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Old 05-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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bought my first gt!

I just bought a 99 gt and I love it, a big upgrade from my v6. So now I wanna start adding stuff to make it faster, what should I start with??
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Re: bought my first gt!

Congrats, and i would do a cold air intake, exaust and tuner to start.
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Congrats. First, I would focus on handling. Springs, shocks/struts, camber bolts or plates, bushings and subframe connectors. How are your tires? They are the only thing that makes contact with the road, so I would make sure you have some quality tires. Then focus on power and braking. Just my two cents.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:09 AM   #6
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Thanks guys!! I have an extra 2'gs lying around do yall think that would be enough to do both the handling and power at the same time? I like both of yalls suggestions and will do both if possible!
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Congrats

Def think you should do a mix of both. Change all the fluids (peace of mind). Just throwing out some ideas here. Longtubes, mid pipe, short throw(manual), gears, control arms, d/s rotors Have fun deciding!
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Congrats, and welcome to the fun world of mod motor V8s. You'll like it here.

Lowering springs, tuner, exhaust, intake, and gears should get you going. Maybe some wheels and tires to set it off (17x9 front, 17x10.5 rear).
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Congrats, and welcome to the fun world of mod motor V8s. You'll like it here.

Lowering springs, tuner, exhaust, intake, and gears should get you going. Maybe some wheels and tires to set it off (17x9 front, 17x10.5 rear).
Change all fluids
Lower springs, cc plates, struts= about $1000
Cai=200
MGW shifter=185
Gears and tuner package= about 550

That shout give you what you need to start out and is right at budget

Then when you can squeeze another grand or so in to that budget get some long tube headers, Mac pro chamber and a nice cat back.
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Ok so I've decided to go with the Lowering springs, tuner, exhaust, intake, and gears. Btw what's a MGW shifter?
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Ok so I've decided to go with the Lowering springs, tuner, exhaust, intake, and gears. Btw what's a MGW shifter?
Only the best short throw shifter available!!

And if you are going to do the lowering springs it would be in your best interest to do struts and caster camber plates at the same time...
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Awe bummer mines an automatic I couldn't find a standard :/
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Awe bummer mines an automatic I couldn't find a standard :/
Sorry I missed the auto part . The tuner will really help out ur auto
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Which gears would be better, 3.73s or 4.10s? Also which intake is better, the short or long one?
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Which gears would be better, 3.73s or 4.10s? Also which intake is better, the short or long one?
I would go with 4.10 in your car and the fender well intake.
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Ok so I've decided to put in the springs, struts, and camber plates. Should I put in the bushings and subframe connectors as well?
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Ok so I've decided to put in the springs, struts, and camber plates. Should I put in the bushings and subframe connectors as well?
Wouldn't hurt...would really change the way that car handles and feels...I would try to squeeze gears and a tuner in there. You should have the $
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Yea I already got that, I found a gears and tuner combo on AM and sounded like a good deal to me I also got an intake. What should the next mod be? I have 800 left to spend this month lol
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Yea I already got that, I found a gears and tuner combo on AM and sounded like a good deal to me I also got an intake. What should the next mod be? I have 800 left to spend this month lol
List everything you have already bought
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Congrats! Exhaust, exhaust, exhaust!
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #21
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CC plates, struts, springs tuner, gears, CAI.

---------- Post added at 06:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:41 PM ----------

Bushings and subframe connectors are also in the list
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CC plates, struts, springs tuner, gears, CAI.

---------- Post added at 06:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:41 PM ----------

Bushings and subframe connectors are also in the list
H pipe (I prefer Mac pro chamber) and cat back!

Once again I prefer Mac but it depends on what sound I want
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Ok thanks bro! One more thing, do you have any idea how much HP all of this would add?
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Ok thanks bro! One more thing, do you have any idea how much HP all of this would add?
Honestly, looking at what they all claim to give:

Cai-10-15
Tuner-20-25
Mid pipe-10-15
Cat back-10-15

50-70....not really, maybe 30-50. The gears will probably give you the most notable feel even though they don't actually "add" any hp
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Honestly, looking at what they all claim to give:

Cai-10-15
Tuner-20-25
Mid pipe-10-15
Cat back-10-15

50-70....not really, maybe 30-50. The gears will probably give you the most notable feel even though they don't actually "add" any hp
+11. What ever they say they will add, always expect the lower number of the two!!.. Also with $800 left I would do an O/R Mid Pipe and Cat Back system!.. That should help eliminate the rest of your spending cash!.. Lol
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H pipe (I prefer Mac pro chamber) and cat back!

Once again I prefer Mac but it depends on what sound I want
+100 I have the prochamber on my stang and I absolutely love it!!! Sounds just an old muscle car
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Thanks for the props guys...
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Dang I'm having second thoughts about all of this, I was expecting more power. :/ What all would I have to do if I wanted to go the supercharger route?
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Dang I'm having second thoughts about all of this, I was expecting more power. :/ What all would I have to do if I wanted to go the supercharger route?
You still need all this stuff

The only thing I would say is get the bbk 78 mm tb/plenum combo if you decide to buy a new tb. These are the cheap upgrades my friend
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Ok sounds good! I'll just add all of this stuff and than decide if I want the supercharger in a month or two. Thanks guys for all of yalls input, I really appreciate it!!
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I still say sort out handling and save up for a supercharger.
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I still say sort out handling and save up for a supercharger.
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This is what I have bought or going to buy for handling: CC plates, struts, springs, bushings, subframe connectors, brakes, and tires. What am I missing?
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