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1st Stang and have some tech questions

Old 09-02-2008, 09:01 PM
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Hi! I am brand new to the Mustang arena. I just got a 92 GT 5.0 with 164k and manual transmission. So far I have changed the wires, plugs, distributor, rotary button, oil, filter, fuel filter and the TP sensor. I would like to supplement my car with a few upgrades (bolt-ons). From what I can tell, it is completely stock. I am looking at new headers, exhaust, cold air intake, under pulleys, maybe a new intake, throttle body, fuel injectors and 3.55 0r 3.73 gears. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

I have read some of the upgrades and seen those from the Bad Boys Sections and it seems it is personal preference. Do the vendors posted offer any type of Military discount?

Upon starting the car and while idling, the RPM drops about 400 and the battery will discharge at the same time. I replaced the TP sensor, but all I did was take one off and put another one on. Any suggestions?

What type of battery should I use? (Optima?)

Thanks in advance for any help. Billy
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:10 PM
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alot of ppll have trouble with under drives on the alt i use a optima and it works fine i dont know of any place that give a miltary discount
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:06 PM
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i have und drive pulleys and i have no problems running them ...i also ditched my ac and powersteering and now run a smaller belt (of course) cold air intake is a must if i may say so my self ..... it all dpeneds on which route your taking with your newly aquired love lol
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:08 PM
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oh and have fun man good luck

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:12 PM
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400 rpm's is not enough rpm to spin the alt fast enough to generate enough current to adequately supply all systems, your problem is not with charging!!! it is related to low idle and when changing a tps it is not just a bolt on and go you need a dvom to set it to .7 to 1.0 v max and then you'll need to perform a base idle relearn.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:32 PM
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Thanks...optima is the way I will go!
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:33 PM
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good to go. Thanks for the input. I plan on using the underdrive pulley. However, I am keeping the ac!
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[QUOTE=mjr46;5411115]400 rpm's is not enough rpm to spin the alt fast enough to generate enough current to adequately supply all systems, your problem is not with charging!!! it is related to low idle and when changing a tps it is not just a bolt on and go you need a dvom to set it to .7 to 1.0 v max and then you'll need to perform a base idle relearn.[/QUOT

Ok I will have to google DVOM as well as a base idle relearn (lol) anyways, I apprecite the help. Thanks alot. Billy
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DVOM IS an acyronym for digital volt ohmeter no need to google it , you need to purchase one!
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:35 PM
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I actually have a automotive fluke that I can conduct the test. The idle relearn is what I am not sure about. Thanks!!
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