Help, New Fox Body Owner, Best Basic Mods?

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    tango5469 New Member

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    Hello, I have finally got myself an 88 Mustang GT 5.0 5 speed needs small restoration. I want to turn this into an everyday driver with better mileage and efficiency and am wondering what are some good basic mods to do this. I've already figured a good exhaust and H or X pipe without cats and have heard about going with a Mass Air set up. I dont want a major power house, just a good cam etc. If I go Mass Air set up, what all do I need to get and do to accomplish this. Thanks for all your help
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    For keeping this close to stock is subframe conectors really necessary or gears? I'm only lookin to get maybe 275-300hp. How good is the intake? I heard about a tuning from Tweecer.com that can greatly improve the computer. Any thoughts?
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    To change to mas you need to swap the computer,meter,and some wiring. They still have some "kits" if you look for them. If you plan on a cam and other upgrades it's almost mandatory to switch if you want it to run right. To get 275-300hp you need at least heads,intake,cam,fuel system upgrades,and the mas switch or a power adder(blower or turbo or nitrous). One of the best bang for the buck is rearend gears. They really wake up even a stock engine. Look at the top of this forum under really common questions section. It will give you a lot of information.
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    Alright thanks
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    Sub frames aren't necessary, but they sure make a huge improvement in handling. Tuning could substitute for the MAS conversion, but the MAS conversion is the superior solution. Otherwise, tuning does not make much difference on these OBD I cars unless you're supercharging, or stroking, so you don't need that.
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