Popular Mods That You'd Recommend To Not Do

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by Dave2000GT, Mar 26, 2014.


  1. mikestang63

    mikestang63 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3,457
    Likes Received:
    898
    Trophy Points:
    144
    I would say grab a 65MM TB off an explorer. If however you have a stock intake that is going to be a choke point. as it is the same 55MM size as the stock TB. The Explorer intake is spaced the same as the TB- 65MM.

    Also, if you have a 73MM MAF, I am guessing it's a C&L. Pure garbage IMO. Get a junkyard 70MM from a 94-95 GT or a Pro M.
    #61
  2. John Dirks Jr

    John Dirks Jr Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    39
    The negatives of UD pulleys in my case are offset by 3G alt and big ass AL rad and elec fan to keep things cool. The UD pulleys do more for you at higher rpms which is where we need to be for any decent power out of these things anyway.
    #62
  3. Dave2000GT

    Dave2000GT Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    29
    I like the stock intkae tube though :(
    Got it off ebay to replace the open cone K&N (crap) that the po put on. Came with a C&L 73 unbeknownst to me at the time of sale :)

    Is all that worth it.. going to a 65 setup??
    #63
  4. mikestang63

    mikestang63 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3,457
    Likes Received:
    898
    Trophy Points:
    144
    I wouldn't do it with a stock intake. Waste of time IMO.
    #64
  5. Dave2000GT

    Dave2000GT Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    29
    Its the explorer intake
    #65
  6. 90lxwhite

    90lxwhite Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,052
    Likes Received:
    247
    Trophy Points:
    84
    It all boils down to vehicle use really. A guy that drives on the highway 20 + miles a day to work and goes to the track once a season prob wouldn't want 4.10 or even the beloved 3.73. I think if I had a 6th gear I'd like the 3.73's more
    #66
  7. 2000xp8

    2000xp8 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Messages:
    5,388
    Likes Received:
    221
    Trophy Points:
    104
    A minor bolt on 3.73 will almost always outrun and equally modded car with a 3.08, 3.27, 2.73 gears provided you have decent driving skills. Add traction to the equation from better tires and it's an easy win.

    Most of you guys may not be old enough, but in the early 90's, it wasn't unheard of to have 10+ friends local (local as in your own town or an adjacent one) with 5.0 mustangs. All daily drivers, all people that couldn't afford anymore than a catback, h pipe, headers, gears and underdrive pulleys.
    I can say for sure from experience as guys added 3.73's their cars were faster.
    #67
    TOOLOW91 and A5literMan like this.
  8. madspeed

    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    8,014
    Showcase:
    10
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,124
    Trophy Points:
    174
    they thought they were faster because they could spin the tires longer
    #68
  9. Bullitt347

    Bullitt347 man bewbs please...

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    326
    Trophy Points:
    104
    So basically from what I am reading we should all have kept our Mustangs stock, because none of the basic bolt-on's are worth it. The only reason to modify the Mustang from stock and make it "worth it" is if it is going to be a drag only or road race only car. This is just plain stupid. A person has to start somewhere, and if it is not gears, it is going to be a CAI or throttle body, or underdrive pulleys. You have to start somewhere folks, and a lot of times the starting point is determined by money available and what the individual wants, if it is worth it or not is a moot point.
    #69
    krazedstang and 90lxcoupe like this.
  10. Noobz347

    Noobz347 Stangnet Facilities Maint Tech... Er... Janitor Admin Dude

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 1985
    Messages:
    19,518
    Showcase:
    58
    Albums:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2,369
    Trophy Points:
    174

    Shaddup... Nobody has made fun of your banana injection system. :rolleyes:
    #70
  11. Bullitt347

    Bullitt347 man bewbs please...

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    326
    Trophy Points:
    104
    Because that was a secret.........now you have let the cat out of the bag and opened the door to endless taunts, jeers and sneers. Thanks a lot Noobz :nonono:
    #71
  12. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,818
    Likes Received:
    425
    Trophy Points:
    114
    id actually like to find the person who got me in this stupid ass hobby and thunder punch that tw atwaffle in the adams apple for making me broke
    #72
    hoopty5.0 likes this.
  13. Bullitt347

    Bullitt347 man bewbs please...

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    326
    Trophy Points:
    104
    If it was not this it would be hookers and blow, just sayin......................
    #73
    krazedstang, MikeH686 and elarm1 like this.
  14. srtthis

    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,818
    Likes Received:
    425
    Trophy Points:
    114
    good point...
    #74
  15. Mr. Rustypwnz

    Mr. Rustypwnz Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,064
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    69
    x1
    #75
  16. Mr. Rustypwnz

    Mr. Rustypwnz Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,064
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    69
    x2
    #76
  17. 90lxcoupe

    90lxcoupe Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Messages:
    3,423
    Likes Received:
    165
    Trophy Points:
    84
    well put. I was just reading this thinking, i dont really regret anything ive done to the car because if i did things any differently i wouldnt be where i am at right now.
    #77
  18. Mr. Rustypwnz

    Mr. Rustypwnz Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,064
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    69
    LOL! 3.55's.
    #78
    Grabbin' Asphalt likes this.
  19. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 1999
    Messages:
    5,119
    Likes Received:
    362
    Trophy Points:
    134
    Because everyone's quest in their 80s designed boxy-ass car with a truck engine is Mpgs. So yeah, gears help but unless you're building a funny car don't get carried away with gears. And NEVER go steeper than a 4.10
    #79
  20. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,109
    Likes Received:
    481
    Trophy Points:
    104
    Tubular k member may not have many up sides, but the accessibility sure is nice
    #80
    tannerc91gt likes this.

Share This Page