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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010 Thread Starter
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Hi, new here! I've recently purchased a 98 v6 Mustang, love it but would love some more power. I've ran into some money(haha) and was considering swapping the engine. I was wondering if you guys could roughly run me by all the costs involved and the process.

I know I would have to change the rear suspension, and change the exhaust and intake.. but I don't know much more... Was considering this engine:

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010
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It really doesnt work that way :p.

It will cost you twice as much to change a 6 bangin Stang to an 8 than it is to sell your car and buy a GT.

Youll need to change a lot more than just engine and surrounding components. Youll need to also change the whole drivetrain, suspension, electronics, and lots of small detailed things that just add up.


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my mustang is now a 4.6L v8 it started as a 95 v6 auto...... the things to change are front k-member... if you go with a 5.0L then your t-5 trans will work just diff. bell housing, complete gt rear end... somewhat exhaust if you have cat back all you need is a mid pipe and headers for the v8.. the computer and the engine half or the wiring.... its not hard once you have everything ready to put in but i bought a rolled 98 gt so i had everything... junk yards are easy and cheap on all that stuff

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A nice supercharged or turbo V6 would be fun...... There are 3 companies out there building performance V6's. Supersix, Morana, and GSS.......

Purchase a motor from either one of those, add a power adder, and it will be a fun ride......

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I know people have swapped to a v8 in the past, although it does cost more usually. Would it be cheaper to buy a roller v8 and put that engine in it?
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that flat out is not an option unless you really came into alot of money...that does not include the wiring harness, ecu...then you need a transmission and a bunch of other parts...
Best bet is yeah, sell car, buy a V8/GT/Cobra...or add a single mid size turbo.
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Wish in one hand, **** in the other. See which one fills up faster.

The EEC and harness for that mod 5.0 mill costs another several thousand dollars.

So you're going to be in it over 10k for just the engine, harness/eec, shipping, etc. That's 1/3 of the cost of a brand spanking new '11 GT. Then you have to deal with: steering since the '11 uses electronic steering, brakes since your current booster won't fit with the bigger mod engine, AC and heat if you wanted to keep them, possible emissions issues.

Bottom line: Unless you have 10k+ for parts and 10k for labor and you REALLY want to spend that much on your old worn out car making it into a sleeper.... forget that and just buy the '11 GT.
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