Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS???? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 05-18-2010, 09:36 AM   #1
Registered User
Newbie
 
4onthefloor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4
Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

OK I have a 2000 Manual GT VERT with every bolt on I could buy and my grocery grabbing 3.5 SE Altima with my wife driving can smoke me. So I'm either a terrible driver or my car is embarrassingly slow. Will changing over to 4.10 gears make a difference or am I just going to waste even more money?

Here is a list of what I have done which I will move into my sig later: Diablo with Peformance Tune. Generic AM CAI. Flowmaster Cat Back Super 44 and tons of cosmetic stuff.
4onthefloor is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-18-2010, 09:39 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
SaleenFiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Louisiana
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 2,318
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

You have 3 things done to your car which is from the factory about one second slower than the Nissan. You have nowhere near 100s of boltons. Exhaust, Tune, and CAI probably only netted you about 20-25horsepower all together (best possible situations). Gears will give you an upper hand on the launch and probably put you guys in the runnings together if at all
SaleenFiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 09:55 AM   #3
Registered User
Newbie
 
4onthefloor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

Saleen, The bolt ons where less than a grand all together and what you said is about what i expected as far as gains. I guess I'm going to have to force some air in there but with 90K on the ODO I may have to pull the motor and replace some of the internals before I add a Supercharger. The car is ten years old so I'm hesitant to add more to the car then its worth but I'm also not ready to buy a new car. If I scratch the fender the insurance company would consider it totaled. ;')
4onthefloor is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-18-2010, 09:59 AM   #4
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

If that's the case, don't bother with gears because they will cost you more than the car is worth by your logic.
__________________
"When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive." - Les Miles
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 11:07 AM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

stock 99-04 GTs run mid 14 stock with manual transmission and an average driver FYI

with all the bolt ons and gears (no suspension work) figure in the 13s high 13s. Many have made it into the 20s with suspension work and sticky tires (in coupes with weight reduction)
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 11:33 AM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Ninethourpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 434
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

Could it be a troll?
__________________
2000 silver 3.8 5 speed,smoke tint,cold air intake,MAC Long tubes, MAC Catted H,MAC GT catback, SCT Livewire w/ Bamachips tune,
17x8Fr 17x9Rr Bullit Wheels More to come......

96 honda magna vf750, K&N, Vance and Hines pipes Rejetted carbs
Ninethourpm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 03:56 PM   #7
Registered User
Newbie
 
4onthefloor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

No Im not a troll. I just woke up a little frustrated this morning and I'm just trying to figure out what to do with the car. I posted some pics this morning in an album here. I bought this car from my brother a year ago as he was about to trade it in for an 09 for next to nothing and I knew this car had potential so I grabbed it. I got most of the cosmetic stuff out of the way and now I just want this car to move. Its all about risk and reward and if I choose to spend a few grand on upgrading the motor, I'll get it to where I want the car to be. I've just seen to many cars get wrecked and lost so I get a little nervous. I have been reading this forum for awhile and have definitely benefited from it. I love this car and would really like to wake it up. I'll keep you guys posted as to what I do.
4onthefloor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 05:57 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Nevada
Posts: 69
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

4.10s will wake your car up for sure, assuming you still got stock gears in there now. You'd feel a much bigger difference with those than you did when you installed your CAI and catback. Is it enough to beat that altima? Cant say for sure but considering how relatively inexpensive gears are, if you do go that route, I doubt you'll feel like you've wasted money
__________________
03 GT, 5 speed
Magnapacks catback, o/r bassani xpipe, bassani mid length headers, accufab plenum and 75mm throttle body, 3.73, 90mm sct maf, 3 core intercooler, procharger d1sc 8psi, 395 rwhp, 405 rwtq
chris098 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 06:57 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
SaleenFiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Louisiana
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 2,318
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

I assume the car is an auto?
SaleenFiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 07:44 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
OsirisGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York
Region: New York
Posts: 1,262
Send a message via AIM to OsirisGuy
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

I'd like to know a few additional details,
1) What year is the Altima? 2 door or 4 door?
2) Is your car an automatic or manual transmission?
3) Are you absolutely sure the car is a GT (4.6L motor) as opposed to the 3.8L motor and the car just has "GT" badging?

Upgrading the rear end gears won't give you more horsepower, but it will increase the torque put to the wheels. What this comes down to is quicker off the line acceleration and a possible "even" torque range through the gears.

