Well Mike, they're still messing with my car.
It's had 5 pulls on the dyno, virgin motor.
The stroker gained some power, compression's a little lower than before.
The motor is set up for boost, but I haven't bought the turbo's yet.
They're getting the nitrous wraped up, and I'll run that until I can drop the next block of cash on the turbo kit.
Give me a few weeks on some results.
It really comes down to money.
If money's tight, go supercharger at low boost, then do the motor and turn it up baby!
Don't waste your money on dumb ass, low HP bolt on's, like most people do.
Your looking to plan, and I think that's a great idea.
your 16, and have a sweet car there. Save the $ for upgrades that deliver!
Here's what I'd recommend:
The rest (bolt on's) is a waste of $$ for small amounts of power you get - you could be saving that cash for the blower.
Having done most of that stuff, I"d recommend you go that rought.
Gears - good feel, not too expensive.
Mufflers, minor power, Sound! A mustang should have a nice V8 sound to it.
PI heads - definatley. 60 to 100 HP depending on if you do cams and porting.
Blower - best result for your money. Benefit's even more with better heads & cam over the NPI's
beyond that, wheels & tires when it's time, and keep it clean & shiny! :bunny3:
You can run low 400's on the stock assembly.
If you can afford to do the motor and blower, then go for it. 8)
The block splitting is a 5.0 problem, the 4.6 block is good to 1000 HP, it's a nice chunk of steel.
I went stroker because I wanted more low end torque.
All the hype on the piston out of the sleeve and rpms with a stroker is blown out of proportion IMO.
It may be true on cheap ass parts, or some test somewhere, but stroker is where it's at as far as I'm concerned.
Livernois kicks ass.
I'd recommend you read the "PI headswap and you" thread.
I go over what I think of mods, heads being a big part of it.
Since you've got a 98, you'll want to get PI heads/intake.
I wouldn't do just the intake, wait and do them both.
It depends on how much power you want over all thought.
Hope that helps, ask away if you have more ?'s