This 2000 Mustang 3.8L V6 is one of our very own.
Barbara Garcia has turned this stock V6 into 14.47@90mph with all bolt on parts supplied from here at RPM Outlet.
And there is still a lot more left to do before she's done.

Saleen #604

Regardless of what Ford may boast about how much horsepower and torque is being made by their 3.8L V6's, we had to find out exactly how much was made at the rear wheels. After all, in the end what your car puts out is what really matters.

The first to go on was our Option A: Hi-Flo Intake Package, these parts are of the most simple and basic bolt on parts that any vehicle should have.
Next was the Mac 2 1/2 inch dual conversion exhaust kit which gave the car a more stronger tone.
Later the car was lowered using MAC's progressive rate lowering springs. These springs gave it better handling and cornering, not to mention a more aggressive look.
Lakewood shocks were used to maintain a smoother ride and Kenny Brown stiffening components kept body roll and chassis flex to a minimum.
Finally the rear-end with its open 2.73 gears were replaced by Ford Racings Posi-traction unit and 3.73 gears. This gave the mustang a better take off with both wheels at work.

  • Pypes X-pipe with cats
  • 42% reduction crank pulley from MOTOBLUE™
  • MSD Stacker 8 ignition system
  • 73mm Mass Air Meter from C&L

    After all the modifications were done, the car was taken to a dyno to see how much power it was making.
    The dyno showed 192.5hp and 218.2lbs of torque at the rear wheels. Comparing that to a stock 2003 V6 which produces 149.3hp at the rear wheels. That's 176hp at the flywheel next to Barbara's 228 at the flywheel!!

    When determining the horsepower rating on a new engine Ford places the motor on a Dynometer and reads the results directly from the flywheel. When the vehicle is complete the transmission, driveshaft, tire size, weight, are all factors that decrease the amount of power from the engine so the end result is how much the Dyno reads at the rear wheels, or front for a FWD car. So depending on how much modifications are done to a vehicle and what type of parts are used determines the amount of power it can produce.

  • 2000 V6 Mustang
    Drive Train
  • Ford Racing 3.73 Gears More info
  • Ford Racing Posi-Traction (Traction Lock)
    More info
  • Hurst Billet Short Throw Shifter

    Engine Specs
  • Block - Stock Standard Bore and Stroke Ford 3.8L SOHV
  • MOTOBLUE™ 42% reduction crank pulley
  • MOTOBLUE™ water pump pulley

  • Stock exhaust manifolds
  • Pypes bolt-on X-pipe with cats
  • Pypes bolt-on 2½ inch. True-Dual Cat-Back exhaust

  • Fuel Induction
  • MOTOBLUE™ Hi-Flo Intake Packages
  • 73mm C&L Mass Air Meter

  • Eibach V8 Sport-line Springs
  • Lakewood rear drag shocks
  • Stock front shocks
  • Kenny Brown Strut tower brace
  • Kenny Brown G-Load Brace
  • Kenny Brown Caster Camber Plates
  • Fittipaldi Force 18" wheels with Nitto NT55R tires

  • NGK Iridium Plugs More info
  • Plazma Booster Ignition
  • JBA plug wires
  • 2000 V6 Mustang
    2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L V6
    This is only the beginning for Barbara's V6, in the near future she hopes to put on a Nitrous kit and upgrade the fuel system.