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Old 09-06-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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What are some good mods to shed some time off my 1/4 mile at the strip. My biggest issue is hooking up. I was thinking upper and lower control arms and sub frame connector. Anything else? What are sone good brands.
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What are some good mods to shed some time off my 1/4 mile at the strip. My biggest issue is hooking up. I was thinking upper and lower control arms and sub frame connector. Anything else? What are sone good brands.
Upper CA ( I say YES! ) - UPR is good
Lower CA - UPR is good
Subframes ( Maximum motor-sports )
Drag Radials
Short throw shifter ( Driver Mod )
90/10 Struts
70/30 Shocks
Some good springs would help , really don't need drag springs .. H&Rs are good enough for 11s
You could relocate your battery to help weight transfer..

And if you want to get serious tubular K member , A Arms , Coil overs ..
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Driver mod also helps
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Driver mod also helps
This would help.

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Upper CA ( I say YES! ) - UPR is good
Lower CA - UPR is good
Subframes ( Maximum motor-sports )
Drag Radials
Short throw shifter ( Driver Mod )
90/10 Struts
70/30 Shocks
Some good springs would help , really don't need drag springs .. H&Rs are good enough for 11s
You could relocate your battery to help weight transfer..

And if you want to get serious tubular K member , A Arms , Coil overs ..
Any idea how much sub frame connectors would cost to be welded in place?
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This would help.

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Any idea how much sub frame connectors would cost to be welded in place?
Do you get that bullit
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This would help.

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Any idea how much sub frame connectors would cost to be welded in place?
100-200
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Do you get that bullit
Negative. Guy doesnt have the title, wtf mate. I think its gonna be more fun to keep my car and work on it myself and learn alot with it and then move on with the knowledge to something else, just upgrade things when they break and see how low i can get my 1/4 time down. Going to the track last night and talking to some of the older motorheads made me want to do this. Anyone have input on lighter driveshaft?
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Negative. Guy doesnt have the title, wtf mate. I think its gonna be more fun to keep my car and work on it myself and learn alot with it and then move on with the knowledge to something else, just upgrade things when they break and see how low i can get my 1/4 time down. Going to the track last night and talking to some of the older motorheads made me want to do this. Anyone have input on lighter driveshaft?
And honestly dont want the payments for the next 5 years when mine is almost paid off. Wife wants to look at a bigger house. Wouldn't mind a garage for once! So when i get a car that is worth keeping i can treat it right and garage it.
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Negative. Guy doesnt have the title, wtf mate. I think its gonna be more fun to keep my car and work on it myself and learn alot with it and then move on with the knowledge to something else, just upgrade things when they break and see how low i can get my 1/4 time down. Going to the track last night and talking to some of the older motorheads made me want to do this. Anyone have input on lighter driveshaft?
Driveshaft helps too, but IMO id do that more towards the end , unless your a 4V
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Driveshaft helps too, but IMO id do that more towards the end , unless your a 4V
I figured control arms and connectors this fall so when i get my wheel package in the spring ill be all set.
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And honestly dont want the payments for the next 5 years when mine is almost paid off. Wife wants to look at a bigger house. Wouldn't mind a garage for once! So when i get a car that is worth keeping i can treat it right and garage it.
Very understandable man.i miss my other gt.2002 less than 50k and just paid it off.then some jive turkey ran a red and totaled my baby girl.but I hate payments
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Control arms, and better/wider tires are going to help a lot. Will probably cut .5 off your time right there.
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Control arms, and better/wider tires are going to help a lot. Will probably cut .5 off your time right there.
Thats what i like to hear! Then brakes, cause then i need to stop, lol. Also thinking short throw shifter.

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My build list in order for the next year. Any input more than welcome.
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My build list in order for the next year. Any input more than welcome.
I ran a 13.1 with stock heads and cam. No subframe. Drag shocks only. 1.9 60 foot and I had every bolt on besides that.
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My build list in order for the next year. Any input more than welcome.
I have a never installed MGW I was gonna put in my '03 Mach 1 but never did due to a missing base shifter cup..still in the box.

PM me if you or anyone else wants it for their 3650, extras included.
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I have a never installed MGW I was gonna put in my '03 Mach 1 but never did due to a missing base shifter cup..still in the box.

PM me if you or anyone else wants it for their 3650, extras included.
Mine is a early 01.
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Underbody coat? You mean the soundproofing?
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Underbody coat? You mean the soundproofing?
No i was thinking of a rust protectant coat, but the more i read about it the less i want it. Seems to lock moisture in so any rust you have will get worse. My car is outside all the time, no garage
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Noone has mentioned gears? Damn.

