My next mods opinions wanted - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 01-31-2015, 10:55 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
My next mods opinions wanted

March build list
LMR List
GT 500 diff cover $147
4R70W trans service kit. $30

AM List
3.73 gear kit $256
Aluminum transmission pan deep sump$150
FRPP rear axle rebuild kit $35
Limited slip spider gears $180
Carbon lok rebuild kit. $108
UPR X pipe $200

July upgrade list

Eibach sport suspension $950 stage 3 Ms has for 899 regular price.
J&M upper control arm. $124
J&M lower control arm. $182
Maximum MS sub frame connectors. $145
Maximum MS CC plates. $210
Steeda bump steer kit. $168
Steeda chrome moly strut brace. $ 158
Polyurethane spring isolators front and rear $55

Is there anything anyone would add or do differently?
My overall goal for the car is strip with some street. But for now it'll be a daily. I just want to do it once and have it done.



Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-01-2015, 09:22 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
No one?


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2015, 09:51 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
The_Chech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Charlotte
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 976
Your building your car for 1/4 mile drag days and daily fun driving around right?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
__________________


Oxford White Roush Stage 1 SN# 6925--SOLD but never forgotten!
Kona Blue GT premium - Slammed on BC's and BMR's full rear suspension
The_Chech is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-02-2015, 05:43 AM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
My next mods opinions wanted

Yes. I just saw yesterday that Maximum Motorsports has a complete kit on their website. It doesn't use upper control arms in favor of a pan hard bar. I have read that a pan hard bar is the way to go over upper control arms. I just want opinions and info from people that may have what I want. For now it's going to be a street car. It'll slowly progress into a strip car.


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 07:19 AM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
The_Chech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Charlotte
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 976
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slater2111 View Post
Yes. I just saw yesterday that Maximum Motorsports has a complete kit on their website. It doesn't use upper control arms in favor of a pan hard bar. I have read that a pan hard bar is the way to go over upper control arms. I just want opinions and info from people that may have what I want. For now it's going to be a street car. It'll slowly progress into a strip car.


Sent from the mothership.

I have the Panhard bar and I can tell you it's a major improvement for sure if you get their subframe connectors and then the torque arm you will have an amazing set up for both the street and strip. That set up will be far better then J&m's upper and lower control arms for sure.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
__________________


Oxford White Roush Stage 1 SN# 6925--SOLD but never forgotten!
Kona Blue GT premium - Slammed on BC's and BMR's full rear suspension
The_Chech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 08:23 AM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 50
I suggest doing the full chassis re enforcement kit as one of the first few mods. It comes with the web kit and subframe connectors which are a huge improvement. You can literally feel the solidness in the chassis


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
tsteevs_foxbody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 08:42 AM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
Is the torque arm difficult to install? I have access to a lift but can only work on it Friday and Saturday as Its a daily driver to school 35 miles each way.


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 09:17 AM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
The_Chech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Charlotte
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 976
The subframe connectors will be harder to install I believe then the torque arm. Soccer will know more about this set up because that's what he's running. I just need to get my subframe connectors welded on then I'll be ordering this set up.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
__________________


Oxford White Roush Stage 1 SN# 6925--SOLD but never forgotten!
Kona Blue GT premium - Slammed on BC's and BMR's full rear suspension
The_Chech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 09:28 AM   #9
Staff
Regular
Staff
 
scottydsntknow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: JB MDL
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 16,585
Subframes you have to weld on, HAVE to. Laugh and point at anyone who has "bolt on" ones. PHB I've never done but I hear its not super hard but not super easy either.


You have an automatic so you should be doing the J-mod to your trans. Not sure what the LMR "trans service kit" is but I'm not sure what it could be for that price. Basic trans service is a new filter and new fluid...


Never use other than stock upper control arms on a pre-05 car btw. They will induce horrible snap oversteer and can wreck the torque boxes even if they are welded. The correct fix is the PHB or a Watt's link or swapping to an IRS.
__________________
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048

Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.
scottydsntknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 09:41 AM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
That's what I have heard about other than stock upper control arms. I have already taken them off my actual parts spread sheet. As far as the trans service kit, yes it is a filter and new fluid. I opted to not have it power flushed because of the miles on it. I have a tuner to raise the line pressure of the tranny. So a J mod I was told was not needed. I will have the money to do whatever I want to do to it come July. As far as performance engine. thatll wait till last and then I'll drop something sexy in there


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 09:43 AM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
And yes I will have weld in SFC I already have a guy that'll do them for $60


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 12:41 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
rocknbronco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 831
What about beefing up the transmission?

