Mustang Boards

Go Back   Mustang Boards > Mustang Madness > Modular 4.6L Tech

Modular 4.6L Tech For all your 1996-2005+ 2V, 3V, and 4V modular motor needs.

USERNAME:
PASSWORD:
Remember Me?


Mustang Accessories

- Mustang Exhausts
- Mustang Mats
- Mustang Seat Covers
- Mustang Car Covers
- Mustang Head Lights

 
Welcome to the Mustang Boards.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-12-2006, 02:29 PM   #1
redlinestang01
Exclamation 3.8 V6 to a 4.6 V8 swap

i have a question for all of ya. does anyone kno about how much it would cost total to swap out a 3.8 V6 engine for a GT's 4.6 V8? including everything from the accesories to the driveshaft? is this even possible to do with a V6 Stang?
redlinestang01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 02:38 PM   #2
Mug11
Default

it's possible but definatly not worth it.. you'll spend as much as the difference between a GT and 6'er
__________________
Mug11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 05:52 PM   #3
stevemainian
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mug11
it's possible but definatly not worth it.. you'll spend as much as the difference between a GT and 6'er
Yea its a complete waste of time.

Bore your 3.8 out to a 4.2.
stevemainian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 05:59 PM   #4
customstang
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mug11
it's possible but definatly not worth it.. you'll spend as much as the difference between a GT and 6'er
Why can't anyone on this forum just answer questions without being a dumbass? (no offense mug11) He asked how much it would cost, if he wanted to buy a GT he would ask how much that would cost. Some of us have good reason to swap engines... We are teenagers who work our asses off and dont have our parents pay for every penny of our twin-turbocharged Cobra Mustang. I'm swapping engines, you know why? Because 'daddy' won't pay the extra $3000 per year for insurance.
customstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 06:07 PM   #5
TEXASPAUL
Default

rarrrr...... :surrender
TEXASPAUL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 06:18 PM   #6
stevemainian
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by customstang
Why can't anyone on this forum just answer questions without being a dumbass? (no offense mug11) He asked how much it would cost, if he wanted to buy a GT he would ask how much that would cost. Some of us have good reason to swap engines... We are teenagers who work our asses off and dont have our parents pay for every penny of our twin-turbocharged Cobra Mustang. I'm swapping engines, you know why? Because 'daddy' won't pay the extra $3000 per year for insurance.
3,000 extra a year for insurance?

holy hell. No way.

The point is by time you buy the engine, computer modules, transmission, extra hardware that is required, you could have sold your v6 and used the money you would of used on the v8 swap, and actually buy the GT itself. Not to mention the time and effort into doing all that work, personally, its not worth the time. ANd insurance isnt that much more a year.
stevemainian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 09:13 PM   #7
96TangerineBossGT
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevemainian
3,000 extra a year for insurance?...

...ANd insurance isnt that much more a year.
it is for a new driver. Trust me, I went down that road when I first got my liscense. it was going to be like $3500-4000 a year for me if I had a GT in my name when I first got my liscense. That is obviously why I started out with a v6 myself as well.
__________________
96 GT
Mods: VT Stage IIs, Stage 2.5 Ported PI heads from New Kid Cylinder Head in Kansas City, PI Intake, BBK Plenum, BBK 75mm Throttlebody, 3.55s, SCT PRP Tune, FRPP Shorties, BBK Off-Road H, Flowmaster Catback, Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel
96TangerineBossGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 10:20 PM   #8
customstang
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevemainian
3,000 extra a year for insurance?

holy hell. No way.

The point is by time you buy the engine, computer modules, transmission, extra hardware that is required, you could have sold your v6 and used the money you would of used on the v8 swap, and actually buy the GT itself. Not to mention the time and effort into doing all that work, personally, its not worth the time. ANd insurance isnt that much more a year.

Keep your mouth shut if you don't know what you are talking about.

