| Originally posted by Zuhaib |
Hey man.. Thanks for the write up.. on the VW 2.8l Vs 3.8l Mustang... Its kind of sad i heard its nothing more then a rip of the Chevy 3.8l.. The reason i asked is bc i was hoping that since the car was a 3.8l maybe ford has under rated it (as in the case with the VWs.. Many time we get under cut) or if not, that a few simple mods to free her up might yeild over 220Hp (Crank.. Its funny, the Euro/VW guys almost never talk about Hp at the wheel.. I guess its bc we are nto too much in to draging are cars) but i guess the way it is built its not going to happen without some crazy Mods.
I have found some mods i want to do already to my dads mustang.. First, Tune up (still need some help as most of the stuff here talks about the 4.2l and above), 2nd K&N filter or kit... And maybe a under drive pully.. Did not see any Mods i can do for the Tranny.
You can add a B&M shift kit to the tranny, and use full synthic fluid, and use a Tranny Fluid cooler and... change your torque converter, plus get a chip that will also change the shift points.
Uderdrive pully is fine, but if your alt is starting to go.... the effects of a bad alternator will show up much quicker.
Another cheap mod is a rear sway bar, which will help in cornering.
and then a aluminum drive shaft, which will remove some rotational mass and is actually a bit easier on the tranny. **Note get a safety loop while your at it**
Also use WaterWetter, which will help cool the antifreeze. And then put synthetic fluid in your rear differential, and use synthectic or synthectic blend for your motor oil.
Another kinda cheap mod is Cobra R front brakes, which are now under $400 for the whole setup. helps alot with stopping.