mods for gt any sug

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  1. seth_96_gt

    seth_96_gt Active Member

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    hello im new to this forum and i just wanted to say hi and ask i just got a 96 gt about a month ago and i was wondering wat type of mods i should do its all ready got a intake and a clutch so any sug
     
  2. Lightning Struck

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    what kind of intake? you could start with exhaust ( headers if you can do that, its kind of difficult on a 4.6 ) x or h pipe and a catback exhaust. Pulleys, gears are a must and a tune would help
     
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    what gears would your reccomend
     
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    well most would say to do a p.i. head swap but that is a 1,000-1,500 project and thats if you do it your self so I would recomend that down the road but gear,pullies,full exhaust, stuff like that.
     
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    well if you got a manual I would say 3.55-3.90 gears if you got an auto people recomend 4.10
     
  6. seth_96_gt

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    yes it is a manual and how hard is it to swap heads
     
  7. Rantheman

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    well I did my head swap when my motor was out. so it was easy for me. to do your with the motor in place isn't that hard the hardset part would be getting the exhaust manifolds out, but there is a lot to take off. Like intake throttle body plenum fuel rails injectors, timing cover primary timing chains ect... then would need to reasemble it so hey if your are a mechanic nd know what are your doing do the swap and while our ad it some headers on it weather it be long or short header that are choice. i prefer long tubed headers. then cams are a must to benifit more from the swap. port and polish if you can and full exhaust now you can greatly benifet from the the swap alone but to even get you higher headers cams would be great. But with our motors can't go high on lift sine our pistons are only dished to 10.5cc instead of the newer mustantgs at 17cc so good luck and if you need any help on anytrhing let me know
     
  8. jpajkos

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    If you drive you car daily including highways I would recommend 3.73s. If you want a red light warrior like mine. 4.10s
     
  9. scarface

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    I vote for gears.
     
  10. Rantheman

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    like they said start off with gear then exhaust like midpipe and catback then Iwould start thinking of a head swap
     
  11. seth_96_gt

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    all right cool and this winter i am goin to attempt the swap so i hope it will go smothly any brand of heads i should go with i heard patriot performance is no good
     
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    gears are great deff worth every penny
     
  13. SMOKE

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    Re: mods for gt any sug -Depnds

    Recommendations can be more specific if we knew your plans.

    Will this car ever hit the track?
    1/4mi or road course?
    Daily driver only (DD)?

    Forced Induction (FI) or Naturally Aspirated (NA).
    There are tons of combinations that we have all tried and someone has probably 'been there and done that' enough to give the PROs and CONs.

    BTW, welcome to the site, congrats on the purchase and hope you enjoy!!!
    It also helps if we can see the ride .... kinda selfish I know. ::)
     
  14. seth_96_gt

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    well i plan on goin to the track but keeping it streetable i was lookin for numbers around 400 hopefully and most likely FI and i just heard that if i do the pi head swap with fully ported heads i will loose bottom end torque
     
  15. seth_96_gt

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    and ill get pics as soon as i steal his digi
     
  16. VertTireSmoke

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    IMO id start with gears (3.73) ,short shifter (MGW), and a good cat-back (SLP) . Gears i think are the best bang for the buck. I recommend 3.73 as that is what i have. They are great for the track and run fine when u r just out driving. The shifter is the first thing i had done to my car and it'll prolly be the first mod i do to any car i own. Cat-back is just nice to have so you have a different sound coming from your car. Other than that enjoy ur ride and let us all know how it goes.
     
  17. scarface

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    get some gears and dont worry about the bottom end torque. You will be blowing the tires off the thing as it is.
     
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    Rantheman said something about gettin cams to benefit from the new headers.
    i already have ford racing headers.
    what are cams what do they do?
     
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