I would look at the tune of the car first. Is it a handheld tuner, that is can you adjust the parameters yourself, or ca the tuner also function by uploading new software to the car? Either way I'd have the car re-tuned by someone that knows how to use the tuner. It can be very possible that if you adjusted the parameters yourself you did more damage than good.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetallicMist View Post
OsirisGuy is correct
Quote:
Originally Posted by stangaroo View Post
OsirisGuy is right
2002 Mustang GT

BBK CAI - Flowmaster Catbacks - Pro 5.0 Shifter
OsirisGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 11:52 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
02MGGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Region: California
Posts: 47
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

What's the condition of the tires you have on the car? What rpm are you launching? high rpm launch + ****ty tires = losing to a Nissan Sedan.
__________________
I be Trollin' Mon
02MGGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 12:42 AM   #12
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

It's a manual guys....first sentence...fifth word....right after the 2000...
__________________
"When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive." - Les Miles
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 01:12 AM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
02MGGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Region: California
Posts: 47
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

Quote:
Originally Posted by PureVenom View Post
It's a manual guys....first sentence...fifth word....right after the 2000...
Whoa, slow down dude that's way too much info for the folks here.
__________________
I be Trollin' Mon
02MGGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 01:25 AM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
OsirisGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York
Region: New York
Posts: 1,262
Send a message via AIM to OsirisGuy
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

Read fail.

I just saw the "M.." and my brain automatically read it as Mustang.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetallicMist View Post
OsirisGuy is correct
Quote:
Originally Posted by stangaroo View Post
OsirisGuy is right
2002 Mustang GT

BBK CAI - Flowmaster Catbacks - Pro 5.0 Shifter
OsirisGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 09:17 AM   #15
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

You would need to spend 4-5k on a supercharger setup to end up at 400-450rwhp and thats THE LIMIT on that engine. If thats not fine with you you could look at an 03 cobra for around 19-20k that starts at about 360-380rwhp stock and the limit is 600+ rwhp
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2010, 09:46 AM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
SaleenFiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Louisiana
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 2,318
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

Quote:
Originally Posted by PureVenom View Post
It's a manual guys....first sentence...fifth word....right after the 2000...
Facepalm
SaleenFiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2010, 07:35 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
99 SVT Cobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Region: Texas
Posts: 198
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

What year is the Altima? There's nothing done to it?
__________________
Bassani Off-road X-pipe, Magnaflow Catback, BOMZ Racing CAI, Smoked Tail lights, Black Projector Headlights
99 SVT Cobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2010, 08:20 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
DarkShadows's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 1,178
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

The altima he speeaks of has to be newer than 02 to have he 3.5 in it. And don't let it fool you, the car is rated at 275 horsepower and based of the same motor platform as the 350z just detuned
__________________

March 2010 Mustangevolution Mustang of the Month 1st eva biatch!
DarkShadows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2010, 10:35 AM   #19
Registered User
Newbie
 
4onthefloor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

Guys sorry for not responding. I was getting e-mail updates for a short time and then it stopped so I though the tread was over. OK so I bought the 08 3.5 Altima before I got the GT. Its the 3.5SE Auto 4 Door and just so you understand... I LOVE my Mustang and I can't wait to give the Altima back when the lease is up in October. I leased the Altima because I changed jobs and wasn't taking the train to the city and needed a commuter car. A few weeks later my brother decides to get an 09 Stang and thats when I grabbed the 2000 from him. I spent the winter restoring the cosmetics and then got to work on making it faster. I changed the headlights taillights, added the stripes, chin spoiler, grill delete, changed the wheels.......etc Even though they may be comparable in speed, the mustang with the top down is so much more fun to drive. Also, I'm sure my POOR driving skills should be considered and I'm trying to get a few of the guys together who can drive too race these two cars. One of my good friends is an ex-Ford Mechanic and we are going to install the 4:10 gears in a few weeks. I already installed the 93 Octane Tune with my Predator and that made a difference. I'm also considering weight reduction. I have speaker box with two 12's and I still have my spare in the trunk. I'll keep you posted and if I can coordinate the race i will send you some pics or video.
4onthefloor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 04:48 AM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
Ninethourpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 434
Re: Hundreds on bolt ons and my Altima is faster!! GEARS????

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4onthefloor View Post
I have speaker box with two 12's and I still have my spare in the trunk.
THAT right there is your problem. Those HEAVY *** magnets.
__________________
2000 silver 3.8 5 speed,smoke tint,cold air intake,MAC Long tubes, MAC Catted H,MAC GT catback, SCT Livewire w/ Bamachips tune,
17x8Fr 17x9Rr Bullit Wheels More to come......

96 honda magna vf750, K&N, Vance and Hines pipes Rejetted carbs
Ninethourpm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I do all the bolt ons? upton7 1996-2004 Mustang GT 7 05-21-2009 01:33 PM
bolt~ons for a 01 GT 99stangin951 1996-2004 Mustang GT 8 07-16-2006 02:10 PM
Bolt ons? 98GreenStallion The Bar 2 01-24-2004 08:36 PM
first bolt ons? Falcon Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 11 11-15-2003 01:32 PM
Bolt Ons ERICK Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 1 05-11-2003 12:22 AM

» Like Us On Facebook



08:02 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.