A larger cooler, a better suited torque converter, a shift kit, or more race oriented shifter?

Definitely brace it up and if it's feasible go for a roll cage, once again welded not bolt in.
__________________
Mustang wanted for here...
rocknbronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 01:06 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
robb15033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Region: Virginia
Posts: 2,109
July needs X2 balljoints. Very important.
http://www.steeda.com/steeda-x2-must...-kit-555-8101/
__________________
'97 3.8L V6
Pacific Green
1996 SVT Cobra White
robb15033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 02:50 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocknbronco View Post
What about beefing up the transmission?



A larger cooler, a better suited torque converter, a shift kit, or more race oriented shifter?



Definitely brace it up and if it's feasible go for a roll cage, once again welded not bolt in.

The transmission is just getting the deep sump pan, new oil and filter. I have the trans tunes by MPT. As far as torque converter, I don't want to waste my money on the transmission too much seeing as I can't use it with a coyote engine as far as I'm aware. If I'm wrong please let me know.
Full roll cage won't happen either until it's for the strip. Also I'm nearly disabled from being in the marines so I don't want to have to climb over a roll cage to get in. Yet...


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 02:51 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
Quote:
Originally Posted by robb15033 View Post
July needs X2 balljoints. Very important.
http://www.steeda.com/steeda-x2-must...-kit-555-8101/

I have seen them. What specifically do they improve? I'm all for better parts. If yall see something I'm missing or something isn't up to snuff let me know.


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 04:14 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
rocknbronco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 831
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slater2111 View Post
The transmission is just getting the deep sump pan, new oil and filter. I have the trans tunes by MPT. As far as torque converter, I don't want to waste my money on the transmission too much seeing as I can't use it with a coyote engine as far as I'm aware. If I'm wrong please let me know.
Full roll cage won't happen either until it's for the strip. Also I'm nearly disabled from being in the marines so I don't want to have to climb over a roll cage to get in. Yet...


Sent from the mothership.
Thank you for your service!
__________________
Mustang wanted for here...
rocknbronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 06:26 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
I thought the steeda bump steer kit would correct what the X2 does?


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 10:10 AM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
Does anyone know if I got a K member brace if a coyote motor would fit in it? Or I was thinking about a 5.4l motor


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 01:45 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
The_Chech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Charlotte
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 976
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slater2111 View Post
Does anyone know if I got a K member brace if a coyote motor would fit in it? Or I was thinking about a 5.4l motor


Sent from the mothership.

Think you need a new k member that's made just for the coyote motor to be swapped into our cars


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
__________________


Oxford White Roush Stage 1 SN# 6925--SOLD but never forgotten!
Kona Blue GT premium - Slammed on BC's and BMR's full rear suspension
The_Chech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 02:28 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
Ok I think a 5.4 would be a direct fit tho. Am I right?


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 04:30 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
robb15033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Region: Virginia
Posts: 2,109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slater2111 View Post
I thought the steeda bump steer kit would correct what the X2 does?

No, they work together.
Sent from the mothership.
__________________
'97 3.8L V6
Pacific Green
1996 SVT Cobra White
robb15033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 04:33 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
robb15033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Region: Virginia
Posts: 2,109
No, the X2 balljoints place the positioning back to stock location after lowering car.
Read Below From STEEDA for explanation:
-Any time you alter the height of your ride, as you do when you install lowering springs (like our Steeda Sport Springs), you upset the suspension geometry. Your roll center geometry as well as your bump steer geometry is affected. You can easily bring your front roll center geometry with a set of our X2 ball joints.
Steeda's X2 Balljoint improves suspension geometry on lowered Mustangs by raising the spindle relative to the balljoint pivot-point. This raises the roll center back into thet range for optimum handling, resulting in reduced body roll, quicker steering response and improved overall front tire grip. Steeda's special balljoint reduces the need for oversize front swaybars and allows the use of lower front spring rates, creating more grip over uneven pavement and better ride quality
- See more at: Steeda 1994-04 Mustang X2 Balljoint Kit - Made in USA 555-8101 - Free Shipping!
__________________
'97 3.8L V6
Pacific Green
1996 SVT Cobra White
robb15033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 06:03 PM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
Ok. So the bump steer kit is still needed


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 06:57 PM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
thyreaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 328
The jmod is still good for the trans it allows more volume of fluid to run through the valvebody , the jmod in conjuction with a tune to increase pressure you would have near instant shifts and the jmod actually helps the life of the trans, id still do it if i where u


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
thyreaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 07:24 PM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
I don't know if I can justify it or not. I am undecided on the engine and tranny as it is.


