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Next Upgrade for a 99 V6

All,

I am in the process of upgrading my engine. I am in the middle of installing the following parts. VAP Windstar Intake Kit, GSS P&P lower intake, UD Pulley, Cam shaft that GSS helped with, GT 8.8 rearend since my original was shot, new wires, spark plugs, next weekend SCT tuner/dyno tune. I have dual exhaust already and 17in Cougar rims.

I am just in the planning stages for the next upgrades, but any advice would be appreciated. I know I can do a turbo or supercharger, but really looking for advice on handling. I do not want to lower my Mustang, as I like the stance now.

Thanks for the help.


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011
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subframe connectors,90/10 front shocks,rear sway bar,control arms


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Go: cai,tuner,pacesetter shorty header,duel exhaust,self-made j-mod,vap intake spacer,4:10 gears
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what gears are you gonna put in it?

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Well right now it has 3.27 gears. I do not think I will change them just yet.

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Well right now it has 3.27 gears. I do not think I will change them just yet.
I think that if you were to reconsider, a new set of higher ratio gears would bring everything together so nicely. Whether you do it now or do it later, it will most likely be one of your favorite aspects of the entire car. Its something you get to utilize and enjoy every second in the car. All this you probably know, sorry to ramble. I'm learning and taking in all the info regarding handling myself. Lots to learn. Its tricky learning how to perfectly set it up specifically for street comfort, or strip, or autocross ect...

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I knew for a V6 that it was noticable to have a T-lok, but does it make a lot of difference by changing the gears?? I am new to making mods so I am learning as I go.

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GO -- Cam, GSS Lower Intake, VAP Upper Intake, UD Pulley, 8.8 Rear-End 3.27 Gears, Cat Back Exhaust, Power Solutions Inc/SCT Dyno Tune.
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90/10 front shocks
whoa.. no thats only if you're doing a full-out drag car, that is not for all around handling..

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whoa.. no thats only if you're doing a full-out drag car, that is not for all around handling..
Beat me to it.

Either the Bullitt kit or the Tokico Blue kit will give a very slight drop and tighten everything up very nicely while still being comfortable over bumps. I have the Tokico setup on my fox. If you already have springs, you can get the Tokico shocks and struts separate and they are very fairly priced.

And x2 on gears. A bigger cam will move your powerband up and the car will feel slower on the bottom end. Gears will negate that effect and improve acceleration overall.
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Beat me to it.

Either the Bullitt kit or the Tokico Blue kit will give a very slight drop and tighten everything up very nicely while still being comfortable over bumps. I have the Tokico setup on my fox. If you already have springs, you can get the Tokico shocks and struts separate and they are very fairly priced.

And x2 on gears. A bigger cam will move your powerband up and the car will feel slower on the bottom end. Gears will negate that effect and improve acceleration overall.
I spec'd him a cam for power from just off idle to 5,800 or so rpm's......

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Thanks for the welcome.

I hope to have my cam, and other stuff finished by early next week. I also have an appointment at a dyno tuner next weekend. I can't wait to feel the difference. :laughlitt

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