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Question Make my stock 2002 3.8l go fast...any ideas?

I want to make my 3.8 just nasty. I'm wondering what would be best i have found some superchargers, and i've found some turbos. I want to know what would be best?? Which is the best, who is it made by and where can i find it on the net? my stang is a 2002 coupe Auto. Any other mod ideas for MAXIMUM POWER would be much appreciated

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I want to make my 3.8 just nasty. I'm wondering what would be best i have found some superchargers, and i've found some turbos. I want to know what would be best?? Which is the best, who is it made by and where can i find it on the net? my stang is a 2002 coupe Auto. Any other mod ideas for MAXIMUM POWER would be much appreciated
first things first.

What's your goal -what do you want to end up with? and what's your budget? and how long are you planning on keeping it?


Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness,his upper rooms by injustice,making his countrymen work for nothing...Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar?Did not your father have food and drink?He did what was right and just,so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy,and so all went well...But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain,on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion. Jer 22:13, 15-17
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Well I don't plan on getting rid of it, my budget is about mid range, i'm prolly gonna spend at least 10Gs on it. As my name says i'm new to mustangs so i want to know where to start to get the maximum power for my car. my goal is for it to look great, and to perform even better.
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Well I don't plan on getting rid of it, my budget is about mid range, i'm prolly gonna spend at least 10Gs on it. As my name says i'm new to mustangs so i want to know where to start to get the maximum power for my car. my goal is for it to look great, and to perform even better.
You don't want to do that unless you want to start breaking stuff. Start off with your foundation. Then you can make power without it being in the shop all the time fixing broken parts.

So -If you ALREADY KNOW you're going to use a power adder. brace the chassis and the rear end FIRST, then you can make 500 hp if you want, and you won't have to keep fixing stuff.

how much power do you want to end up with, and will it be a track queen or a driver?

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It's not going to be a track queen, it'll be a driver. with what and how do you suggest i do those things, and wwher can i find them please be specific.
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It's not going to be a track queen, it'll be a driver. with what and how do you suggest i do those things, and wwher can i find them please be specific.
If you know you're going to use a power adder

1) brace the chassis -subframe connectors, and if you're going to keep the stick axle, get a girdle for your rear, get a detriot locker, & torque box bracing and a sway bar -for better traction you should pick up better upper and lower control arms. .

2) If you're going turbo (more efficient, but most turbo shops aren't in business for very long) don't worry abot intake or headers, but do throw on 2.25" or 2.5" dual exhaust and a larger throttle body and MAF.

3) If you're going SC then pick up headers, exhaust, Throttle Body, MAF.

4) I fyou're going N20, then go ahead and pick up a full length CAI, (Demolet's have a large volume and are great) throttlebody MAF, headers, exhaust, etc.

5) for SC and turbo, you'll need a good street cam, for N2O you'll probably want a mild race cam.

6) you "should" do head and intake porting and polishing.

Thats the minimum you should do for prep work.

You should end up with 385-450 hp. that much power cn twist your frame, ruin your torque boxes, and blow out a stock rear differential so you definitely want to put in some preventative work before you have to try to rebuild broken control arm attachments, straightening frames, or unbalancing your driveshaft, ruining u-joints, and looking for a rear diff in th emiddle of nowhere.

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thaks very much for the info i'll do that.
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