build plan questions

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by mickey, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. mickey

    mickey New Member

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    The car is a 1998, gt, automatic transmission.*

    Basic bolt on's witch ones work witch don't*
    -Cai.
    -Throttle body/upper plenum.
    -Shorty headers.
    -O/r mid pipe.
    -Cat back exhaust.

    more in depth engine.
    -Pi heads and cams from an f150 with a mustang pi intake.
    -Or more aggressive a/m cams with a pi intake, stock heads.

    push button power, I read you don't have to upgrade the fuel system but I want to anyway.
    -Is e85 a good idea or just stick with premium?
    -witch injectors and fuel pump should I go with?
    -how much, i read you can do 150hp shot. I want to push it to the limit?

    Transmission/differential
    -Is a valve body worth it or just do a shift kit or a j mod?
    -at this point is a converter worth it, if so what stall?*
    -what rear gear, I was thinking 4:10?

    Chassis
    -lowered a little*
    -sub frame connectors, weld in, who builds a good set?
    -upper control arms, who builds a good set?

    goal for the car is to build a drag car so if there is anything I missed or don't need feel free to give some advise anything productive will appreciated.**
     
  2. D3VST8R96GT

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    Tb plenum
    Long tubes mid pipe and Cat back

    Pi heads 270 pi intake

    Do you have a tuner or want to have a dyno tune.... stick with pump

    Spray it till it blows

    Jmod is a starting point but a good shift kit is not a bad idea I am running a Fairbanks shift kit.

    4200 stall and 4.30 gears with 28 in slicks
     
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    I was gonna have it dyno tuned when I get enough mods but though about getting generic tunes to help with the transmission.
     
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    Assuming 270 are cams could you elaborate who makes them?
     
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    Comp cams

    Cms makes good cams as well as modular head shop has options.

    Is e85 available in your area? Even then I would wait..... its extra cost for little benefit
     
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    I live in suburbs of chicago there is probably 50 gas stations in a 10 mile radius of my house 1 of them has to have e85 lol. 4200 stall and 4:30 gears seem excessive I was thinking 3,000.
     
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    Definitely at least do the PI heads/cam/intake. To be honest, anything you do to the motor (short of forced induction) without getting rid of the NPI heads is going to be pretty pointless.