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How to gain more hp on a 2000 Mustang V6

So I'm going to put true dual flowmaster catbacks on my 00 v6 stang and a bbk stage 2 air intake and was wondering how much hp I would gain from that and what else could I do to gain power

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Any bolt-on part will give you hp,i would go with gears and a tune then go from their.


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yeah I heard gears would do great how much does that run
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yeah I heard gears would do great how much does that run
For gears, T-Lok, bearing kit, fluids and install, they cost me $700.

On you original question. Exhaust will give you ~5hp and the CAI 2-3hp.
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For gears, T-Lok, bearing kit, fluids and install, they cost me $700.

On you original question. Exhaust will give you ~5hp and the CAI 2-3hp.
Thank god there is someone here with real life CAI and exhaust experience to give a realistic number.


You could possibly get the rear setup cheaper if you get a complete rear from a wrecked GT. That should cost anywhere between 100-$250 depending on if it's from a u-pull it or classifieds. Might even find one that already has lower gears. Typical gear install labor charge is around $250.
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On you original question. Exhaust will give you ~5hp and the CAI 2-3hp.
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Thank god there is someone here with real life CAI and exhaust experience to give a realistic number.
what are you two talking about? We all know you get 50+ horsepower with a CAI and a muffler ahhh it's fun to get to play around every once in a while lol

in all seriousness I agree it's not much, but I have seen the long tubes play with the common notion of what exhaust does for you, like I mentioned in another thread a minute ago, I saw a dyno graph where there was like 8-10 horsepower difference between a true dual setup with short tube headers and one with long tubes, but I think they were dyno tuning it for the Lt's and shorties so I'm sure that played with it too and it was tuned with the shorties that were on there, man I wish I could find that thing again....

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yeah I wanted to do the cai just cause it's one of those easy very common mods better mpg's that's always good as for the exhaust I guess that would be more of a better sound factor then horse power the gears sounds like a good idea so I'm to save up for that and I even ran across a super charger for my mustang so that's probably as much as I can do I mean it's a 6 cylinder not a gt unless you guys know anything else I can do
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The exhaust and CAI sets you up for new gears and a tuner. Installation of just 3.73 gears and bearing kit cost me $500.00
Same price for the tuner and dyno files too as a matter of fact.
Before jumping to a supercharger, the dual exhaust will be needed and it contributes HP growth. So will the tuner. The gears are just a very common find on a lot of V6's (its the only way to get it moving). New set of gears also help put the car on a more even playing field with any modern car that now gets them factory,.
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yeah I wanted to do the cai just cause it's one of those easy very common mods better mpg's that's always good as for the exhaust I guess that would be more of a better sound factor then horse power the gears sounds like a good idea so I'm to save up for that and I even ran across a super charger for my mustang so that's probably as much as I can do I mean it's a 6 cylinder not a gt unless you guys know anything else I can do
The last part of your post says "its not a GT"- No its not but your V6 can be modified to out perform a GT and a lot more. An entire book can be written on what you can do. Take a look at all of the "stickys" that describe many ways to get yourself moving down the road in a quick way.

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WHAT???? I could tune my car to out perform a GT damn :kooky: that's awesome how much HP have you gained in your v6 so far
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WHAT???? I could tune my car to out perform a GT damn :kooky: that's awesome how much HP have you gained in your v6 so far
Wow you are definently a noob to the V6 world lol
There are 9second V6's out there, and an all motor one that can run about mid 10's
You can make a V6 very fast if you wanted to, as for Mr. Robb I betcha he's got a heck of a lot of horsepower, the one thing not in the sig is his supercharger

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WHAT???? I could tune my car to out perform a GT damn :kooky: that's awesome how much HP have you gained in your v6 so far
no, you can MODIFY your car to outperform a GT, but simply tuning it you cant.. theres a difference in meaning, being specific avoids confusion

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no, you can MODIFY your car to outperform a GT, but simply tuning it you cant.. theres a difference in meaning, being specific avoids confusion
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In my old '01 V6 I had these mods:
Go: True dual exhaust w/custom catted FlowTech X-pipe and Cherry Bomb Extremes dumped at the axle, AM CAI, VAP Auto intake spacer, 180* T-stat, Hurst base w/Steeda Tri-Ax handled shifter, Bamachips 91 Race tune, 245/45ZR17 BFG T/A KDWs, T-Lok, 3.73 gears

That was enough for me to keep up with 96-98 non-PI GT's. I could not keep up with stock 99-04's. Short of dumping another $3-4k into the car (head/cam/intake or nitrous), that is about as fast as you can go with bolt-ons.
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The last part of your post says "its not a GT"- No its not but your V6 can be modified to out perform a GT and a lot more. An entire book can be written on what you can do. Take a look at all of the "stickys" that describe many ways to get yourself moving down the road in a quick way.
Dude.... you can modify a Geo Metro to outperform a GT if you have enough money.

The sticky is just starter mods that will not get you outperforming GTs....... as Redlyr just stated. He did all of them and was only running with 96-98 GTs which were the slowest GTs out of 87- now BTW

Gonna take any one of these:
1. NOS
2. Heads, cam, intake
3. Boost
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Yeah I am a noob this is my first mustang but these tips are ******* great thanks guys oh coarse I got to save because that's a lot of money but over time well worth it my question is would I have to tune my car right after putting duals in and a cai with everything else yeah I would duh but just the starting out stuff

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