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 06:21 AM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
The_Chech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Charlotte
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 976
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slater2111 View Post
Ok I think a 5.4 would be a direct fit tho. Am I right?


Sent from the mothership.

It is but the 5.0 isn't


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
__________________


Oxford White Roush Stage 1 SN# 6925--SOLD but never forgotten!
Kona Blue GT premium - Slammed on BC's and BMR's full rear suspension
The_Chech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 07:09 AM   #27
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
I think I will go with a 5.4. They are pretty abundant here and can be had for cheap. Building them is pretty easy I have heard. I'll just have to do some reading. Anyone have any knowledge building them? Or have a build thread they can point me to?


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 09:05 AM   #28
Lorraine's driver

Regular
 
ab_mach1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Region: Indiana
Posts: 7,858
I've been wanting the MM subframe connectors too. What kind of shop do you think would weld this in? Even tho you can tell it has them when driving, the Mach 1's are puny and bolt on.


IG: @azurebluemach
__________________
Instagram: @ab_mach1
ab_mach1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 09:46 AM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
Most custom exhaust shops would be able to weld them in. Just make sure they do it on a drive on lift.


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 09:52 AM   #30
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
Most custom exhaust shops would be able to weld them in. Just make sure they do it on a drive on lift.


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 04:50 PM   #31
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
Finally decided on a block to swap in. Mod max racing has their built short blocks. 5.4l high voltage lightning short block. I have decided on that with the coatings on the Pistons and forged I beam con rods with 6cc dished Pistons with 2v relief cuts. I also decided on modular head shop stage 3 ported 2v heads with the GT super car followers and the 2.5 level cam. Also includes titanium springs and retainers. Should be a pretty stout motor.


Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 05:27 PM   #32
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mile high JDF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Thronton
Region: Colorado
Posts: 5,989
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slater2111 View Post
Finally decided on a block to swap in. Mod max racing has their built short blocks. 5.4l high voltage lightning short block. I have decided on that with the coatings on the Pistons and forged I beam con rods with 6cc dished Pistons with 2v relief cuts. I also decided on modular head shop stage 3 ported 2v heads with the GT super car followers and the 2.5 level cam. Also includes titanium springs and retainers. Should be a pretty stout motor.


Sent from the mothership.
What intake are you going to run with that?
__________________
Sold - Black 2000 Mustang GT, gone but definitely not forgotten
- Silver 2007 Corvette
Current - DHG 2001 Bullitt
Mile high JDF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 05:39 PM   #33
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slater2111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Jacksonville
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
My next mods opinions wanted

I want to keep it NA also decided on that. I think I could get some impressive numbers out of the block and head. I haven't found a great intake yet but am open to suggestions.

I have read about Sullivan intakes maybe this would be good.

Another possibility is getting some 4v cobra heads and sending them to MHS to have them worked.
The possibilities are endless it seems and I am very back and forth on things. Lol

Sent from the mothership.
Slater2111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 07:50 PM   #34
Lorraine's driver

Regular
 
ab_mach1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Region: Indiana
Posts: 7,858
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slater2111 View Post
Most custom exhaust shops would be able to weld them in. Just make sure they do it on a drive on lift.

Thanks, I'll look into those locally.


IG: @azurebluemach
__________________
Instagram: @ab_mach1
ab_mach1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 08:25 PM   #35
Registered Member
Regular
 
robb15033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Region: Virginia
Posts: 2,109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slater2111 View Post
Ok. So the bump steer kit is still needed
Yes, and CC plates.
-You will have a superbe system. It will perform fantastic. And, done the right way. Its a beautiful thing zinging around off passes stuck to the ground, like a rail, effortless control and decent speeds.

Sent from the mothership.
__________________
'97 3.8L V6
Pacific Green
1996 SVT Cobra White
robb15033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need opinions on next mods! Deep_Impact 2011-2014 V6 Mustang 5 11-27-2013 01:40 PM
MODS MODS MODS! S197Miller 2005-2010 Mustang GT 28 02-10-2013 02:36 PM
Mods.....Mods.....Mods.... Srohda 2011-2014 Mustang GT 8 06-01-2012 01:50 PM
Custom mods to the stang *opinions wanted* mysteed Mustang Audio & Video 27 12-09-2005 09:06 PM
Opinions wanted RaceGirl007 Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 11 02-04-2004 08:50 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



10:00 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.