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Question What to do with $1,500?

im sure this has been asked a million times but i couldnt find anything .

$1500 what to do? i know real power isn't within that price range. im looking for a good deal on a 4.2
but if i cant find a 4.2 what are some other options. will i have a chance with a 99-04 gt for that much money?

used s/c is still out of that price, and hard to find

N20 can be a option but... i would rather that not be the only increase in power.

gears/t-lok, chip, gt take offs and a 75 shot tho...? (that sound like a good way to go?) and what could my 1/4 time be.

or just keep the car for a while and not do anything, and keep that 1,500 for a down payment on something else much later downt he road. college student now money isnt exactly rolling in.

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im sure this has been asked a million times but i couldnt find anything .

$1500 what to do? i know real power isn't within that price range. im looking for a good deal on a 4.2
but if i cant find a 4.2 what are some other options. will i have a chance with a 99-04 gt for that much money?

used s/c is still out of that price, and hard to find

N20 can be a option but... i would rather that not be the only increase in power.

gears/t-lok, chip, gt take offs and a 75 shot tho...? (that sound like a good way to go?) and what could my 1/4 time be.

or just keep the car for a while and not do anything, and keep that 1,500 for a down payment on something else much later downt he road. college student now money isnt exactly rolling in.

thanks!
You can actually pick up quite a bit of power for 1500, depending on what you've already done.

port and polish your heads and intake ($800+-) swap your cam ($300+-) and pick up a CAI, underdriver, and GT takeoffs.

Properly done, you should have around 240/250 hp equivalent (I say equivalent because the UD Pulley doesn't add hp, it frees hp) - which will put you pretty close to a 99+ GT in performance.


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Hey ks where can you get heads and intakes port and polished for $800?
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Hey ks where can you get heads and intakes port and polished for $800?
dang! He's raised his prices.

It's $500 now

http://rpm-mustangs.com/cart/product...cat=345&page=1

http://rpm-mustangs.com/cart/home.php?cat=340

and the intakes are $550 now . ..

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How much of a hp difference is there between a 3 angle valve job and a 5 angle valve job? Is the cut and weld really worth the extra money that it costs?
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How much of a hp difference is there between a 3 angle valve job and a 5 angle valve job? Is the cut and weld really worth the extra money that it costs?
I'd guess around 5-7% of total.

It's probably only worth it if you're going all-out for competition.

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Something nice goes here, instead of calling people dummies.

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I reckon nobody would have much to talk about then . ..

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I reckon nobody would have much to talk about then . ..
good point.

hey ks, I just ordered the UD pully kit and hurst shifter from rpmoutlet and I was wondering if the motoblue thermostat would be good to add on with it. not so much for performance but for reliability.

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good point.

hey ks, I just ordered the UD pully kit and hurst shifter from rpmoutlet and I was wondering if the motoblue thermostat would be good to add on with it. not so much for performance but for reliability.
Won't do anything without a programmer, and there's a real chance you could do some damage to the engine without reprogramming the computer, because of sensory misconfiguration. . .

The benefits are so small, it's not worth it . . .

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ive never heard of any kind of over heating issue due to a 25% udp?

i might just get gears/tlok and maybe N2O (only if i get that cheap)

4.10 or 3.73 how much will 4.10 hurt my highway mpg, i should be doing too much highway, maybe 1 time a week 2 hours round trip
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ive never heard of any kind of over heating issue due to a 25% udp?

i might just get gears/tlok and maybe N2O (only if i get that cheap)

4.10 or 3.73 how much will 4.10 hurt my highway mpg, i should be doing too much highway, maybe 1 time a week 2 hours round trip
it's an old school trick for an easy 5 hp -before EFI

Each step will knock off 1-2 mpg. What'll kill you is your RPM. If you like screaming at 3000+ rpm, then 4.10s are for you!

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it's an old school trick for an easy 5 hp -before EFI

Each step will knock off 1-2 mpg. What'll kill you is your RPM. If you like screaming at 3000+ rpm, then 4.10s are for you!
i know what a udp is, i think some ppl have dyno'ed it to give 7-8hp/tq. thats pretty nice for about 200$

im not 100% what gears come stock. are the 3.27 then 3.55 then 3.75 then 4.10
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i know what a udp is, i think some ppl have dyno'ed it to give 7-8hp/tq. thats pretty nice for about 200$

im not 100% what gears come stock. are the 3.27 then 3.55 then 3.75 then 4.10
what year car is it?

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yeah that might help wouldnt it...its a 00 v6 stick.

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