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Old 08-03-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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I got a 87 mustang auto with 180k miles with cai,3 alt, pacesetter shorty header, off-road h pipe, 40 flow master, subframe connector, transmission cooler, save lowering spring, kyb shocks and smog pump delete. I think gears would be next but I'm open to the ideas and I was thinking if I do gears to rebuild the tlock while down there any suggestions are welcome


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Personally I would consider Longtubes. Gears would be good though 4.10s or maybe even a little "higher"
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Personally I would consider Longtubes. Gears would be good though 4.10s or maybe even a little "higher"
Higher would be lower
Lower would be higher :p

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I know that is why the higher is in quotes lol. I was referring to numerically higher. That crap gets confusing real fast
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I know that is why the higher is in quotes lol. I was referring to numerically higher. That crap gets confusing real fast
I know lol
I was adding to the confusion

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Old 08-03-2015, 02:26 PM   #6
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I was thinking 4:10 gears and carbon disks in tlock


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Old 08-03-2015, 09:00 PM   #7
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I'm gonna put 3.73s in my89 soon. It still has the crap factory airplane gears


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Gears Gears Gears Gears Gears.


And since you already have an OR H pipe, get yourself a set of Ford Racing ceramic shorties. They're stupid easy to do in a fox. Like a few hours easy while drinking some good beer and bull****ting with your neighbor.
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I will agree gears is the next logical step. 3.73 is a good ratio for a manual.


Be on the look out on CL for used fox parts as there should be some and headers are always around.


If you are feeling adventurous hit up a junkyard and snag a GT40 top end for a little budget build.
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I purchased the bbk ceramic shortys. I agree. 2 hours had the headers on. Super easy lol.


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Beware the BBK "ceramic" coating. Every BBK ceramic product I've ever had or seen has started flaking after a year or two. Including the ones that came on my 34k original mile Steeda car. The 15 year old Bassanni exhaust looks brand new in comparison.
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Beware the BBK "ceramic" coating. Every BBK ceramic product I've ever had or seen has started flaking after a year or two. Including the ones that came on my 34k original mile Steeda car. The 15 year old Bassanni exhaust looks brand new in comparison.

That's fine with me. I had them on my 2010gt and they still look the same to this day. If they start looking like shat, I'll put longtubes on it!


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Well, hopefully they are a better quality coating now, what sort of weather you drive in has a lot to do with it as well. I'm not a huge fan of BBK products anyway, overpriced and quality is meh. But anyway glad they are working out for you.

But being a Fox Mustang owner, kicker has the FRPP Ceramic stainless ones available to him. I personally had those on my 95 Cobra (when they still made them for 94/95 cars) and after 7 years they looked damn near new. They are a superior product in every respect and the best shorties available for a pushrod.
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If not already done, install a five lug conversion for your Mustang. You will get better durability as you increase HP and Torque.
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If not already done, install a five lug conversion for your Mustang. You will get better durability as you increase HP and Torque.


That extra lug does increase the quantum flux field surrounding the tires to give you extra horsepowars after all...





























































It gives you better brake options and better wheel/tire selection.
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Just curious, how does five lugs increase hp??

Maybe I need a 10 lug conversion

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