I Post Entirely Way Too Much
Join Date: Aug 2008
iTrader: 8 reviews
The front coils, sway bar, and brakes aren't made to handle a V8. You also have to get new frame mounts since the I6 ones will not work, and most likely have to get a new radiator unless you can make the old one work by finding the right size hoses. I would personally go with a T5 transmission, either 8" or 8.8 rear end, 1" drop coils for the front, at l east a 1" front sway bar, monte carlo bar, disc brakes on the front, also have to consider buying your paint, have to get new wheels since you will be going from 4 to 5 lug, might need a suspension rebuild kit, steering might need rebuilding, might have to get a V8 driveshaft since the I6 might not be large enough, either buy mufflers and have a shop do the rest or buy a complete exhaust kit, also have to decide on headers or manifolds.
Think I covered most except for the clutch setup. I've had people tall me to take your expected spending on the car and double it and that is what you will really spend. So far that has been fairly true. I wasn't expecting to spend over 1k on redoing the exterior, but so far I have spent over $1400 and that price will raise past 2k before May.
Last edited by BA Mustang; January 14th, 2010 at 11:21 PM.