I have an 03 gt. im doing exhaust, gears, tires, cai, tb, lca, lowering springs, udp, and tuner for now. Gears with suspension and tires will be your best money spent, drastically improve your et and trap. Short throws are amazing as well lol
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No i was thinking of a rust protectant coat, but the more i read about it the less i want it. Seems to lock moisture in so any rust you have will get worse. My car is outside all the time, no garage
Nice to know. I too am forced to leave my car outside.
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What are some good mods to shed some time off my 1/4 mile at the strip. My biggest issue is hooking up. I was thinking upper and lower control arms and sub frame connector. Anything else? What are sone good brands.
I'd do 4.10 gears, 275 tires can fit your stock rims, tuner, make your own cold air intake by taking the silencer out in the stock intake and air box out and put a big k&n filter for like a truck on, do the trick flow 75mm throttle body and plenum combo for 265$, o/r x-pipe, with dumps and whatever muffle you want. Make sure the piping is 2.5' and facing downward, move your battery to the trunk, steeds under drive pulley's and you can just replace the bushing with poly bushings instead of the whole control arm lot cheaper and does the same, take your front bumper support off save 30 pounds and gives better weight transfer and it doesn't even hardly do anything anyways, But that's good enough to get you a 13.1 probably in the 1/4.
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I'd do 4.10 gears, 275 tires can fit your stock rims, tuner, make your own cold air intake by taking the silencer out in the stock intake and air box out and put a big k&n filter for like a truck on, do the trick flow 75mm throttle body and plenum combo for 265$, o/r x-pipe, with dumps and whatever muffle you want. Make sure the piping is 2.5' and facing downward, move your battery to the trunk, steeds under drive pulley's and you can just replace the bushing with poly bushings instead of the whole control arm lot cheaper and does the same, take your front bumper support off save 30 pounds and gives better weight transfer and it doesn't even hardly do anything anyways, But that's good enough to get you a 13.1 probably in the 1/4.
What's the front bumper support? Never heard someone mention that before for the weight reduction. And will a 275 really fit a 17x8?
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What's the front bumper support? Never heard someone mention that before for the weight reduction. And will a 275 really fit a 17x8?
It's a big piece of metal and foam pretty much fills in the bumper. (Supports it) I always took mine off in all my mustangs and never had my bumpers fly off even at high speeds at the track or with really hard launches. Just don't stand on it or put lots of weight on it (like stand on it) which you wouldn't do anyways hopefully. Lol but it saves you weight reduction and will lift your front end up more at take off and your rear will go lower creating very little more traction ever weight counts! 100lbs = .1 in 1/4 you can take your rear bumper support out too.. And yes you'll need a newwer tire machine to put 275 tires on 18x8 rims though or else it'll be impossible. I had a buddy try to put them on and couldn't get the beads in.. And gave it to another buddy got them in with no problems with his machine..

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Also could do egr delete give maybe 3 horsepower plus maybe 5 more pounds and your engine will run cooler. I've done that to my mustangs too.
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Wow good to know man and no I don't plan on standing on the bumper lol. Considering your 100 =. 1 puts into perspective that it may be helpful for my big a$$ to lose some pounds lol. Thanks for the help
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You can remove front sway bar for way way way better weight transfer! Give you better 60ft which = faster 1/4 times. Ever .1 in 60ft = .2 in 1/4 mile! Lol but seriously it's all in the launch..
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Speed what is your best 1/8 time?
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That was in my 03 gt 5 speed. I got a new 04 5 speed gt now. I just finished putting all my mods on this new gt. Plus this one has full suspension and 100,000 less miles..
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What do the new 5.0 run in the 1/8
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Stiffer springs in the rear. When the rear squats, your wasting energy. A front swaybar delete will take 30#+ off the front end for around $100. It's basically a radiator support bracket. The stock bracket is heavy steel because it has to handle the torque from the swaybar.
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What do the new 5.0 run in the 1/8
Not to sure with a decent driver.. I've seen them run 8.4ish and 11's in the 1000 foot.
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Stiffer springs in the rear. When the rear squats, your wasting energy. A front swaybar delete will take 30#+ off the front end for around $100. It's basically a radiator support bracket. The stock bracket is heavy steel because it has to handle the torque from the swaybar.
How come the upr coilovers for drag racing are only 175 lbs then?
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