The modular 4.6 V8 used in the 1996-2010 Mustang is well-liked for its power, reliability, and exhaust note. The 5.4 from the Cobra R and GT500 only improved upon those features. Both of these motors are great from the factory, but they get even better with some camshaft and valvetrain upgrades.
Camshafts from COMP Cams and Ford Performance will help optimize your engine’s performance. From mild to aggressive, you can select a cam that works best for your driving style. Both 2-valve (2V) and 3-valve (3V) 4.6 engines can be cammed for more power.
You can buy a standalone camshaft or a camshaft kit depending on your needs. There are different sizes of kits that come with everything from a timing chain set to lifters and valve springs. Ford Performance’s Power Pack even comes with an intake manifold and throttle body.
To ready your Mustang for the track or drag strip, it’s helpful to work from back-to-front. This means starting with performance exhaust upgrades before camming the engine.