What mustang to get next?

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  1. GaryG

    GaryG Well-Known Member

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    im stumped on which 1 i should get...overall i wanna be able to have roughly 500rwhp yet still maintain a decent mpg, considering it'll be driven often, and also drive it to my club gtg's/cruises, and Mustang Events, like MW, WFC, Carlisle, etc
     
  2. 19mustang95

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    500 RWHP and decent MPG is impossible...you'll be lucky to see anything over 12 MPG at the most.
     
  3. 97vertstang

    97vertstang Well-Known Member

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    if the 96-98 is PIed it will be faster than a 94-95 gt. stock vs. stock the 94-95 is slightely faster and parts are cheaper, of course thats all down the drain when the 96-98 is PI.
     
  4. GaryG

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    i've always been told its all in the tune...is that incorrect?
     
  5. 19mustang95

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    more power = more fuel = less MPG
     
  6. GaryG

    GaryG Well-Known Member

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    o ok, my bad, guess i should be researching more before i type :hammer:
     
  7. trav_19

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    get the 94-95 there the best unless you get a 96-98 cobra ;D that would be awesome
     
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    500hp sucks gas like a hoe on a battleship. lol. Im not even sure of my gas mileage ive never tried to figure it out (dont wanna know). Im a reg at the mobil station though lol. And i have to run 93 :comando:
     
  9. MeanGrn Gt

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    id say get a 94-95 and save the $$ you would put into a pi swap. Parts are going to be cheaper for the 5.0. Just dont get too greedy and grenade the block. I suppose the 4.6 would get a little better mpg but who builds a mustang for mpg? ;D
     
  10. TxCobrA98

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    getting good MPG with 500 isn't impossible.. hard probably but not impossible.
     
  11. 97vertstang

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    if u were to go turbo i would think it would be decent :dunno:
     
  12. four six

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    PI swap, ported heads, blower cams, forged internals, BLOWER
     
  13. 19mustang95

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    id love to see how its done, cause i would love to have 500HP and have decent gas mileage.
     
  14. GaryG

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    i have been thinking bout that if i go the 4.6 route, instead of swapping the entire motor, probly would save myself some money in the long run

    quick question, how much hp can the block take, after i do forged internals? sry im still kind of a newbie to the 4.6's
     
  15. Lightning Struck

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    I think if i were to get another stang now I between a 2 valve mod or a 5.0 push rod I would go with the old school push rod. Purely on a financial per performance dollar stand point........
     
  16. TxCobrA98

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    the block can take a pretty good dosage of power.. the internals are what limit you.

    *correct me if im wrong.
     
  17. 19mustang95

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    this is true, the block will last up to around 800HP i believe, the stock internals are rated at about 400-450
     
  18. M.O.E

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    I voted for 94-95
     
  19. SvtBlack95

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    there is a guy at turbomustang.com running 10's and claiming i think 20 mpg or around there.... ill find it brb
     
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