engine performance ?

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by Ponyexpress96, May 14, 2007.

  1. Ponyexpress96

    Ponyexpress96 New Member

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    i am taking the engine out of my car it is a 96 gt and the crap tastic manifold is cracked so i am just going to redo it all my question is what do you all think would be better to send my block to the machine shop and stroke it to a 5.0 and buy all new internals or just buy the MMR 900 short block ?
     
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    19mustang95 Legend

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    what mods do you plan? do you want to supercharge it, use nitrous, go turbo, or just stay N/A...we can give you any decent opinions unless you let us know what your final plans are and what your goals are.
     
  3. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with MMR, if you don't feel like going through the hassle of finding parts etc its alot easier to just order a pre-built shortblock. MMR also does P&P'd heads so maybe a longblock is the way to go.
     
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    i was planing on getting stage 3 patriot performance heads and a nice set of coms and also i will probaly stay N/A for a while
     
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    Patriot has had some serious problems in the past, although I've heard they've shaped up.
    That being said, I'd probably be looking into these companies: Steen Racing, VT Engines, Fox Lake Racing or Modular Powerhouse.
     
  6. I heard the same thing...

    It was along the lines of all they are is PI heads w/ minor improvements and they aint that good...

    I also heard that trickflow is working on a HIC combo for the 281s...

    but I dont know nothing :dunno:
     
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    all companys selling p&p'd heads for 4.6's are just worked over PI from Ford...

    Patriots issues were with the valve guides/valves and poor craftsmanship-QC...they burned oil and had PTV

    They supposedly have fixed the issue but i'd still be leary of ordering.