Hey guys, I'm new to the forums so expect a few mistakes. I'll just give a quick introduction to my scenerio before I ask the questions I've been looking for for awhile. I'm from Saskatchewan Canada and bought a 1996 mustang gt for my first car almost 2 years ago. I've got to say I love it. It is pretty much stock except for a cold air intake, and a short throw. It has a few problems here and there but could be fixed. After a while though, the feeling of 215hp if that to the crank gets old very fast and a lot of you guys have known that for ages. It really sucks pulling upto lights with average street racers and knowing I have no chance. So I considered selling it and eventually buying a terminator but the car has more sentimental value to me then I thought it would have. I know there are people that made successful drag cars out of these so it could be made fast. It would most likely remain as my daily driver just the way I like it. So with the bit of mechanical expertise I do know (for a 17 year old) I started looking into doing it up a bit, or quite a bit. I do have a fair budget I could invest into parts and the build but need some insight first. I'm trying to figure out all the factors before I consider even starting the build. I want it to keep up with lots of the modern cars of today, like even a stock coyote. They are a laughing matter to any street racer out there so I want to transform it into something better. I've raced a new stock 5.0 coyote in a GT C/S. I'm looking to make at least 400hp to the crank and am debating any power adders (nitrous, etc.) I would really like to have a nitrous set up that could hit about 500hp with 75 or 100 shots, but have heard mixed things Everyone who wants more power probably looks at a PI swap first. There are countless parts out there required to bring a 96-98 up to make the sn95 compatable with the heads that fit the new edge. I've rode in a 2000 gt and i've got to say, they are quick for what they are but I'm looking for more. I've seen a fox that had top end trickflow heads, intake etc. and have to say I was impressed. So my next option is trickflows for the 1996-2004's, but which seem mainly for the 99-04's. First off, with doing a trickflow swap, (38cc or 44cc) what parts would I need to get for my 1996 to do the swap. I see everywhere new edges doing trickflow swaps online but not really and 96-98's. I am wondering what additional parts would I need to do this swap with a trickflow heads, and intake manifold too that needed to be done on a pi swap. The manifold for example is only compatible with the 99 and forward head setup or bolt pattern. So this must mean more parts are required other than just buying a trickflow 2v top end kit. I would like to eventually find answers to not only help myself but other people with 96-98 2v's. I know I would need forged internals, but have no expertise on where I would begin to look for them, or with matching proportions to the stock ones. I would first off assume I would need forged cylinders, rods, and a crank. Other parts I was thinking were xe-270 cams, trickflow track heat intake manifold, bolt ons with perhaps 75mm throttle body, and a whole exhaust system. Other than what I already stated what would I need to make it be able to hand about 500hp with nitrous? This would be my goal and I also have no experience with tuning these cars and do not even know who would, so that is also just another minor problem I know there is a lot of factors, to all of this but I would be very thankful to anyone who could kind of help me or point me in the right direction. Thanks for taking the time to read this fellow mustang enthusiasts.