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Old 08-02-2009, 04:12 AM   #1
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Does the v6 have enough power?

I currently have ordered a v6 1lt automatic and will be upgrading in the future to get some more horses out of it. Ive thought about NOS but this seems like it would be bad for the pistons from what Ive heard. Anyways I recently rode in a v8 manual and the power in it was pretty amazing and my head jerked back everytime it shifted. So my question is for everyoen here that has a v6 or has driven one, does it have enough power to have fun with it? I know that it is very powerful compared to the other competing v6's but does it have that push back in your seat head jerk feeling? haha
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:17 AM   #2
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It's more the driver son. But it will not compare to the v8. I on the other hand think its more than enough, especially out of a v6. You have to think about it a new mustang gt only packs about 315hp vs the 2010 Camaro which is packing a whoppin' 304hp!
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:19 AM   #3
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Oh and when it comes to modding it, why go through the trouble brother. For not even a 5k difference in price you can get a similar SS model. I know you may spend more than you would modding your v6 but it will be impossible in that much money to jump your v6 to 426hp. Just get the 1SS.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:52 AM   #4
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:03 AM   #5
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Oh and when it comes to modding it, why go through the trouble brother. For not even a 5k difference in price you can get a similar SS model. I know you may spend more than you would modding your v6 but it will be impossible in that much money to jump your v6 to 426hp. Just get the 1SS.


I drive around 130 miles and this is my daily driver so I needed to squeeze as much gas out of it as possible. It is almost all Interstate and with the cruise set to 70, it's just a fast idle. Now I would also like to get as much fun to drive out of it as well. Headers, CAI and a tune to get rid of the touque managment would make it drive as a small V8. We are still waiting for a tune but two companies have stated that they would work on it.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:17 AM   #6
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I have a black 2SS RS package, My budy at work as a 6 speed RS, both ours came off the truck 2 months ago. I finally got to drive his car I wanted to see what all the bad talk was on the V6.

Wow plenty of power, any one would be proud to drive and own it.

Just remember"Drive what you can afford" and do not keep up with the JONES.

Good luck, let me know when you get it.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:29 AM   #7
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I am happy with my V6 although a dealer nearby finally got in the same car in a V8. However, that would of costed me another $$175 a month as it would be about $10,000 more compared to the lucky price I got on the V6. I am just getting a little tired of the fixed up mustangs on the road growling at me when I turn off the road. They like reving their engines. Maybe they are scrared or jealous.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:53 AM   #8
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My 1Lt 6 spd is plenty. Did not want to spend more money or gas!! It can jerk your head as it comes down to how you want to drive.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:58 AM   #9
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Does the V6 have enough power, hmmm for me definitely not. if you can afford a V8 get it, if not get your V6 and love it everyday because its still a camaro. I hate nitrous thats not a MOD its a cheat(my opinion). Your not gonna be able to mod up a V6 to match a V8 without a turbo or SC and then you've spent enough to get a V8.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:53 AM   #10
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If your going to buy a v8 do it right....buy a vette
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:07 PM   #11
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haha true! No matter what you have there is always something faster, just get what makes you happy. It's not like you can drive 100 mph on the streets anyways
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #12
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Just get a 1SS if your talking about modding a V6 with NOS. Highway MPG aren't that bad with the SS, but stop and go MPG
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:24 PM   #13
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my v6 seems slower then my friends mazda 3, or at par. and mine has 2400km on it. The power seems unussually low so i am hoping to get a drive in someone elses v6 manual to see how it feels in comparison to mine
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:31 PM   #14
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For the non-muscle car fans I am sure the v6 has enough..it's an excellent cross over vehicle in that aspect
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:38 PM   #15
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It really depends on you - the driver, everyone is different. I recently rented a 1lt from Avis(you may want to do the same). The v6 is a quick and fun car, but it depends if you're stepping up from like a family sedan or SUV or if you already own a quick car it may not be as impressive to you. I would HIGHLY recommend a test drive prior to making your final decision.
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #16
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For as young as the OP is... He will saves tons going with the V6 now, and upgrading when he is 25.
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:47 PM   #17
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For as young as the OP is... He will saves tons going with the V6 now, and upgrading when he is 25.
Good point, I imagine you are referring to the insurance rates?
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:58 PM   #18
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Good point, I imagine you are referring to the insurance rates?
Yes, and even the pennies with gas. Money saved will help him with a used/new SS with mods with a lower ins after the age of 25. I cant remember his age but remember reading his post awhile ago ( was it in the ibm thread) and the impression left was that he is still a young one.

The low end tq from V8s can be addicting ( some people hate it...noticably they where all women) and its definately missing from the LT/LS. Ontheotherhand, i've realized i drive more responsibly from take offs. The low end torque brings out the devil in many driver..including me. The LT/RS does need a little more tq for a proper fit ( 20's).
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:15 PM   #19
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It goes zero to 60 in 6 seconds and runs a mid-14 quarter mile. What did you guys think you were buying? If you wanted the torque of the SS, you needed to buy the SS.
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oh really?? so i must not be a muscle car fan since i drive a v6?

come on.
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It's more the driver son. But it will not compare to the v8. I on the other hand think its more than enough, especially out of a v6. You have to think about it a new mustang gt only packs about 315hp vs the 2010 Camaro which is packing a whoppin' 304hp!
Yep, you definitely can't compare it to a V8... Yes, while the V6 Camaro make a 304 HP it only makes 273 ft/lbs of torque compared to the Mustang GT's 325 ftlbs!!!
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Yes, and even the pennies with gas. Money saved will help him with a used/new SS with mods with a lower ins after the age of 25. I cant remember his age but remember reading his post awhile ago ( was it in the ibm thread) and the impression left was that he is still a young one.

The low end tq from V8s can be addicting ( some people hate it...noticably they where all women) and its definately missing from the LT/LS. Ontheotherhand, i've realized i drive more responsibly from take offs. The low end torque brings out the devil in many driver..including me. The LT/RS does need a little more tq for a proper fit ( 20's).
Think with a littler rear gear change, it would definitely make for a little more fun... with the 6 speed, i wonder how much fun 4.10s would be! LOL!
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oh really?? so i must not be a muscle car fan since i drive a v6?

come on.
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If guys have plans of tuning the snot out of this motor so they can race it with the big dogs stop torturing yourself get the V8 and be done with it. If u just want a cool looking car with a bit of kick that use's cheap gas and lower costs over-all then you have the right car for you. Just have realistic goals about the V6. Its an amazing motor for a V6 but there are a ton of cars more faster and powerful then it.
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