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v6 turbo vs v8 GT

A friend of mine is selling their 2000 Mustang and it is a v6. I was looking into the idea of putting a turbo in there if I were to purchase it. Any opinions on if that is a good idea, or just to get the v8?
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a 2000 v6 turbo is expensive and is hard to do. if you have time and patience then do it. but since you havent bought the car yet then you should buy a gt.. im sure u can find one for the same price nd turbo/supercharge that instead and you'll be much happier
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yea buy the gt and turbo it up!
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Would a Supercharger be a better investment if I went with the v6?
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it depends what your looking for, a SC was the option for me. because i dont go to a drag strip much, i dont street race, and i want power on demand, no delay.

however if i tracked more id go turbo.

i chose a roots style SC, for ease of use, install, maintenance.

it requires less work and maintenance than a centripetal SC. and turbo
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I don't race either. I was looking at getting the power I want, and having a car that is unique to me. The option of turbo was given, and I have seen it done on other makes of cars, as well as folks supercharging their GT's. What does something like a supercharger or a turbo go for?
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Depending on the brand. Vortech Supercharges go for around 3700$ and the Kenne Bells are a bit more expensive I believe. And as far as Turbo chargers. I saw one for 1700$ and Ive seen others for 6000$.
All depends on brand/quality
I would say go with the GT but since you wanna be a little bit more unique then you should go with the v6. I had a supercharged v6. That thing hauled. Regardless I had put thousands of dollars into it.
But people were surprised from that v6. One of my old buddies had a stock 03 Cobra. You know those 390HP stock beasts. And I had taken him by a car or two. Those Cobras go for around 18K
My v6 was 3800$ and I put about 10000$ work of mods in it.
Theres also some guy on youtube that has a 700HP twin turbo v6 Mustang.
Building a v6 is more unique if thats what your really looking for.

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yea i like a v6 that hauls lol
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a turbo or supercharged v6 will always be more unique than a GT, because most people will trade their v6 for a GT. (not hatin on GTs here) a V6 can be made to be VERY fast and powerful, there are a couple on youtube that i have seen beat a Cobra before....

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Remember that the V6 stangs need more done to the drive train to support the extra HP. This adds to the cost. Engines aside, the GT has stronger parts already.

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a turbo or supercharged v6 will always be more unique than a GT, because most people will trade their v6 for a GT. (not hatin on GTs here) a V6 can be made to be VERY fast and powerful, there are a couple on youtube that i have seen beat a Cobra before....
We do not consider Cobra's competition compared to our cars. They are also heavy.....

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But if you haven't bought the car it makes no sense if you have the money to buy the car and the turbo stuff to do it. You can spend all the $$$ on a GT and have a fast car to start with instead of making a slow car faster. I'm certainly not against souping up a V6 car, but I would never willingly buy one if I had the money to buy a V8 car to begin with.

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where a built V6 can be a nice ride you have to consider that the suspension, brakes and rear end would all need mods to handle the extra power not to mention the fuel system and a whole host of other parts that are not equipped for extra duty(read: EXPENSIVE!)...the V8 comes ready to roll and is probably the best bet for someone with limited funds and time to invest in car.
Now if you are Richard Petty's backup mechanic and you can build a car in your sleep, then yeah modding might be for you.
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Putting a turbo on a V6 or a GT will cost money. Any idiot can make a V8 fast, it takes a read idiot to make a V6 fast.

You want to be 1 guy among many or 1 among few? I chose 1 among the few

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it depends on my 2005 it was pretty much blower ready.
the rest is takeing it, the trans, teh drive shaft... and thats at 12 psi.

now that im going up to 15-16, the only thing ive upgraded is the drive shaft. ( posi w 373s)

so you ont have to upgrade nothing...unless you get greedy like i am.
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