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Old 08-21-2014, 09:35 AM   #11
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There simply isn't a lot of options available to you with the restrictions you're dealing with here.

Any sort of intake work will have minimal or no gains without bumping rev limiter and/or doing a full exhaust upgrade as well.

Your one tangible upgrade is a tune. Nothing else within your limitations is going to provide a noticeable increase in power for the cost.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:37 PM   #12
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There simply isn't a lot of options available to you with the restrictions you're dealing with here.

Any sort of intake work will have minimal or no gains without bumping rev limiter and/or doing a full exhaust upgrade as well.

Your one tangible upgrade is a tune. Nothing else within your limitations is going to provide a noticeable increase in power for the cost.
All you have left is gears and a tune. Good luck.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:09 AM   #13
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This is a correct me if I am wrong kind of post. Keep in mind, my goal is to have a heck of a fun DD without going FI. I do not drag race, and about as serious as the car will ever get in that respect is autoX. All I want to do is have a better than stock NA GT. Maybe even frustrate some investment banker friends who are convinced no Mustang could ever hang with their Aston.
Then forget the power upgraded and focus on suspension upgrades. Doesn't matter if you have 1000hp or 100hp if you cant keep the tires from spinning and the car under control.
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:48 PM   #14
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Then forget the power upgraded and focus on suspension upgrades. Doesn't matter if you have 1000hp or 100hp if you cant keep the tires from spinning and the car under control.
+1 for suspension. These cars improve drastically from bolt-on suspension mods done right.

You already have 3.73's which are the ideal gears for this car. Any taller and you will lose any effectiveness from 1st gear.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:51 PM   #15
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I went from just tune, to intake+tune and noticed a difference.

other than that though, the power mods dont seem worthwhile so i went with suspension and wheels and tires. This makes the car well rounded and .. excellent imo.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:53 PM   #16
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I see the issue. You don't realize your car makes more power and goes faster than all but the most exotic cars about 15 years ago. You younger guys (assuming you weren't old enough to drive 15 years ago) have no idea how nice it is to have 400+HP from the factory around $30k yet there seems to be no shortage of being unsatisfied about it around here. The first gen Viper made 400 HP and people considered it a monster.

Anyways, I agree you should get boost and be done with it.
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