Cobra V8 kit - $6K

V6 --> V8 $5K
Annual Insurance $3K

That's just for the first year. It's cheaper to swap engines. And who cares if it takes work, some people enjoy working on their cars instead of paying a mechanic to do it. Instead of 3 grand a year out the window, that 3 grand can be going into making a car better than you can buy. (320hp cobra motor puts out more horsepower than any stock GT)
customstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 06:59 PM   #9
high_up1
Default

your looking at about 3 grand for a crate motor. prob another 2500 for a t56 with drive shaft and pick up an ecu for about 200. this should be your worst case prices. ull prob need different motor mounts but not sure, also need to get wiring harness. good luck.

and for everyone who says insurance i am paying bout 1400 a year for full coverage on my gt 4.6l v8 5 speed convertible so i dont know what ur talking about. i am 18 and the car is in my name.
high_up1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 07:17 PM   #10
White04GT
Default

I pay 315 a month for full coverage on my GT would of been 285 for a v6..30 more dollars was way worth it to get the GT.
__________________
2004 White GT

Forged bottom end, modular power house blower cams, Trickflow heads, KB 2.6, built auto, 3600 stall.

603hp/535tq
White04GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 07:47 PM   #11
customstang
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by White04GT
I pay 315 a month for full coverage on my GT would of been 285 for a v6..30 more dollars was way worth it to get the GT.
285 for a V6, then ur getting raped...

Mine would be the cost of V6 (about the same as normal cars) + 2-3000 a year more for the GT
customstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 07:48 PM   #12
White04GT
Default

Yea well i dont care parents don't make me pay for insurance thank god. Oh well dad was like why get a v6 when insurance is only 30 dollars a month more for a GT. So I guess it worked out for the best i was 17 at the time 18 now.
__________________
2004 White GT

Forged bottom end, modular power house blower cams, Trickflow heads, KB 2.6, built auto, 3600 stall.

603hp/535tq
White04GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 08:22 PM   #13
Jack The Ripper
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by customstang
Why can't anyone on this forum just answer questions without being a dumbass? (no offense mug11) He asked how much it would cost, if he wanted to buy a GT he would ask how much that would cost. Some of us have good reason to swap engines... We are teenagers who work our asses off and dont have our parents pay for every penny of our twin-turbocharged Cobra Mustang. I'm swapping engines, you know why? Because 'daddy' won't pay the extra $3000 per year for insurance.

Holy crap dude, with an attitude like that i dont think many people would be willing to help you out at all. Honestly, it aint worth it. Plain and simple. By the time you got enough money saved up for the swap you will be years older and your insurance premium will be a hell of a lot lower to where you COULD afford the GT insurance. It doesent stay 3,000 forever, ****, i pay less than 800 a year for full coverage on my GT

Hell, Cobra kit? 6k? yeah does that include labor? In fact, i dont think i have EVER seen a 4V 4.6 engine as low as 6 grand, in fact, why the hell pay 10,000 extra for a ****in cobra if you could buy a gt and have the engine swap done for 6k and save 4k. 6k for a cobra engine installed? Yeah. Right. I would be very very very suprised that you could to a 2v V8 swap for under 8 grand. The 2 most expencive parts of a vehical are the frame and engine.

As far as a Cobra engine in a V6? That engine is gonna trash yer rear end. There is a lot more than simply plopping in the V8.

In fact. Why the hell are you even freaking out? Why the attitude? you diddnt even ask! you dont see redlinestang01 throwing a temper tantrum, and he is the one who asked the question!

No wonder your insurance is so damn expencive, if you behave behind the wheel the way you do here then you shouldnt even be driving.

Best advice is this, you are young, you have PLENTY of time to get yourself something way faster than a V6. Enjoy what you have, everything else comes in time. If you drop the money to do the engine swap, yer gonna regret it down the road, trust me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 08:32 PM   #14
customstang
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack The Ripper
Holy crap dude, with an attitude like that i dont think many people would be willing to help you out at all. Honestly, it aint worth it. Plain and simple. By the time you got enough money saved up for the swap you will be years older and your insurance premium will be a hell of a lot lower to where you COULD afford the GT insurance. It doesent stay 3,000 forever, ****, i pay less than 800 a year for full coverage on my GT

Hell, Cobra kit? 6k? yeah does that include labor? In fact, i dont think i have EVER seen a 4V 4.6 engine as low as 6 grand, in fact, why the hell pay 10,000 extra for a ****in cobra if you could buy a gt and have the engine swap done for 6k and save 4k. 6k for a cobra engine installed? Yeah. Right. I would be very very very suprised that you could to a 2v V8 swap for under 8 grand. The 2 most expencive parts of a vehical are the frame and engine.

