make my car the TINIEST bit faster

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    bvav22 New Member

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    i have an 89lx 4cyl, check my cardomain in my sig. but yea its slow as fuggin sh1t and i would love to get over 100hp. its rated at 88hp by ford and i know the 91-93 are at like 110. can i get like a new cam, or even newer gears for my rear end to make my car a LITTLE faster. im getting a 5.0 this summer, but this is my daily driver and i dont want it to be EXTREMELY slow. cuase if i am going 45mph and push the petal to the floor, the car make alot more noise, but doesnt accell ANY faster.
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    Invest the money in the 5 liter, when you get it.
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    Buy a nitrous kit from ebay for under 200 bucks, run an 80 shot, that is what I did on my 92 auto 2.3 and it would roast the tires in first, basically 160hp!! And it takes it like a pro, just run 1 heat range colder plugs and 89 or 91 octane. Makes the 2.3 fun without a lot of spent money.
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    Im assumeing you missed the part about it being a DD so spraying the **** out of it wouldnt be in his best interest.:shrug:

    Anyway as to your question about the only thing you could do that wouldnt involve alot of money and effort would be (im assumeing its a auto) a set of 4.10 gears for the 7.5" rear...that should help it move out of its own way...other than that all you can do is enjoy the gas milage.
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    hey yeah there is a cold air intake for one on ebay..check there type in intake in search n i believe one will come up.. My roommate order one from there he has a 89 2.3..it did a good difference for the lil car..mine is still faster only by a lil bit since mines a 93 running the 110 stock..pz
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    my CAI did LITTLE difference, but yea the 4.10 gears sounds like a nice idea, how hard are they to change? and where can i find them for a 7.5'
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    do i need a new speedo cable? and if i do decide to get that can i just take of the back cover on the gear box ( get a new one cuase its really rusty) put the gears in, put oil or something? and then its done, that easy?

    ~Also, what are the stock gears on mine? is a NA a4ld 1989? i figure its below three becuase i know the stock gt gears were like 3.08 or something like that
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    you need a new speedo GEAR....its located in the side of the trans held in with a 10mm bolt. As for the diff cover sand and re-paint it.... swap the ring and pinnion and get a gear install kit as well and a set of axel bearings. you have 3.73...the reason you have taller gears than a GT is because it is a auto 4cyl.
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    o wow i didnt realise that. then i guess there isnt really much to be gained from new gears is there?
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    Not really. If you're really getting a 5.0, spend the money on that.
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    try some 4:10's and a cam and maby find someone to port your head.
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    92 4banger auto ran 3.73's?

    can anyone show this to me? i just dont see how....
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    look it up if you dont believe me...this is a auto 4banger rated at 90 hp And 4.10 would make a difference.
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    The A4LD's were definitely 3.73's in the 4 cylinder cars.
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    i see your in pa you making it out to carlisle next weekend??
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    You will find the most power in the cylinder head.. port it! It is very restrictive, and you will notice a nice boost just cleaning up the casting and smoothing out the runners. While you're at it, stick in a Ranger roller cam or some other cam. Gear will help, but not all THAT much. Oh yeah, put a Ranger exhaust manifold on there.. get the tubular design. It'll bold right in, except for the EGR pipe. Just get the Ranger EGR pipe and I believe you'll be in business. Do the header and the port the head and it'll feel like a different car.
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    Nah, I should be there in June for All Ford Nationals or whatever it's called.
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    keep your mustang egr valve tube , and also get the ranger egr valve tube.

    cut your mustang egr valve tube at the middle point ( keep the part that actually hooks up to the egr valve ) and cut the ranger egr valve tube in half as well ( keep the part that hooks up to the ranger header ).

    once this is done, weld them together, and make sure there are no holes, and your in serious buisness.
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    I cut out my stock catalytic converter and muffler. Then I replaced the cat with a high flow cat and replaced the muffler with a flowmaster 40-series muffler. Gave the car a noticable increase in power and has a nice sound, sounds a lot better than a little coffee can exhaust.
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