My 1998 GT is slow

dixond11

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I just purchased my first mustang, a 1998 gt 5 speed, it sounds amazing but it seems really slow to me. i got beat by a v6 infiniti too. my mustang is a 4.6 with deleted cat converters, km cold air intake, aftermarket throttle body, an x pipe exhaust, and even 3.73 gear aspect ratio, i don’t see why it would be getting beat by a v6 with the mods done to it
 
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74stang2togo

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It's getting beat by a V6 Infiniti (I'm assuming a G35 or G37), because compared to one of those, it IS slow.

You're taking an early 4.6 with it's 215 stock horsepower, and mods that, other than gears, are mostly placebo effect, against a far more modern car with more power.
 
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tsemmett

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I feel your pain man, my 98 is kinda slow too. When the basic V6 sedan is around 300hp, our 225 doesn't exactly cut it.
 

Godsman7

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Like other comments, 215-220 hp don't cut it compared to 300 hp V6s. The 4.6 sounds great, but aren't really fast unless you have a large wallet. Supercharger, turbo or nitrous.
 

Glliw

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I own a 2012 G37x (~326 hp v6 stock, AWD, ~3800 lbs) as well as a mildly modified 5.0 and would agree with what everyone else has said. In fact, my goal for the stang is to get it to the point where it is faster than the Infiniti!
 

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wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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There comes a point when you have to decide where to spend the money. Sure you can make a fox fast and comfortable. Or you can buy fast and comfortable.
 

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Budget build would be PI heads and manifold form a 2001 n up GT and a aftermarket plenum, shifter, and a dyno tune. You will have a good power increase for not much money, 215 F/wheel horse for the 98 GT to 260 F/W horse of a 2001 to 2004 GT. 45 horse bump in power for s few hours work in your driveway is not to shabby. While you're switching the heads might as well do the headers too.