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Old 10-10-2017, 08:57 AM   #1
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I have an 09 GT and it's "ok" fast but not "drag car" fast. I'm wondering if anyone here has done an engine swap on the 05-09 GT and how big I can go. I've done some research on what mods can be done and could EASILY spend more than what the car cost new, and at the end of the day its still a "small" motor. Any input is appreciated.
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:13 AM   #2
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Engine swaps on modern cars can be nightmares with all of the electronic systems. In the end they are virtually impossible to recover any investment. Supercharging is a simple relative cost effective way to get loads of horsepower by comparison IMO.
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That was something I looked into but Super Charger = big $
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Depending on how reliable you want, searching for a go fast engine transplant with all the associated headaches making the electronics work, install, etc. you will have spent the same money. I've done enough hot rod projects to know that you can double your budget in a heartbeat.
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Engine "size" isn't the critical factor when making power. In the end if you want to more than double your power... in any car you will pretty much end up spending more than the new car cost.
You want to talk about power, BoostedGT was making at least 1500RWHP with a 4.6L based engine, granted it was a dual overhead cam 4-valve vs. the single overhead cam 3-valve, but even 3-valves can get to that level... at a cost.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:30 PM   #6
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What does this have to do with:
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Mustang News, Concepts, Rumors & Discussion Did you see that Mustang?! Have you heard Ford's next move? Come inside.
Which is the purpose of this section?

Seems to me you should be in the motor swap section asking this
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