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Go ahead and laugh... but what's The DIfference Between 4.6L SOHC V8 and 4.6L DOHC V8 engine?
 

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So SOHC is just 2 valves?
 

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The DOHC 4 valves breathe a lot better, much more power capabilities than a stock 2v head
 

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SOHC is 2v and DOHC is 4v, gotcha
thanks guys
 

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well hold on a second... arent the 3v s197's sohc also?
 

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Yes they are.

2V/CYL = 16V ( SOHC - single over head cam ) - 4.6 2V V8 - rated 260HP stock
4V/CYL = 32V ( DOHC - dual over head cam ) - 4.6 4V V8 - rated 360HP I believe.

also the 4V has all forged internals so its a better built motor. It can handle more abuse.
 

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only the 03/04 cobra 4v has forged internals. The 4v machs, and other year 4v cobras dont have forged internals.
 
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only the 03/04 cobra 4v has forged internals. The 4v machs, and other year 4v cobras dont have forged internals.
+1 thanks for that. Got to thinking about that a few mins ago. haha

I guess if I ever got one the only choice would be an 03/04 cobra so i didnt even acknowledge the others. :sorry
 

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no prob man... any of those 4v's would be my choice over my 2v. 4v's just have the advantage!
 

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yeah but what if this was a 4v with all my mods? hmmmm.?? the ported heads in the garage will help a lil bit.
 

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Lol i was waiting for somone to get all technical
lol sorry
Yes they are.

2V/CYL = 16V ( SOHC - single over head cam ) - 4.6 2V V8 - rated 260HP stock
3V/CYL = 24V ( SOHC - single over head cam ) - 34.6 3V V8 - rated 300HP stock (315 for the 2010)
4V/CYL = 32V ( DOHC - dual over head cam ) - 4.6 4V V8 - rated 360HP I believe.

also the 4V has all forged internals so its a better built motor. It can handle more abuse.
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All you need to know...






4V > 2V ;)
 

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lefty go back to the 4v section! lol



all you need to know lefty is....







































Baker's 2v > Lefty's 4v LOL! j/k
 
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