V6 (1994-2004) MustangsTechnical discussions on the 3.8L and 3.9L V6 torque monsters Sponsored by Optima Batteries
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Hey guys, Im new to the mustang world but im big on cars. I recently moved to LA from Jamaica and i do automotive photography and i am a mechanic. Mustangs have been a car i admired especially Elinor, i even owned a 72 (though it never left the garage) back in Jamaica.
I bought a 2000 V6,yes i have read that they are not respected, for a very good price and it is in immaculate condition. The thing is i do not want a V6, mainly because i like to do things that people say cant be done. This car will be my project i plan on doing some major mods and i am hoping i can get some information along the way. Ill be posting vids and pics as i do work on it as well.
Trying to see how much of a weekend circuit racer/drifter i can make out of this thing and possibly help out some other V6 owners that dont wanna just drop in a V8.
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Yeah they were not know for power during that time but who cares really. I think it would be a fun project to see how much you could milk out of a 2000 v6. I have a respect for all cars personally. If someones into making a Saturn into a drag car then hey its your thing :P
Post some pictures when you got a chance would love to see it!
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That's a rough one , the 3.8l v6 engine doesn't have much in the way of aftermarket performance parts.
How ever there are a lot of the sixers out there that have done the ford windstar intake upgrade to add a bit of power to the 3.8l mustang, 99-04 IIRC.
The windstar had a better flowing intake and was a lot lighter . Short of adding a turbo I think its the way to go on the 3.8l engine. A better set of rear gears always helps get better use of the available hp already there as well. http://vapauto.com/windstar.htm
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Thanks guys, i researched and found out that there was a small difference between rotors on the back of the v6 and the svt so ill stay with the v6 setup and used vented and slotted rotors and better pads.
does anyone know where i can get the windstar intake?
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