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Old 11-02-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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Help with bolt ons

Hello everyone I'm new to the mustang world. I just recently bought a 2008 vista blue gt. and I'm in need of advice for what bolt ons will get me the most power. This is my daily driver I'm not looking to drag but I want the most power I can get out of her with out going to turbo or supercharger yet. I just installed a borla axle back, hurst comp plus shifter.my next move was some LT headers and x pipe, cai with tuner. Just want to know what would get me the most hp to awaken her thanks.
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You've got a good list so far. What size rear gear are you running?
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Good question I don't know it's stock I'll have to check I know I'm looking at 3.73 for upgrade
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Yeah, 373's are sweet. You might be able to find out what you've got. Get a look at your pumpkin. My F150 had a metal tag attached to one of the axel pan bolts. It had the gear size stamped on it along with some other axel related information.
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Ok thanks I'm trying to get as much hp as I can with bolt ons just curious how much I can get
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #6
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Go with 4:10 gears, your car has 3:55's, you won't feel much of a difference with 3:73. Everything else you said you want to install sounds good.
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You are on the right path. Throw in some cams and get a dyno tune with the LTs and mid pipe and you will get some decent power.
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Go with 4:10 gears, your car has 3:55's, you won't feel much of a difference with 3:73. Everything else you said you want to install sounds good.
+1 I love my 4.10s!!

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Go with 4:10 gears, your car has 3:55's, you won't feel much of a difference with 3:73. Everything else you said you want to install sounds good.
CAI, FRPP intake, cams, 4.10s, headers and midpipe will make good power
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You won't find a better mod than long tube headers.

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Go with 4:10 gears, your car has 3:55's, you won't feel much of a difference with 3:73. Everything else you said you want to install sounds good.
Just curious , have you ever had 3.73 gears ?
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Best bang for the buck is always N20.
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Best bang for the buck is always N20.
That depends... The longer you use nitrous the more expensive it gets. Refilling the bottle gets pricy! Most of my friend that had nitrous ended up getting tired of paying bottle after bottle, so they sell the kit.
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Just curious , have you ever had 3.73 gears ?
Yes, I have had 3.73's on my previous mustangs which was a 2000 and a 1995. The 95 came with 3.08's and my 2000 3.27 so the 3.73 made a huge difference on both where as the 08's come with 3.55's so going to a 3.73 will not give you much more than stock and a kick in the pants difference as will the 4.10's.
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Yes, I have had 3.73's on my previous mustangs which was a 2000 and a 1995. The 95 came with 3.08's and my 2000 3.27 so the 3.73 made a huge difference on both where as the 08's come with 3.55's so going to a 3.73 will not give you much more than stock and a kick in the pants difference as will the 4.10's.
How many RPM's are you pushing at 75mph with the 4.10's?
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Go with 4:10 gears, your car has 3:55's, you won't feel much of a difference with 3:73. Everything else you said you want to install sounds good.
Ok I'm choosing 373 because a lot of people said dont go 410 if you are a daily driver and a friend of mine has them and he doesn't like how high his car revs.

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Best bang for the buck is always N20.
Yeah I was gonna go that route but got nervous of all the bad. So like I said I'm driving the car daily and will be entering a few shows but I will install a purge kit just for show.

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Just curious , have you ever had 3.73 gears ?
That's what I though now does it matter what brand I get or should I stick with the type exhaust I got which is borla. I seen they cost almost the same
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Ok I'm choosing 373 because a lot of people said dont go 410 if you are a daily driver and a friend of mine has them and he doesn't like how high his car revs.

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Yeah I was gonna go that route but got nervous of all the bad. So like I said I'm driving the car daily and will be entering a few shows but I will install a purge kit just for show.

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That's what I though now does it matter what brand I get or should I stick with the type exhaust I got which is borla. I seen they cost almost the same
Mine is a daily driver and I still get 21 MPG highway, 18 average.
It's up to you but everyone I know that went that route regretted it later an had to spend more money to change to 4.10's. like I said, you won't notice much difference over your stock 3.55's.
Don't fear the gear, I promise, you will LOVE your car with 4.10's.
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If I went 410 wouldn't I have a issue with superchargers or turbo later?
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If I went 410 wouldn't I have a issue with superchargers or turbo later?
No, depends on the type of induction, alot of people have 410s with vortechs, Paxton's and prochargers
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If I went 410 wouldn't I have a issue with superchargers or turbo later?
Nope, just a problem with traction lol. Get 4.10s and tell your friends they are idiots for telling you not to afterwords lol
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If I went 410 wouldn't I have a issue with superchargers or turbo later?
That's all a matter of opinion. There are tons of people who love their 4.10s and blower combo. Then again there are this who would never do it. You have to seriously decide which type of blower you are going to go with 1st. If you do a centri then 4.10s will be great and get you to boost faster. If you do a roots style then you may not like the 4.10 because it will eat through 1st and 2nd.

