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Old 01-28-2015, 04:26 PM   #1
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Which mod first?

04' GT 5 speed.. Right now I have factory manifolds, but the rest of the exhaust is all brand new 2.5" all the way back... Bassani H pipe, super 10's and no cats.. I've got a steeda cold air, steeda short throw, and every suspension mod you can imagine...

I'm looking at 2 things for tax money.. 1 I am most definitely changing gears right now I've got the factory limited slip 3.27's... this is my daily driver so in gonna swap in 3.73 instead of 4.10's.. Has anyone swapped in 3.73's and could you tell a big difference?

Next I'm deciding between getting longtubes to complete the exhaust or throttle body and intake...

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Also I've got underdrive pulleys already too.
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:30 PM   #3
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The 4.6's are choked up on both sides of the engine so both will help out. I'd probably do headers first just to finish up the exhaust, but the throttle body/intake will definitely help it breath better. I'd look into upgrading the intake plenum as well. They are super restrictive from the factory.
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Sorry that's what I meant, throttle body and plenum, any brands to stay away from
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I've always been a huge fan of TrickFlow. C&L is a good one too. They were good when the cars were new, not sure about any of the new ones.
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I was looking at bbk and accufab maybe SR
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Accufab is pretty good if I remember correctly. I don't think the BBK one flows as well (I like BBK exhaust, but the intake side isn't as good). I don't know anything about SR except that it's American Muscles brand.
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I've had good experiences with American muscle, but I know accufab is pretty expensive I'll take a look at trick flow, install pretty easy for the plenum and throttle body
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Get the trickflow. It's a happy medium and high quality. Flows almost as well as the accufab.

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The gear swap will be the biggest improvement.
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:21 AM   #12
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I'm looking at throttle body and plenums, is 78mm really too big for a n/a car? I will have long tubes, cold air, cam, new tune, and already have underdrive pulleys and new gears next week.. I've heard 78mm is too big and you don't gain anything... Stock I know is 56mm so I have 3 options 70,75, or 78mm... What to do what to do
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Stock tb is not 56mm, whoever told you that... I would not listen to them for anymore advice.


Mods for a 2V should go like:


-Gears
-Shifter
-Mid pipe/catback
-Plenum/75mm TB
-Suspension suspension suspension
-Wheels/tires
-Tune


Cams are a very expensive proposition and you might as well just get a supercharger when all is said and done for the $1000-$1500 it is going to cost you to get the cams done depending on if you DIY or have a shop do it.


Longtubes... the stock manifolds are not restrictive. Longtubes will pick up power, but if you combine what longtubes and a set of cams will cost, you can do a S trim supercharger which will take you up to the power limit of the stock motor and that is with the stock manifolds and cams.


In all honesty, to be legit fast, a 2V needs a full motor build, head work and boost.
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