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Question 2002 Mustang Engine Swap V6 to a V8

I have a 2002 mustang 3.8, I am trying to find out if its worth the trouble to swap it to a v8 and how cost effective it would be. Can someone give me some direction.
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No, far too much work and not worth it money wise as well. Look around, there are a bunch of threads on this subject that will list all the reasons not to do this. It is far more cost effective to sell the V6 car and buy a V8 car.

WHat you can do is spend the money on your current V6. A really good turbo kit would come in under $4K installed and you'd have more power than a V8 for more than 1/2 the cost of converting your car to a V8.

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the only way to make it worth it, in my mind, would be to go all out. the v6 would make a cheap base car, then shove a big block in there with a blower.
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