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Just bought first mustang, need some advice for bolt ons?

I just switched over from a 1998 audi a4, and bought a 2002 mustang GT. It has a 2003 GT motor in it with 35k miles from a salvage yard, and the whole thing was put together by a ford mustang tech. Its got pretty much everything I could ask for right outta the gate. Black ext. with black leather int. 2003 Black powdercoated cobra oem ford rims. Steeda gauges,springs,shifter,shocks. New clutch, goodyear hoses,brakes,red optima batt. All options inclue. tractions control, power everything. Mac cold air intake,mac off road exhaust h pipe,flowmaster cat back.Has ford racing 3.73 gears. All fluids are fresh I'm getting to go visit the guy who sold it to me, and his friend, who own a dyno shop, and said he would hook me up with a performance/tuning chip + tune for $200 flat.
All I'm looking to know, is besides a supercharger or nitrous, what can I do to get up to or around 700hp? Or are those really the only options to gain a majority of power? Also, What tires should I look into buying? I hear good things about Nitto? I have about 5k to spend. Thanks in advance guys!

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700hp?! you are going to need a super/turbocharger or nitrous. even a 4v can't make that power staying normally aspirated. if you want that kind of power you are looking at a completely new car. new engine (block, rotating assembly, heads, cams... the list goes on), trans, suspension pretty much everything.


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thats what I thought... but I figured i'd ask just to see maybe I was missing something. Its definitely going to be a slow and gradual process, but eventually I would like to reach 700. I'd say right now I'll throw on some nitrous with a tune, swap my plugs for some colder ones? and run that. Then eventually either buy a supercharger or a turbo, and start buiding the block from there...
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I say supercharge, if youve got 5k to drop
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+ 1 Supercharger. You're are gonna like the new stang. It will make your unit bigger.

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If you want 700hp, start saving up for a built shortblock. The stock block can't handle anywhere near that amount of power, it starts bending and breaking stuff (mainly rods and piston lands) around 425 rwhp. Don't forget to factor that expense in to the plan.

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+ 1 Supercharger. Go to Mustang Parts & Performance - American Muscle and get one.

If you really want to spend 5K that's the way to go and you would be getting as much power as the stock motor can handle.

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can any of you think of some stuff that I can invest in that will help keep stuff together and in good shape motor wise once I start putting up some bigger numbers? New motor mounts? I want to make sure I have every necessary thing that's going to keep the car running strong and smooth. What else should I buy if I'm going to buy some nitrous?
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I also just realized the guy made the car into a complete terminator clone haha. It has black SVT powdercoated rims, and svt badges on it. So I'm going to have to go all out and make it a true 700hp terminator clone eventually.
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200 for a tune and dyno damn thats a great price lol .arent u the lucky one. you pretty much got it all. i forgot if it was on the list or not but did you get aggresive cams in there. if not that might help ,by "might" i mean it will...a lot

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supercharger, hopefully you will here it enough and you'll do it. do some research see which one you like and go for it. when i got finished installing mine i new i didnt make a bad decision. no if ands or buts you will be pleased. plus you all ready got that dyno on the way so might as well make it worth your while.

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Get a KB Supercharger, Nitrous with window switch, hotter cams, might as well get full bolt on too while your at it. and if you are going to shoot for serious horsepower like that get all forged internals. you do not need 700hp to make some serious times at the track though.

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cams and a supercharger with full bolt on and you already have gears so you would be set and you should be in the 11's then if it still aint enough build it then spray it

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