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Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by Leo 5.0, Mar 25, 2014.
If I owned a non pi motor I would save for a different engine and not even mess with it.
Yeah, but it still works and doesn't leak a drop. Gotta do something with it.
Crate 5.0s are still a tad more than I want to spend to get 400HP.
Few parts here and there and a blower I can do the same less than the 5.0 alone.
But I can understand why most don't even bother.
my 05 can probably take this currently on the 1/4.
But it sounds good, runs fine, and does what I want it to.
Better than letting it waste away in a garage or junkyard.
The next motor will not be an NPI 4.6.
But I'm expecting at least another 100k out of it.
That's all tentative on me not finding a deal on something else.
I'd drop it for a Mach 1, or a nice fox.
But it's a fine here and now car.
Grab a f150 5.0 throw a boss intake on it and love the car. You'll be mid 3's and have some nice torque. Then when you get bored throw a Turbo or a SC on there.
Yeah, everything out of an F series is always cheaper.
A pi 4.6 out of an f150 is cheaper than a mustang, and isn't the only difference the intake?
Then again expedition 5.4s tend to be cheaper than f150s.
I guess if the whole world knew what we did, everything would be uber expensive.
My only real thing against the newer motors is what got me into this sn95 instead of using all the money so far and using the v6 for trade in.
Heck even know I know a place that said with 4k cash and my car I walk out with an 05 GT.
I love the look of the 05-09.
The motors are great too, amazing chassis.
But I can actually sit outside and tinker and rev the car without dropping what I'm doing, or having a friend.
I don't have an insane amount of sensoring or drive by wire, or the picky as hell spanish oak PCM.
I like that Romeo Cams just need a new bolt. Not a VCT sprocket or anything else that could be too worn.
I know it's a bit of a downgrade.
But I don't race, just want to know my car is reliable, cheap to fix, easy to work on, and can at least make enough umph to run 13s. That keeps it at least above the average grocery getter.
Not even trying to be argumentative or defensive. So I apologize if that's how I sound.
Just saying big power isn't my goal. I'm just happy to be in a GT again, even if it is dated.
It's got character