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Old 09-07-2006, 10:35 AM
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Default Should I ? PI conversion

Recently purchased '98 GT with 90k miles. Have considered converting to PI system. Is the cost and work involved worth it or should I just upgrade to a '98 cobra or newer model Stang?
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:39 AM
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Personally, I would just look for a Cobra.
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:12 AM
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If you can find one for a good price, then I would look into getting a cobra. The PI swap will be a lot cheaper than buying a new car, but if you're looking for performance to match a cobra, the PI swap wont get you there.

Before you go out and buy another car, look into swapping a cobra motor into your car. There are a lot of posts about swapping a 4 valve motor in place of your 2 valve here, look back at some of the older threads and you'll find lots of info on it.
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:27 AM
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there are several kits for around $1300-1400 that include EVERYTHING to do a pi swap... heads, valve covers, intake manifold, and ALL the mounting hardware. They even come with spark plugs. The kit I plan to buy is from "Steen Racing."

Just run a compression test on your engine and see if it's good, if it's good your bottom end is fine. I did a compression test on mine and it came up 145-150 psi all around. That's right at specification. I blow smoke like no other when at operating temp and during and after idling. Valve guide seals... so the heads are being replaced.


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Old 09-07-2006, 12:46 PM
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The PI swap for @ 1300 dollars will make your car as fast as 99-04 GT's and put you almost equal to 96-98 Cobra's...add some cams and you will take NA Cobras easily.
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: droptoppony

The PI swap for @ 1300 dollars will make your car as fast as 99-04 GT's and put you almost equal to 96-98 Cobra's...add some cams and you will take NA Cobras easily.
+1.

Unless you definatly plan on FI down the road, the PI swap should be every 96-98 owners first mod (after gears)/.
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Old 09-07-2006, 03:40 PM
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hey, I'm about to have a set of PI stuff (heads, cam, intake) up for sale. These are take-off parts with under 19k on them... I'd be willing to let it go for about a grand. PM me if you'd be interested.
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:40 PM
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thats not cheap at all! I paid $350 shipped for PI heads/cams and $125 shipped for the intake and those are avg prices...
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:20 PM
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u deff need to. I know i talked about it a few months ago...and i still am doin it just havnt started yet. Im goin to school in Oct for automotive and i talked to the teacher and when we do the cam intake and head part we can use my car to learn, so to save some money ill do that, but am deff doin it. u want some respect with a non pi and some power to fool ppl deff should do it
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