2v to 4v

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by silverstang1996, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. silverstang1996

    silverstang1996 New Member

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    if i would build a new engine from ground up but make a 4v motor instead of 2v, what mods would be needed for it to go in my 96 GT?
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    easiest thing would be to start with a Cobra engine for your rebuild. If you can get the Cobra ECU that would make tuning easier but a good tuner can make your GT ecu work. Another thing is the flywheel flexplate needs to be 8 bolt instead of 6 assuming you use the Cobra Crank. Its not a difficult swap if you have the correct parts.
     
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    this may seem like a stupid question but, my Gt is auto so would i need to do a tranny swap too? i know all cobras come stock 5 speed so
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    No...i have an auto also and have a 8 bolt Cobra crank...Ford sells a 8 bolt flexplate to match an auto to a Cobra crank...Also alot of 03/04 Cobra's are switching to auto's for better/more consistent times in the 1/4.
     
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    those would be the mega hp cobras :khobra:
     
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    yeah id be looking for somthing that puts out like 400 rwhp/rwtq, 2v's cost too much to put out that numbers so i wanna go for 4v n maybe supercharge n be done w/ it for a little..
     
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    After I slap on my charger I will be putting out over 400rwhp. :-\
     
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    2V's can reach 400rwhp easily with a blower!!!
     
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    or with a zillion dollars in the motor itself N/A ;D
     
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    yeah but probably not with my car..right now its putting out 185 rwhp/244 rwtq, only w/ a supercharger on mine will boost it to like high 200's/ low 300's i'd think..i also think it'd just be pretty cool shit when someone rolls up to you thinkin u got just a GT motor but runnin Cobra..just my opinion..
     
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    your car is severly handicapped by the stock intake and cams so even a blower would only get you to 275rwhp...now get rid of those and your car will be able to make power. You can get a Kenne Bell supercharger that replaces the intake and put in some supercharger cams and now you can easily be in the 350-400rwhp range. Then when someone pulls up to you and thinks slow ass NPI GT then you eat their lunch and smile.
     
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    True that

    LOL Snakebit!!

    I'm building my 2V.........but,
    A 4V would be cool too!
    Let us know what you decide
     
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    i would love to KB my car and get new cams, but that would be running me about the same a 96-98 or possibly used 99-04 cobra engine would cost, wouldn't you think?
     
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    actually a little more , but u will be spanking both ;)
     
  15. scarface

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    get a blower, Pi intake, and some blower cams then your non pi headed engine will scoot.
     
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    97vertstang Well-Known Member

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    i guess scarface knows
    365 rwhp not too shabby heh ;D
     
  17. scarface

    scarface Guest

    I should actually be around 400 whp now after my new tune. I have upped the boost from 8 psi to 10, and added Meth. injection.

    I say if you have the money to go 4v DO IT! I would love to do that. However if you dont have enough cash, upgrade what you have. There is still decent potential in a NON PI.
     
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    any motor with a blower will scoot :hammer:
     
  19. scarface

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    My point is, IF you have enough to afford the 4v, go for it. Just dont think you HAVE to do the swap to get-r-done on the street :)

    PS :Snake, your car has is now gracing my desktop with its presence :)
     
  20. Lightning Struck

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    oh I know I was just being funny, the 2 valve can be deadly with the right combo especially when forced induction is added into the equation :naughty:


    I feel privileged to have my old clunker on your desktop screen, :dancing6: :dancing6: :dancing6: