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Old 07-19-2013, 07:20 AM   #21
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I'm not particularly surprised by that. However if I ever do get around to building my engine, having pipes that size would be nice, as I'll probably stroke it to a 302. Brenspeed has a pretty nice preassembled lower.
Even a 302 isn't going to need a full 3" exhaust.

Maybe if you go with the 326, but you'll be leaving power on the table with a 3" header.
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No the S197 mustang has McPherson struts for front suspension. SLA stands for short arm long arm. It's the dual A arm front suspension. It cambers your wheels into the direction you're turning. Pretty slick stuff.

There actually is an IRS kit for the S197, but Griggs recommended against it.
Ah, I thought you were talking about the rear axle. Thank you for clarifying.
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Rear lower control arms are the first must on suspension!

Maybe follow that with new balljoints and an anti bump steer kit. JMO
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:17 PM   #24
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Even a 302 isn't going to need a full 3" exhaust.

Maybe if you go with the 326, but you'll be leaving power on the table with a 3" header.
Even a 302 running a ton of boost?

Brenspeed rates their engine at 1000hp. If I bought one I would shoot for a close to that as I could get.

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Rear lower control arms are the first must on suspension!

Maybe follow that with new balljoints and an anti bump steer kit. JMO
I figured I'd start in the rear with control arms and possibly a watts link.

I'm gonna hold off on the bumpsteer kit until I actually lower the car, but it's on the list.
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Rear lower control arms are the first must on suspension!

Maybe follow that with new balljoints and an anti bump steer kit. JMO
So IF I did LCAs, I would probably order a Heim/Urethane jointed Watts link from Griggs as well as ball joint LCAs. That actually may work out well because I need to change out my gears as well.

By the way, I will GIVE my 4.10s that are in my car now that have like 5,000 miles on them to anyone that will do/help with the swap and can do high quality work.
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Too bad you're not near Delaware But then again, I and all my friends here have 4.10's...
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So IF I did LCAs, I would probably order a Heim/Urethane jointed Watts link from Griggs as well as ball joint LCAs. That actually may work out well because I need to change out my gears as well.

By the way, I will GIVE my 4.10s that are in my car now that have like 5,000 miles on them to anyone that will do/help with the swap and can do high quality work.
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Too bad you're not near Delaware But then again, I and all my friends here have 4.10's...
No kidding. I'd do it in half a day and a case of beer for that. Watts links are awesome, but as I'm finding out with mine, they take some serious tweaking to get just right. Totally worth it, just my experience.
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Too bad you're not near Delaware But then again, I and all my friends here have 4.10's...
Yea, they're sweet for lightly modified rides, but doing 450hp on stock rubber? Not gonna have traction with those gears.
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Why are you using stock rubber? That should be your first upgrade. I have a friend that is Saleen charged, he removed his 4.10's at that point.
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Why are you using stock rubber? That should be your first upgrade. I have a friend that is Saleen charged, he removed his 4.10's at that point.
Because the car only has 8,000 miles. I'm not about to buy new tires when these still have tread left anyways
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