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V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs Technical discussions on the 3.8L and 3.9L V6 torque monsters

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Old 01-03-2014, 11:45 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-04-2014, 12:08 AM   #2
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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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Old 01-04-2014, 06:52 AM   #3
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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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Old 01-04-2014, 01:13 PM   #4
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If you are dead set on adding serious power to a v6, you gotta get boost (but even then its not the fastest, check out some turboed/supercharged v6 vids on youtube, not very impressive unfortunately)

however with the cost and etc, it would be cheaper to get a GT, but if you really want a v6 and money is not an issue, then get boost.
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:16 PM   #5
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Be prepared to spend A LOT, as in much much more than the car is worth to make any real power out of the car.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:51 PM   #6
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Go with a cam and port n polish for the best naturally aspirated engine hp.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:26 PM   #7
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Hey guys thanks for the advice i really appreciate it and thanks for the support.
Ive been researching the Windstar but i cant find the manifold only, i would make my own kit.

Here is a list of what i have so far. as you can see the engine and performance section has no realdetails.
2000 V6 Mustang Build List

Brakes
Front brake upgrade to Cobra SVT(Direct bolt on) from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-2004-Mustang-Cobra-Front-Brakes-Calipers-PBR-13-in-Black-OEM-GT-SWAP-/161040440168?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item257ec21b68&vxp=mtr2 front rotors and caliper $390+45.50 shipping

Front Rotors and Pads Summit Racing
Rotor and Pad kit PWR-K1304 $166
Rear Rotor and Pads Summit racing
Rotor and pad kit PWR-K1303 $135.97

Total: $737.47


Wheels and Tires
Rims from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/17-RS-Style-Staggered-Wheels-5x100-5x114-Silver-Rims-17x7-5-17x8-5-Polish-/231011525428?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Wheels&hash=item35c95c2334&vxp=mtr
17" RS Style Staggered Wheels 5x100 / 5x114 Silver Rims 17x7.5 / 17x8.5 Polish $449+109 shipping

Tires from https://www.onlinetires.com/cart.php
Front Tires 14DK7AFE 245/45-17 FEDERAL SS-595 95V BSW
Brand: FEDERAL
Type: Performance
Size: 245/45-17
Rear Tires 14GL7AFE 275/40-17 FEDERAL SS-595 98V BSW
Brand: FEDERAL
Type: Performance
Size: 275/40-17

Tyre total is $391.88

Total: $949.88





Suspension and Handling
American Muscle
Front and rear Strut Brace $119/$85
Kbrace $159
SR performance rear control arm kit $155
Steeda Bumber Steer $168
Eibach Sway bar kit front and rear $300
Total:$832.95
Maximum Motorsport http://www.maximummotorsports.com/No...Arms-C465.aspx
Front Control arm pair no offset $371.46

Raceland
Raceland coilovers and camber plate kit $635.61

Total:$1839.41

Suspension wheels and brakes Total:$3526.76


Engine and Performance
TUNER
Cold Air Intake
Underdrive Pulley
Throttle Body (not much gains)
Headers (stock flows great)
Ignition Wires
Dual Exhaust (going to go one big pipe to the side when turbo is installed)
Port&Polish Heads/Intake
4.2L Crank
Head Job

here are some pics as promised.
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You have to have the mount kit to mount the rear cobra calipers. Cobra brake systems use different rear mounts than stock. The front "should" be good.
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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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