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Old 01-23-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Im getting a big tax refund with about 8k to spend i have always gone more with looks rather than power now its time for power should i just buy a kennebell supercharger would my engine handdle it it is bone stock or should i go another way around it thanks 4 the advise.
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Just get new heads. And it should be fine.
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I would get some better rods too
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Im getting a big tax refund with about 8k to spend i have always gone more with looks rather than power now its time for power should i just buy a kennebell supercharger would my engine handdle it it is bone stock or should i go another way around it thanks 4 the advise.
Mmr forged rotating assembly and the kb intercooled kit, should be about $6500-7000 for both of those
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Termi swap !!!
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kennebell new crank and internals Probley heavyer clutch u still have stock trans and gears?
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #7
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Yeah its all stock so then should i just not supercharge it and add othwr performance parts
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Yea man I would do other performance first maybe get it ready for a supercharger such as stated above better clutch and some good internals and maybe some suspension
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Suspension and supercharger
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yes I would do full bolt ons first throttle body,c.a.i intake,headers,X or H or straight pipe exhaust,pulleys,alumnium drive shaft ,3.73 gears,a tune either Bama or sct or wut u like if u got the cash a different trans a higher grade tremic I have a tremic tko 500 super strong can hit hard on it all day no problems at all.
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Sell your car and use that 8k as a down payment on a Termi. Or do a Termi swap. But its always easier if its already done
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Sell your car and use that 8k as a down payment on a Termi. Or do a Termi swap. But its always easier if its already done
I second this. That way you get an actual Cobra to go with the powertrain lol.
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Yeah its all stock so then should i just not supercharge it and add othwr performance parts
How many miles on the car?
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:37 PM   #14
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80,000 miles std
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80,000 miles std
Hmmm adding a supercharger to a car with 80k with stock trans wouldn't be the BEST idea but if I were you I'd just look for a termi swap or just use the cash towards a 5.0
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Damitt i was afraid of that it was 1 of my idea to put the cash and sell my car and put all down towards a new 5.0 but how much can i get out of my GT should i just go by kelly blue book its an 2002 gt 80,000 miles std black interior leather notting is thorn ive had this stang for 6 yrs i got it at 50,000 miles but might b time to upgrade
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I'd build the 1 you have.. Make it the way you want it, especially if the car is paid off... By getting a new 5.0 your gonna have the possibility of payments
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You defiantly won't have a problem as long as your car is in good condition. My friend has a 02 gt with kenne bell running 12psi all day. Daily driven. Just threw new heads on it. It's been alma or 20000 miles and not a single problem.

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But he had all basic bolt ons and a clutch safe to 400ft/lbs. and tune.
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I second this. That way you get an actual Cobra to go with the powertrain lol.
As well as the nice insurance bill...
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As well as the nice insurance bill...
My gt is more than my cobra on insurance and the cobra is a vert
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My gt is more than my cobra on insurance and the cobra is a vert
How?
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How?
Don't ask me, been that way since adding the gt 4 years ago.
From 02 v6 to 03 cobra vert was less than $20/month difference when I was 21 and single.
I'm now one of those old married.guys at 27 I suppose.
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I would re build the engine if I had $8k to spend on my car.
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Don't ask me, been that way since adding the gt 4 years ago.
From 02 v6 to 03 cobra vert was less than $20/month difference when I was 21 and single.
I'm now one of those old married.guys at 27 I suppose.
Your also talking about 6 years of difference? Any accidents? Tickets? Any claims in those 6 years?

When I was 19 in 2002 my 01 5 speed base neon cost more to insure than my 92 7up vert 5.0
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Nope, only ticket ive ever gotten was no tag in 2006. Only wreck was 2003.

And there was no 7up in 92...
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Nope, only ticket ive ever gotten was no tag in 2006. Only wreck was 2003.

And there was no 7up in 92...
Well it looked just like it...I don't know the stats on the 7up cars.
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Well it looked just like it...I don't know the stats on the 7up cars.
I own one. All 1990 emerald green/white/white
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I have no idea what insurance you have but my buddy that has a 03 cobra has the exact same insurance and coverages and driving record and he pays $60 more a month then me with my 02 gt. idk if any of you have progressive or checked out the snapshot, but ITS WORTH IT.
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I have no idea what insurance you have but my buddy that has a 03 cobra has the exact same insurance and coverages and driving record and he pays $60 more a month then me with my 02 gt. idk if any of you have progressive or checked out the snapshot, but ITS WORTH IT.
I've been with allstate since 99. I can beat their rates but not the service.
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I own one. All 1990 emerald green/white/white
Mine was that dark green/white/white.....I didn't know they only made them that one year. Never really knew it was a special edition just thought that's what they called it.
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