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Old 05-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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I have reached two huge decisions that need to be made soon. I recently bought a c4 and its been in my 90 mustang and It's going to have to be gone thru and rebuilt.my dad has been trying to talk me into switching it to a 5 speed instead. I personally think the c4 will be faster and more reliable in the future when I get more horses.but the problem is I have 4 11 gears in it what cause the c4 to tach 3000 rpms doing 55 which kills me in gas.so I'd like some insight on which people would recommend to go.also I am getting the motor rebuilt and I was wondering how costly it would be to stroke it or if it would just be better to go to a 351.
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I have reached two huge decisions that need to be made soon. I recently bought a c4 and its been in my 90 mustang and It's going to have to be gone thru and rebuilt.my dad has been trying to talk me into switching it to a 5 speed instead. I personally think the c4 will be faster and more reliable in the future when I get more horses.but the problem is I have 4 11 gears in it what cause the c4 to tach 3000 rpms doing 55 which kills me in gas.so I'd like some insight on which people would recommend to go.also I am getting the motor rebuilt and I was wondering how costly it would be to stroke it or if it would just be better to go to a 351.
a c4 is essentially an aod without overdrive. so really they arent much stronger than a t5 or aod if any, unless built. i would definitly switch if you are worried about mpgs.

how about a stroked 351?
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Well how much more expensive would it be to get a 351 and stroke it?or is it more worth it to buy one all ready stroked?
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it all depends on what your ultimate goal is. the price of the machining and kit would be pretty similar. but you will have to find a block. another option for a strong block is the boss 302 block. that can be had for about 16-1700$ if it was me i would search salvage yards and craigslist etc for a decent 351 block. a kit would be around 1000 give or take.
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Re: Descision making help

I second the 351W and a built AOD if you want to stay automatic.
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