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Old 01-22-2012, 06:23 PM   #1  
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Default Some mods i need to know if there a wast of money.

Moods i am thinking about doing to me pretty much stock 88 Mustang gt.

BBk Rear Upper and Lower Cantrol Arm kit.
Eibach Anti-Doll Sway Bar kit
Eibach Pro-Damper Shock and Struts
Prothane Total Bushing Kits
H&R Race Springs Kit
Dupli-Color Brake Caliper Paint Kit
Powerslot Rotors
Cold Air Intake kit
Pypes Off-Road X-Pipe
Short Throw Sport Shifter.
BBK 70mm Throttle Body w/ EGR Spacer
SCT 4-Bank Eliminator Chip w/ 3 Free Custom Tunes

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Old 01-22-2012, 07:03 PM   #2  
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Moods i am thinking about doing to me pretty much stock 88 Mustang gt.

BBk Rear Upper and Lower Cantrol Arm kit.
Eibach Anti-Doll Sway Bar kit
Eibach Pro-Damper Shock and Struts
H&R Race Springs Kit
Dupli-Color Brake Caliper Paint Kit
Powerslot Rotors
Cold Air Intake kit
SCT 4-Bank Eliminator Chip w/ 3 Free Custom Tunes

these things are all a waste.
The BBK control arms are a joke
the sway bar kit is unecessary, as your stock bars work fine (unless broken)
the Eibach shock set is junk. Tokico Illumina's are a MUCH better choice.
Dont get the H&R Race, get the Super Sports
brake paint.... really
Powerslot rotors wont help you stop any faster
CAI Kit. unless you are buying an Ebay CAI, you are wasting money. The stock intake system is actually better.
SCT 4-bank... your car is stock. You cant benefit here
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Glad you asked 1st!
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these things are all a waste.
The BBK control arms are a joke
the sway bar kit is unecessary, as your stock bars work fine (unless broken)
the Eibach shock set is junk. Tokico Illumina's are a MUCH better choice.
Dont get the H&R Race, get the Super Sports
brake paint.... really
Powerslot rotors wont help you stop any faster
CAI Kit. unless you are buying an Ebay CAI, you are wasting money. The stock intake system is actually better.
SCT 4-bank... your car is stock. You cant benefit here
Ok thanks for the help. So what would you recommend me doing to get 100 to 200 hp? I know the stuff on my list would have not got me there but i thought it was a start. I am thinking about getting a engine and rebuilding it and turboing it. But i am new to all this just done the basic stuff so it would be a big project but a fun one. so any help i would take. thanks
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So i am thinking about going with this set up Vortech Street Boost Supercharger System - Satin (86-93 5.0L) from american muscle.
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One of the best kept secerts of the 5.0 world is brake caliper paint.
Cuts stopping distances by micro-inches and is easy to apply.......
Increases in HP/torque equal to the installation of a billet cigar lighter......
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One of the best kept secerts of the 5.0 world is brake caliper paint.
Cuts stopping distances by micro-inches and is easy to apply.......
Increases in HP/torque equal to the installation of a billet cigar lighter......
Ok the brake paint was not for a HP/Torque increase. So no need to be a smart ***. I am just asking for the help on the other stuff.
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Ok thanks for the help. So what would you recommend me doing to get 100 to 200 hp?

dont just think HP, you can drop a second ET in the 1/4 by doing a 4.10 swap and ET streets if your still stock

to get that in horsepower it'd take a 100

the BEST bangs for the buck are

1) nitrous (75-125 shot is perfect)
2) gears (4.10 or leave it stock)

each are worth a full second ET drop or more

after that its all in the heads, so start saving
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Gears are definitely a good idea. I would at least get MM lower control arms, and MM full length subframe connectors. What is your budget? Personally I would start off with a h/c/i first for a good hp gain along with the fuel and air upgrades to support it.
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dont just think HP, you can drop a second ET in the 1/4 by doing a 4.10 swap and ET streets if your still stock

to get that in horsepower it'd take a 100

the BEST bangs for the buck are

1) nitrous (75-125 shot is perfect)
2) gears (4.10 or leave it stock)

each are worth a full second ET drop or more

after that its all in the heads, so start saving
Thanks alot for the help!
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