Originally Posted by black.fox.93
Hey I recently bought this mustang and I want to upgrade it and would like some input from fellow 5.0 owners. best place to buy part and what I need and don't need. I would like to upgrade the suspension new disc brakes all around is it worth doing a 5 lug conversion? I want to pull the engine and trans out I have found a trickflow top end kit if I use the kit is there any other mods I would need/be helpful is my stock block ok to use car has 84,327 miles I would like to reach 300-360hp to the wheels. as for the trans its aod I would like to swap for manual but still undecided well thanks for reading
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Disc Brakes: Are definitley worth doing. You need to make sure you have the Whoa to go along with the Go.
5-Lug Conversion: IMO yes, it will give you more choices in wheels and tires.
Which Trickflow kit are you looking at? I believe the Twisted Wedge Trickflow heads will require you to have the pistons flycut for adequate piston to valve clearance.
Other mods: CAI, Larger MAF, Larger TB, Bigger Injectors, Cam (If one does not come with the Trickflow kit
.), Short or Long tube headers, Exhaust, Gears, Sub Frame connectors, etc. etc.
Stock Blocks: Are usually ok up to 500 HP if kept properly tuned and maintained. With block strengthening mods there are claims of up to 650 HP durability.
AOD Transmission: Either build it for the increased power or replace it with a manual transmission that can handle the power level you desire. My preference is the manual transmission, because you lose less power through a manual transmission, you decide the "stall speed" when racing and I just like them better.