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Old 10-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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2001 GT Suggested upgrades?

Ok so i have a 2001 Gt (4.6 2v) has 54,000miles. Its a daily driver i am ooking to do some engine and drive-train upgrades. Whats a good parts list for bolt on performance upgrades. I had a 79 regal pro street 9.5sec street car sold it this past summer, and just got the mustang because i wanted a nice street car and i am new to this model and engine of mustangs. Had a 90 Gt 2 years ago loved it, but got hit by a plow truck Well i don't know how i went on to tell a whole story, but thanks guys much appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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Biggest bang for the buck in terms of power is intake/exhaust/tune IMO. A shifter goes a long, long way in terms of drivability, and the first time you have any issues with your clutch pedal adjuster consider a firewall quadrant and adjustable cable.
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Forsure Tune.. With CAI and a nice exhaust would be good. Thats the basics. Then you can go internals and SC or somethin.. Its all about what you want to make in hp!
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Biggest bang for the buck in terms of power is intake/exhaust/tune IMO. A shifter goes a long, long way in terms of drivability, and the first time you have any issues with your clutch pedal adjuster consider a firewall quadrant and adjustable cable.
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My opinion is a nice X-pipe with some pretty chrome pipes hanging out the a$$! It gives you power/beautiful sound and style.
Also a cold air intake and a 70mm throttle body and plenum is a good mod. Both the 2 together are amazing and a SCT programmer just adds to the fun!
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TURBO AND FART CAN AWMG.

Nah.. these guys are right... My exhaust is messing up cuz i scrape so much, but ima buy another h pip kit.. i like em better than x's because the h is raspy and rumbly ^.^
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TURBO AND FART CAN AWMG.

Nah.. these guys are right... My exhaust is messing up cuz i scrape so much, but ima buy another h pip kit.. i like em better than x's because the h is raspy and rumbly ^.^
Since when were H pipes raspy? Haha
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Since when were H pipes raspy? Haha
+1 definitely the other way around haha
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:06 PM   #9
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My opinion is a nice X-pipe with some pretty chrome pipes hanging out the a$$! It gives you power/beautiful sound and style.
Also a cold air intake and a 70mm throttle body and plenum is a good mod. Both the 2 together are amazing and a SCT programmer just adds to the fun!
I agree, a nice set of gears is also a good route. Probably the most noticeable gain IMO, just be sure to get a tuner with it so your speedometer is correct. Either 3.73 or 4.10 that's just a preference thing.
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Thanks you guys i really appreciate the input, i cant wait to wake this thing up a bit, miss my big block so something has to fill the void!
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CAI Tune Exhaust short throw and why not a upgraded throttle body? (70mm)?
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When upgrading the throttle body should i do a cold air intake new maf sensor and injectors also?
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You don't need a new maf or injectors until you get into forced induction. Just my opinion
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When upgrading the throttle body should i do a cold air intake new maf sensor and injectors also?
Atleast a CAI the bigger throttle body means more air and the stock intake with upgraded throttle body could probably hurt your performance
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Really? So i would / should if i want a new bigger throttle body get a new intake manifold?
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Gears>Short Shifter>Exhaust
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Really? So i would / should if i want a new bigger throttle body get a new intake manifold?
Not a CAI (Cold air intake) should be enough if it's a 70 mm throttle body bigger you may need more
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Ok i got yeah now sorry for confusion, and how do i tell what tranny i have i have heard 2 different things i have a 01 GT heard it can be T-45 or a TR-3650 sorry if identifying its a stupid question.
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Ok i got yeah now sorry for confusion, and how do i tell what tranny i have i have heard 2 different things i have a 01 GT heard it can be T-45 or a TR-3650 sorry if identifying its a stupid question.
What's the date your car was made? Should say on the door jamb where your vin number and everything is. I believe they changed after June of 01, so if its before June it's a T-45. My 01 was actually made in 2000 haha
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I will have to check and lol i love when manufacturers do that. And is one tranny better then the other?
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I will have to check and lol i love when manufacturers do that. And is one tranny better then the other?
Some say the TR-3650 is better, but I've heard the exact same complaints about both regarding 4th gear (myself included) so I wouldn't say either is really better, just different.
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Well that's a plus at least, one isn't better then the other i would still love to get a 6spd!
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I have the TR3650 by the way checked it out earlier.
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Since when were H pipes raspy? Haha
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Really? So i would / should if i want a new bigger throttle body get a new intake manifold?
The 2v motors only benefit from an intake manifold with FI, other than that you will gain a little top end but lose a lot of low end torque
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The 2v motors only benefit from an intake manifold with FI, other than that you will gain a little top end but lose a lot of low end torque
That actually depends on the intake "manifold"!....
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