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Old 11-26-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Bullitt's next mods?

Ok so since I got a somewhat of a job in going to have a tiny bit of money for upcoming mods. My dilema is that I feel the car is pretty slow (Had a hard time passing a truck on the freeway).

So I planned for cams and gears, but I do like to autocross and take corners a lot. Should I work on the power of the car, or should I work on suspension? I'm really stuck on this one.
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Get a driver mod and/or gt

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Lol jk

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Save up for gears they're bad *** makes passing people in the highway a breeze and fun as hell

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Hey let's see how many times ME will update my original post

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Kool I think I'm gonna go for a "post added" record!

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Besides gears get some exhaust work

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If you have exhaust work get some intake stuff

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If you get a whole lotta money to blow get some trick flow heads for your 2v

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^^thats the less traveled route

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But only cuz the price otherwise they're still pretty bad ***

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But I'm gonna have to say gears go 4.10 or go home !!!
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Someone went full ******....

Get gears OP, and I'm personally not going to make my car faster until the suspension is tightened up and lowered some.
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Gears, tuner, suspension mods.
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If I do it, I'm going to get gears and cams at the same time. But my dilema was, should I spend it on suspension instead? If I focus on suspension too much gearing will make it easier to break loose in corners.
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Someone went full ******.... Get gears OP, and I'm personally not going to make my car faster until the suspension is tightened up and lowered some.
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If I do it, I'm going to get gears and cams at the same time. But my dilema was, should I spend it on suspension instead? If I focus on suspension too much gearing will make it easier to break loose in corners.
personally my car doesn't break the tires loose THAT bad where I'm like"OMFG I need to get this suspension ASAP" I don't think you'll have anything to worry about for a while
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personally my car doesn't break the tires loose THAT bad where I'm like"OMFG I need to get this suspension ASAP" I don't think you'll have anything to worry about for a while
I don't mean suspension to keep grip, I mean suspension to cut corners like subies
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I don't mean suspension to keep grip, I mean suspension to cut corners like subies
ah I see sorry can't help u there
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I don't mean suspension to keep grip, I mean suspension to cut corners like subies
Hell slam it and get a good alignment and Subies shouldn't be able to keep up much if it's a tight course. I vote suspension
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I really don't know, cause I like to come onto the highway like a bat out of hell, but I love cutting corners.
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I know I'm in the minority on here, I'd rather take turns than go fast in a straight line
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Gears.

Soccer do gears. You'll never look back, of course mine is stock but I've never driven a car as fast as this ****in termi, that torque feel is amazing
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I put sway bars on my car and it made a world of difference depending on how tired your cars suspension is id start there theres no point of having all the power in the world but no able to get it down
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:44 AM   #17
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I would say pick up some eibach sportlinepro lowering springs man I did and it courners so much better wth just that I wanna so some more suspension work but next I am doing cold air intake throttle body and then maybe gears
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I've been spending my time and money on restoring my car. A "rolling" restoration, if you will.
Both of our cars have similar miles, so I imagine that the same things are worn out on your car as were on mine.
I just took the car on it's first long drive after completely rebuilding the front end and replacing the struts and shocks and WOW!!! What a difference! The damn car ALMOST drives itself. And it was about a second faster at the autocross. All stock parts.
Same thing with the engine... I did a, fairly, "major" tune up, replaced coils, IAC, 02 sensors PCV valve , cleaned everything, etc.
I noticed at the autocross, that both of our cars have the same "hot start" problem after a short "heat sink". Probably a fuel delivery problem that we'll need to work out.
Other than the shocks and struts, and the tires, all the parts that I used were Motorcraft.
There's quite a bit of room for improvement by just putting our cars back to "as new" condition.
None of that was as fun as actually "modding" the car, but, now I have a pretty good platform to build on should I ever find it necessary to add any high performance goodies.

You already know that the gears will be the "best bang for your buck"...
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If I had trouble passing a truck, I'd check my engine, ie.. Compression, plugs, COPs. I'd check brakes to see if one is sticking.

It would be good to determine your acceleration problem and fix it before doing other expensive mods.
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Ok so since I got a somewhat of a job in going to have a tiny bit of money for upcoming mods. My dilema is that I feel the car is pretty slow (Had a hard time passing a truck on the freeway). So I planned for cams and gears, but I do like to autocross and take corners a lot. Should I work on the power of the car, or should I work on suspension? I'm really stuck on this one.
Current mods ?
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Sounds like youre stock now, but a list of mods would be good too. Gears sre going to be the best bang for your buck. Dont waste your money on cams just yet. Your gains aren't gonna be enough to warrent the 1k+ you'd spend on parts and labor unless your FI, and even then.

Suspension is key here too. On the low end some sub frame connectors, LCA's, and lowering springs will be a great difference from stock. On the high end, you can spend that money for cams on the suspension like an MM suspension kit, and you'll cut corners like the CEO of a hedge fund company. Of course don't forget a good set of tires goes a loooong way too.

And lastly a tune would be the third thing I'd get. And by tune, I mean dyno tune. You could also look at stripping any unnecessary weight out too.

I remember reading a few years ago about a guy who did full suspension, and stripped interior on a 99-04 2v and ran 12's. He was also an amaizing driver too.....lol
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Hard choice. But I vote suspension over power if you plan on doing much more autox.
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If I had trouble passing a truck, I'd check my engine, ie.. Compression, plugs, COPs. I'd check brakes to see if one is sticking. It would be good to determine your acceleration problem and fix it before doing other expensive mods.
It wasn't necessarily like that, but coming into the freeway around 40 he flew past me so I gunned it. I just didn't pass him as quickly as it feels like a Mustang should.

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BAMA 91 Tune and an MGW, and being a Bullitt it came with the better intake as well as UDPs.
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Oh and it came with upgraded shocks and struts, Subframes, and springs, not to mention the 13" Cobra brakes.
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It wasn't necessarily like that, but coming into the freeway around 40 he flew past me so I gunned it. I just didn't pass him as quickly as it feels like a Mustang should.

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BAMA 91 Tune and an MGW, and being a Bullitt it came with the better intake as well as UDPs.
Thought you had a prochamber mid pipe
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Thought you had a prochamber mid pipe
If you count that towards performance I do lol
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I say full exhaust / 373 gears / TB next
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Full exhaust, 4.10's, tb :p
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I say suspension first
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Already have full exhaust and have a good intake with the same oval TB from the 96-98 Cobra.
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Already have full exhaust and have a good intake with the same oval TB from the 96-98 Cobra.
Then I suggest selling the car and getting a 4V mustang
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Then I suggest selling the car and getting a 4V mustang
The Bullitts came with the intake and twin cobra throttle body
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Then I suggest selling the car and getting a 4V mustang
I'm probably going to mod it and run it till the engine goes, then swap it out for something better.

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The Bullitts came with the intake and twin cobra throttle body
Yup, same one that the 96-98 Cobras use.
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Is personally go with gears and suspension but that's my opinion
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