cheap way to get horsepower from a 3.8 mustang

Asked by Mar 25, 2010 at 01:51 PM about the 2000 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: Car Customization

What is the cheapest way to get hp from a stock 3.8. I called procharger and it was $4500 for a kit

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well what do you consider cheap? There are many small mods you can do to a V6 but you wont get huge gains out of them. I would say if you want your car to sound nice it would be best to start with a cold air intake for around $200-$300. Then probably at least a cat back exhaust for about the same price as the intake. Next you can do a tuner that runs close to $400. If you are still boasting stock rims, a set of take off GT or Cobra rims will really make the car look nice. If you want a big boost in performance one of the best steps you can take is a powerpack from super6motorsports for $2500 you can get ported and polished heads, upper intake, lower intake and a cam. They say that adds up to 85hp to the wheels. As i dont have money to upgrade mine I went the route of sounds good, looks good and its still a fun car. So it all depends on your budget there is lots of stuff out there.

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Cold air intake, headers and cat backs, heads, valves and cams with 4.10 gears and a lightweight shaft will be the best way to produce affordable hp that will be reliable. A supercharger will come in a $4500 kit and still requires cams and gears.

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