Advantages of a V6 over a V8
Posted 11 February 2004 - 04:00 PM
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Posted 11 February 2004 - 11:34 PM
All the parts you can get for a v8 you can get for a V6 but the wise thing to do with the V6 is get forged parts for the engine.
The V6 3800 will be much more expensive to mod than the V8 as far as the money to hp ratio. Thats what two less cylinders gets you.
The 3800 is a great engine despite what some V8 riders might tell you. For a v6 its quite powerful. Its a very well designed engine both for regular cruisers and modding to hotrod status. There are 3800 engines out there that are putting down some 500 and 600 hp which I think is awesome. I'll try and find you a website of one here in a sec.
The engines can handle huge(up to 32#s) amounts of boost with forged internals and have been know to handle up to 11 or 12 #s safely on stock (no more than 9 recommended though) internals.....something you cant do with a LS1 or LT1. I have heard of some 3800 Firebirds, in magazines, making 300 hp with programming but I dont know all the details about that. If you plan on making some big power you need to plan on full intake and exhaust exchange along with a charger, turbo or N20 or combo those and programming.
Other than that you mod a v6 for insurance purposes...to have power under a v6 title. and for the uniqueness. Oh and there is a whole lot more room to do the mods under the hood than with the V8s, they are also lighter by about 400 pounds.
Posted 11 February 2004 - 11:47 PM
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