Forged? 6spd? Preemptive or excessive?

Discussion in '2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk-' started by Ranzo, Apr 9, 2013.


  1. Ranzo

    Ranzo New Member

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    Your ride: 05-09 S197 GT
    Your goal: fun, confident, supercharged street pony you can be proud of, very little track/course time
    Your budget: unlimited
    Your mentality: spend enough to get the job done without completely throwing money away

    I have a full BMR suspension coming. Tires. Full exhaust (LT, h-pipe, etc). Supercharger purchased. Before I install anything I'm considering whether I should..

    1) wait and purchase this new FRPP Aluminator 46x and THEN install my supercharger so I can have some insurance

    2) rather than install the MGW STS just replace the entire transmission with the Magnum XL kit with a McLeod RXT clutch and lightweight flywheel

    I know some people aren't but I would be very happy with 450rwhp. I have no problems with the 3650 right now except sometimes getting into reverse.. I have read of problems occuring later down the road, especially supercharged.

    If you were building your own street monster would you bother throwing another $10k out for a forged motor and 6spd transmission or wait until yours breaks and then replace it?
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  2. Husky44

    Husky44 Active Member

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    Break it. Your motor and tranny should be able to handle 450, or thereabouts. If you don't need to, why spend all that money? If you do, then go big.
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  3. earleys94gt

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    Just bolt on the supercharger and MGW, then go have fun:D
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  4. SpartaPerformance

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    What charger? If it's anything off the shelf like the FRPP H.O. Whipple you can bolt that on to stock motor and trans and they'll hold for a considerable time the only thing to worry about is clutch if you use slicks and or beat the day lights out of it.
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  5. Ranzo

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    DOB kit if you've heard of it. Plan on picking up the Exedy Mach 400 and lightweight steel flywheel and enjoying the summer. Thanks everyone!
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    Is the Department of Boost kit the one that allows you to use a GT500 supercharger on a 2v or 3v?
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  7. Ranzo

    Ranzo New Member

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    Yeah I'm putting it on my 05 GT. I made out pretty good and have barely spent $1300.
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    How much did you pay for the main parts: supercharger, elbow, throttle body, injectors, fuel pump, etc. I'm looking into this kit but have had a hard time locating items for a decent price.
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  9. Ranzo

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    $400 for the supercharger, elbow, and throttle body. $300 for the gt500 pumps. $150 for the heat exchanger/cai. The injectors were $130. Try the svtperformance forum and check the market. Any GT500 forum really. I had my girlfriend check everyday and gave her my Paypal and had her haggle for me.
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    Have you bought the manifold yet? Last I saw there was a backlog of orders, but that may have changed.

    Anyway - I'd install what I had first. No sense spending money you don't have to. With a good tune, you'll be very happy (and safe) with the DOB kit.
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    lol, the supercharger kits for the coyote 5.0 are like 6 grand.
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  12. Ranzo

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    I haven't. Waiting for my house to close before I spend anymore money. It will be soon though. Really looking forward to it!
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