Your Cars: LS3-Powered Roush Mustang With Home-Brewed Aero And More

All the cool kids are dropping LS engines into their Mustangs. At least, that’s what the cool kids tell us. But not that they really talk to us that much because, well, because they’re the cool kids. We just follow them online.

What were we talking about again? Oh yeah, Patientzero has fit an LS3 out of a 2010 Chevy Camaro into a 2002 Roush Stage 2 Mustang. Lots of fab in this thread, too, so take a few to soak it all in.

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sir_mike
sir_mike New Reader
12/23/19 12:32 p.m.

Wrong in so many ways...it's a Ford Mustang....Why put a Chevy mtr in it??? Goes against all sanity...the same as when hot rodders put Chevy's in all makes of older Ford products....should be a law against this practice...

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy PowerDork
12/23/19 12:58 p.m.

In reply to sir_mike :

hp per dollar.

Enough said.

Makes perfect sense.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider UltraDork
12/23/19 2:02 p.m.

In reply to sir_mike :

Price out the cost of a Coyote install and then the cost to get it to 500 NA HP.........Then you will see it makes sense. Can't help it ford doesn't want to make a small V8 architecture that isn't larger than BBF of old. 

BoostedBrandon
BoostedBrandon SuperDork
12/23/19 2:07 p.m.
sir_mike said:

Wrong in so many ways...it's a Ford Mustang....Why put a Chevy mtr in it??? Goes against all sanity...the same as when hot rodders put Chevy's in all makes of older Ford products....should be a law against this practice...

Usually posts like this come in around comment number 4 or 5. Nope. First one.

CVX20JET
CVX20JET
12/23/19 2:33 p.m.

I am not a fan of engines that aren't from that company (Whichever) but the LS/LT engines are so much cheaper and better performing than the 4V V8s....Weight/Cost/Power-band width and even economy.  I was all in on the 4V superiority and then GM came out with the LS in 97- then saw comparison test of Camaro vs Mustang; Camaro (LS) Better accel' AND mpg.....Quench is the key!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/23/19 4:29 p.m.

In reply to BoostedBrandon :

Catatafish
Catatafish HalfDork
12/23/19 4:50 p.m.
sir_mike said:

Wrong in so many ways...it's a Ford Mustang....Why put a Chevy mtr in it??? Goes against all sanity...the same as when hot rodders put Chevy's in all makes of older Ford products....should be a law against this practice...

Maybe he will sell it to you so you can fix it. As a favor to you I will dispose of the ls3 for free.

sir_mike
sir_mike New Reader
12/23/19 8:17 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

And I didn't mean to upset so many....just an old purist at heart...

sir_mike
sir_mike New Reader
12/23/19 8:19 p.m.

In reply to Catatafish :

No thanks...i've never owned a V8 of any kind...always Eng.Ford 4cyls

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory PowerDork
12/23/19 9:57 p.m.

I'm somewhat of a purist myself but that doesn't extend into a 2002 Mustang. I love the car. It looks amazing to me. I'll take it with any reliable, powerful engine available.

Patientzero
Patientzero Reader
12/24/19 12:21 a.m.

I have more updates coming in the morning!

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
12/24/19 1:43 a.m.

The best of both worlds… That's really cool!

ztnedman1
ztnedman1 New Reader
12/24/19 7:52 a.m.

Me likely, however...it ain't really a Roush anymore now is it? Lol

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/24/19 8:27 a.m.

In reply to Patientzero :

Keep 'em coming. 

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports Reader
12/24/19 9:24 a.m.
ztnedman1 said:

Me likely, however...it ain't really a Roush anymore now is it? Lol

Now it is a LoSer Mustang..so much for trying to be polite.  lol   They not have Camaros or Corvettes  where you live?

Do I get a story on my Coyote powered Nomad?

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