i need more power

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  1. phil_the_thrill

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    well i went out on an empty country road and did a lilttle quarter mile test run just to see where i was at. i came to the conclusion that i need a power adder and/or gears. i think it was about 15 secs without launching.

    http://media.putfile.com/Quarter-75
     
  2. Lightning Struck

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    alrighty then, what year and trans do you have? How about current mods?
     
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    98 GT, T45, CAI, Exhaust and PI intake
     
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    the type of gears are gonna depend on whether or not you go with a poweradder.
     
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    Ok silversol is right about the gears/poweradder deal, so you need to decide if you are really going to go with a power adder like blower/turbo/ or nos. Then make your plan for what you want. Personaly you dont HAVE to have a adder, you can just make the right changes to your N/A status. Like 3:73's or 4:10's ( HUGE change in performance there ) then the more than tried and true PI swap ( heads and cams ) a TB - upper Plenum - Long tubes - mass air to help feed those new PI parts. They can get you in the 12's . :)
     
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    yeah a power adder wont come for a little while so i was thinking about going with gears for now. i figured 3.73s would be a good medium. good for NA but will still work with power adder. i was just wondering how much time i could drop with gears.
     
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    yea you could go 373's with a blower, and you can drop a few tenths in the 1/4 with those gears :boink:
     
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    i would like to get gears now just cause third gear feels so sluggish. i'll ge goin to the track next weekend to get an official time and then go from there. i still have pi heads in my shed but i cant decide if i wanna put them on how they are or save up a lil while and get them worked and put some aftermarket cams in.
     
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    oh so you have heads, If I were you I would save a little and have them worked with some GOOD cams 8). Put your gears in now, go run some upper 14's then put your heads/cams in and run some 12's :boink: :boink: with the rest of the needed parts naturally
     
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    save up and get those heads done right. you might as well. if your gonna do it, you might as well do it right.
     
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    not to mention the extra hp he will get from a good port job :eek:uttahere:
     
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    yeah thats why i held off putting them on right away. ill save a couple grand over the summer for gears and the heads. im still hoping to run in the 14s this weekend though but i got my fingers crossed
     
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    A couple GRAND??? You can get those heads worked for around 500 bucks here in NC, then a grand for your cams........uh well yea I guess you will need a couple grand :comando:. Anyway it will be well worth it :)
     
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    yeah it adds up quick 500 for porting $600 for cams then another 600 or so for gears. i wish i had the money now...
     
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    Crap I was quoteing a grand for cams ( thats for my 4 valve :rollinglaugh: ) yours is around 5 to 6 hundred. Then 500 or so for the port work, but on your gears, here in NC you can get them for just under 200 bucks ( NEW ) and then labor goes from around 100 at the shop I use to 200 or so at other places. So the entire job can be done for LESS than 600......around 300 or so for me :)

    You guys in other parts of the country really have to pay out the ass for your gears :(
     
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    i called around and the cheapest i could find was $250 for the install. then you figure in $160 for gears, $75 for the bearing kit, $50 for fluid and $100 for the a speedcal it gets pricey
     
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    what you getting a bearing kit for? I forgot about the speedcal
     
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    its always a good idea to replace the bearing while you got the rear end apart. thats what ive always been told anyway. plus i do a lot of donuts
     
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    ahh ok then, well to tell you I have had gears in ALL MY STANGS, and never done the bearings. Of course im not that hard on them either........donuts is not on my driving agenda :D
     
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    hey snakebit what kind of gains can be had with ported and polished PI heads with regular PI cams and intake on an almost stock engine? How much more power will ported and polished PI heads add over the non ported Pi heads?