4.6 swap.

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  1. 97SuperSixx

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    Ok guys so im sure some of u have seen my questions about putting the 306 in my 97 and thanks to your input im gonna pass on it. I dont really wanna bother with all the b.s. Along with it. I have a 98 town car that only has 50k miles on it and it runs beautiful. Sold the trans bc im saying 5 speed. How is it swapping my 97 3.8 mustang to a 4.6? Inoe im gonna have to get a t45, and an 8.8 or i found a complete irs setup for 500 bucks. But what can i actually use from the town car? Thanks in advance u guys have helped me a ton so far
     
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    the irs is a good idea, but is a tad wider than a stock -96-98 8.8...not a big deal though. Actually the stock rear will work fine untill money improves. Not sure if you will need the k-member from a 96-98 to fit a modular in your v6 stang or if a simple engine mounts swap is all that's needed.
     
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    Yea i actually want a wider rear lol
     
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    Good luck .... It's not hard but it's not easy .... Lots of little odds and ends

    I wouldn't waste the time on a npi 4.6 .... Even for free hahaha
     
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    Yea a NPI 4.6 isn't an idea motor to swap because of the lack of power :/
     
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    I want am IRS for 500 damn!!!

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    There good for wheel hop :thumbup:
     
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    Well i could get p.i. Heads and the odds and ends. I work at a junkyard. I could always go 32v if i really wanted lol
     
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    My opinion is that if you work at a junk yard, and have access to parts and engines, then I would do a 4V swap. Since your car is a V6 right now, it will be the same amount of work to go from a 3.8 to either a 4.6 2V or 4V.
     
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    ^agreed
    pick up a good running mark8 engine and swap to that.
     
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    Yea true. My only reason for 2v is bc ive heard working on 4v can be a pain in the Ass
     
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    V6 to v8 swap is a pain.... if u have a full long block/wiring harness its not too big of a deal....

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    I agree!

    Your gonna need a lot of donor parts from that junk yard to complete a modular swap.