400hp mods??

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by Late4Work, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Late4Work

    Late4Work Well-Known Member

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    I recently acquired a mustang 4.6 2v and I'm wanting to reach the 400-500 hp mark.....Here is my list of soon to be mods.

    Forged Internals
    Comp Cams(not sure what degree)--help
    Full PI Swap
    75mm T body
    BBK long tube headers
    BBK offroad X pipe
    Flowmasters
    JLT CAI
    80mm mass air meter
    High flow fuel rails
    Bigger injectors(not sure what size)--help
    Bigger fuel pump
    Trick Flow intake plenum
    Ford Racing King cobra clutch
    4.10 gears
    Kenne Bell 2.1 supercharger
    SCT Tune

    With all these modifications do u think the trans will hold up??
    Is there anything else I'm forgetting??
     
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    A decent set of tires and 31 spline axles.
     
  3. 19mustang95

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    get a new trans, the stock one won't hold on too long if you plan on racing the car.
     
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    N my opinion the stock trans is junk. Dont try to beef it up just replace with a tremec.
     
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    well you can now build up the T45 to handle some serious power.......
    http://www.promotionpowertrain.com/1231590.html
     
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    I split one of those just like the stock T-45's. But that's just me. Don't powershift it and the T-45 will probably hold fine.
     
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    shit.....
     
  8. Thomas_W

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    "bread box" Comp cams = JUNK

    Spend the extra $100 and get a set of CUSTOM grind cams from tim at modularpowerhouse.com


    You dont need a trickflow intake plenum if you do a KB 2.1 supercharger.

    King Cobra Clutch won't last with that kind of power, you'll need ATLEAST a Spec stage 2+ or 3, or a Centerforce Dual Friction...


    You won't need fuel rails either.. they dont do any good (and actually hurt) if you dont upgrade your fuel lines. all you should need is a 255LPH hi pressure intank pump and 60# injectors... But the upgraded rails and lines wont hurt. Ditch the flowmasters and get something else.. you'll learn to hate the drone after 3 months.

    Dont waste your money on a C&L Mass air either. Get a 90mm Lightning Mass Air flow sensor and a Maf X-tender. that'll serve you plenty well with lots of "growing" room. and both of those will be cheaper than the C&L's (which are a PITA to tune with and generally just a crappy MAF)

    I also think KB includes a CAI with their kits so i doubt you'll need one of those.

    Heres what i would do:

    Stock GT crank (will be fine for oyur power goals)
    Forged H beam rod (you dont need billets)
    Diamond 19cc Dish piston (about 8.9:1 compression ratio w/ PI heads)
    PI Heads
    MPH "supercharger" grind cams
    Comp Hi-Load valve springs
    KB supercharger
    BBK Longtubes
    O/R X pipe
    255lph HI pressure intank pump
    60# injectors (gives you growing room)
    Kirban Adjustable fuel pressure regulator
    75mm TB
    90mm LMAF (lightning maf) w/ Maf Xtender (avail. from MPH)
    SCT Livewire or X-cal 2 w/ custom DYNO TUNE
    Magnaflow Catback (i hate flowmasters, they drone terribly!)
    3.90 gears (you'll understand when you hit boost for the first time w/ a roots blower, you get instant tire smokeage w/ 4.10's, 3.90's will serve you better)
    Spec Stage 3 clutch
    Steeda triple hook clutch quadrant, Firewall adjuster STOCK Ford clutch cable (DO NOT use a adjustable one)


    and then the supporting mods.. such as axle's, etc.

    the T-45 will hold up fine. i drove around w/ 700rwhp thru a t45 for 4 months and it never gave me any headache, just dont powershift and no sticky tires and you'll be fine for awhile.
     
  9. Jrgunn5150

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    I had a Spec stage I and stage III clutch, they both chattered horribly at low rpm and seemed to be either on or off. I personally pretty happy with my current Centerforce.
     
  10. Thomas_W

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    I've had all 3.

    Spec stage 1 i had no chatter.

    CF DF- very little chatter but couldn't hold the torque i was making

    Spec Stage 3- Softer than the CF DF, but had ALOT of chatter and held up much better.
     
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    If you're going to drive the balls off the car then ditch the tranny because sooner or later the tranny will ditch you
     
  12. Dalamar

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    I agree with all of that.

    as stated, the tranny and axles are your next weak links.
    also you should do lower control arms to help put the power down.
    Subs r recommended as well.

    Sounds like a sweet list.
    How soon are you gonna start on all that?
     
  13. Late4Work

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    Lookin for the right mustang now......after that its a matter of how fast the parts can get here and be put on......it will prolly take a lil time to adjust with the new mods and a lil tuning
     
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    SMART GUY>> Listen to him

    SMART GUY>> Listen to him
    QUOTE=Thomas_W;169370]"bread box" Comp cams = JUNK

    Spend the extra $100 and get a set of CUSTOM grind cams from tim at modularpowerhouse.com


    You dont need a trickflow intake plenum if you do a KB 2.1 supercharger.

    King Cobra Clutch won't last with that kind of power, you'll need ATLEAST a Spec stage 2+ or 3, or a Centerforce Dual Friction...


    You won't need fuel rails either.. they dont do any good (and actually hurt) if you dont upgrade your fuel lines. all you should need is a 255LPH hi pressure intank pump and 60# injectors... But the upgraded rails and lines wont hurt. Ditch the flowmasters and get something else.. you'll learn to hate the drone after 3 months.

    Dont waste your money on a C&L Mass air either. Get a 90mm Lightning Mass Air flow sensor and a Maf X-tender. that'll serve you plenty well with lots of "growing" room. and both of those will be cheaper than the C&L's (which are a PITA to tune with and generally just a crappy MAF)

    I also think KB includes a CAI with their kits so i doubt you'll need one of those.

    Heres what i would do:

    Stock GT crank (will be fine for oyur power goals)
    Forged H beam rod (you dont need billets)
    Diamond 19cc Dish piston (about 8.9:1 compression ratio w/ PI heads)
    PI Heads
    MPH "supercharger" grind cams
    Comp Hi-Load valve springs
    KB supercharger
    BBK Longtubes
    O/R X pipe
    255lph HI pressure intank pump
    60# injectors (gives you growing room)
    Kirban Adjustable fuel pressure regulator
    75mm TB
    90mm LMAF (lightning maf) w/ Maf Xtender (avail. from MPH)
    SCT Livewire or X-cal 2 w/ custom DYNO TUNE
    Magnaflow Catback (i hate flowmasters, they drone terribly!)
    3.90 gears (you'll understand when you hit boost for the first time w/ a roots blower, you get instant tire smokeage w/ 4.10's, 3.90's will serve you better)
    Spec Stage 3 clutch
    Steeda triple hook clutch quadrant, Firewall adjuster STOCK Ford clutch cable (DO NOT use a adjustable one)


    and then the supporting mods.. such as axle's, etc.

    the T-45 will hold up fine. i drove around w/ 700rwhp thru a t45 for 4 months and it never gave me any headache, just dont powershift and no sticky tires and you'll be fine for awhile.[/QUOTE]
     
  15. 97stanger

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    how did you manage to find a 6 year old thread?!