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5.4l in a 1996 Mustang GT?
« on: January 23, 2010, 02:27:15 AM »
What all would I need to do if I was to put a 5.4l engine from a truck into my 1996 Mustang GT? And is it even worth it? If not then what are some other possibilities? (every day driver)

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Re: 5.4l in a 1996 Mustang GT?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 06:39:02 AM »
Truck engines are designed for lot's of low end torque for pulling heavy s***, not so much for high end horsepower and going fast. I don't believe there is much point in doing that. If I am wrong, anyone go ahead and correct me.

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Re: 5.4l in a 1996 Mustang GT?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 08:14:39 AM »
Mustangs and Fast Fords installed a 5.4 Lightning engine into a '86 Mustang. They said the car was so nose heavy they could lift the back end by hand. They did get it to run 10.7's. I would say no to this swap.

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Re: 5.4l in a 1996 Mustang GT?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 01:54:24 PM »
You would have to beef up the front end suspension, and change out the cam in that truck engine.  I would try to find a 4.6 Mustang engine  from a car and go from there.  BTW, welcome to the site.  I hope you can stick around for awhile. 

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Re: 5.4l in a 1996 Mustang GT?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 03:47:58 PM »
Thanks for the info! I guess I'll try to find a PI engine and work with that.

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Re: 5.4l in a 1996 Mustang GT?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 12:32:59 AM »
alright dude... this right here is the ultimate swap and not too expensive either!  i am doing one now and building another one up...  a lincoln MARK VIII engine (it has a factory aluminum block that can withstand excess of 1500 hp its a teksid block) it is a dual cam engine that bolts directly in and swap out the crank for a 8 bolt cobra crank(about 2-4 hundred bucks) a set of decent rods and cobra fordged pistons.  that with stock mark 8 heads made 365 hp at crank at 6800 rpm. a set of stock cobra heads will put you around 395 hp at 5900 rpm. i did this whole engine for a total cost of $2600 (600 for engine, 870 for cobra heads, 350 for cobra crank new and 730 for manley rods and cobra pistons)

 

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