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Old 07-26-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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95 GT Must Go Faster

I have a 95 GT. I have had it about a year. I bought it with a few mods on it; BBK Throttle body, Mass air flow sensor, off road x pipe, Ford Racing Headers. It's my first Mustang. I thought the car was pretty quick until I pulled up next to a 2014 GT, and a 95 Firebird. Needless to say I barely kept up. What suggestions does anyone have on a reasonable mod to get my car to keep up with the big boys?


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Want the cheapest way or the expensive way?

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Old 07-26-2014, 07:50 PM   #3
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What's all done to the firebird? Assuming it's a LT1 they have 285 HP stock and the 2014 GT has 420. So really either an aggressive cam, N20, or forced induction would need to be done to keep up as I don't see full bolt on's getting you there. And even with one of the 3 mods above you probable wouldn't beat the 2014 GT. The firebird's all going to depend on whats done to it.

Stock you have 215 so with your mods I would say your barely putting 200 at the wheels so still a lot behind them. One piece of advice if your happy with your car don't do mods to keep up with so in so's car because there will always be someone faster.
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What's all done to the firebird? Assuming it's a LT1 they have 285 HP stock and the 2014 GT has 420. So really either an aggressive cam, N20, or forced induction would need to be done to keep up as I don't see full bolt on's getting you there. And even with one of the 3 mods above you probable wouldn't beat the 2014 GT. The firebird's all going to depend on whats done to it.



Stock you have 215 so with your mods I would say your barely putting 200 at the wheels so still a lot behind them. One piece of advice if your happy with your car don't do mods to keep up with so in so's car because there will always be someone faster.

Ur dam right about that !


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Yes he is just be glad to say you own a mustang lol also bigger injectors better heads so on

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Old 07-26-2014, 09:15 PM   #6
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Yeah, I guess your right. I still think my Mustang is bad ***. However, I have the itch now to beef it up a bit. Perhaps I'll consider upgrading the heads. What do you recommend? Can I just do heads and that be it or do I need to do more upgrades with them?


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Also, does anyone know how much my car weighs??


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On the heads might as well get new rockers pushrods rollers maby put a performance cam while your already have everything apart also get a new radiator possibly with electric fan remove the stock nasty fan

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You could always ad an intake and a tune to add HP or gears will make it faster. Both of those would be a lot less then tearing into the motor or a FI build.

If you have a manual you could also do a short shifter or if it's auto you could do a stall.


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When you say intake or you referring to a intake manifold or just like a k&n?


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When you say intake or you referring to a intake manifold or just like a k&n?


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I was referring to a K&N although an intake manifold would be a good idea as well. Also is your exhaust dumped at the x pipe or do you still have the stock cat back? If you still have the stock muffler I would either dump the exhaust at the axles or get a cat back.


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4.10 gears and be done. Cheapest and best mod for any Mustang...crazy acceleration


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Old 07-27-2014, 12:05 AM   #13
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What about 3.55 gears

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4.10 gears and be done. Cheapest and best mod for any Mustang...crazy acceleration


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Old 07-27-2014, 11:22 AM   #15
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With those gears would I still be able to use it as a daily driver? How would they affect my top end speed?


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Yes you will be able to. As far as speed it will throw you back in your seat from a dig or a roll. Even 5th gear is strong with 4.10's.


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4.10s will be too much for a stock foxbody. The 5.0 is low revving motor, put that type of gearing in it and it will want to rev quicker and go out of your power band, making the power useless.


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Old 07-27-2014, 12:18 PM   #18
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As already said above 4'10's can be used for a DD. The only downside is it will hurt your highway MPG's due to being at a higher RPM at highway speeds. Maybe I missed it but do you have a manual 5 speed or auto 4 speed? If it were my DD I would go with 3'73's if I had a 4 speed auto but thats just me.

As far as top speed actual top speed won't be effected as you should still be able to hit 140+ with the gears. Although theoretical top speed will be lower if you do the math because of the higher gears, but nobody really goes 170+ in a street car so it really shouldn't be a factor in your decision.
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I have 5 speed manual. So 4.10s or 3.73s will be my next mod. How hard are they to install?


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I have 4.10's in my foxbody and it burns so many cars lol I Love them and drive it almost daily. Highway driving isn't bad for me either


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Your first and most valuable upgrade should always be the driver upgrade. Make sure that you know how to handle the car, and how the car handles. It will be the best modification you can ever do.

Second upgrade should be a good dyno tune. Especially since there are already bolt-ons done to it when you bought it. A dyno tune helps everything work together, and cleans up the conservative factory programming.

Next, start from the ground and work your way up. Upgrade your suspension and get good tires. Put the 3.73's in the back. You will be surprised at what a difference it makes just getting the power you already have to the ground.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:56 PM   #22
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Cool. Thanks for all the info!


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And for the love of Zeus, lower it! Why Ford insists on pumping out pony cars with suspensions better suited for desert racing is beyond me. My boy Tyler can back me up on this... get the 2" lowering springs, don't settle for the 1" kit.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:03 PM   #24
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Got it. I'm scheduled to go to the dyno shop in two weeks. Stay tuned. I'm trying to get some get back on the Firebird at least..


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Just out of curiosity. What type of horse power are your cars putting out and what do you have done to them?


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These cars are really great cars I have a 94 and love it. But sadly my car has 2.73 rear end gears and it's horrible. If it wasn't for me lowering the car right now I would be upgrading to 4.10s right away. The reason this has come so important to me is I was cruising with a buddy with a 84 gt which had 4.10s and he would smoke me all day off the line we weren't racing or going fast but his overall acceleration was a lot better. Why are you going to the dyno?? Just to see what your car can make?
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Yeah. Just want to see what I'm working with right now so that I can determine how wild I need to go with mods.


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Very nice, how much you wanting to get?
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Not sure how much I need. There are stock Chevy Malibus running 14s lol. I've been taking criticism for owning a Mustang. People saying its slow and all. I'm guessing around 400..??


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You want anything around 400 look to spend a lot of money and going forced induction
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I was thinking supercharger.


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Nitrous Nitrous.
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That and a good set of heads you could keep the stock cam it's not that bad but upgrade if you want and new upper and lower. Fuel system upgrade to handle it and the suspension and tire. Also a new clutch will be need with that much power.
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My 94 supercharged 347 is slower than my 99 Z28 with just a cam and heads on a nitrous tune ... a good bit slower. Also, they are the same displacement ... wtf.

These 5.0s just aren't fast .... not without a beyond stupid amount of money invested in them.

I believe these cars dyno around 190 rwhp stock. The LT1 Fbodys put down around 240rwhp in the auto and around 260rwhp with the 6spd. Then, full exhaust, CAI and tune and they are at 280 - 300 rwhp.


My advice, if you want to go fast and get anything near 400 rwhp relatively cheaply, sell your Mustang and buy an LS1 Fbody.
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I don't want to sound like a punk but want that blow it up?


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