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Old 03-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #21
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Nothing wrong with learning a trade rather than blowing 100k on student loans for a degree. The world needs hvac techs, computer/ network techs, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, etc... These trades make the world function. And, some of them pay pretty darn good.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:16 PM   #22
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Nothing wrong with learning a trade rather than blowing 100k on student loans for a degree. The world needs hvac techs, computer/ network techs, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, etc... These trades make the world function. And, some of them pay pretty darn good.
Agreed. The problem is that the school system teaches kids from day 1 of kindergarten until they graduate high school that if they don't go to college and become doctors/lawyers, they might as well just kill themselves because life will be miserable and not worth living.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:23 PM   #23
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With that car I'd suggest to not put anymore than 400-450 rwhp in unless you redo some engine and suspension work. A boss has 430 Flywheel. A GT500 has to be 2010+ to have around 540-550 hp. 2013 has 650 hp. You'll have to consider a lot about price, hp, and safety. Overall stock GT should not have more than 450 rwhp. So if you really want 550 hp either get a GT500 or modify your GT including engine parts so that it can take all the power.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:35 PM   #24
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I just struggled with this decision over the winter. I own my car. Paid cash for all the mods. Then I saw a brand new Shelby conv. It was tempting. But then I did the numbers... I will DEFINATELY put money into any new car I get. I have so much into this one that I am doubling my losses by selling and buying a new/newer one.

I just decided to upgrade the brakes. Starting to buy the pieces for the new 5.0 stroked short block upgrade. Fuel pumps, injectors, 8 rib pulleys, dual-clutch, 8 bolt flywheel, 15psi pulley. Then the short block, heads, cams...

Now I am still at least $25,000 under the cost of a new Shelby conv and the car is the way I want it...

BTW. I have 495 rwhp on a Dynojet and 445 on a Mustang Dyno, set my rpms at 6500 at 11.1 A/F and the cars run perfect.
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Overall stock GT should not have more than 450 rwhp.
Bah. Bah!
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