Hi, I have a friend with a 2002 Mustang GT 5 speed and he has 400.00 to spend. Can you guys give me some advice on what he should get. The only thing that it has right now is a exhaust system. Thank you.
Well, if you guys are the DIY kind. I'd suggest a T/A and a set of gears. Don't hold back...hit the 4.10 or 4.30's. If you're not the DIY type, go for the gears and try to find someone who'll do it for that price.
Yesterday he ordered a BBK CAI and 70MM TB what kind of gains do you think he can expect from those mods. Next up we'll be getting the T/A and some BBK pulley. Will he have to do anything else to his car for the gears? like anything to do with the speedo being off? Will 4.10's be good for him on the streets and daily driveability since his GF drives it on ocassion? Thanks.
The bbk cai he bought was a big waste cause if wont give him anything but a nice looking engine compartment, and throttle body may have a little, but not much either....both were a waste of money without doing other things 1st like the mass air meter, t/a, pullies, or gears.
And no the gears wont screw anything with normal driving, it will be better....oh and tell him he has to use premium fuel if he gets the t/a(steeda perferably)...if you cant pay for higher fuel then dont upgrade.
99 silver gt vert w/ black top
bassani off road x pipe w/ dallas mustang mil eliminators
magnaflow catback system, w/ 3.5" tips(wow)
legal tint in bama(which sucks ass by the way-terrible law)
valentine radar w/ laser
On order: steeda t/a, steeda pullies(replacements), steeda gtrac stage 1 & 2, saleen pedals, cdc shaker hood system
My opinion is get the shifter first, my reasoning- when you are in a racing situation it is very easy to get rough with the shifter (translating into potential tranny damage) 180 bucks for a positive stop shifter is cheap insurance plus I really like the click sound it makes!! you will be getting on the car stock or modded, the shifter can save you $1.5K or more if you blow the tranny up.
Second I would go with gears, then an x or h pipe, then pullies, then a good set of sticky tires. etc, etc
I will be getting a BBK O/R X pipe with eliminators installed for right around $400-500. This should give me some more power and rattle the pavement some. I like the sound but otherwise I would go with gears. 4.10 is my next mod.
Well guys I laughed at him today and told him about the stuff he got. He went ahead and ordered the T/A and Pullies. He also wants the gears but is waiting for some info on what brand to get. Thanks
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