What is the best way to get more Hp out of 06 V6.

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    My wife has a 06 that we got a steal of a price.What can I do to get more power and speed?
     
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    Search?
     
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    For more power:
    Intake and exhaust is where most people start. Not gonna be very noticeable.
    Super/Turbocharing will get you the most power if you're willing to spend the $$$.

    For more speed:
    Changing the rear gears is the most cost effective way to improve acceleration.
     
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    Maybe this is why the V6 forums are dead. All the older guys got V8 cars, and the new ones get scared off by being told to search all the time.:shrug:
     
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    3.73 or 4.10 gears will make it quicker, but will slightly hurt fuel economy because the engine will run at higher rpm's. Cold air intake and dual exhaust is good for starters, then aftermarket headers, and you could try one of those tuner deals like diablo or predator. I am thinking of that for my own car. Finally, make the car lighter if possible.. weight is the enemy of speed. If you want more after all that, you will probably have to look at either nitrous or a supercharger, and those are big steps to take.
     
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    I would hold off on SC, TC or juice until you try a CAI, tune and muffler. Most are suprised by the performance of the car after this cost effective upgrade.

    Here is a list I usually reccomend for CAI/Tune combo...

    CAI/Tuner Combo
    • Doug/Bamachips: XCAL2 and your choice of TI or C&L CAI. (When I switched to his tune for my old TI, it shaved off 3/10ths on my time, his daily driver is an auto as well, though I think he has several test mules/test customer cars at his disposal)
    • Evolution: XCAL2 and C&L (lot of guys use them, they have a good rep, actually met them at FFW, good bunch of guys)
    • AZDynoChip: XCAL2 and ? (don't know if they do the internet thing, they will tune any CAI and produce some of the highest dyno numbers)
    • Lidio/Alternative Auto: XCAL2 and CAI (I did some research and several shops referred me to him for Automatics, his personal daily driver is an auto)
    • Brenspeed: XCAL2 and C&L (another highly reputable shop)
    • Justin/VMP Tuning: XCAL2 and ? (Considered one of the top dogs for the V6 stang community and collaborates with Doug on occasion to my knowledge, he’s also tested more CAI’s on the same dyno session than anyone I’ve seen so far, read about it here: http://www.v6power.net/vb/showthread.php?t=25551 )


    Misc. Upgrades

    -Axleback exhaust (MRT is the favourite and Scrming dyno'd it to show the highest gain, sounds kick ass in single configuration IMO, can be challenging in a dual configuration IMO but can be done)
    -LSD
    -Gears
    -Tires/Wheels (Saleen, diversified and Casco have good deals on GT take offs, like others have said this is a good cost solution, I think diversified is the favourite around here.)


    After that, if you still got the bug, put it on juice, SC or TC. Hope this helps. :nice:
     
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    rygenstormlocke former 10 second badass

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    Indeed, good advice. Just a muffler, CAI and tune make these cars solid 14 second cars. Thats a pretty quick car.
     
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    rygenstormlocke former 10 second badass

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    [QUOTE='66 coupe]Maybe this is why the V6 forums are dead. All the older guys got V8 cars, and the new ones get scared off by being told to search all the time.:shrug:[/QUOTE]


    LOL, not everyone went the V8 route. :D
     
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    Apparently you haven't seen how much of a ghost town the SN-V6 forum is.
     
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  10. rygenstormlocke

    rygenstormlocke former 10 second badass

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    [QUOTE='66 coupe]Apparently you haven't seen how much of a ghost town the SN-V6 forum is.[/QUOTE]

    Can't say I go over there much. Though they are the majority over at v6power, several are running 11, 10 and one of them by Delk is in the 9's.
     
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    I'd like to just add that if you crack the rear-end to change out gears, you might as well drop in a Ford T-lok differential ...

    Nothing like the feel of a Posi rear end /// especially on wet pavement! :nice:

    Its been my #1 favorite mod - - - - so far.
     
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    wat exactly does the t lok do
     
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    bigcat start with the upper hole, and if more traction is

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    it spins both tires in the rear, instead of only one.
     
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    nice advice on the posi, excelent mod. and he's got a darn good point on the feel on wet pavement! :)
     
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    has anyone gotten anything from supersix? i was thinking about one of there power packs. they dont have specs listed for the 4.0 yet, but on the 3.8 on a stage 2 they claim 70hp. 70hp for 2000 bucks isnt that bad at all.
     
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    Flapjack and Gash got heads from them. Flapjack also got a regrind cam from them.

    On a sort of related note, I got a built block going in next week with lower compression pistions, valve springs and a block that will probably be around 4.1.
     
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    bigcat start with the upper hole, and if more traction is

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    Thanks for the link. I've been looking for that for a while. As of right now, I have a 94 v6, but within the next month or so I will be getting a new 07 v6. So not more than a week after I get it, you can be sure I will have that CAI and tune in there.

    Thanks again
     
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  19. bigcat

    bigcat start with the upper hole, and if more traction is

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    glad i was able to share the link. :nice:
     
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    [QUOTE='66 coupe]For more power:
    Intake and exhaust is where most people start. Not gonna be very noticeable.
    Super/Turbocharing will get you the most power if you're willing to spend the $$$.

    For more speed:
    Changing the rear gears is the most cost effective way to improve acceleration.[/QUOTE]

    This post is appearnt that you haven't had a V6 with a CAI and tune. There is tons of noticeable. Just in the throttle response alone. Wow for a founding member your knowledge leaves something to be desired!:bang: :owned:
     
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