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jjjferro 03-19-2008 09:10 PM

2008 Mustang Gt looking to gain the most hp staying n/a, suggestions?
 
Looking to gain the most hp staying n/a. 4:10 gears are next. After that I do not have much cash so I need to spend wisely.
My questions are:
What additional bolt ons can I do to gain more hp?
What is the max hp I can expect? Will be doing it myself so need to keep it on the simple side.
Then what will I need to do to transfer the hp to the street?
THANKS!!!

stlwagon 03-19-2008 09:15 PM

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Pulleys, CMCV plates, water pump, coils, better windage tray, aluminum driveshaft will get you a few more. If you have designs to crack 400 rwhp, you'll need some engine work.

jjjferro 03-19-2008 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by stlwagon (Post 950784)
Pulleys, CMCV plates, water pump, coils, better windage tray, aluminum driveshaft will get you a few more. If you have designs to crack 400 rwhp, you'll need some engine work.

Ok you sparked my curiosity, what engine work? Simple I hope :scratchchin

hotshot 03-19-2008 09:25 PM

I know that STL forged his internals with a stroker kit once he got to 400 HP to be on the safe side.

bmw2stang 03-19-2008 09:33 PM

I looked up windage tray install,it requires 14 hours of labor and the motor to be removed so for 14 hours X say 80 bucks an hour its an expensive 10 hp.

hotshot 03-19-2008 09:35 PM

So are cams, that why most guys don't do cams on these new engines because the investment does not yield enough of a gain to warrant all the work.

pcfrisch 03-19-2008 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by bmw2stang (Post 950818)
I looked up windage tray install,it requires 14 hours of labor and the motor to be removed so for 14 hours X say 80 bucks an hour its an expensive 10 hp.

Notice STL said "better" windage tray, our Mustangs already have them. He just needs one better :D




stlwagon 03-19-2008 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by bmw2stang (Post 950818)
I looked up windage tray install,it requires 14 hours of labor and the motor to be removed so for 14 hours X say 80 bucks an hour its an expensive 10 hp.

Engine does not need to be removed.

stlwagon 03-19-2008 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jjjferro (Post 950797)
Ok you sparked my curiosity, what engine work? Simple I hope :scratchchin

Ported heads, cams, forged crank, dished pistons, forged rods. Not cheap. Would I do it over? No.

IrishStang 03-19-2008 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by stlwagon (Post 950852)
Ported heads, cams, forged crank, dished pistons, forged rods. Not cheap. Would I do it over? No.

What would you do? :scratchchin

pcfrisch 03-19-2008 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by stlwagon (Post 950852)
Ported heads, cams, forged crank, dished pistons, forged rods. Not cheap. Would I do it over? No.

And a hush comes over the crowd.........




jjjferro 03-19-2008 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by hotshot (Post 950826)
So are cams, that why most guys don't do cams on these new engines because the investment does not yield enough of a gain to warrant all the work.

That's why I want to see what I can get out of the car staying with the stock engine. Figure if I can get close to 400 hp at the fly wheel and do uca/lca and strut tower brace to get the hp to the street, she won't be so bad :gringreen

stlwagon 03-19-2008 09:59 PM

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What would you do? :scratchchin

I'd slap a blower on it and be done with it. It was too much $ and too much downtime (40+ days).

IrishStang 03-19-2008 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by stlwagon (Post 950866)
I'd slap a blower on it and be done with it. It was too much $ and too much downtime (40+ days).

Oh come on... What fun would that be. :D

stlwagon 03-19-2008 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jjjferro (Post 950861)
That's why I want to see what I can get out of the car staying with the stock engine. Figure if I can get close to 400 hp at the fly wheel and do uca/lca and strut tower brace to get the hp to the street, she won't be so bad :gringreen

400 at the crank would require a cam change and/or PnP heads.


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