the time, every lab day we have this car gets on the lift. But I know soon the car will strand me somewhere, and I know even though all the love I have fr the v6, I want to swap it for something with more potential to be modded. Now do not think I am going to swap this in my driveway on some jack stands, this swap will be done professionally, with the help of teachers and classmates, I want to swap a 5.0 most likely but I do not know everything I need yet. Sorry for such a long post. I really just would like to know what goes into swapping the 5.0 in
     
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    Don't go there. The computer, tune and wiring harness will fight you all the way and cost you way more that the trouble it will cause. Trade the car in and find a GT.
     
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    I second 6 Shooter on that. Either sell the car for a GT or keep the V6 in the car. I swapped a 2001 V6 into my 96 and even that was a fair amount more work than I initially expected. I highly recommend changing your gear ratio. Stock ratio is terrible (2.72)! Get a rear 8.8 rear diff from a GT. You get a stronger diff, limited slip and a better ratio (3.27). I definitely noticed a change when I swapped mine. Fairly cheap upgrade, and it bolts right in.