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Lincoln LS 2002 and 2003

mygfismyridemygfismyride Posts: 2
edited March 14 in Lincoln
I want to buy that nice ride V8 3.9L but i saw that have different HP between 2002 and 2003. Lincoln LS 2002 have : 252 HP @ 6,100 rpm and the 2003 have : 280 hp @ 6000 rpm. It the same motor V8 3.9L that different of HP could be the computer generated that was not set has the 2003 ? Im very curious to know about that if its only a chip setting they are same soo i can buy new chip and they both would have same power at the of line. Thank you

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  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    The 2002 and 2003 are very different engines. The biggest changes were to add Variable Cam Timing and Electronic Throttle Control. The 2002s actually make closer to 260-265 hp due to an airbox change (the hp for the 2002s was never updated officially). You can add a cat back exhaust and cold air intake to the 2002 and get close to the 280 hp of the 2003 but the 2003 also had 500 other changes (mostly small). I'd say it depends on the price - the 2003 would be a bit better but I wouldn't spend a lot extra for it if you like the 2002.
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