Review & Install Video
Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is our power pack bolt on build up for all 05-09 V6 Mustangs. I know what you’re thinking, a power pack for a V6? Well, yeah, I mean the truth is there are a ton of these 4.0L V6’s out on the road, and honestly they can be pretty quick just given a little help, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do with our 2005 V6 here. We’re going to add some basic performance parts and some acceleration parts, which should hopefully wake up our 4.0L motor, and hopefully give those V8’s a run for their money. But before our car goes under the knife, we’re going to grab a quick baseline dyno run first, then hand the car over to the crew to get everything installed. [Justin] Hey what’s going on Mike? [Mike] Hey what’s up man? [Justin] I know we just finished up installing a bunch of great parts on our V6 here, the first of which was Pypes Mid Muffler true dual system, I know previously we had a different dual system on this car, how is the mid muffler going to differ? [Mike] First off, there’s little of no drone or resonance thanks to the MAD mufflers and the longer tailpipe, and we’ll get a slight increase in horsepower. [Justin] Alright Mike, moving away from the back of the car down to the hood, I noticed we have the tried and true Airaid cold air intake system in place, besides the obvious bump in power, what else can we expect from that? [Mike] We’re going to get superior filtration thanks to the superflow technology, the filter is much better than any of the typical cotton gauze type filters on the market which will give us maximum protection. The filter is also reusable, so it can save us money in the long run. It’s no tune required, but we’re going to put a tune on it anyway to maximize the power gains, and it looks great under the hood. [Justin] Speaking of looking under the hood, I noticed we also installed the Accel coil pack as well, traditionally we don’t expect to see a ton of power from that mod by itself but it will offer some other benefits, correct? [Mike] Right, overall the drivability is going to be improved, it’s going to help give us a smoother idle, quicker start ups, a little bit of fuel economy, and a slight gain of horsepower. [Justin] Awesome, and I can only assume we’re going to top this all off with one of your custom Bama tunes? [Mike] Oh yeah. [Justin] Very cool, now besides the power expectations, what else can we expect to see from this tune? [Mike] Just like all our tunes, it’s custom tailored to the mods you have on the car. Though it’s not required, we’re going to install one to help tie everything together, and increase our shift firmness and our throttle response. [Justin] Cool, man, well I’m interested to see how these mods come together, are we about ready to do another pull? [Mike] do it man. [Justin] Alright. So our baseline run with our 2005 V6 gave us 173 horsepower and 203 ft/lbs of torque. With our power pack installed we were able to make 189 horsepower and 218 ft/lbs of torque, giving us a peak horsepower gain of 16 over our baseline numbers, and gains of 22 horsepower, and 23 ft/lbs of torque throughout the curve. [Justin] Alright Mike well the car is definitely making some good power, but before you get out of here I just want to ask you about a couple of things the guys installed for us. Ready for this, we got the brand new 4.10 gears, a new diff from Auburn, and finally this control arm combo kit from BBK, what can we expect from all this? [Mike] The 4.10 gears are going to help us accelerate quicker, the limited slip differential is going to equally distribute the power to both wheels, and the BBK control arms are going to take that power and help put it to the ground. [Justin] Well, I guess there’s only one thing left to do, get the car off the dyno and onto the street, just so we can see how everything feels. Thanks again Mike. [Mike] Any time. [Justin] Alright, so we just got done talking to Mike, we got the car off the dyno and onto the street here, and wow, that’s just my first impression, sounds amazing, quiet when you want it to be, but loud when you want it to be, but not in an annoying way, it sounds great. As for the acceleration parts, we had some really good stuff, we got the 4.10’s, Mike laid it out for us, faster acceleration all around, just always in the power band. The Auburn LSD, the car just pulls hard out of the turns, pulls hard out of the hole, and the power you can just feel it going to both wheels now. Finally those BBK control arms, car just feels solid in the rear end, feels solid on the launch, and wheel hop is all but gone. Would I put this car against a V8 right now? Sure, I mean that’s probably half the fun, is really seeing what you’re working with, and having a little fun with these builds, and that’s why we’re car guys. This car is a new animal altogether, I know these V6’s can be totally competent, again as I mentioned earlier they just need a helping hand, they just need to be shown the right way, and with all the parts we added today, we’re definitely on the right track to embarrassing some V8s. So that wraps up our bolt on build up power pack for our V6 here, be sure to check out some of our other bolt on build ups as well, where we improve our handling, and our appearance.