Engine build dilemma

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  1. Superfastgt

    Superfastgt New Member

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    So I was in the process of tearing down my 2v 4.6 on my 98 GT for a PI swap with stage 3 Comp Cams when I decided I had it swum to the block, I might as well go all out. So my dilemma is, do I go ahead and do forged internals and a blower or throw in a 351 stroked out to a 408? They are both expensive. What are some opinions on the pros and cons of each? I would love the 408 but am afraid it will be too much to deal with as far as wiring, etc. For the first option is would need a forged kit or stroker kit and a shop to install it then I need a supercharger for the second option I would need the crate motor, new trans and other computer or wiring components. Note: this is my bracket racing car and will basically be trailered to races and shows. Not worried about being street legal. Thanks for any advice you can give.
     
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    Have you looked into the Coyote 5.0's? They seem pretty cheap and lightweight
     
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    Less headache go forged.....

    Yolo go 408


    Swum to the block?

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    351 can work easily stroked to a 408

    wiring shouldn't be too bad really.
     
  5. 99GreenStang

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    Transmission you have now will work just so you know . Why not put a 514 in it ? There's no replacement for displacement.

    Hope this helps God Bless!


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  6. 99GreenStang

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    If you do the big block you do need new Trans though just to add that in


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    Id look into a coyote engine summit has some for around 6k
     
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    Try an LS swap.
     
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    U Might want to price it out BOTH ways to help u decide and review the pros/cons.
     
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    408w carb'd
     
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    id stay away from the 408. [MENTION=10188]white95[/MENTION] can give some insight on big-cube builds. But if you do go that route, id suggest a stand-alone or a carb set up.
     
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    LS swap
     
  13. white95

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    Sell it and buy a Coyote 5.0/Terminator/GT500/Roush/Saleen or some other "already fast from the factory" ride.
     
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    white95 Apex Junky Admin

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    However... Keep a modular in your modular... Hell, build your 2V up... Ask [MENTION=10532]MadStang[/MENTION] how much fun his 388 rwhp 2V is or [MENTION=10730]duff daddy[/MENTION]... 4V swap wouldn't be terribly hard but I'd go with a terminator swap over all....


    Less wiring...


    such direct swap...


    much fast...
     
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    Duffy can't tell you, his car doesn't drive :look:
     
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    The only difference is half the motor Lol.

    That is a great price!!!! I think the market is flooded.... that will hopefully bring down 4.6 4v prices..... still cheaper to 5.3 LS

    The D3V
     
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    Haha you're right it sounds like a lot, but the parts are just slightly different still very similar.

    I was surprised about the price too, apparently its pretty easy to get a hold of these motors used.
     
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  20. MadStang

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    Took you long enough to see that lmfao