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Old 07-22-2003, 05:48 PM   #1
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<FONT color=red>Does moding a stock mustang GT increase your top end speed? What mods do that? I think that adding gears decreases that though...</FONT></P>
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Old 07-22-2003, 06:23 PM   #2
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What year?
I know the 5.0 benefits from heads bigtime, not sure about the 4.6

Gears can help or hurt your top end. When you make enough power to redline in 5th, going to a numerically smaller gear may net you a higher top speed (again, if you have the power).

Most cars don't have the power to pull redline in overdrive. By putting a numerically higher ratio in, you can actually gain a few miles per hour. Go too high and you'll start hitting redline at lower speeds.
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Taller gears help top speed.

Having the power to push a boxy car to high speeds needs a LOT of power.
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Old 07-23-2003, 02:40 AM   #4
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no mods will help your top speed withouta new chip....
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Old 07-23-2003, 02:44 AM   #5
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it's a 5 liter...
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Old 07-23-2003, 03:54 AM   #6
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no mods will help your top speed without a new chip....
Not if it's MAF
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Old 07-23-2003, 04:13 PM   #7
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msd ignition can help prolong your top end
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