Bottom line.....have a plan and stick to it. Otherwise you will be changing parts later down the line and costing yourself money.
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That's all a matter of opinion. There are tons of people who love their 4.10s and blower combo. Then again there are this who would never do it. You have to seriously decide which type of blower you are going to go with 1st. If you do a centri then 4.10s will be great and get you to boost faster. If you do a roots style then you may not like the 4.10 because it will eat through 1st and 2nd.

Bottom line.....have a plan and stick to it. Otherwise you will be changing parts later down the line and costing yourself money.
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If I went 410 wouldn't I have a issue with superchargers or turbo later?
I would just go 4.10s. Honestly, you'll really like them and they will wake the car up big time.
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I got 23 MPG HWY with full bolt ons, cams and 4.10's. Sucks in stop and go, but the way it feels the rest of the time makes it worth it.
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I got 23 MPG HWY with full bolt ons, cams and 4.10's. Sucks in stop and go, but the way it feels the rest of the time makes it worth it.
Exactly the same here. With the exception of CMDPs. Until my birthday this month lol
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Yeah I finally found out I have 331 on my stang now. Where I live now there's always traffic so I've been told 410 would suck is this true
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Yeah I finally found out I have 331 on my stang now. Where I live now there's always traffic so I've been told 410 would suck is this true
Not at all. But I hold gears and don't drive like a ***** in a Camry lol
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Yeah I finally found out I have 331 on my stang now. Where I live now there's always traffic so I've been told 410 would suck is this true
4.10s will help more with around town driving. On the freeway is where you'll lose mileage due to the higher rpm
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4.10s will help more with around town driving. On the freeway is where you'll lose mileage due to the higher rpm
The loss is A LOT less than ppl think. I get 23 hwy mpg with basically full bolt ons.
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The loss is A LOT less than ppl think. I get 23 hwy mpg with basically full bolt ons.
Ok good you guys got me thinking now
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Again, don't fear the gear, these 3V motors love 4.10's. I especially love it on the freeway, the snap you get in fourth gear between 50 and 80 MPH is sweet.
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Ok good you guys got me thinking now
Don't fear the gear! 4.10s and don't look back. Lol
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How many RPM's are you pushing at 75mph with the 4.10's?
Not for me but I get anywhere between 26-28
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I installed 4:10's in my built kenne bell mammoth and I love them cruising around 70mph would be about 2200 rpm I think...
around town is where you want 4:10's I'm an hour of hwy driving before I get to town and It is t retarded on fuel IMO...
the reason I see to go with a shorter gear is when you shift from say 2nd to 3rd your Rpms drop sooo low like 2000-2500 and out of your power band when you shift say at 6000 rpm with 4:10 your tons will be just over 3000rpm and keeping you in your power band for those next gears.. mind you I have major traction problems in 3rd but my car is kinda unique
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I installed 4:10's in my built kenne bell mammoth and I love them cruising around 70mph would be about 2200 rpm I think...
around town is where you want 4:10's I'm an hour of hwy driving before I get to town and It is t retarded on fuel IMO...
the reason I see to go with a shorter gear is when you shift from say 2nd to 3rd your Rpms drop sooo low like 2000-2500 and out of your power band when you shift say at 6000 rpm with 4:10 your tons will be just over 3000rpm and keeping you in your power band for those next gears.. mind you I have major traction problems in 3rd but my car is kinda unique
Yeah and that's what I'm afraid of I burn rubber as it is with my stock 3.31 lol
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I installed 4:10's in my built kenne bell mammoth and I love them cruising around 70mph would be about 2200 rpm I think...
around town is where you want 4:10's I'm an hour of hwy driving before I get to town and It is t retarded on fuel IMO...
the reason I see to go with a shorter gear is when you shift from say 2nd to 3rd your Rpms drop sooo low like 2000-2500 and out of your power band when you shift say at 6000 rpm with 4:10 your tons will be just over 3000rpm and keeping you in your power band for those next gears.. mind you I have major traction problems in 3rd but my car is kinda unique
You can mail me your motor when you get bored with it. Ill make sure it gets a good home =D lol
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lol... I'm my life everything is for sale ! except my kids make me an offer on the wife ;-P only kinda kidding.. I had to go through hundreds and settled with her and she hasn't got the boot yet......
wow soo off topic lol
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lol... I'm my life everything is for sale ! except my kids make me an offer on the wife ;-P only kinda kidding.. I had to go through hundreds and settled with her and she hasn't got the boot yet......
wow soo off topic lol
Your wife is for sale? What year is she? Miles? Any mods?
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