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Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 06-29-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By jthorn9
Trust me when I say this, trying to "patch your...

Trust me when I say this, trying to "patch your seats" is not worth it. Spend the money and get the seats you want, or pay to have them properly refurbished. I would look into new seats, or new seat...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 06-29-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By jthorn9
I give a green light if the inspection checks out.

I give a green light if the inspection checks out.
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-27-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By jthorn9
As stated, install will run around $1000,...

As stated, install will run around $1000, assuming you find a shop willing to do the work. You're better off installing it yourself, then taking it to a local shop, that has a dyno, for a final...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 05-27-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By jthorn9
All CAIs are about the same, no huge difference...

All CAIs are about the same, no huge difference from one to another. Get the one that looks/worst best for what you want. As stated, the CAI alone doesn't help much.

The best bang for the buck...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 05-25-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By jthorn9
The stickies have all your answers.

The stickies have all your answers.
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 05-16-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By jthorn9
Ford racing makes garbage limited slip...

Ford racing makes garbage limited slip differentials for the 7.5" rear.....there's a reason they've been discontinued.

The best options are unfortunately the most expensive being the Eaton or...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 05-08-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By jthorn9
Possible - yes - but will cost a ton of money and...

Possible - yes - but will cost a ton of money and requires a complete knowledge and understanding of the 3.8L and 5.0L engines.
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 04-21-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 983
Posted By jthorn9
Only place you'll find performance parts for the...

Only place you'll find performance parts for the V6 is www.supersixmotorsports.com
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 04-19-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By jthorn9
As I stated in a similar thread, you can not just...

As I stated in a similar thread, you can not just "put a V8" in a essex V6 platform. You will need a complete donor car to do the swap. There's a lot more to it than just pull out motor A and put in...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 04-19-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By jthorn9
Skip the coil pack, that's a waste of money. ...

Skip the coil pack, that's a waste of money.

Skip the throttle body, that's a HUGE waste of money.

Any CAI will do, all will add only around 2-3 rwhp.

Gears are fairly straight forward, most...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 04-19-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By jthorn9
1) How much do you want to spend? Short term/long...

1) How much do you want to spend? Short term/long term?

2.) What's your goals? Show car, silent sleeper, light mods, horse power?

3.) How much experience do you have? Scale 1-10 with 1 meaning...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 04-19-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 983
Posted By jthorn9
Most people on here, including myself, have...

Most people on here, including myself, have learned that throwing money at the essex 3.8L yields little results. To get good results you have to throw a lot of money at the car.

Put it his way, I...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 04-19-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 983
Posted By jthorn9
You simply do not "hook up" or "drop in" a 4.6L...

You simply do not "hook up" or "drop in" a 4.6L or 5.0. There are so many people that have tried this and failed it's not even funny. The 5.0 should be completely ruled out as the electronics are...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 04-19-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 983
Posted By jthorn9
Be very careful what you buy, especially from...

Be very careful what you buy, especially from ebay, lots of junk on there. Also, you don't want to buy some one else failed project or take on a project of your own by buying a damaged or defective...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 04-14-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 983
Posted By jthorn9
To be on par with a 99-04 GT you have a lot of...

To be on par with a 99-04 GT you have a lot of ground to make up. Not set of bolt ons, will put you on par with a GT except for those that involve a major engine over haul. You have two options:
...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 04-03-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By jthorn9
There are cheap ways and expensive ways to run...

There are cheap ways and expensive ways to run exhaust. The cheapest will be to buy the mufflers yourself, then have a shop fab it all into place. Shops charge the base price you'll find online (even...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 03-22-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By jthorn9
Oil on the plug is never a good thing. That's...

Oil on the plug is never a good thing. That's symptoms of a blown head gasket, and or even worst, symptoms of a blown piston ring. Oil should never build up on spark plugs as oil is contained in the...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 03-18-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By jthorn9
In doing homework you should have also discovered...

In doing homework you should have also discovered that pushing a 3.8L Essex V6 to those power levels is going to require A LOT of money.

You would use a V6 dual mid pipe, then attach any GT...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 03-18-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By jthorn9
1.) Check all vacuum lines for rot, disconnect,...

1.) Check all vacuum lines for rot, disconnect, leaks, etc.
2.) Unplug and clean the MAF and AIT sensors (follow general electronic cleaning practices)
3.) If those two check out, it could very...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 03-17-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By jthorn9
The cast pistons are good for no more than 9PSI...

The cast pistons are good for no more than 9PSI and that's pushing it, it's the same problem a lot of 99/01 Cobra owners run into.
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 03-15-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By jthorn9
No, completely different exhaust.

No, completely different exhaust.
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 03-15-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By jthorn9
The M112 supercharger the lightnings used (same...

The M112 supercharger the lightnings used (same as the Cobra) will not just drop into your truck. You will need a lot of parts from a lightning plus forged internals. If you don't put forged...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 03-15-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By jthorn9
Those "things" you're finding on ebay are not...

Those "things" you're finding on ebay are not real kits nor are they complete turbos. They are the bottom of the bottom of the bottom of the barrel and are just thrown together. A quality turbo unit,...
Forum: Off Topic 03-14-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By jthorn9
I'm assuming that's not 27,000 original miles....

I'm assuming that's not 27,000 original miles. That's what owners look for, how many miles are on the body unless it's been listed as restored.

Book value for private sale is gonna be right around...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 03-14-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By jthorn9
Super six motorsports will be your best bet. ...

Super six motorsports will be your best bet.

The turbo will generate massive horse power, but will also cost 2 to 4 times as much a super charger. To hit the 375 rwhp mark you will need to run a...
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