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Old 10-30-2007, 09:43 AM
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Default New guy with some questions

Hello everyone, I have a few questions that I hope you can help me out with.

1. Which would be a better purchase for me? I am looking for a summer car, something with atleast 400 horsepower. Would I be better off with a 88-92 5.0 or a 03-04 Cobra?

2. How expensive is it to upgrade a 5.0 to reach 400hp or more?

3. My current vehicle is turbo charged and I would like to either turbo or supercharge the mustang. Which is best for a street/track car?

4. How strong are the transmissions on the 5.0s? What HP range are they capable of?

I have many more questions if you guys are willing to help it is much apprecaited! Thanks all
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:47 PM
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5.0 parts are damn cheap. to get it to 400hp it would be a lot cheaper than buying a termie. check out trickflow's stuff for the 5.0.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:52 PM
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You could buy an 03/03 Cobra and upgrade the blower and put some bolt ons on it and get a crapload more than 400hp though, since the factory shortblock is built like a tank. You can pay more for a Termie and have more power in the long run, or pay less for a 5.0 and have less power. Both can make good performance for the $$$ spent, so it comes down to whether or not you want to pay more to get more. And a stock T5 in a 5.0 may not like 400hp, it'll depend on how you drive it
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