Bolt on test

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  1. S281 #39B

    S281 #39B Member

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    Has anyone tested underdrives, TB, upper, o/r pipe (before and after ET) on non pi motor. I'm starting a new project so learning from others helps me save money and time. please give name brands on parts because all parts are different. thanks

    My car is a 97 S281 convertible 4.6L (N/A) with an automatic.
    All Saleen did was installed after-cat exhaust and a K&N on this vehicle.

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    r/t .011
    60' 2.221
    330' 6.320
    1/8 9.693
    MPH 70.689

    I'm ready for my first mod but I don't want to waste money.
    HP means nothing to me only pt A to pt B.
     
  2. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    Underdrives are allways a great bang for the buck so I suggest those. a O/R pipe will not only sound sweet but will give you a good increase for the money as well. ASP Pulleys are nice I would get aluminum. Sorry I dont have track times for ya. Have you not run 1/4 mile?

    Car sounds great, we need some pics! :)
     
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    S281 #39B Member

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    not yet its about 1 1/2 hours away instead of 10-30 mins and i know everyone but i do go to fun ford but we take the 94.
     
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    :dunno: im lost
     
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    S281 #39B Member

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    Sorry he ask if I run the 1/4 and i replied no that it is about an hour and a half away. The 1/8 mile tracks one is within ten minutes and the other 3 are about 30 minutes away. I go to the fun ford weekend events but my husband takes his 94 Mustang to race. Now, he said we can start on mine so I want to see what everyone else has used. We had a 2000 but it looks like the 96-98 don't like the bolt-ons quiet as well.
     
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    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

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    Wait, so we have another female sn owner on here?
     
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    S281 #39B Member

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    Me and my husband have 3 together. But the Saleen is mine no matter what he says!
     
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    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

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    Thats cool, welcome aboard ma'am. My wife wants my gt, and I promised it to her when I get a snake. Only problem is that she hates autos, so I'd probably have to convert it for her. I would love to have a saleen, but its way too much $$$. Maybe in a few years...
    Hey you want a sig btw?
     
  9. Adam

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    Unfortunately there is no way to do ET testing on mods. By the time you change out the part and make a pass, about a million things will be different, track temp , air temp, car temp etc etc. 99% of bolt ons offer gains, not what the manufacturer says but some gains. Biggest bang for buck, gears, longtube headers, cams,(PI intake/cams on NPI cars). Pulleys,CAI, TB, plenums, yield HP but it takes the whole gamet of all of them to get any real good gains. Good luck,

    Adam
     
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    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

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    Get gears (3.73's), and a new diff (Torsen t2, Eaton, Auburn), you'll definitely notice the difference. Better traction and better acceleration guaranteed.
     
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    S281 #39B Member

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    Adam, you don't bracket racing do you! That is the only real way to tell. Yeah the weather changes but so does everything else. My husband, my dad, and I race so we go by times if you bracket you have 1 or 2 runs to make your dial in so...... Don't break out or you'll lose! lol

    Bonus on a 94 h/c/i car the underdrives from asp lowered ET by .11-.12 in the 1/8.
     
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    Yes I bracket race. I race the NMRA Modular Muscle class. Yes you can correct for weather but the best way to tell a parts performance is on a dyno and even those results are skewed. Where are you located, you should come out and race with us....its a great time..lots of good people. ALthough I can't be held responsible for what goes on in the "Misfit Pit" 8)

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    S281 #39B Member

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    I go to most of the Fun Ford events. But I will try to go to some of the NMRA races on the east coast.
     
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    If you see our Modular Misfit banner stop by and say hi. There will be a bunch of us in Maple Grove PA June 16th-18th.

    Adam
     
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    i think gears (4.10 or none at all) and slicks will lower your ET pretty nicely. this is from others experience not mine btw
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member SN95 Supporter

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    Not sure of a full out test of NPI boltons at the track but MMFF magazine ran a series called "Red Headed Step Child" and focused on gains from common bolt ons with a NPI GT and worked their way up to heads/cams/intake etc etc...but it was Dyno results not track results. Not a bad read though.
     
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    what sucks about that article is that after longtubes and cams and some other boltons they bought a built engine. then they tested on of the new 4.6 intakes so no one knows what it would do to a stock engine
     
  18. Adam

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    Tada!!! Exactly...... As much as I like reading those Mustang mags, I take all the dyno testing with a grain of salt. I use real world results from real world people. Thats what tells me what parts are good for what. Unless you have access to a dyno to make run after run to get the best numbers out of these parts (which is what they do) then you need to look elsewhere for parts recommendations.

    Adam