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Old 01-30-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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Mods for 02GT Convertible

I got a automatic GT convertible and I honestly was do something to it but I just don't know what to do ? Any suggestions
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What type of mod do you want? Performance or looks?
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Both I wana do alot but since it's a automatic I can only do so much with performance
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You can do everything a manual can do for performance, don't let having an auto stop you.
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What do you have done so far? Looking at your picture i can see a few things.
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I had a 99 auto vert, with basic bolt ons I ran 13.92 at 100mph with stock tires and suspension and full weight.

3.73 gears
off road x-pipe
75mm TB and pro products plenum.
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weld in 40 series flowmasters
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Dynoed 246rwhp SAE.

bone stock I ran 14.85 94mph and dynoed 218rwhp same dyno.

---------- Post added at 10:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:01 PM ----------

Oh, and I installed a B&M valve body shift kit.... I could chirp second at half throttle
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Right here brotha..this is the best write-up for our mustangs you will find..cliffy covers everything for bolt on power..start here, you will have an entirely new beast!!
Beginner's guide to bolting-on power gains
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Really, the first performance mod you should do is a tuner. It will wake up your car. Add gears to that and its a complete new animal.
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Damn thanks guys didnt think I could do that much and I've looked at tuners damn their expensive ha I only got a k&n cold air intake and gripprs lowering springs and pypez dual exhaust
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Next purchase should be a quality set of full length weld in subframe connectors.
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I have a 02 vert gt...our cars are rated at 260hp at the fly wheel. I'm not positive but I wouldn't be doubtful that I'm pushing that or more to the rear wheels.

Bbk CAI
Bbk 78mm throttle body/plenum
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Soon to come will be LT headers and a procharger.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:23 AM   #13
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Start with letting your stang breathe better.

Our cars come with 4 catalytic converters which will rob horsepower. Get yourself and O/R H pipe with flowmaster super44's then go with a generic brand CAI with 75mm TB and a bigger plenum....those mods will free up a lot of horsepower
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For engine mods check the stickies section of this forum. CliffyK made a great write-up for beginning mods.
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+1 on opening up the exhaust. But go with a straight through muffler. Flows rob air flow. Tuner. Gears. Intake.
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Lets start off with this....how much $ do you have to play with right now? Or within the next month or so...we will get you started
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Start off smart and get some subframe connectors before you do anything.
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Start off smart and get some subframe connectors before you do anything.
My vert came with sub frame connectors...
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I believe all verts come with them, (my 02 V6 came with them), but they are bolt in and weaker than the weld ins. I swapped those out for the MM ones. Matched with springs, shocks, cc plates, balljoints, and bump steer and my front-mid susp is done....next up the rear.
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I believe all verts come with them, (my 02 V6 came with them), but they are bolt in and weaker than the weld ins. I swapped those out for the MM ones. Matched with springs, shocks, cc plates, balljoints, and bump steer and my front-mid susp is done....next up the rear.
That's true...they are there though so I'm not worrying about them ATM
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That's true...they are there though so I'm not worrying about them ATM
You're wanting advice...ditch those is the best advice. Once you tweak the frame your top will never meet the windshield the same...
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You're wanting advice...ditch those is the best advice. Once you tweak the frame your top will never meet the windshield the same...
I wasn't asking for advice, the other vert guy was
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^^ anyways, Well Upgrade to the weld in subframe connectors - If your looking for some quick bolt in power that's not to bad, get rid of the cats, If you haven't done a tune up yet, throw some Iriduim IX's in and new wires. you feel a nice refreshening power gain from lack of gap in spark plugs. I did them in my car and it just ran a hell of a lot better. CAI is always peoples first and favorite bolt on.
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I have a 98 Vert. Get Weld in Subframe connectors before your frame gets tweaked. It made the car so much better and I should have gotten them right away. It's also one of the cheapest mods you can do...$150 for the connectors and if you can't weld, it would probably be ~$100 to get them installed. And it makes a HUGE difference.

