The 2005-10 V6 Mustang featured some much needed performance upgrades over the previous OHV 3.8L V6 Stangs; however, Ford still left plenty of room for improvement. Modding your V6 Stang for performance might be laughed at by many Mustang enthusiasts; however, owning and driving a V8 powered Pony car might not be in the cards for every S197 Mustang owner. That is why so many aftermarket companies have stepped up to provide V6 owners with plenty of performance modifications to help eliminate the performance gaps between the GT models.
There are plenty of YouTube videos and forum post of very quick 4.0L V6 Mustangs. I have even seen plenty in action at the drag strips and open road course. When starting a performance based build with V6 Pony Car it is best to start with a plan. You need to decide if you are looking to create a performance Mustang that will be mainly used for street driving, drag use or open track racing. Having driven a few of these cars and experiencing the “short-comings” in person this is my recommendation for starting a 4.0L Stang project:
In no way do you have to follow this step-by-step. If you would prefer to do these upgrades in a way that better fits your personal goals – go for it! Matter of fact, please feel free to comment below and let us know what you have done to your V6 Mustang! You can also post up pics of your ride as well!