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Old 07-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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So I just got a 96 mustang gt and its completely stock except a k&n cold air intake, I'm lookin to to add some easy horsepower. So what's next exhaust system or what? I've heard about the pi head swap but I don't have the money to buy the whole kit at once, any ideas would be much appreciated, thanks
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There is a bolt on sticky at the top of the forum with some good info.

Gears
Pi intake
cat back/mid pipe
Suspension and good tires

A PI head swap is not as much as you think either.
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So I just got a 96 mustang gt and its completely stock except a k&n cold air intake, I'm lookin to to add some easy horsepower. So what's next exhaust system or what? I've heard about the pi head swap but I don't have the money to buy the whole kit at once, any ideas would be much appreciated, thanks
Throw some 4.10s in there that'll wake it up
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Ok mine is automatic and how much are 4.10's
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Ok mine is automatic and how much are 4.10's
There about 160 get the ford racing ones I heard there great and don't make any noise and the install kit is 30 around there
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Throw some 4.10s in there that'll wake it up
4.3s better
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4.3s better
On a stock car with a stock driveshaft I think that would be overkill
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Ok so I've heard other ppl say 4.10's too but if I get exhaust and a tuner then would 4.10 be ok
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Ok so I've heard other ppl say 4.10's too but if I get exhaust and a tuner then would 4.10 be ok
If u get 4.10s I would get some good tires cause your torque is going to be off the wall
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There is a bolt on sticky at the top of the forum with some good info.

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Pi intake
cat back/mid pipe
Suspension and good tires

A PI head swap is not as much as you think either.
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If you are on a budget id say gears are the most bank for your buck, I recommend 3.73s if its your daily driver. Then secondly probably a dyno tune
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Ok so I will be a daily driver but I've heard that I shouldn't get 3.73's with automatic. And can I get the pi intake and install it without getting all the other parts
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im not installing them myself but should i just buy the gears or should i buy the combo kit with install kit for my mechanic, sorry im a newb to this
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im not installing them myself but should i just buy the gears or should i buy the combo kit with install kit for my mechanic, sorry im a newb to this
Yeah gears and kit
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A 96 auto is a very anemic vehicle in stock form so yeah a set of 4.10s is pretty much required.

A PI intake install needs a few other parts but its a 99% direct bolt on. You need:

Intake manifold, intake manifold gaskets, water pump nipple and new hose, and you're going to have to hook up your second temp sensor on your crossover.

I've got a PI intake for sale for $100 plus shipping if you need one btw.
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Ok thanks everyone i just didnt want to lose too many mpgs but I think I will go with the 4.10's
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Don't fear the gear. And don't pay more than $300-$350 for a gear install. Shops LOVE to overcharge for gears for no good reason. I have been quoted up to $700 for gear installs and that was back in 2003... It was a good laugh though.
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What about a p***y magnet
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What about a p***y magnet
I heard am sells that for about 100 with the install kit
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I heard am sells that for about 100 with the install kit
Does this come with a warranty?
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I heard am sells that for about 100 with the install kit
I'm not sure bro check on there website
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Ok one more question for my exhaust system can I just get an x pipe and put it with the stock mufflers and later on get new mufflers and header or which should I get first
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Yes. And you dont need aftermarket headers.

Id just get a catback first then an x pipe
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^^^ like what he said work on your catback and midpipe 1st headers aren't valid unless they LTs and there are a pain to put in.
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Then the aftermarket midpipe wont for if you get longtubes. They're good for some performance but not really worth the $ or hassle. Just get a better flowing midpipe and catback and spend the other money on better mods
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Right assuming u had shorty mids

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Right assuming u had shorty mids
Then u get LT
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Ok cool thanks
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