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i have a 1998 5 speed and i was wondering if swapin my v6 with a 4.6 is very hard and what all do i have to change thankss

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You'll need a 4.6 engine, a 4.6 wiring harness, a 4.6 computer, a T45 or T3650 transmission, an 8.8 rear end, a 4.6 exhaust sytem, 4.6 radiator w/ hoses, a 4.6 A/C system( if you are going to keep your air conditioning), all of the sensors and vaccum hoses, an air filter and air filter housing and intake tract from a 4.6, 4.6 gauges, 4.6 motor mounts, all of the tools to do the install, and lots of money.

My point: it's cheaper to sell your V6 stang and buy a V8 stang than it is to do a swap.

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You'll need a 4.6 engine, a 4.6 wiring harness, a 4.6 computer, a T45 or T3650 transmission, an 8.8 rear end, a 4.6 exhaust sytem, 4.6 radiator w/ hoses, a 4.6 A/C system( if you are going to keep your air conditioning), all of the sensors and vaccum hoses, an air filter and air filter housing and intake tract from a 4.6, 4.6 gauges, 4.6 motor mounts, all of the tools to do the install, and lots of money.

My point: it's cheaper to sell your V6 stang and buy a V8 stang than it is to do a swap.
i think that if you know what you want to do with the car... then its not a bad idea to drop a motor into it... this way you can get the one that you really want... but if your talking the bone stock 4.6L, then its going to be expensive... you maybe able to find a used one with low miles... this would make the price lower

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The only reason I would recommend doing the swap is if you have a ton of money invested in the suspension and chassis of your current car or if it has sentimental value (like your deceased grandfather gave it to you or something.)
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You'll need a 4.6 engine, a 4.6 wiring harness, a 4.6 computer, a T45 or T3650 transmission, an 8.8 rear end, a 4.6 exhaust sytem, 4.6 radiator w/ hoses, a 4.6 A/C system( if you are going to keep your air conditioning), all of the sensors and vaccum hoses, an air filter and air filter housing and intake tract from a 4.6, 4.6 gauges, 4.6 motor mounts, all of the tools to do the install, and lots of money.

My point: it's cheaper to sell your V6 stang and buy a V8 stang than it is to do a swap.
yep! unless you already have a ton of money in it, it will always be cheaper the mod the 6 than to drop in an 8.

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well there are some advantages to a motor swap. for instance a buddy of mine had a v6 and he droped an 8 in but it was not a regular 4.6L, he put in the cobra r dual overhead cam 4.6L . of course he spent a S*** load of cash and the motor was used with low miles, but that thing would haul! and he had v6 badging so he pissed of alot of gt owners.:laughlitt

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well see the reason im asking is becausae my buddy is putting a bigger engine in his gt and he said he will give me the motor in his gt now dirt cheap and it dont have tons of miles on it so waht u guys think..
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well see the reason im asking is becausae my buddy is putting a bigger engine in his gt and he said he will give me the motor in his gt now dirt cheap and it dont have tons of miles on it so waht u guys think..
The motor may be cheap but the supporting parts will not be.
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The motor may be cheap but the supporting parts will not be.
yeah, and on the 98's you're going to have to swap out the tranny, too.

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any idea how much id be looking at around.. i dotn need all brand new parts i can get used so it cheaper
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any idea how much id be looking at around.. i dotn need all brand new parts i can get used so it cheaper

The cheapest I've seen, with a complete donor car is $4000, $2000 of which was electonics (PATS, computer, etc. ).

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