Gears, tuner, tlok, etc.

Discussion in '94-04 - V6 Specific' started by theponyfactor, May 7, 2006.

  1. theponyfactor

    theponyfactor Active Member

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    I've been kind of planning out what I want to buy for my stang, and new gears/tlok are on the list. I always read that you should get a tuner with that combo to get the best out of everything. Only thing is that all the sct tuners i see are for 1996 and up, i have a 95'. So I guess my question is what do I need/do? I know I would have to get a new speedo gear from somewhere for the speedometer. Is that all I would need to do then? Get all of that installed and I should be good? Thanks for help.
     
  2. Matt94GT

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    Tweecer R/T are very popular with us 5.0 94/95 guys so im not sure if it would be with the 3.8L? Im not sure if a good tuning device would be worth it for you untill you get some good solid mods. Personally I would hold off on it, you can play with timing and fuel pressure just by feel and get a few ponys out of it. Gears are deff a good bang for the buck same with underdrive pulleys.
     
  3. JeremyAlan

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    Im planning on doing the same thing theponyfactor Have you found a retailer that will sell you both at the same time (pre-assembeld)? If so please point me in thier direction. ;D

    Replying to your tuner issue... from what ive gatherd the SCT tunner** for "1996+" mustangs is stated that way because the government(i think) did not require OBD-II connections to be manditory on automobiles till '96 but your stang is like mine, Ford installed OBD-II connections since at LEAST '94. Therefore ableing you to use the OBD-II SCT tuner.

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    I'm not sure aobut pre-assembled, i'll look around for a place to buy a new differential with gears, tlok.
     
  5. 94gtstang50

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    Pretty sure the OBD II connections in the 94/95 cars are non functional. As far as tuners, you won't need one with just gears. To correct your speedo, I'd say get a speedcal as they are more versatile and you can calibrate them for different size tires, wheels, and gears. What are your plans for the car in the future and what gears are you looking at? 3 excellent brands of diffs that I was recommended by a pro-racer are eaton, auburn, and torsen. I have the torsen with 4.10's and get EXCELLENT traction. Only spun them a little in first at the strip. Eaton and Auburn are rebuildable, so if the clutch packs go in them you can pull em out and fix them instead of having to buy a whole new diff. Pretty sure I had the tlok stock with my 3.27 gears and it sucked, I drove down main street sideways in the RAIN b/c it just wouldn't hook up, snow driving is ridiculous with it. Should have been playing the dukes of hazzard theme b/c I was sideways around ever corner. With the torsen I have to really get on it to loose traction, car is a lot safer with them and a lot better in the rain and snow.
     
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    I guess I really wasnt going to do a LOT to my car. I was thinking 4.10s, tlok, and suspension. Other then that I really don't have any plans, Im new to all of this and I don't really know wehre to go after that. I have a CAI, fr500s, mac dual exhaust..and any other misc stuff.
     
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    The 3.8's come with the 8.8 rear right? As far as visual mods, do you like the saleen look? I'd say get a front bumper and s281 wing, drop the car with some Eibach sportline springs, kby shocks and some camber caster plates, get some gt sway bars. Car should handle real nice with those. As far as performance, Doesn't the tbird super coupe supercharger fit if you use the tbird intake? I think it should bolt right up, not sure though.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the 3.8s have a 7.5 rear. I definetly like the eibach springs and i was going to get a package, with new shocks/struts. Then i was going to buy some MM c/c plates. after i get the gears, and teh springs. i was maybe going to get a cobra front bumper and maybe even a hood.
     
  9. JeremyAlan

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    Yes 3.8's Come factory with 7.5 rear ends... and MY OBD-II connecter is functional... ill look up some info on it.

    Sounds like you have a lot of good stuff waiting for your stang :thumb:

    Jeremy
     
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    Go to the bottom of this page and it will tell you that 94/95 mustangs have OBDII connecters but they may not work as effectivly as 96+

    Jeremy
     
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    does anyone know what that means for me? if i order the xcal2 is there a chance it might not work? not work as effectively??
     
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    I was told that the xcal2 should work fine from some other people...would i need to get a new speedo gear and a tuner? Or will the tuner take care of the speedometer
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    im not sure I know on the newer 4.6 you can edit it with a tuner...I think you MIGHT need a speedo gear.
     
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    A 23 tooth one i do believe... dont quote me on that 8)
     
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    Does anyone know about an lsd that fits the 7.5 rear end?
     
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    holy crap you resurrected an old thread...

    anywho, I ran a 7.5 Detroit TruTrac in my old v6 and never had a problem.