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Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by 87_5.0, Jan 11, 2004.


  1. 87_5.0

    87_5.0 Member

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    Can anyone please tell me what i should get for my 87 Mustang. So far i have exhaust, intake, gears, tri ax shifter, clutch cable, k&N, Distributor, plugs and wires. I want something to give me more power, but i dont want to spend much, any suggestions? I was thinking about pullies, but i hear bad things. :shrug: thanks,

    Brent
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    90mustangGT I felt sorry for girls because Founding Member

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    How about a little detail. When you say intake and exaust, do you mean a cold air kit and catback, or do you have headers and a different intake manifold? Pullies? good bang for the buck but what alternator do you have, what accesories do you run?

    Heads and lower intake are the biggest bottlenecks.


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  3. 87_5.0

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    i have hooker headers, Flowmaster Mufflers, cold air intake, x-pipe, i have the stock alternator. I usually use my CD Player/ Radio, i rarely ever use A/C.
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    Dump the A/C, that's a free mod not sure how much power it would give as AC systems don't take power unless you're using it. But I bet it would save a few pounds. Take apart the interior and remove all that tar stuff from the floor boards, another few pounds. Removing weight is cheap and effective.
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    When you say flowmaster mufflers, you mean 2.5 in catbacK? If not start there.

    Do the pullies.

    Are your intentions to keep it SD?
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    I disagree with dumping the A/C, keep it until the car is rarely driven or is a race car. There's not enough weight there to make any difference on the street.
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    how about a throttle body or mass air meter? do you ever go to the track? if so, some type of sticky tire works great.
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    I agree with what was said above, go for the pulleys, if you have any problems, take them off. I had them on my '87 and I never had any problems. Also keep the A/C, I made the mistake of taking it off a long time ago while it was still working and have regreted ever since. Instead of getting rid of the A/C, ditch the smog pump. Another easy mod you could do is an electric fan, it frees up a little power. I did the pulleys and fan the same time on my car and it made it rev up faster and I did notice a little difference in performance, also it can increase gas mileage, although it didn't in my case. Also an aluminum driveshaft may free up a little power and replace old u joints at the same time and take away any high vibrations with the gears. Just a few suggestions off the top of my head, hope it helps.
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    as stated above, the aluminum driveshaft is a really cheap and easy mod which also replaces your worn out U joints at the same time. You can get them for $150-175
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    I say do the pullies. I have them and my car has no problems. However, I do have a higher amp alt.
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    hehe People like me don't need AC, hot for like a week then it's -30 for (what feels like) 11.3 months... Damn Canada!
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    Thanks a lot for the info guys, you gave me some good ideas. 2000xp8, yes i do plan on keeping it street drivin.

    Brent
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    And if all else fails,theres aways laughing gas :nice:

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