4V Swap... - Forums at Modded Mustangs
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old January 8th, 2013, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 124
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
4V Swap...

So I love my car and it is paid for. The color scheme is exactly what I wanted for the longest time and I finally got it. I was thinking about blowing it this summer but a friend of mine threw out the idea of doing a swap first to get the go fast bug out there then blowing that in a few years. My car is mint and I know every detail down to every nut and bolt that has been turned or replaced. What are you guys thoughts on this? I know most will say to get a cobra but to me having a clean looking sleeper gt is more my style...

OW 2004 40th Anniversary GT
GTPowered4.6L is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old January 8th, 2013, 05:37 PM
Hardcore Enthusiast
 
02TrickFlowGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Austin
Posts: 2,171
   
iTrader: 1 reviews
I say if your down, DO IT, Id like to do it honestly

Built, Forged, 5litre, Turbo cams, Turbo comming soon!
02TrickFlowGT is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old January 8th, 2013, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 124
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02TrickFlowGT View Post
I say if your down, DO IT, Id like to do it honestly
I think im going too. I already have a 99/01 cobra front and a y2k hood. That look, wingless, DD FR's, and a 4V swap would be pretty sick. Is there a company out their that sells a kit to purchase. I am not much on piecing things together...

OW 2004 40th Anniversary GT
GTPowered4.6L is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old January 8th, 2013, 06:20 PM
Anandavenkatakrishnan
 
dsgpony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: The Mitten
Posts: 20,730
                   
iTrader: 0 reviews
That 4v swap is going to cost you a lot more then a built 2v. If I were you, i'd just build your 2v and slap a blower on it.

Would you be buying a termi longblock or just forging your block and throwing on 4v heads?



Dark Shadow Gray


Quote:
Originally Posted by xocolleenox View Post
DSG (person not color sorry) always looks amazing
dsgpony is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old January 8th, 2013, 07:55 PM
MM Fanatic
 
02gtKev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 4,039
     
iTrader: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsgpony View Post
That 4v swap is going to cost you a lot more then a built 2v. If I were you, i'd just build your 2v and slap a blower on it.

Would you be buying a termi longblock or just forging your block and throwing on 4v heads?
I say the best budget 4v is the Lincoln MKVIII swap....you can find decent mileage running long blocks for under $800.

2002 GT Premium: RIP
1993 Lexus SC300: SOLD!
1990 Nissan 240sx Coupe: Built SR20, 60 Trim, fun.

02gtKev is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old January 8th, 2013, 08:00 PM
Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 113
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
I bought a running 95mark viii for 600. Made money back on selling the trans, the body, and the 2v. Check out my build.
chrisv_10 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old January 8th, 2013, 08:06 PM
Harvester of Sorrow
 
WickedSnake00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Freakin' cornfields, Columbus, IN
Posts: 18,831
                     
iTrader: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTPowered4.6L View Post
So I love my car and it is paid for. The color scheme is exactly what I wanted for the longest time and I finally got it. I was thinking about blowing it this summer but a friend of mine threw out the idea of doing a swap first to get the go fast bug out there then blowing that in a few years. My car is mint and I know every detail down to every nut and bolt that has been turned or replaced. What are you guys thoughts on this? I know most will say to get a cobra but to me having a clean looking sleeper gt is more my style...
I fully support this decision.

It worked out great for me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dsgpony View Post
That 4v swap is going to cost you a lot more then a built 2v. If I were you, i'd just build your 2v and slap a blower on it.

Would you be buying a termi longblock or just forging your block and throwing on 4v heads?
Not true. Mine was about on par with a built 2v.
WickedSnake00 is online now  
post #8 of 12 Old January 8th, 2013, 08:08 PM
Anandavenkatakrishnan
 
dsgpony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: The Mitten
Posts: 20,730
                   
iTrader: 0 reviews
You must of got a good deal.



Dark Shadow Gray


Quote:
Originally Posted by xocolleenox View Post
DSG (person not color sorry) always looks amazing
dsgpony is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old January 8th, 2013, 08:24 PM
Regular
 
SVO85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 98
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
I love my 4V swap, there's no kit really needed. There's plenty of write ups out there on how to do it. I used this guide for the most part, minus the special touches Modular Revolution Forums. Just be aware before you start that some of the stuff is getting a little harder and or more expensive to get a hold of, stuff like the throttle cable and coolant crossover tube for example. There's also a lot of stuff that will nickle and dime you so be prepared to do some searching.

2002 Laser Red Cobra-powered GT
1985 Black SVO
SVO85 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old January 8th, 2013, 08:28 PM
Enthusiast
 
97SVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 671
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
I did not even know that they sold a kit for it link please

1997 COBRA 3.73 Gears ,BBK H pipe,borla side exhaust under drive pulleys
97SVT is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old January 9th, 2013, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 124
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
The more and more I have researched it the more I do not think I want to go that route. My original thought was that I would just swap in a mach or cobra engine and build from there. After looking at some of the 2V builds I may just go that route. I do not need major power. I loved my 99 cobra and how the engine rev'd to forever. If I had 400ish RWHP that would be plenty for me. I just want something that I could get on it if I had to on the street and maybe make a few passes in the mid to low 12's at the track.

OW 2004 40th Anniversary GT
GTPowered4.6L is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old January 9th, 2013, 10:36 AM
Proofs in Performance
 
y2k02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus,Ohio
Posts: 2,481
               
iTrader: 2 reviews
Your 2v can rev just as high as the cobra. Ported stock heads, valve springs, cams, longtube headers and front tubular suspension will get you low to mid 12's.

2002 GT~Forged Teksid~Ported Trick Flow 38CC~MMR 3 Cams~Logan ~1000cc ~E85~Twin Bosch 044
Twin 60mm Turbos TH400 & UCC converter

Home built and tuned with SCT PRP

y2k02 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Forums at Modded Mustangs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome