I have a 2000 ford mustang 3.8l v6 and i was wondering what are some things that i could purchase to add some decent power to my v6, other than superchargers and turbos?

Asked by Nov 16, 2015 at 08:15 PM about the 2000 Ford Mustang Coupe

Question type: Car Customization

Im looking into getting a cam, throttle body,
underdrive pulley kit anything else i could
get to add horses?

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Smog legal headers and intake kits. You can add small amounts of power with various mods but by the time you are done you still won't have the power of a base V8 and you will have spent a lot of money.

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Good advise, above!

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I'd sell it and use it as a down payment for a 2012-2013 with a 5.0L Coyote motor.

Headers & intake wont do much without a perf. camshaft & kit, You're limited on lift & duration because of your flat top pistons. & low flow cylinder heads. But if you must & are serious 10 - 20 degrees over stock will be OK & give you more torque.

Have a cylinder head shop modify your heads. The skys the limit, & use the valve springs that comes with the cam kit, have it ported & polished, a valve job, etc. depending on your budget. I'd do up a another pair from a salvage yard,piece by piece & put them on later. Your intake, cam & kit, headers, will work so much better with modified heads. after all you're making your low perf. V6 into a high perf motor! Phase II, buy & install better forged higer compression pop-up pistons. It's possible to squeeze 300 hp from a 3.8 V6.

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