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Old 07-13-2015, 01:02 PM   #36
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"Bolt ons" means anything you can run without getting into the internals of the engine pretty much. Exhaust parts, gears, intake tubes, pullies, that sort of thing.

Nowadays though with newer cars the factory does such a good job with all that stuff that all you need is a tune/gears/exhaust. A Coyote or even a Cyclone Mustang for example. Tune, exhaust, maybe gears depending on what you have and that's really it as far as power.

Suspension is often overlooked like a mofo too. Witness the dozens of Whipple'd GT500 owners that can't even run a 10 because they are on mostly stock suspension but oh man they have that 700rwhp dyno slip...

For a 2V the common "bolt ons" would be:

-Gears
-Plenum/TB
-Shifter or J-mod
-Mid pipe/catback
-Tuner

Then do suspension. Lower the car, CC plates, lower control arms, nice set of wheels/tires, subframe connectors too are pretty much mandatory.
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"Bolt ons" means anything you can run without getting into the internals of the engine pretty much. Exhaust parts, gears, intake tubes, pullies, that sort of thing.

Nowadays though with newer cars the factory does such a good job with all that stuff that all you need is a tune/gears/exhaust. A Coyote or even a Cyclone Mustang for example. Tune, exhaust, maybe gears depending on what you have and that's really it as far as power.

Suspension is often overlooked like a mofo too. Witness the dozens of Whipple'd GT500 owners that can't even run a 10 because they are on mostly stock suspension but oh man they have that 700rwhp dyno slip...
I have a tough time hooking on hard launches and I dont even have much power lol
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I have a tough time hooking on hard launches and I dont even have much power lol
What is your suspension setup like? You have a S197 so its way easier for you with the stock 3 link and PHB. I'm going to have to convert this 2000 to an IRS or a full MM setup for a LOT more $$$ than you 05+ guys have to spend...
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As far as I know it is fully stock.
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Well that would explain it... get you some BMR parts and "moar low" and some wheels/tires that don't suck and punch it.

And to keep it in the spirit of this thread, this is the sort of thing that people wanting "full bolt ons" often forget. You can have plenty of power but if you can't put it to the ground effectively...
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I have been lazy on suspension. Mostly due to a 100 percent ignorance when it comes to the topic lol. Roads where I live are complete crap. Does the ride quality really suffer that bad?
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Not if done right and not if you don't go too low. "Full bolt on" suspension for the 3V is an adjustable BMR UCA, BMR LCAs, BMR adjustable PHB or a Watt's link, CC plates, lowering springs/shocks/struts/gears/tires. And replace the stock front control arms with the GT500 versions.

For the 04-down cars... the stock rear GT/Mach/early Cobra setup is what is called a "triangulated 4 link" and it sucks crank. The Cobra IRS is good for handling and can be made good for launches with a $800 kit but it is a heavy beast.

04-down cars can also upgrade to a 3 link like the 05+ cars have via a Torque Arm/Panhard bar setup or the Grigg's Watts link with a torque arm which is another very viable option albeit, a little more... involved.

There is ALSO the Steeda 5 link that I am not very familiar with. They claim it works great but I have no experience firsthand or interwebz info recycling-hand with that...
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