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Old 02-28-2013, 02:59 PM   #36
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A 2004 civic has got 115bhp and 110tq. Hell a 2013 civic is only 140bhp and 128tq, and a 17.5 1/4 mile stock, so its not surprising that you would beat em! ( I'm sure their fart can and cai don't shave off 2 seconds!) Actually looking at 1/4 mile times, you should take a 2013 civic si. (N/A with bolts ons on either ride)

Op, you could pick up a set of 99-04 heads for about a 48bhp gain. Probably find some cheap at a salvage yard.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:40 PM   #37
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I have a 98 3.8 cai,msd wires,accell super coils,ngk spark plugs,bbk pulley,bama tuner , flow masters. Lowering next week with sr springs like wendell either ur in all the way or forget about it
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:33 PM   #38
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Add a spoiler, lights under the car, stickers, and a big a$$ VTECH sticker down the side. That would add about 500hp
+100000000 LMAO!!!!
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I've explored this route as well. After a ton of question asking and figuring up the price and work versus the gains/loss.. its just not worth it to make a 95 3.8 a track monster unless you have some relatively deep pockets.

About the only thing I'm even considering doing to my 95 6er as far as performance goes is maybe putting an 8.8 rear I have in her and suspension down the road.
I don't want to say sell it and get a gt, but weigh the options, look at the cost/gains and see what's right for you. Cai, exhaust, tune up, tune.. those sort of things will help bring the life back into your stang.

How many miles btw?
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I have a 98 3.8 cai,msd wires,accell super coils,ngk spark plugs,bbk pulley,bama tuner , flow masters. Lowering next week with sr springs like wendell either ur in all the way or forget about it
yep...you decide what you wanna do with it and don't look back
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:36 PM   #41
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Alright guys but sorry this is a pet peeve of mine, if you changed your plugs, wires, coil, etc. anything that has to do with a tune-up its not a performance mod it is regular upkeep, it is called a tune-up not a performance mod. It may create larger spark but unless something else is turning that larger spark into useable HP than it isn't a performance mod it is just an expensive tune-up
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Alright guys but sorry this is a pet peeve of mine, if you changed your plugs, wires, coil, etc. anything that has to do with a tune-up its not a performance mod it is regular upkeep, it is called a tune-up not a performance mod. It may create larger spark but unless something else is turning that larger spark into useable HP than it isn't a performance mod it is just an expensive tune-up
No one said it was a performance mod lol. We just mentioned it because it helps your car run how it should
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Sorry I just see a lot of people mentioning these parts like they make your car go faster and it funny to me because you should always give your baby these good tune-up parts not act like they are bolt-on's
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Adding aftermarket wires/plugs/everything else is still considered a tune up. I didn't see anyone post that it adds HP. Maybe it frees up some horses but that's about it. I know what you're talking about though. People adding wires and plugs and stuff like that to their "mods" list
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Adding aftermarket wires/plugs/everything else is still considered a tune up. I didn't see anyone post that it adds HP. Maybe it frees up some horses but that's about it. I know what you're talking about though. People adding wires and plugs and stuff like that to their "mods" list
Exactly lol, it doesn't free up horses, it just puts them ponies back in action after having been abused by old equipment lol
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I am about to get the 8.8 rear end
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Same here can't wait for that lol
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Either of you guys in ohio? Lol
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Exactly lol, it doesn't free up horses, it just puts them ponies back in action after having been abused by old equipment lol
which is why a tune-up is the best thing a person wanting power to start with on a car that's 18 years old. putting bolt ons at this point would be a waste if the car itself wasn't taken care of
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My screaming demon coil pack gave me 50hp and each spark plug wire was +1hp... Plus I put a JDM sticker on my bumper
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lol huh
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My screaming demon coil pack gave me 50hp and each spark plug wire was +1hp... Plus I put a JDM sticker on my bumper
The JDM sticker alone added 47 HP
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If this thread goes off topic it will be either closed or moved so lets stay tech related
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Sell yours and buy a GT lol
I agree with him sell it save the money u would put in it and but a notchback fox 5.0 and put the money in suspension work with a stock notch you should win some haha they are so light that the 4 cylinders were fast haha
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I agree with him sell it save the money u would put in it and but a notchback fox 5.0 and put the money in suspension work with a stock notch you should win some haha they are so light that the 4 cylinders were fast haha
Depends on the OP's sentimental value of the car. Yes, a car is a car but for some people a car is more. They've told me to sell mine and but a GT but I love my V6. If he just wants a fast car cheaper then it's true. Sell and buy a fox. Much cheaper, lighter, and faster
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I would do the intake, exhaust, and tune and see where that gets me, then do gears. You can get gears for the 7.5 rear end and t-lock for it. It's lighter than the 8.8 and with your cars lack of power the lighter you keep it the better.
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7.5 doesnt my car already come with it and what gears would you sugest
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7.5 doesnt my car already come with it and what gears would you sugest
With tlok? No.

For gear 3.73 manual, 4.10 for auto.
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Get the t loc for the rear i have now?
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Get the t loc for the rear i have now?
You can get one. Auburn sells one in the 400 dollar range.
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I was gna get the 8.8 for 550 so it is 400 is better
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I was gna get the 8.8 for 550 so it is 400 is better
I personally think the 8.8 will be better. Holds up to stress of heavy acceleration. Which you need if you plan on going to any races.
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I got my gears and LSD (auburn) with everything including install it was 1100 (700 for gears, bearing kit, gear oil, and the LSD) and 400
For install

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8.8 is better for the right price and right rear don't settle on any 8.8 make sure the condition is good and do any refurbishing too it before putting it on
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I was gna get the 8.8 for 550 so it is 400 is better
The 7.5 rear end can handle up to 300 hp or so I have been told. American muscle sells lockers for the 7.5 for around 200 I got mine from them with gears and that was a few years back now and they are holding up fine and I have done a few drag races and auto crossing with them in the car.

Also is that a side pipe on your car? Looks cool, do you have it as a duel set up or is it only on that side of the car?
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Yea its a dual side pipe i made it myself
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The 7.5 rear end can handle up to 300 hp or so I have been told. American muscle sells lockers for the 7.5 for around 200 I got mine from them with gears and that was a few years back now and they are holding up fine and I have done a few drag races and auto crossing with them in the car.

Also is that a side pipe on your car? Looks cool, do you have it as a duel set up or is it only on that side of the car?
Sadly the only tlok they offer now is $400+
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I added NGK Iridium IX Performance spark plugs, an Accel Super EDIS Coil Pack, MSD Super Conductor wires, a K&N CAI and now my V6 hits the road pretty hard. I'd recommend all that.
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Thanks bro ill make sure to upgrade that my next tune up
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No problem, man.
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Sadly the only tlok they offer now is $400+
That sucks, guess I got mine at the right time then.
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