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Old 01-20-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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Need some help!!

Hello y'all, I have a 2008 gt with cai, hot rod cams, pypes cat back exhaust, 3.73 gears and bama 93 race tune. I'm looking to add some more horsepower and improve my 1/4 mile. The problem I'm having is the Boggs down off the line at 2,000 rpm launch and spins if I launch anymore higher. Sooo I'd like some advice. Thanks
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
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Get you some sticky tires. You'll be able to launch 4500- 5k & really cut down your 60ft.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:02 AM   #3
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Thanks man. Is your car lowered?
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I agree with Franco09GT, that running the right tire is crucial. You'll see much better 60' times with a drag radial or slick mounted in the rear. It's also best to have a smaller rim to allow for a taller sidewall tire, so it can flex during a hard launch. If you're able to pick up a set of 15" rims for the rear, that would be optimum.

I would say the proper rims and tires is the most important thing to improving your quarter mile launches, but it's not the only factory. Upgrading the flimsy factory control arms goes a long way too. A stronger and more stable aftermarket lower & upper control arm helps keep the rear end planted evenly to the ground. Plus, if your Mustang is lowered, than your suspension's geometry is off and can only bee regained with a adjustable LCA's & UCA. Again, retaining the factory suspension geometry is very important as well.

Hope this info helps assist you to get started on the right foot. If you're interested, I'd be more than happy to show you some specific part recommendations too!

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Old 01-21-2014, 08:16 AM   #5
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Thanks Shane. I would appreciate some advice on parts if you don't mind. I do already have rear lca that adjust on both sides. They are only Set to factory lengths tho. I'm not really sure want to adjust them to for better traction. I don't want to adjust them to far and mess the rear end up with it throwing it off.
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Thanks man. Is your car lowered?
Yes sir, got cobra jet drag springs on it.
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You like those springs? How do they ride on the street? Did it make a big difference at the track?
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You like those springs? How do they ride on the street? Did it make a big difference at the track?
Rides good in the street. & haven't had a chance to get to the track yet. But weight transfer feels way better, my front end really picks up now. Also have QA1 adjustable rear shocks & strange engineering adjustable front struts, I know these helped with weight transferring as well.
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Ahhh that's good to know. Thanks man. Is ur car NA?
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Ahhh that's good to know. Thanks man. Is ur car NA?
Na, I'm spraying a 125.
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That's sweet. Stock motor??
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Yes sir
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That's awesome man!!
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Thanks Shane. I would appreciate some advice on parts if you don't mind. I do already have rear lca that adjust on both sides. They are only Set to factory lengths tho. I'm not really sure want to adjust them to for better traction. I don't want to adjust them to far and mess the rear end up with it throwing it off.
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If you're still at the stock ride height, than adjusting them is not necessary. It becomes necessary when you lower the car, which I would suggest the same Cobra Jet springs that Franco09GT is running. They will give you the best front to back weight transfer.

Secondly, look into an adjustable Panhard bar & UCA's. Steeda make some really hardy pieces, but they're a little rough for the street. Whiteline or J&M tend to make less vibration noises and are quieter. I suggest either of those brands for a street car and Steeda or Whiteline for a track car.

Whiteline is one of my favorite suspension companies. As I said above, their components tend to have great street manners, but really function on the track. They're the best all around, IMO.

You can also look into adjustable front & rear dampeners for improved launching. I'm not sure how far you wanted to go with the suspension or what your budget is, but adj struts & shocks will go a long way!

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If you're still at the stock ride height, than adjusting them is not necessary. It becomes necessary when you lower the car, which I would suggest the same Cobra Jet springs that Franco09GT is running. They will give you the best front to back weight transfer.

Secondly, look into an adjustable Panhard bar & UCA's. Steeda make some really hardy pieces, but they're a little rough for the street. Whiteline or J&M tend to make less vibration noises and are quieter. I suggest either of those brands for a street car and Steeda or Whiteline for a track car.

Whiteline is one of my favorite suspension companies. As I said above, their components tend to have great street manners, but really function on the track. They're the best all around, IMO.

You can also look into adjustable front & rear dampeners for improved launching. I'm not sure how far you wanted to go with the suspension or what your budget is, but adj struts & shocks will go a long way!

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Thanks Shane. When you say UCA's you mean the front correct? I also was thinking about re-moving the front sway bar so the weight can transfer back as far as possible. I was told it doesn't affect the handeling to much if I take it off.
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Thanks Shane. When you say UCA's you mean the front correct? I also was thinking about re-moving the front sway bar so the weight can transfer back as far as possible. I was told it doesn't affect the handeling to much if I take it off.
UCA is upper control arm. It's located on top of the rear axle and below the rear seat. It stabilizes the rear axle and adjusts the pinion angle. The front sway bar definitely affects handling. It doesn't affect drag racing. 1/4 mile people take it off, it doesn't affect them much.
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UCA is upper control arm. It's located on top of the rear axle and below the rear seat. It stabilizes the rear axle and adjusts the pinion angle. The front sway bar definitely affects handling. It doesn't affect drag racing. 1/4 mile people take it off, it doesn't affect them much.
I know there's a UCA in the rear. He said UCA'S, which there is only 1 in the rear. That's why I was asking. Just trying to make sure.
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I know there's a UCA in the rear. He said UCA'S, which there is only 1 in the rear. That's why I was asking. Just trying to make sure.
Cool, everyone abbreviates everything and sometimes it's hard to figure out, plus you never know how much anyone knows about stuff. Are you trying to setup for 1/4 mile runs or just some improvements?
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Cool, everyone abbreviates everything and sometimes it's hard to figure out, plus you never know how much anyone knows about stuff. Are you trying to setup for 1/4 mile runs or just some improvements?
1/4 mile. I like the twisties, but I have more fun at the 1/4. So just trying to hook up first and then add some more performance.
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I don't think removing the front sway bar would help a lot in weight transfer, not too sure on that though.

But it will help in weight reduction. I got rid of mine & replaced the bulky OEM radiator support with a BMR radiator support that deletes the front sway bar, definitely saved some weight. & for driving in town you won't notice a difference in handling.
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I don't think removing the front sway bar would help a lot in weight transfer, not too sure on that though.

But it will help in weight reduction. I got rid of mine & replaced the bulky OEM radiator support with a BMR radiator support that deletes the front sway bar, definitely saved some weight. & for driving in town you won't notice a difference in handling.
Thanks man. I've thought about that. What else did you do for weight reduction?
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Thanks man. I've thought about that. What else did you do for weight reduction?
Got rid of everything in the trunk, I left mine bare metal. & did a rear seat delete. Slicks & skinnies will help a lot too
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Got rid of everything in the trunk, I left mine bare metal. & did a rear seat delete. Slicks & skinnies will help a lot too
Already thought about the rear seat delete. I think I'm going to make my own.
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