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Old 02-20-2005, 03:28 AM   #1
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Default 98 3.8L horsepower?? h'much?

what's the 98 3.8L spec'd out at as far as hp and torque ...

i checked ford.com, the 05 runs at approx 210hp ...
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:43 AM   #2
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Default RE: 98 3.8L horsepower?? h'much?

yes 210 hp is for the 2005 v6, the difference between a 1998 v6 and 2005 v6 is about 60 hp.

1998 v6's come with 150 stock.
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:31 PM   #3
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ok then ... whats the technical differences in the motors ...

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what can i do to bring it up to speed. i just bot a 98 3.8L, and to the best of my knowledge [ i havent picked it up yet, bad weekend for financial matters ] it has a k&n induction system, unknown aftermarket dual pipes. i think it MAY have a chip installed [as if i even knew how to tell]. the guy who had it b4 seems to have known what he was doin with the car, it was well taken care of, cosmetically at least.

i'd like to hit 225hp before i start thinking about a supercharger, so i prolly have to look at engine kits as well. i know v6's can hit well over 265hp.

btw 172k miles, natural.
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:33 PM   #4
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just so y'all know, it has been 18 years since i have even thought about turning a wrench for performance reasons.
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Old 02-20-2005, 11:25 PM   #5
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Default RE: 98 3.8L horsepower?? h'much?

could swap on the split port setup and get a cam
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:14 AM   #6
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Default RE: 98 3.8L horsepower?? h'much?

look up www.rpm-mustangs.com

they have heads,cams,pistons,rods,intakes and many other goodies for the 3.8.

for a great chip go to www.velocitymustangperformance.com justin at VMP is awsome at custom burning a chip for a specific setup

also check out the following sites:
www.moranav6racing.com
www.supersixmotorsports.com

you will find all you need to get more out of the stang

i would replace the stock gears right off the bat with 3.73's or 4.10's with a Ford T-lok or Auburn Differential and a richmond gear install kit

you can get a rear girdle from
http://www.taperformance.com/rearend.htm
part# TA 1805

this will help the 7.5 rear hold more power and the Auburn differential is more expensive but much stronger than the Ford unit

good luck

you can also ask the guy's at www.3.8mustang.com or www.v6power.net for guidance
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:37 AM   #7
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wow ...

cobra man u filled my head with stuff enough for the week.

thanks guys ... i'm still listening and learning.

[ hawks05 said:
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[ could swap on the split port setup and get a cam
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uh ... whats that mean swap on the split port.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:12 AM   #8
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splitport swap is a head and intake swap from a 99+ 3.8L stang

the splitports flow better thus adding power.

to do the swap you need a modified fuel rail made for the swap

ported single port (up to 1998) heads and intakes can flow enough for serious power and are close to ported splitports in flow.

both are good setups but i'd stick with the stock heads and intakes but ported from RPM mustangs

here is a pic of my 98 3.8's engine bay

you can see the ATI procharger mounted low in front of the engine
http://www.mustangmods.com/data/8456/pics.1_001.jpg
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:13 AM   #9
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Default RE: 98 3.8L horsepower?? h'much?

keep in mind that there are two ways of rating hp..... there is hp at the flywheel (HP)and also at the rear wheels (RWHP)

If memory serves, yours had 178 HP / 148 RWHP.
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:29 AM   #10
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keep in mind that there are two ways of rating hp..... there is hp at the flywheel (HP)and also at the rear wheels (RWHP)

If memory serves, yours had 178 HP / 148 RWHP.
nope they are 150hp at the crank and 215 torque

rwhp is about 120
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