96 3.8L LX performance advice for a newbie!

5

Asked by Feb 03, 2011 at 08:14 PM about the 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Car Customization

Hello everyone from a newbie. Here's my situation. I bought a 96 LX 3.8L with only 72K. Pretty much a creampuff, female original owner, garaged, all sched maint, etc. The problem is that it could use a few xtra ponies. Compression and other vitals are right on the money. Never dyno'd but I would guess HP would be close to the spec 145. What's the best route to take, intake? exhaust? chip? I think a supercharger would be out of my $$$ range. Would a supercoupe charger bolt up? I'd hate to pull out a solid engine like this, but does a 4.6 or 5.0 bolt to the 3sp OD auto? Any advice or suggestions would be a lot of help. THANX!

1 Answer

to bad it is not a SC I got 3 of them,not much u can do ,cold air induction.& no the V8 s will not hook to the tranny.

Your Answer

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,730
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,680
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
337 Great Deals out of 42,077 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Corvette
116 Great Deals out of 16,009 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
385 Great Deals out of 31,371 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford F-150
3,016 Great Deals out of 229,511 listings starting at $1,300
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
54 Great Deals out of 3,366 listings starting at $3,995
Used Porsche 911
121 Great Deals out of 5,246 listings starting at $10,099
Used Pontiac Firebird
8 Great Deals out of 693 listings starting at $2,850
Used Dodge Viper
217 listings starting at $30,195
Used Jaguar XK-Series
21 Great Deals out of 629 listings starting at $5,500
Used Mercury Cougar
161 listings
Used Jeep Wrangler
349 Great Deals out of 20,377 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jaguar XJR
4 Great Deals out of 95 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.