Maximum Motorsports makes the best ones for the money. You won't regret putting them in before anything else. Like I said, I wish I got them right away because my subframes were a little bit off when I was installing them. Had I got them right away I think it would have been better

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^^ anyways, Well Upgrade to the weld in subframe connectors - If your looking for some quick bolt in power that's not to bad, get rid of the cats, If you haven't done a tune up yet, throw some Iriduim IX's in and new wires. you feel a nice refreshening power gain from lack of gap in spark plugs. I did them in my car and it just ran a hell of a lot better. CAI is always peoples first and favorite bolt on.
Good advice here, a tune up is always a good idea, as well as changing the fluids. Also to clarify, the 99-04 doesnt have spark plug wires it has Coil On Plugs, so he doesn't need to worry about getting wires.
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Forgot we were dealing with a 02. But yes, I would say get a full fluid flush as well
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I have a 98 Vert. Get Weld in Subframe connectors before your frame gets tweaked. It made the car so much better and I should have gotten them right away. It's also one of the cheapest mods you can do...$150 for the connectors and if you can't weld, it would probably be ~$100 to get them installed. And it makes a HUGE difference.

Maximum Motorsports makes the best ones for the money. You won't regret putting them in before anything else. Like I said, I wish I got them right away because my subframes were a little bit off when I was installing them. Had I got them right away I think it would have been better

Good advice here, a tune up is always a good idea, as well as changing the fluids. Also to clarify, the 99-04 doesnt have spark plug wires it has Coil On Plugs, so he doesn't need to worry about getting wires.
One of my subframe connectors is collapsed at one end due to a friend trying to jack my car up when I wasn't around. I was wondering if this could cause any problems? Should I get it replaced or will it b fine of left alone?
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One of my subframe connectors is collapsed at one end due to a friend trying to jack my car up when I wasn't around. I was wondering if this could cause any problems? Should I get it replaced or will it b fine of left alone?
Are they bolt in or weld in? I would consider getting replaced anyways. I don't see it being a future problem.
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Ok, so the OP hasn't comment on here in a while so I'm just gonna list my plans. What I have one has been posted.

With taxes I'm getting a p1sc procharger only because of the price . Half off. Some eibach struts, steeda x2 ball joints, steeda bumpsteer, steeda full length sub frame connectors and upr upper and lower control arms.

When I get my 373 gears installed I'm having the rear end rebuilt with 31 spline moser axles and a cord racing bearing kit.

As soon as I can afford it after that I will be getting a aluminum flywheel and driveshaft and a stage two clutch. While in there ill go ahead and replace the throw out and pilot bearings.

Another purchase this year will be roush stage 3 bodykit, Mac long tube headers, shorty prochamber, and roush extreme exhaust.

Still trying to decide if I wanna go with a 2.5 cowl (95 cobra r) or a Mac 1 hood.
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One of my subframe connectors is collapsed at one end due to a friend trying to jack my car up when I wasn't around. I was wondering if this could cause any problems? Should I get it replaced or will it b fine of left alone?
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Sorry I've been trying to purchase a tuner my budget can't go that high money for me is kinda crappy but I got a long list of things I plan to do thanks to all you Guys
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Sorry I've been trying to purchase a tuner my budget can't go that high money for me is kinda crappy but I got a long list of things I plan to do thanks to all you Guys
No problem man....didn't know what happened to ya. Only reason I can do what I wanna do is taxes. Takin care of bills and moddin the stang.
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No problem man....didn't know what happened to ya. Only reason I can do what I wanna do is taxes. Takin care of bills and moddin the stang.
+1 instead I'm being dumb and going on a crazy vacation.
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Bama tuner
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I love the cobra front bumper, but everyone gets it...
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I love the cobra front bumper, but everyone gets it...
True but the saleen one is just too much
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