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Old 09-25-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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I have a 1994 Mustang GT 5.0, with 127k miles on it. I've been thinking of boosting it after a few other purchases to the engine eventually, but scared that boosting it will just guarantee and ensure the death of my engine. Would saving the money up and swapping it with a new motor be the best route? Or just save up for a new stang altogether? Much appreciated for your time and inputs.
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Plenty of ppl throw superchargers onto engines with higher mileage than yours. I'd do a compression/leakdown test and if its good then have at it. I would not sell yours unless its shot or has rust issues since it is a known quantity which is becoming harder and harder to find these days honestly. You can tune s trim on a stock 5.0 longblock to right around 400whp with a good fuel system. If you decide to drop in a built motor, don't waste your time with a 302 based build, go straight to 351 and don't ever look back.
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Plenty of ppl throw superchargers onto engines with higher mileage than yours. I'd do a compression/leakdown test and if its good then have at it. I would not sell yours unless its shot or has rust issues since it is a known quantity which is becoming harder and harder to find these days honestly. You can tune s trim on a stock 5.0 longblock to right around 400whp with a good fuel system. If you decide to drop in a built motor, don't waste your time with a 302 based build, go straight to 351 and don't ever look back.
Thanks man I'll be looking into getting a compression/leakdown test done. I love my 94.
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Figure $800 for a good fuel system, then another $1500 for a used S trim on the corral. Then $600 for a custom dyno tune. This is assuming you've got all the other bolt ons done, suspension, subframes yadda yadda. Building a 408 stroker is more like a $10k proposition but you'll make 500+ft lbs at 2500rpm lol.
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Figure $800 for a good fuel system, then another $1500 for a used S trim on the corral. Then $600 for a custom dyno tune. This is assuming you've got all the other bolt ons done, suspension, subframes yadda yadda. Building a 408 stroker is more like a $10k proposition but you'll make 500+ft lbs at 2500rpm lol.
Good lord that sounds nice lol. I'm 18 and literally all of my money goes to my car. And I'm perfectly fine with it lol
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Haha I was there once. You'll get to a point where you don't have any money and all your friends are going out for the weekend or you meet a smoking hot girl somewhere and you don't have the funds to go out that night and start to question that methodology lol. I'd do it all over again too, my 91 was the most fun I ever had in a car.
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Haha I was there once. You'll get to a point where you don't have any money and all your friends are going out for the weekend or you meet a smoking hot girl somewhere and you don't have the funds to go out that night and start to question that methodology lol. I'd do it all over again too, my 91 was the most fun I ever had in a car.

haha i have a girl that gets everything so moneys tight. sooo worth it though
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haha i have a girl that gets everything so moneys tight. sooo worth it though
Hope you are bagging it lol.
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Figure $800 for a good fuel system, then another $1500 for a used S trim on the corral. Then $600 for a custom dyno tune. This is assuming you've got all the other bolt ons done, suspension, subframes yadda yadda. Building a 408 stroker is more like a $10k proposition but you'll make 500+ft lbs at 2500rpm lol.
My friend and his dad are doing a build on a Pontiac 460 which is projected to make 600 ft lbs at under 2k rpm. Can't wait to see it.
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