Cheapest 300rwhp, 4.6 or 5.0

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  1. rocessk3

    rocessk3 New Member

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    ok, i have not purchased a car yet so i was wondering before i do; which would be the most cost effective car to buy (4.6 or 5.0) based on my goal of very close to 300rwhp. i have looked around and have found people saying that the 5.0 is cheaper to mod but i was wondering to what extent of mods were they talking about? like is it cheaper if you have very high horsepower goals or is it cheaper all around? i just want to make sure i make a smart decision when buying a car base on future plans for it. thanks in advance everyone :)
     
  2. 4point6GT

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    4.6 bro ;D.....but thats just cause I have one :hammer:
     
  3. 19mustang95

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    5.0 will be cheaper and parts will be easier to find.
     
  4. 97blackgt

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    5.0 is def easier to hot the 300 hp mark

    u would have to work to get 300 hp out of a NA 4.6L
     
  5. Pennywise2

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    You can hit 300 rwhp N/A with the 4.6L powerplant but,it will cost you more money
    to get there than a 5.0L.
    You will need port and polished PI cylinder heads,every bolton possible,nothing
    less than stage 2 cams,Longtubes will be a must,and a good dyno tune.
    Both the 5.0L and 4.6L have a good aftermarket.
    Having had both in my experience the 4.6L is more reliable and dependable plus
    it gets good MPG too.
    If I did it all over again I would have got a 99+ 4.6L and been happy with it.
    Buy 99+ GT you will love it and have a newer car too.
     
  6. 4point6GT

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    hey penny so why did u sale ur 96 and then went to an STi ? didnt want a newer stang ? :'(
     
  7. Pennywise2

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    My 96 GT was a lemon sad but true and had alot of problems with it so I fixed
    it and sold it because it is not worth investing money into a car that will do
    nothing but dollar you too death.
    I decided to get a Subaru STI because I wanted a car that got better MPG
    and was alot more dependable and reliable but, still has power.
     
  8. 97blackgt

    97blackgt Well-Known Member

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    716 rwhp huh pennywise...

    thats pretty impressive as much as i hate to admit it.. O0
     
  9. White 96GT

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    Yeah thats pretty impressive. I don't like that style of a car but I have to admit having 716 horsepower would be freaking cool. Thanks for not going ricer on it also. We have enough of that.
     
  10. whty98

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    Umm...4.6 DOHC :khobra:
     
  11. White 96GT

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    I think thats probably a little out of this price range. If hes debating on weather or not to go all the way back to a 5.0. I'm not calling you poor dude just putting out an educated guess.
     
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    Of course the decision is always up to you but if you want to get to 300rwhp the cheapest way possible, go with the 5.0.
     
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    i would get whatever car u can find in a better deal. if u know how to wrench the 5.0 is a better advantage cause an H/C/I will get u close to 300rwhp. while the 4.6 with its SOHC is a little harder to wrench on. if ur going to pay someone to do the work, either one is fine. u have to do H/C/I on both.
     
  14. rocessk3

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    "I think thats probably a little out of this price range. If hes debating on weather or not to go all the way back to a 5.0. I'm not calling you poor dude just putting out an educated guess."

    its cool bro i'm pretty much poor: i'm a junior in highschool lol but thanks for all the help guys youve helped me feel more confident when i do buy a car which will hopefully be soon
     
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    :khobra: :khobra:
     
  16. 1996mustangGT

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    if you cant go :khobra:
    then go 5.0.
    the parts for them are really cheap
    HOWEVER!!!
    the sn-95 5.0 parts are sometimes kinda hard to come by.
    SOMETIMES
     
  17. scarface

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    IM going to bail on the 2V and say go 4v 4.6 :)
     
  18. performance red

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    Penny you cant say money was an issue in you choosing your STI, you spent $35,000 on the kit not to mention the dyno tune time that would be required to get it running properly, I would guess you have close to $70,000 in that car. For that Price you could have owned a way nicer cobra, or new gt500 and modded either one and still had money to spare.
     
  19. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    +1 :dance: