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11-27-2009, 02:12 PM
lookin for a set of headers for a 01 v6 that will work with the stock y pipe and has the tubing for the egr? I live in portage county and have e check. i have no clue what to get
11-27-2009, 06:52 PM
I'd keep the stock manifolds on there, if this thread is for performance purposes. It takes a LOT of power to warrant the need for aftermarket headers, and you won't see any gains on a stock, or mostly stock motor if you slap a set on.
If you need a replacement set, I'd say hit up a junkyard first and look for stockers.
11-27-2009, 06:53 PM
correct, stock manifolds are perfect on the 3.8l. no need to slap BBK's or MACS on there unless your going for looks
11-27-2009, 07:10 PM
ok thanks guys, i'm just a beginer i apreciate the help thanks
11-27-2009, 07:12 PM
not a problem man, just that on any car, shorty headers are pretty much the same as the stock manifolds. L/t's where its at, haha.
11-27-2009, 07:19 PM
Some of the best stuff to do to a stock sixer are as follows:
Remove the stock air silencer (minimal hp gain, but it's a freebie)
K&N filter (50 bucks, which is what I did) OR American Muscle CAI (70ish?)
If your car is an automatic, look into one of the XCal tuners, they firm up your shifts a lot and give your car a little extra pep.
I haven't done this, but I keep hearing from the people on 3.8mustang that u/d pulleys are the way to go on the sixer to free up some extra horsepower.
Also, if you want some decent acceleration, look into 3.73s and a t-lok for the 7.5. There are a couple installers on here (like Big Shot Dyno) that will really hook you up with a very reasonable install price, and I can pretty much say that all of the installers on this board have a really good rep. Big Shot did the install on my 3.73s and it's dead quiet. I've also heard that Gearheadz in the Columbus area does a very good job on gears as well.
Hopefully that helps out a little bit. My sixer is far from a world beater (ran a 16 flat before I did my gears and the tuner and such, so I figure it's probably a high 15 second car right now), but it definitely made the car a little more fun to drive.
11-30-2009, 04:37 PM
actually john your closer to a mid fifteen or lower. tune and gears would equal any where from .3 to .6 lower in the quarter. i ran 15.4 when i first got mine. that was my lowest run.
U/d kit is worth it.
if you want work on headers, the bbk shorty or mac shorties are a little bit gain, as they do flow better then stock, but my advice is to save for long tubes and get adual exhaust and cai, gears and a tune. then look into u/d kit and windstar intake.
but if your lookin for big gains with out all the boltons or even with.
For a built motor or stage 1 H/C/I......goto www.supersixmotorsports.com (http://www.supersixmotorsports.com)
for turbo builds....... www.tmaturbo.com (http://www.tmaturbo.com)
for cobra transplant blowers(m112).....ask for lilroush at www.3.8mustang.com (http://www.3.8mustang.com)
thats i can help you with...if you have an auto trans hit me up for a j-mod...i have one here sitting.
12-02-2009, 09:52 PM
ok I'll look into it more this winter when its sittin in my garage collecting dust lol.
01-03-2010, 12:46 PM
I no what you mean there!
03-06-2010, 05:47 PM
My son put a summitt U/D pulley on his stock engine, but did not notice a difference
03-16-2010, 01:37 AM
yea i dont thint you'll notice a difference unless you have more than that done
03-16-2010, 08:34 AM
Stock manifolds are plenty if you don't have any engine work done. I only upgraded mine because the passenger side had a hole in it from the AC dripping and I put HCI on the car since then.
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