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    So im really digging the new mustang 3.7 V6. It sounds sweet and with just and intake, exhaust and tune they get over 300RWHP! I dont like how it sounds without cats but still! I wonder how much a could find one for with the trans.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCKqA...31J0QKnp_Ho%3D
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    That is insane power out of a N/A V6. It sounds like a indy car at high revs, I like it.
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    I have a 3.7 Mustang. While it is fun to drive the 5.0 in the T-bird will whip the hell out of it from a dig. Both weight about the same (3700ish lbs with me in the car). You have to rev the 3.7 over about 3000 rpm to get into the power band. At the end of the quarter the Mustang would probably be pulling on the T-bird (I'll be correcting that soon ). 315 rwhp is nice but it only makes about 270 rwtq. You could get the same performance with a built up 5.0......

    Plus I'm pretty sure a 3.7+trans is probably going to be pretty expensive. It's not like you can go to the local pick a part and find a 2011 or 2012 Mustang sitting in the yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    It's not like you can go to the local pick a part and find a 2011 or 2012 Mustang sitting in the yard.
    and if you do, they're going to charge you out the a$$ for the trans alone..

    in my opinion, it's not worth the time, effort or money.. even if you get lucky and find them used, i guarantee you're looking at spending at least 3k.. 3k in a 302, 351 or even a 2.3T will put together a better performance package than the 3.7 could for the money..

    hell, 3k into a 3.8 could probably hit 315rwhp
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    315RWHP V6 with exhaust, intake, and tune aint bad.
    88 Cougar LS 5.0 .030 over, ported E7s with GT40 valves & trickflow springs, Proform roller rockers, HO cam, removed air silencer, K&N filter, smog pump delete, 2.25" dual flowmasters, Pacestter H-pipe & headers, HO computer, 65mm TB, Explorer intake, 19# injecters, 3.45s, rebuilt posi, and TCI shift kit.

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    I just find it super impressive and it would be unique! Last time i had my car weight at emission it would just over 3000lbs. So that is 700lbs pounds less! i could probably do alittle more with the power and get 30+ mpg! Id LOVE to see a 302 do that at over 300RWHP! I would be pricey but it is something im not in a hurry for so if i did start collecting part, i could take my time and find them cheaper. So with the sound it makes and the power along with the unique ness. I figure it would be a pretty cool build!
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    It gets 31mpg on the highway. You're not going to get that in town .
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    But you could do 31 highway with a 302 too, pay much less and throw the extra money into every other part of the car too.
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    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    In a couple of years these engines that Ford are producing are going to make great upgrades for us!!!
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    Ive still never have never heard of a 300RWHP 302 getting 30+mpg on freeway! plus im going for the uniqueness side of things. HP per mpg sounds great to though!
    1987 turbo coupe 5speed: Boport stage 3 head/2.5 cam , Precision stage 3 50trim .63 turbo, Tial 38mm wastegate, Jangus gutted/ported intake manifolds, 60mm tb, Jangus open dumptube, Jangus 3" elbow, Perrin boost controller,Esslinger adjustable cam pulley, Esslinger small crank pulley, stinger FMI, RFL BOV, Spec stage 3 clutch, B&M short throw, 140 speedo, Walbo 255lph, BBK fpr, 3G alternator, ARP studs. Be faster...

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