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Old 12-26-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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$2700 best spent

So Christmas was good to me and I'm being good to my car I've got 2700.00 cash to drop on the Stang her current mods are as follows

List of current mods

Black Bullit motorsports 18" staggered rims
Aluminum flywheel
Spec stage 2 Kevlar clutch
Borla catback exhaust
Eibach pro lowering springs
Eibach pro damper shocks n struts
HID 10000k halo headlights
Amber fog conversion
Mach 1 chin spoiler
Mach 1 grill delete w/ ring
Honeycomb deck lid panel
Rockford fosgate 1500w mono amp
2 Rockford fosgate p3 12s
5% limo tint with eyebrow
Avs rainguards
Bullit style pedal covers
05 mustang shifter knob

Now I'm thinking about primarily power adders with the 2700 and looking for your input or advice
currently I'm thinking my list of future mods would be

Magnaflow o/r x pipe with elims and extensions
Strut tower brace
Eibach sway bar kit
Competition cams
Adjustable cam gears
Beehive cam springs
Steel cam spring retainers
3.75 gears and install kit
All from AM putting me at a little over 2100$ without our discount

Only thing that concerns me is I've never done install on cams before and I'm only leaving about 500$ of oops money and tune/timing money

So suggestions? Input? Be brutal! Be honest! I don't want to waste money and I want it set up for basically autocross
I live 20 minutes from the dragon and want her to go fast around the hairpin corners plus she is my daily driver so gears aren't essential cause I like mpg (but I don't love it) lol
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:29 PM   #2
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That's a good list of mods. Seem to have done you homework and you know what you want. As for the cams install. You can always buy them and save for a while longer and get them installed.
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I would consider some Hawk HPS brake pads or similar and camber/caster plates if you plan on attacking the Dragon.

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Subframe connectors a a great mod also
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I would consider some Hawk HPS brake pads or similar and camber/caster plates if you plan on attacking the Dragon.
++ agree with both here. I'd probably mix in more suspension stuff as you already have more power then suspension or brakes in stick trim.
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If you want to run the dragon you will want more suspension. Shocks and springs wont do it for you. You need subframs connects and at the least nice lower control arms. Steeda balljoints and MM caster camber plates would be recommended as well. 3.73 gears are perdect for the dragon though. Aluminum d/s helps a little as well. Cobra brake upgrade for sure! And i also run the eibach sway bars and enjoy them.
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Re: $2700 best spent

Why not keep that $2700,save a little and use your tax return for a blower?
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Why not keep that $2700,save a little and use your tax return for a blower?
Yeah he could just power slide around the corners way more fun
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If you've never seen vids or pics from up there you should YouTube it, the bikes are fun to watch also.
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These are exactly the types of comments I was looking for!!!! Keep 'em coming
Please don't hate this next question cause i know its not really the%

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These are exactly the types of comments I was looking for!!!! Keep 'em coming
Please don't hate this next question cause i know its not really the standard mustang realm but i run with all types
Does anyone know if there are knuckles or something to improve the turning radius of the new edge stangs? Just for those days when my drifting 240 friends want me to play with them as they often do?
I usually hang well but when I'm getting really sideways I find I'm lacking in my angle of front wheels I wish I could go full 90 (not really a priority) but to have a Stang with a 90 degree front turning capability .... Well that would definitely be something to see and give me that extra edge needed to play with the drifters
round here
Not to mention make turning around in a parking lot easier lol
But as I said I'm mainly wanting auto cross this is just a thought
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:27 PM   #10
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Wow you really have a nice car
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Why not keep that $2700,save a little and use your tax return for a blower?
And as for this I would love to but 120000miles on her and I want her to stay alive as long as possible feel like a blower would definitely reduce the life of the engine without being properly built first and that's still even more $$
One day maybe but as for now I figured cams would be a relatively safe power adder

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Thank you very much it's nice to hear that once in a while
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Short shifter? Or keep saving and get forged internals and a supercharger so you won't have to worry about longevity.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:52 PM   #13
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Oh and sorry I already have the hawk hps break pads last time I got brakes changed I had them upgrade but I didn't think It was that big of an upgrade to mention
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Re: $2700 best spent

Not sure of the gain on cams with the 2V but have you checked into it to see if its worth the time and money?
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From what I've read the comp stage 2 cams I'm looking at should give me quite a bit more pep alone but I'm leaning toward professional install if i go the cam route and I need to get some quotes i guess

anyone know how much it costs to get forged internals? I want my car to run forever
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Not sure of the gain on cams with the 2V but have you checked into it to see if its worth the time and money?
2v responds well to cams. Cams alone can net 30rwhp and if coupled with a performance intake it can add upwards of 90rwhp. I count that to be substantial at least. And it makes our cars sound amazing.

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From what I've read the comp stage 2 cams I'm looking at should give me quite a bit more pep alone but I'm leaning toward professional install if i go the cam route and I need to get some quotes i guess

anyone know how much it costs to get forged internals? I want my car to run forever
Depending on what you buy forged internals can run anywhere from $700 to $1800. That's just parts. If you get a cam, internals, heads, and intake a shop can usually install it all at once for the cost of a single cam install. Food for thought.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:24 AM   #17
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2v responds well to cams. Cams alone can net 30rwhp and if coupled with a performance intake it can add upwards of 90rwhp. I count that to be substantial at least. And it makes our cars sound amazing.

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Depending on what you buy forged internals can run anywhere from $700 to $1800. That's just parts. If you get a cam, internals, heads, and intake a shop can usually install it all at once for the cost of a single cam install. Food for thought.
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Re: $2700 best spent

list looks good...but a shop wont install forged internals in a motor(balance the rotating assembly and assemble it,and assemble longlbock for the price of a cam install..

like stated added full subframes to the list and get some good upper and lower control arms..or just say screw it and get a griggs setup
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list looks good...but a shop wont install forged internals in a motor(balance the rotating assembly and assemble it,and assemble longlbock for the price of a cam install..

like stated added full subframes to the list and get some good upper and lower control arms..or just say screw it and get a griggs setup
Good info. I guess I should have added that I know y shop people well and they let me help work on it so they're more open to a couple hours of work. Lol

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I'm gunna start referring to you as Charlie Sheen because right now in my book your simply ... "winning"
Charlie sheen is an addict. Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willace?!

P.S. don't be surprised if cam installs are quoted over $1000.
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Yeah I started pricing out intake, cam cam gear, and my xpipe and the tune plus install and ended up well over 5k ... Dammit
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Re: $2700 best spent

Since your wanting to do autox i would definately say full length subframes, lower control arms, sway bar kit, and 3.73 gears. After that see where your budget is and have a little fun with the left overs, maybe an Aluminum DS and maybe a short throw shifter
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