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Old 09-11-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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I have a 97 gt with an 01 motor and fiv speed tans with 3.55 gears. I'm lookin for some more power. Any advice on which direction I should go with cams before I got fi?
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Get to know your compression ratio (9:4:1-10:1 I think). FI needs lower comp ratios, or, piston change may be needed. Am no expert though.
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Get to know your compression ratio (9:4:1-10:1 I think). FI needs lower comp ratios, or, piston change may be needed. Am no expert though.
If he's full swap then his compression should be 9 to 1 or whatever the new edges are unless he just did the pi swap
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Exhaust is great way to power and sound! Headers mud pipe and cat back will set you up good, if you don't want to do lontubes then just an off road mid pipe(if you can have one) and cat back will free up some power. A cold air intake, under drive pulleys, and a tune will really give the stang some more power
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I have a 97 gt with an 01 motor and fiv speed tans with 3.55 gears. I'm lookin for some more power. Any advice on which direction I should go with cams before I got fi?
Do you have a budget? Or disposable income? Is this your main transportation?
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I have a 97 gt with an 01 motor and fiv speed tans with 3.55 gears. I'm lookin for some more power. Any advice on which direction I should go with cams before I got fi?
Should be 3:27 gears. Never heard of 3 :25.

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If he's full swap then his compression should be 9 to 1 or whatever the new edges are unless he just did the pi swap
9:4:1

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Do you have a budget? Or disposable income? Is this your main transportation?
Good question. It sure influences planning. +1
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If he's full swap then his compression should be 9 to 1 or whatever the new edges are unless he just did the pi swap
Looks like he did the whole mortor.

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Exhaust is great way to power and sound! Headers mud pipe and cat back will set you up good, if you don't want to do lontubes then just an off road mid pipe(if you can have one) and cat back will free up some power. A cold air intake, under drive pulleys, and a tune will really give the stang some more power
+1, models before 05 gain through boltons

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I have a 97 gt with an 01 motor and fiv speed tans with 3.55 gears. I'm lookin for some more power. Any advice on which direction I should go with cams before I got fi?
Real deal. Call ford racing and get their advice on can upgrades, then find a speed shop and ask the same questions. Issue is valve to piston clearance with any pistons over stock, also timing change. You can't change timing which means dyno time. Custom tuning is )250-400 depending on what the tech had to do.
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Re: 97 gt advice

Its a complete motor and trans swap and they are 3:55 gears. I was planning on stage two cams and having the heads worked and I also just found out the cars ecu has already been reflashed with a tune. Thanks for the advice any recomendations on certain brands to buy and ones to stay away from? I'm a college student so this is my dailey driver but also my project car.
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