Horsepower question

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by yleefox, May 12, 2007.

  1. yleefox

    yleefox New Member

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    I'm new to the late model Mustang scene and I'm trying to quickly bring myself up to a reasonable level of knowledge concerning these cars. My question is this (and please forgive me if I make a totally ignorant statement): I believe the Mustang GTs from 96 to 98 had lower horsepower ratings than those that were built from 99 to the new model. Assuming that is correct, what did Ford do differently to increase the horsepower levels? Anyone know?

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  2. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    They added heads with smaller combustion chambers,bigger valves and a better flowing intake a higher lift cams.
     
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    yleefox New Member

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    Thanks for answering my question Bob.

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    justinschmidt1 Legend

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    yea +1

    get intake/ cams and you should be good
     
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    voidfinger Well-Known Member

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    actually the 96-98 had 9.5:1 cr where the 99 up had like 9.1 or a strait 9.0:1 Cr, the pistons were dished a lot more on the 99 up. But yea, Heads cams and intake, make the difference between 215/225 and 260 hp. :)