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Unread 05-24-2011   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1996 Mustang GT and i dont believe it has 215 stock horsepower, i was wondering if anyone can help me figure out my current horsepower?
4.6L V8 SOHC underdrive pulley(they are blue) long tube header H-pipe exhaust 3 inch pipes with flowmasters that dumb before rear Axel, K&N Ram air intake, MSD ignition, shift kit.
those are the instalations in my car and she gets up and goes hard! the tires spin when it shifts and ive beaten my friends 1998 V6 which has alot more parts in it, so what is my horsepower? and how do i make it as powerful as i can?
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I have a 1996 Mustang GT and i dont believe it has 215 stock horsepower
Believe it. And you beat your friend's V6 Mustang because it's a V6 with even less power. For suggestions on acquiring more power, type the following terms into the search function on this site; "PI swap", "supercharger", and "nitrous". That should get you started.
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+1, it really has 215 HP stock, at the crank. Your friends V6 stock is 150HP at the crank. Mod per mod, your GT will do better. so it's a given that if you both can drive, your car will have the upper hand in a race.
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Either junk or port the NPI heads, pi swap, comp cams, full exhaust which you have and tb and elbow gears good tires and she should get up and go mine did.. 99 and up stangs with mods where no problem to keeP up with
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Thanks and i looked into the engine, the guy before me had nitrous installed but i dont want that, i want a supercharger or turbocharger but idk what is better.
and is there any specific HP you need before one of those?
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A big upgrade on the 96-98 GT motors are just a PI intake manifold, preferably one with port match spacers like the Livernois used to have. You can put a supercharger on there and make about 330rwhp if it's intercooled at 10psi. I ran one of these at 12psi intercooled and made 365rwhp and 385rwtq with the Livernois PI intake and stock NPI heads.
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If you wana go power adder don't add the PI heads.

I suggest to go with a 99-04 PI intake off americanmuscle.com don't have to but it is a good gain, latemodelrestoration has the hose and nipple you will need, and you don't need the spacers to install a PI intake onto NPI heads look at this if it is what you wana do to your car...... http://www.americanmuscle.com/pi-intake-install.html then you can add your power adder


As far as one being better than the other I am not getting into that cause it will never end......the choice is yours on that but keep in mind what else you need to support everything when adding power like a supercharger or turbo so if you are new to all this and I am taking a guess that you are then use the search box and read up cause it can get expensive and pretty tricky if you do not know what you are doing.
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