what is the better engine

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  1. 96 GEETEE

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    a PI 4.6L

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    a 5.0L
     
  2. quickstang_1994

    quickstang_1994 Well-Known Member

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    Depend on how much power you want? With stock stuff 4.6l maxes at 450hp and 5.0l maxes at 500hp
     
  3. 96 GEETEE

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    well i should have asked the best one for torque? for stock wise
     
  4. dapack69

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    Depends where you want the torque. 5.0 has it all down low while the 4.6 has it up top.
     
  5. Paul

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    I don't think we need to have this argument. This will just result in a million opinions and no answer.
     
  6. 19mustang95

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    basically
     
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    he is talkin about the 4.6 SOHC, it has ZERO top end.
     
  8. sanchezcruz_20

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    I love watching this age old debate explode into a war between the hardcore 5.0 guys and the pro-4.6 guys.... so much fun! Haha
     
  9. scarface

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    this will erupt into a Jerry springer episode......



    BTW: 4.6 DOHC FTW....lol
     
  10. Quick96Mystic

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    427 SOHC FTMFW!!!!!


    I vote for the 5.0. Especially if it's a fox motor with the forged pistons than it's hands down 5.0 ftw
     
  11. Lightning Struck

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    :boink: :boink:
     
  12. 97vertstang

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    u cant beat cubic inches :naughty:
    4.6 dohc>4.6 3 valve>5.0 OHV> 4.6sohc
     
  13. Paul

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    LSx > Crappy Ford Motors
     
  14. 96 GEETEE

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    do you think i should dump the 4.6 and do a 5.0 conversion...........? or stay 4.6? its time for a new engine anyways
     
  15. 19mustang95

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    it depends, what are your goals?
     
  16. MeanGrn Gt

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    you would pry be better off just sticking with a 4.6. your gonna have a lot of $$ into the conversion that could go towards a built/boosted 4.6. i do honestly prefer the 5.0 but swapping it in a 96 is just not worth it. just go buy a 94-95 if ya want a 5.0 :dunno:
     
  17. quickstang_1994

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    You got a messed up order there. The dohc 4.6l does not make more power than the 3 valve. And we are talking n/a.
     
  18. 96 GEETEE

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    well everything around here is just over priced, rat bagged, or stolen recovery. its hard to pick "the one" :-[
     
  19. Lightning Struck

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    thell that to the owner of a Terminator :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh:
     
  20. MeanGrn Gt

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    i spent over a year looking for a stang and finally found the one i have now. Honestly it wasnt the perfect car and i pry paid a little more than i should have but i got it and i am happy. it is pretty hard to find a nice stang around here as there are not many around but just keep looking