As far as a Cobra engine in a V6? That engine is gonna trash yer rear end. There is a lot more than simply plopping in the V8.

In fact. Why the hell are you even freaking out? Why the attitude? you diddnt even ask! you dont see redlinestang01 throwing a temper tantrum, and he is the one who asked the question!

No wonder your insurance is so damn expencive, if you behave behind the wheel the way you do here then you shouldnt even be driving.

Best advice is this, you are young, you have PLENTY of time to get yourself something way faster than a V6. Enjoy what you have, everything else comes in time. If you drop the money to do the engine swap, yer gonna regret it down the road, trust me.
What's with the attitude? I'm sick and tired of everyone saying insurance is no different between a 6 and an 8. I talked to the insurance guy in person, I think I would know.

The labor is going to be free, my bro fixed up his truck after he totalled it. And yea, I know it's a lot more than just popping the new engine in there. Fuel pump, tranny, rear diff, computer, suspension, all that crap.

I think you need to take a chill pill.
customstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 08:39 PM   #15
Jack The Ripper
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by customstang
What's with the attitude? I'm sick and tired of everyone saying insurance is no different between a 6 and an 8. I talked to the insurance guy in person, I think I would know.

The labor is going to be free, my bro fixed up his truck after he totalled it. And yea, I know it's a lot more than just popping the new engine in there. Fuel pump, tranny, rear diff, computer, suspension, all that crap.

I think you need to take a chill pill.
:stupid:

LOL

When the hell did this thread even become about you? redlinestang01 is the one who ASKED in the first place, Maybe he doesent have somone to do the labor? He asked and he got solid advice, Keep the 6ixer as it is. Get a GT later when the insurance premium will go down.

And then you enter calling people dumbasses and trying to act as if you have a single clue as to what yer talking about. Grow up kid.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 08:45 PM   #16
customstang
Default

jack would u please clear out ur PM's or dont you accept any?
customstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 08:46 PM   #17
Jack The Ripper
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by customstang
jack would u please clear out ur PM's or dont you accept any?
yeah just did, sorry bout that
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 08:54 PM   #18
customstang
Default

Sorry for getting out of line guys...
customstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 08:55 PM   #19
Jack The Ripper
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by customstang
Sorry for getting out of line guys...
Yah, sorry for getting on ya all hard and stuff
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 09:08 PM   #20
pimpmustangGT
Default Think about wut u say... please

Ok anyway you guys are all wrong - yea its the same price as the upgrade to a Gt if not more expensive by a cuple hundred - EXCEPT - if u swapped - u could trow in a FORGED GT motor and A BEEFED tranny for that price that you are talkin and actually alot cheper if u did it yourself - SO NO - IT IS ALOT BETTER IDEA TO SWAP MOTORS THAN TRADE INTO A POS STOCK GT MOTOR - go the junk yard get a 4.6 block - then build it - or buy a used motor with tones of mile scheap - then replace the interlas and rebuild it - then trow it in - then u owuld have a 400hp race motor - ready for a s/c nos or turbo for 3k +/-
pimpmustangGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2006, 09:08 PM
MustangBoards
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
38, 46, bore, difference, drive, faster, mustang, price, shaft, swap, swapping, times, v6, v8, whats

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Found me a new beer. NWS foncarelli Videos 0 07-10-2006 11:09 AM
I hope this works cobra1923 Pictures 12 01-24-2006 12:22 PM
1996 v6 Mods. gotee_man V6 Tech Forums 10 09-18-2005 01:28 PM
Porting Plenium Icefreezen General Tech Forum 2 09-08-2005 09:36 AM
thoughts on gtech performance meter/pro red02stanggt General Tech Forum 7 07-30-2005 12:24 PM



Ad Management by RedTyger