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1987 Mustang

Old 06-26-2007, 09:47 PM
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Someone I forgot who said that the intake offof a Ford Exploder would up the HP on the Mustang.Just wondering what year truck and how that works?...sorry if this is a stupid ? but I'm new to the Mustang world
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:23 AM
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i think its around 1996 explorer...and its bascily the same as the GT-40 intake....if im not mistaken
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:11 AM
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Explorer Intake uses the GT40 lower and the upper is a cast piece but is designed internally simular to the tubular GT40. A true GT40 is actual welded tubes so weighs less. The advantage of the Explorer Upper is it can be ported if needed and actually flows better than the Cobra intake. If you use an Explorer lower it will have to drilled and tapped for the ACT sensor when used on your 87.
You can also usually pick up an Explorer intake cheaper than either the GT40 or Cobra.
The Explorer can use up to a 70mm throttle body. You may see slight performance increase but mine didn't seam to help that much with the factory heads.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:06 AM
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ya 96+ for the intake. my buddy is gonna sell me his explorer intake real cheap cuz he is upgrading to a trickflow
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